Subordinate Legislation Committee


About The Committee

The primary role of the Subordinate Legislation Committee is to scrutinise subordinate legislation and delegated powers within proposed primary legislation.

The Committee considers all Scottish statutory instruments laid before the Parliament and decides whether to draw them to the attention of the Parliament under certain grounds. Those grounds, and more details about subordinate legislation procedure, are set out in Chapter 10 of Standing Orders. The Committee also scrutinises the proposals to delegate powers in Bills before the Parliament.

The clerking team to the Committee also provides advice on all aspects of subordinate legislation procedure to Members and to persons within and outwith the Parliament.

The Committee’s meetings are generally held on Tuesday mornings. Details of meetings can be found on these webpages and public gallery seats can be booked in advance from Visitor Services.

Please note that anyone seeking advice on the implementation of an instrument which has completed parliamentary consideration is advised to contact the Scottish Government directly.

Current Business

Committee Meetings

18th Subordinate Legislation Committee Meeting 2013

Date: 18th Meeting, Tuesday 04 June 2013

Location: Commitee Room 3

Instruments subject to affirmative procedure

Instruments subject to negative procedure

Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Official Report of Meeting 4 June 2013 (325KB pdf)

Committee Reports

Read the latest reports from the Subordinate Legislation Committee

31st Report, 2013 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation