Legislative Consent Memorandums

 

LCMs

Legislative consent memorandum process.

The legislative consent memorandum process is the mechanism for the Scottish Parliament to give its consent to the UK Government to legislate in the UK Parliament on matters which are within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament. 

On 8 January 2018, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work which provided further information in advance of its evidence session.

On 9 January 2018, the Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary requesting clarification. The Cabinet Secretary replied on 12 January 2018.

The Committee received the following submissions.

The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work at its meeting on 16 January 2018.

Following his appearance, the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Committee on 19 January 2018.

On 25 January 2018, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work which outlined further amendments.

The Committee considered its approach to the LCM on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill at its meeting on 9 June 2020. The Committee agreed that the Scottish Parliament should give its consent to the relevant provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and that it would publish a short report.

Official Report

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the delegated powers on the Bill at its meeting on 9 June 2020. 

The Committee reported on 12 June 2020

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

On 3 July 2020, Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee to inform it that the UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 had received Royal Assent.

On 27 August 2020 the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee to inform it that the UK Government intends to extend the temporary measures. The Committee responded on 24 September 2020.

On 3 December 2020 the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee with an update.

On 19 February 2021 the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee with an update.

On 24 March 2021 the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee to inform it of the UK Government’s intention to extend certain temporary measures contained within the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

 
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