Decision on Taking Business in Private
The Convener (John Scott)
Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee’s third meeting in 2017. Stuart McMillan is unable to attend and has submitted his apologies. We are pleased to have George Adam attending as a substitute member. I welcome all my committee colleagues and thank them for coming.
Under agenda item 1, it is proposed that the committee take in private item 5, which is consideration of the committee’s second quarterly report for the parliamentary year 2016-17. Does the committee agree to do that?
Members indicated agreement.
Instruments subject to Negative Procedure
Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure
Scottish Social Housing Charter
Item 4 is consideration of the Scottish social housing charter. Section 33 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 provides that the charter does not have effect unless it is approved by a resolution of the Parliament. The committee is therefore considering the charter in accordance with rule 10.10 of standing orders, in the same way as it would consider an instrument that is subject to the affirmative procedure.
No points have been raised by our legal advisers on the charter, which is document SG/2017/2. Is the committee content with it?
Members indicated agreement.10:03 Meeting continued in private until 10:20.