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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • checking secondary legislation coming before the Parliament for legal and technical accuracy
  • checking whether proposed secondary legislation in Bills is appropriate
  • reporting its findings to the Parliament so all laws and proposals for laws get proper oversight from MSPs
  • looking at certain Bills which are based on reports from the Scottish Law Commission. The Commission recommends changes to the law so it keeps pace with the way we live and work.

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Andrew Proudfoot on DPLR.committee@Parliament.scot, the Clerk for the committee.

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Tagh raon-ama Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

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McMillan, Stuart

Stuart McMillan

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Greenock and Inverclyde (Constituency)

Kidd, Bill

Bill Kidd

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Anniesland (Constituency)

Balfour, Jeremy

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Simpson, Graham

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Sweeney, Paul

Paul Sweeney

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

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Golden, Maurice

Maurice Golden

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Grant, Rhoda

Rhoda Grant

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Minto, Jenni

Jenni Minto

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Argyll and Bute (Constituency)

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Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Good Food Nation Bill - Additional Delegated Powers

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands. to the Convener, 13 June 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill

Letter from the UK Government to the Convener. 8 June 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill

Letter from the Minister for Parliamentary Business to the Convener, 8 June 2022

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Instrument subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

Meeting date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Minister for Parliamentary Business, Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

Meeting date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

Reports

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29 June 2022

Subordinate Legislation considered by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on 28 June 2022

A report on the subordinate legislation considered by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on 28 June 2022.

24 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill after Stage 2

This report sets out the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee's consideration of the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

22 June 2022

Subordinate Legislation Considered by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on 21 June 2022

A report on the subordinate legislation considered by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on 21 June 2022.

Remit

To consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A)—

  • any— 
  1. subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament or requiring the consent of the Parliament under section 9 of the Public Bodies Act 2011
  2. pension or grants motion as described in Rule 8.11A.1; and, in particular, to determine whether the attention of the Parliament should be drawn to any of the matters mentioned in Rule 10.3.1
  • proposed powers to make subordinate legislation in particular Bills or other proposed legislation
  • general questions relating to powers to make subordinate legislation
  • whether any proposed delegated powers in particular Bills or other legislation should be expressed as a power to make subordinate legislation
  • any failure to lay an instrument in accordance with section 28(2), 30(2) or 31 of the 2010 Act
  • proposed changes to the procedure to which subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament is subject
  • any Scottish Law Commission Bill as defined in Rule 9.17A.1
  • any draft proposal for a Scottish Law Commission Bill as defined in that Rule
  • any Consolidation Bill as defined in Rule 9.18.1 referred to it in accordance with Rule 9.18.3.