19th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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19th Report, 2014 (Session 4)

Subordinate Legislation

Remit and membership


1. The remit of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee is to consider and report on—
(a) any—
(i) subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament or requiring the consent of the Parliament under section 9 of the Public Bodies Act 2011;
(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.
(g) any Scottish Law Commission Bill as defined in Rule 9.17A.1; and
(h) any draft proposal for a Scottish Law Commission Bill as defined in that Rule.


Richard Baker
Nigel Don (Convener)
Mike MacKenzie
Margaret McCulloch
Stuart McMillan (Deputy Convener)
John Scott
Stewart Stevenson

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Euan Donald

Assistant Clerk
Elizabeth White

Support Manager
Daren Pratt

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. At its meeting on 4 March 2014, 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:

Economy, Energy and Tourism

Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/41 (C.4).

Health and Sport

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Consequential and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 [draft];

National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/38);

HIV Testing Kits and Services Revocation (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/42).

Infrastructure and Capital Investment

Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/40).

Local Government and Regeneration

Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/31);

Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 (SSI 2014/37).


Local Government Finance (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 [draft].

Welfare Reform

Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/35).

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