The Committee will next meet on 17 September 2019 and will consider the following:
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Instruments subject to affirmative procedure
Environmental Protection Act 1990 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/draft)
Instruments subject to negative procedure
Environmental Liability etc. (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/276);
Plant Health(Forestry) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/278)
Papers for the 24th Meeting of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (253KB pdf)
Secondary legislation related to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act
Where the Scottish Government intends to consent to the UK Government laying statutory instruments that include proposals relating to devolved competencies, it will notify the Scottish Parliament to enable the Parliament to scrutinise its intention to consent to such statutory instruments. Click on the infographic below which shows how the Scottish Parliament scrutinises UK SIs laid at the UK Parliament under the 2018 Act.
A complete list of consent notifications received by the Scottish Parliament in relation to UK statutory instruments can be found by following this link.
The Scottish Government also intends to lay Scottish statutory instruments in preparation for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. A protocol has been designed to aid parliamentary scrutiny. This protocol is summarised in the infographic below which shows how the committees of the Scottish Parliament will scrutinise SSIs laid under the 2018 Act.
Details of SSIs laid before the Scottish Parliament under the 2018 Act can be found on our SSI Tracker where they will be annotated as 'Brexit related SSIs'.
Date: 24 Meeting, Tuesday 17 September 2019
Official Report of Meeting 17 September 2019
Minutes of the 24th Meeting of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee held on Tuesday 17 September 219 (48.7KB pdf)
Our guide explains what to expect before, during and after the committee meeting.
Clerk to the Committee:
Telephone number: 0131 348 5212
Click on the infographic below to learn about the process that takes place starting from when a Scottish statutory instrument (secondary legislation) is laid before Parliament to it being approved in the debating chamber.
You can also learn more about SSIs and the scrutiny applied to them by having a look at the following: