47th Report, 2012 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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47th Report, 2012 (Session 4)

Subordinate Legislation

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)


Nigel Don (Convener)
Mike MacKenzie
Hanzala Malik
Stuart McMillan
John Pentland
John Scott
Stewart Stevenson (Deputy Convener)

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Euan Donald

Support Manager
Daren Pratt

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. At its meeting on 30 October 2012, the Committee considered the following instruments and determined that it did not need to draw the attention of the Parliament to any of the instruments on any grounds within its remit:

Finance Committee

Budget (Scotland) Act 2012 Amendment Order 2012 [draft] (SSI 2012/draft).

Justice Committee

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 4) (Fees of Solicitors) 2012 (SSI 2012/270);

Act of Adjournal (Amendment of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995) (Transcripts) 2012 (SSI 2012/272);

Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/274 (C.28));

United Nations (International Tribunals) (Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda) (Amendment) Order 2012 (SI 2012/2559).

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

Snares (Identification Numbers and Tags) (Scotland) Order 2012 (SSI 2012/282).

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