2nd Report, 2012 (Session 4): Budget (Scotland) Bill


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2nd Report, 2012 (Session 4)

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Remit and membership


The remit of the Subordinate Legislation Committee is to consider and report on—

(a) any—

(i) subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament;

(ii) [deleted]

(iii) pension or grants motion as described in Rule 8.11A.1; and, in particular, to determine whether the attention of the Parliament should be drawn to any of the matters mentioned in Rule 10.3.1;

(b) proposed powers to make subordinate legislation in particular Bills or other proposed legislation;

(c) general questions relating to powers to make subordinate legislation;

(d) whether any proposed delegated powers in particular Bills or other legislation should be expressed as a power to make subordinate legislation;

(e) any failure to lay an instrument in accordance with section 28(2), 30(2) or 31 of the 2010 Act; and

(f) proposed changes to the procedure to which subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament is subject.

(Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament, Rule 6.11)


Chic Brodie
Nigel Don (Convener)
James Dornan (Deputy Convener)
Mike MacKenzie
Michael McMahon
John Pentland
John Scott

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Irene Fleming

Assistant Clerk
Euan Donald

Budget (Scotland) Bill

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provision in the Budget (Scotland) Bill at its meeting on 24 January 2012. The Committee reports to the Parliament on the provision under Rule 9.16.3 of Standing Orders.


2. The Bill makes provision for the Scottish Administration’s budget for the financial year 2012/13. The Committee notes that, like its predecessors in previous years, the Bill contains one delegated power that permits certain parts of the Bill to be amended by affirmative Order.

Delegated power – Section 7: Budget revision orders

3. Section 7 confers power on the Scottish Ministers to make adjustments to the overall cash authorisations set in section 4 of the Bill and to the schedules to the Bill by Order. Any such Order will be subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

4. The Committee approves the power without further comment.

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