70th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

SP Paper 834 (Web)



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; and

(i) any Consolidation Bill as defined in Rule 9.18.1 referred to it by the Parliamentary Bureau in accordance with Rule 9.18.3.


Nigel Don (Convener)
John Mason (Deputy Convener)
Richard Baker
John Scott
Stewart Stevenson

Subordinate Legislation

Instruments considered by the Committee on 17 November 2015

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. At its meeting on 17 November 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:

Education and Culture Committee

Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Amendment of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995) Order 2016 [draft].

Justice Committee

Justice of the Peace Courts (Special Measures) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft];

Sheriff Appeal Court Fees Order 2015 (SSI 2015/379);

Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/380);

Scottish Tribunals (Eligibility for Appointment) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/381);

Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/378 (C.47)).

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/376);

Snares (Training) (Scotland) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/377).

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