14th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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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.


Nigel Don (Convener)
John Mason (Deputy Convener)
Margaret McCulloch
John Scott
Stewart Stevenson

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Euan Donald

Assistant Clerk
Elizabeth Anderson

Support Manager
Daren Pratt

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. At its meeting on 24 February 2015, 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:


Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act (Reimbursement Arrangements) Regulations 2015 [draft];

Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act (Record Keeping) Regulations 2015 [draft];

Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act (Interest on Unpaid Tax and Interest Rates in General) Regulations 2015 [draft];

Scottish Landfill Tax (Administration) Amendment Regulations 2015 [draft];

Local Government Finance Act 1992 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/59 (C.11)).

Health and Sport

Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 [draft];

National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/64);

National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/65).

Infrastructure and Capital Investment

National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 [draft].


Scottish Administration (Offices) Order 2015 (SI 2015/200).

Local Government and Regeneration

Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/49);

Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/50);

Local Government Pension Scheme (Governance) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/60);

Valuation Timetable (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/51).

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment

Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/58);

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/52 (C.9)).

Welfare Reform

Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/46).

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