Meeting Papers & Official Reports

September 2020

24th Meeting, Tuesday 22 September 2020

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 

> The Reciprocal and Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020; 

> The Nutrition (Amendment etc.) EU Exit Regulations 2020; 

> The Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, The Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and The Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020; 

> The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (EFTA States) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and The Professional Qualifications and Services (Amendments and Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. 

Affirmative subordinate legislation 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 13) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/274); 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 14) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/280). 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 

The Committee will take evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny from the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing. 

Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private)

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament. 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Official Report of meeting 22 September 2020



23rd Meeting, Tuesday 15 September 2020

Affirmative subordinate legislation 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/263).

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 12) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/271).

Negative subordinate legislation 

> The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs andAppliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/258).

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 

The Committee will take evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lothian. 

Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament. 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private) 

The Commitee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Official Report of meeting 15 September 2020



22nd Meeting, Tuesday 08 September 2020

Pre-Budget Scrutiny

> The Committee will take evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny from Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership and East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Affirmative subordinate legislation

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/252). 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private) 

> The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private) 

> The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament.

Official Report of meeting 8 September 2020



21st Meeting, Tuesday 01 September 2020

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 

> The Committee will take evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny from NHS Ayrshire and Arran. 

Negative subordinate legislation 

> The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/776); and
> The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/777). 

Affirmative subordinate legislation 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 9) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/242). 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private) 

> The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private) 

> The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament. 

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill (in private) 

> The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report. 

Official Report of meeting 1 September 2020



August 2020

20th Meeting, Tuesday 25 August 2020

Declaration of interests

Affirmative subordinate legislation 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/209)
> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/221)
> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 5) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/224)
> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/229)
> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/233)
> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/235) 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 

> The Committee will take evidence as part of its pre-budget scrutiny from the Care Inspectorate 

Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private) 

> The Committee will consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament. 

Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private) 

> The Committee will consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Official Report of meeting 25 August 2020



19th Meeting, Tuesday 11 August 2020

Pre-Budget Scrutiny

>The Committee will take evidence as part of its pre-budget scrutiny.

Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Liability of NHS charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

>The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

Papers for meeting - 11 August 2020 (95KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 11 August 2020

Minutes for meeting - 11 August 2020 (44KB pdf)



June 2020

18th Meeting, Tuesday 23 June 2020

Affirmative subordinate legislation

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/169)

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Information for Passengers Travelling to Scotland) (SSI 2020/170)

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/171)

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

>The Committee will take evidence on the Bill from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)

>The Committee will consider a draft report.

Work programme (in private)

>The Committee will consider its work programme.

Papers for meeting - 23 June 2020 (393 KB pdf)

Amended papers for meeting - 23 June 2020 (366KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 23 June 2020

Minutes for meeting - 23 June 2020 (104KB pdf)



17th Meeting, Wednesday 17 June 2020

COVID-19 Scrutiny

>The Committee will take evidence on resilience and emergency planning from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Negative subordinate legislation

>The Food Information and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/156)

COVID-19 Scrutiny (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)

>The Committee will consider a draft report.

Amended papers for meeting - 17 June 2020 (173KB pdf)

Papers for meeting - 17 June 2020 (178KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 17 June 2020

Minutes for meeting - 17 June 2020 (100KB pdf)



16th Meeting, Tuesday 09 June 2020

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

>The Committee will take evidence on the Bill.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Supply and demand for medicines (in private)

>The Committee will consider a draft report.

Papers for meeting - 9 June 2020 (171KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 9 June 2020



15th Meeting, Thursday 04 June 2020

COVID-19 Scrutiny

> The Committee will take evidence on care homes from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Negative Subordinate Legislation

> The Adults with Incapacity (Ethics Committee) (Scotland) (Coronavirus) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/151)

Official Report of meeting 4 June 2020

Minutes for meeting - 4 June 2020 (98KB pdf)



14th Meeting, Tuesday 02 June 2020

Supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)

>The Committee will consider a draft report.

Papers for meeting - 2 June 2020 (92KB pdf)

Minutes for meeting - 2 June 2020 (93KB pdf) 



May 2020

13th Meeting, Wednesday 27 May 2020

COVID-19 Scrutiny

>The Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

COVID-19 Scrutiny (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Papers for meeting - 27 May 2020 (131KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 27 May 2020

Minutes for meeting - 27 May 2020 (94KB pdf)



12th Meeting, Wednesday 20 May 2020

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

>The Committee will be taking evidence on the Bill.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Papers for meeting - 20 May 2020 (127KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 20 May 2020

Minutes for meeting - 20 May 2020 (95KB pdf)



11th Meeting, Tuesday 12 May 2020

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

>The Committee will be taking evidence on the Bill.

Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Annual report (in private)

>The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 12 May to 11 May 2020.

Papers for meeting - 12 May 2020 (157KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 12 May 2020

Minute for meeting - 12 May 2020 (96KB pdf)



10th Meeting, Thursday 07 May 2020

COVID-19 Scrutiny

>The Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

COVID-19 Scrutiny (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Papers for meeting - 7 May 2020 (93KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 7 May 2020

Minutes for meeting - 7 May 2020 (35KB pdf)



April 2020

9th Meeting, Tuesday 28 April 2020

COVID-19 Scrutiny

> The Committee will take evidence from Thomas Hugh Pennington, Emeritus Professor, University of Aberdeen.

Official Report of meeting 28 April 2020

Minute for meeting - 28 April 2020 (93KB)



March 2020

8th Meeting, Tuesday 24 March 2020

Decision on taking business in private

>The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

Coronavirus Bill (UK Parliament legislation)

>The Committee will take evidence on a legislative consent memorandum from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Negative Subordinate Legislation

>The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/54)

>The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/55)

>The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/56)

Coronavirus Bill (UK Parliament legislation)

>The Committee will consider a draft response.

The Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

>The Committee will consider its approach to future scrutiny of the Bill.

Social Care Inquiry (in private)

>The Committee will further consider its approach to the inquiry.

Papers for meeting - 24 March 2020 (370KB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 24 March 2020

Minutes for meeting - 24 March 2020 (101KB pdf)



7th Meeting, Tuesday 17 March 2020

The Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

>The Committee will be taking evidence on the Bill.

Public Petition PE01710

The Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

>The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Social Care Inquiry (in private)

>The Committee will further consider its approach to the inquiry.

Original Papers: Papers for meeting - 17 March 2020 (1.19MB pdf)

Amended Papers: Papers for meeting - 17 March 2020 (1.09MB pdf)

Papers were amended to fix formatting errors and to reflect witness changes.

Official Report of meeting 17 March 2020



6th Meeting, Tuesday 10 March 2020

Supply and demand for medicines inquiry
>The Committee will be taking evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Negative subordinate legislation
>The National Health Service Superannuation and Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/30)
>The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Diseases and Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/51)

Official Report of meeting 10 March 2020



February 2020

5th Meeting, Tuesday 25 February 2020

Budget Scrutiny 2020-21

>Evidence on the Scottish Government's Budget from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Affirmative subordinate legislation:

>The Alcohol (Minimum Price per Unit) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2020

>The Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2020

>The Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020

>Human Tissue (Authorised) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Negative subordinate legislation:

>The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/17)

>The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/16)

Papers for meeting - 25 February 2020 (1.79MB)

Minutes for meeting - 25 February 2020 (54.7KB)

Official Report of meeting 25 February 2020



4th Meeting, Tuesday 18 February 2020

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry

>Evidence from stakeholders

Legislative Consent Memorandum

>Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill (UK Parliament Legislation)

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)

>Consideration of evidence

Papers for meeting - 18 February 2020 (1.38MB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 18 February 2020

Minutes for meeting - 18 February 2020 (102KB pdf)



3rd Meeting, Tuesday 04 February 2020

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry

Evidence from stakeholders

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)

Consideration of evidence

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22 (in private)

The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Budget 2021-22.

Papers for meeting - 4 February 2020 (1.08MB pdf)

Official Report of meeting 4 February 2020

Minutes for meeting - 4 February 2020 (41KB pdf)



January 2020

2nd Meeting, Tuesday 28 January 2020

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry
Evidence from stakeholders
Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will consider the following negative instruments:
-The Foods for Specific Groups (Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/6)
-The Foods for Specific Groups (Medical Foods for Infants) and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/7)
The supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)
Consideration of evidence

Papers for Meeting 28 January 2020 (1.64MB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 28 January 2020

Minutes for Meeting 28 January 2020 (101KB pdf)



1st Meeting, Tuesday 21 January 2020

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry

Evidence from stakeholders

The supply and demand for medicines inquiry (in private)

Consideration of evidence

Official Report of Meeting 21 January 2020

Minutes for Meeting 21 January 2020 (99KB pdf)



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