35th 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

Subordinate Legislation

Instruments considered by the Committee on 9 June 2015

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. At its meeting on 9 June 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:

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/216);

Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/226).

Education and Culture Committee

University of the West of Scotland (Amendment of the University of Paisley (Scotland) Order of Council 1993) Order of Council 2015 (SSI 2015/209);

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees for Scheme Membership and Disclosure Requests) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/223).

Health and Sport Committee

Community Care (Provision of Residential Accommodation Outwith Scotland) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/202);

National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments and General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/219);

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Integration Joint Board Establishment) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/222);

Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2015 (SI 2015/1337).

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Property Factors (Registration) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/217).

Justice Committee

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (Administrative Support) (Specified Persons) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/224);

Scottish Sentencing Council (Procedure for Appointment of Members) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/225).

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/218).

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/210);

Water Environment (River Basin Management Planning etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/211);

Environmental Liability (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/214).

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