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Meeting date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee 17 May 2022

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero, Energy Price Rises, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018


Contents


European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018


Environment and Trade in Animals and Related Products (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SSI 2022/138)

Our next item of business is consideration of the Environment and Trade in Animals and Related Products (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2022. The instrument has been made using powers under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

The process for consideration of Scottish statutory instruments that are laid under the 2018 act involves two stages. First, the committee must decide whether it is content that the Scottish Government has designated the appropriate parliamentary procedure to the instrument. I refer members to paper 5 in that regard. Given that the instrument relates to EU exit, we received in private a short legal and policy briefing on it. The Scottish Government has designated the negative procedure for the SSI, and the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee is content with that. Are members content that that is the appropriate designation?

Members indicated agreement.

We will now consider the policy behind the instrument. From this point onwards, we will treat the instrument in the same way that we treat a normal negative instrument. No motion to annul has been laid. As no members have any questions or observations about the instrument and the underlying policy, do members agree to make no recommendations in relation to the instrument?

Members indicated agreement.

That concludes the public part of the meeting.

Meeting closed at 12:37.