Meeting Papers & Official Reports

March 2021

11th Meeting, Thursday 18 March 2021

1. Legacy report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft legacy report.

2. Ministerial statement: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the latest Ministerial statement on Covid-19; and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117) from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs to move—

S5M-24303— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117) be approved.

Papers for the meeting 18 March 2021 (1159KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 18 March 2021 (101KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 18 March 2021



10th Meeting, Thursday 11 March 2021

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2021 [Draft]; the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry and Suspension of Provisions) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/93); and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 16) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/86) from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director and Emma Lopinska, Policy Manager, Coronavirus Legislation Co-ordination Reporting Team, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs to move—

S5M-24325—That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2021 [draft] be approved.

S5M-24188—That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels (Scotland) Amendment (No. 16) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/86) be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry and Suspension of Provisions) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/93).

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 12 May 2020 to 4 May 2021.

5. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether consideration of its legacy report should be taken in private at future meetings.

Papers for the meeting 11 March 2021 (20,611KB PDF)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 17) Regulations 2021 [Draft] (200KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 11 March 2021 (102KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 11 March 2021



9th Meeting, Wednesday 10 March 2021

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda item 3 in private.

2. Covid-19: Next steps: The Committee will take evidence on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2021 [Draft]; and the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry and Suspension of Provisions) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/93) from—

  • Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister and Dr Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government.

3. Consideration of evidence heard: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Papers for the meeting 10 March 2021 (1385KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 10 March 2021 (98KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 10 March 2021



8th Meeting, Thursday 04 March 2021

1. Covid-19: Next steps: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Michael Clancy OBE, Director, Law Reform, The Law Society of Scotland;
  • Iain Smith, National and Local Policy Manager, Inclusion Scotland;
  • Calum Steele, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation;
  • Alison Watson, Director, Shelter Scotland.

Papers for the meeting 4 March 2021 (514KB PDF)

Written submission from the Scottish Police Federation (90KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 4 March 2021 (48KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 4 March 2021



February 2021

7th Meeting, Thursday 25 February 2021

1. Covid-19: Next steps: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Professor Michael Baker MNZM, Professor of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington;
  • Professor Sian Griffiths OBE, Emeritus Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
  • Professor Mark Woolhouse, Chair of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh.

2. Ministerial statement: Covid-19: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director and Dominic Munro, Director for COVID-19: Exit Strategy, Scottish Government.

Papers for the meeting 25 February 2021 (452KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 25 February 2021 (99KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 25 February 2021



6th Meeting, Thursday 18 February 2021

1. Citizens' Panel: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Jo Eismont, Neil Hunter, Allan Perris, Roland Reid, and Christine Watkins, Citizens' Panel.

2. Ministerial statement: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the latest Ministerial statement on Covid-19; and the Personal Protective Equipment (Temporary Arrangements) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/50) from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs to move—

S5M-24115— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Personal Protective Equipment (Temporary Arrangements) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/50) be approved.

Papers for the meeting 18 February 2021 (491KB PDF)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 16) Regulations 2021 [draft] (185KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 18 February 2021 (101KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 18 February 2021



5th Meeting, Thursday 11 February 2021

1. Covid-19: Vaccination programme: The Committee will take evidence from—

  • Grant Archibald, Chief Executive, NHS Tayside;
  • Danny Boyle, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, BEMIS Scotland;
  • Dr Andrew Buist, Chair, General Practitioners' Committee Scotland, British Medical Association.

2. Covid-19: Vaccination programme; Ministerial statement: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Covid-19 vaccination programme; the latest Ministerial statement on Covid-19; the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/49); and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 15) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/54) from—

  • Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Scottish Government;
  • Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive, NHS Scotland;
  • Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to move— 

S5M-24002— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/49) be approved.

S5M-24017— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 15) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/54) be approved.

Papers for the meeting 11 February 2021 (481KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 11 February 2021 (101KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 11 February 2021



4th Meeting, Thursday 04 February 2021

1. Ministerial statement: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the latest Ministerial statement on Covid-19; and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 14) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/35) from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs to move—

S5M-23948— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 14) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/35) be approved.

Papers for the meeting 4 February 2021 (785KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 4 February 2021 (250KB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 4 February 2021



January 2021

3rd Meeting, Thursday 28 January 2021

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 and the consideration of its work programme at any future meetings in private.

2. Ministerial Statements: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the latest Ministerial statements on Covid-19; the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 12) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/17) and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 13) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/25) from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs to move—

S5M-23888— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 12) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/17) be approved.

S5M-23915— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 13) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/25) be approved.

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Papers for the Meeting 28 January 2021 (1588KB PDF)

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [draft] (204KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 28 January 2021 (102KB PDF) 

Official Report of Meeting 28 January 2021

 



2nd Meeting, Thursday 14 January 2021

1. Ministerial Statements: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the latest Ministerial statements on Covid-19; the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/425); the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/439); the Social Care Staff Support Fund (Coronavirus) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/469); the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 9) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/471); the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/1) and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/3) from—

  • Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs to move—

S5M-23684— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/425) be approved.

S5M-23749— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/439) be approved.

S5M-23807— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Social Care Staff Support Fund (Coronavirus) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/469) be approved.

S5M-23809— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 9) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/471) be approved.

S5M-23826— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/1) be approved.

S5M-23828— That the COVID-19 Committee recommends that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/3) be approved.

Papers for the meeting 14 January 2021 (821KB PDF)

Minutes of the meeting 14 January 2021 (101KB PDF)



1st Meeting, Friday 08 January 2021

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to
take item 3 in private.

2. Ministerial statement: Covid-19; and Subordinate legislation: The
Committee will take evidence on the latest Ministerial statement on Covid-19
and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local
Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/1) from—

  • John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Scottish Government.

3. Consideration of evidence heard: The Committee will consider the evidence
heard earlier in the meeting.

Papers for the meeting 8 January 2021 (1.36MB PDF)

Official Report of Meeting 8 January 2021

 

 



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