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Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill

Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill

Draft Proposal

Date lodged: 02 September 2021

This is a proposal to incorporate the human right to food into Scots Law

The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee considered the statement of reasons at its meeting on 5 October 2021 and agreed it was not satisfied with the reasons given by the member for not consulting on the draft proposal.

Under Rule 9.14.7 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders, the proposal falls unless the member, within 2 months, lodges with the Clerk a consultation document conforming with paragraph 3(a) (except that the consultation process shall begin on the day on which the proposal is republished under this paragraph).

Consultation closed on 16 February 2022 

Final proposal

Date lodged: 21 February 2024

A proposal for a Bill to incorporate the human right to food into Scots law and provide for a body to be responsible for oversight and reporting.

Please find a link to the consultation summary:

MSPs who supported the proposal

Total supporters 20

Right to introduce Member's Bill Secured