Meeting Papers & Official Reports

March 2021

11th Meeting, Tuesday 23 March 2021

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 

The Committee will take evidence on The Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021. 

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (in private)

Consideration of evidence and consent to proposals.

Annual Report (in private) 

The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 12 May 2020 to 24 March 2021. 

Official Report of Meeting 23 March 2021



10th Meeting, Tuesday 16 March 2021

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 

> The Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021; 

> The Food, Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/66); and  

> The Food, Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/109). 

Negative subordinate legislation 

> The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/76);

> The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/77); 

> The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources and Sums for Personal Requirements) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/115); 

> The National Health Service Superannuation and Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/102); 

> The Foods for Specific Groups (Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/123); 

> The Health and Care Professions Council (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules Order of Council 2021 (SI 2021/167); 

> The Health and Care Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2021 (SI 2021/170); 

> The Food, Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/66); and

> The Food, Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/109). 

Legacy Paper (in private) 

The Committee will consider a draft Legacy Paper.

Official Report of meeting 16 March 2021



9th Meeting, Tuesday 09 March 2021

Drugs Policy in Scotland

The Committee will receive an update on plans and proposals from Angela Constance, Minister for Drugs Policy.

Negative subordinate legislation 

> The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/60); and 

> The Food Information (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/70). 

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 

> The Nutrition (Amendment) and Food for Specific Groups (Food for Special Medical Purposes for Infants, Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula) (Information and Compositional Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. 

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Managed Accommodation and Testing) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/74);  

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/81); 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus)(International Travel) (Managed Accommodation and Testing etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/107), and 

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/111). 

Drugs Policy in Scotland (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament.

Following the evidence session with the Minister for Drugs Policy, the Convener issued a letter regarding timescales for publication of the good practice guide in relation to pathways in and out of residential rehabilitation. 

Official Report of meeting 9 March 2021



8th Meeting, Tuesday 02 March 2021

COVID-19 health protection travel regulations

The Committee will take evidence from stakeholders. 

Audit Scotland - NHS in Scotland 2020

The Committee will take evidence from the Auditor General on Audit Scotland's 'NHS in Scotland 2020' report.

COVID-19 health protection travel regulations (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Audit Scotland - NHS in Scotland 2020 (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Official Report of meeting 2 March 2021



February 2021

7th Meeting, Tuesday 23 February 2021

Affirmative subordinate legislation 

> The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Adult Carers and Young Carers of Terminally Ill Persons: Timescales for Adult Carer Support Plans and Young Carer Statements etc.) Regulations 2021 [draft]. 

> The Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 [draft].

Social Care Inquiry

The Committee will take evidence from representatives of previous panels. 

University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill 

The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2. 

Social Care Inquiry (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Official Report of meeting 23 February 2021



6th Meeting, Tuesday 16 February 2021

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22 

The Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

Subordinate legislation

> General Pharmaceutical Council (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2021 (SI 2021/26); and

> Health and Care Professions Council (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2021 (SI 2021/27).

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22 (in private)

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

UK Common Frameworks (in private)

The Committee will consider draft correspondence to the Scottish Government on the provisional UK Common Framework on Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene. 

UK Common Frameworks (in private) 

The Committee will consider an update on provisional UK Common Frameworks following recent correspondence to the Finance and Constitution Committee from the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs. 

COVID-19 impact on sports clubs and other local recreational facilities (in private)

The Committee will consider draft correspondence to the Scottish Government.

Official Report of meeting 16 February 2021

Minutes of meeting - 16 February 2021 (47KB pdf)



5th Meeting, Tuesday 09 February 2021

Primary Care Inquiry (in private)

The Committee will consider a draft report.

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel, Public Health Information and Pre-Departure Testing) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/34);

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel, Prohibition on Travel from the United Arab Emirates) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/52).

Affirmative subordinate legislation

> The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type B Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [draft];

> The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) (Scotland) Order 2021 [draft].

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

The Commitee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. 

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22 (in private)

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament. 

Social Care Inquiry (in private) 

The Committee will further consider a draft report. 

Official Report of meeting 9 February 2021



4th Meeting, Tuesday 02 February 2021

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Ambulance Service.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

The Food and Drink (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Food and Wine Composition, Information and Labelling) Regulations 2021.

Scottish Ambulance Service ( in private)

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Social Care Inquiry (in private)

The Committee will consider a draft report.

Official Report of meeting 2 February 2021



January 2021

3rd Meeting, Tuesday 26 January 2021

Scottish Trauma Network

The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Trauma Network. 

UK Common Frameworks 

The Committee will take evidence on the Provisional UK Common Framework on Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene. 

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Public Health Information) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/444);

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 25) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/474); 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/5); 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/6); 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/7); 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/19); 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 5) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/21); and 

>The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Pre-Departure Testing and Operator Liability) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/20).  

Public petitions 

>PE1568 by Catherine Hughes on the funding, access and promotion of the NHS Centre for Integrative Care; 

>PE01605 by Peter Gregson on behalf of Kids not Suits, Whistleblowing in the NHS - a safer way to report mismanagement and bullying; and 

>PE01710 by Edward Archer, on community hospital and council care home services in Scotland. 

Scottish Trauma Network (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act (in private) 

The Committee will consider recent correspondence regarding the implementation of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act. 

UK Common Frameworks (in private)

The Committee will consider its approach to future scrutiny of UK Common Frameworks.

Official Report of meeting 26 January 2021



2nd Meeting, Tuesday 19 January 2021

Scrutiny of NHS Boards - NHS Highland

The Committee will take evidence from Professor Boyd Robertson, Chair, Pam Dudek, Chief Executive, David Garden, Director of Finance, and Dr Tim Allison, Director of Public Health, NHS Highland. 

UK Common Frameworks 

The Committee will take evidence on the Provisional UK Common Framework on Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene. 

Scrutiny of NHS Boards - NHS Highland (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

UK Common Frameworks (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting on the Provisional UK Common Framework on Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene. 

University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill (in private) 

The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report. 

Official Report of meeting 19 January 2021



1st Meeting, Tuesday 12 January 2021

COVID-19 impact on sports clubs and other local recreational facilities

> The Committee will take evidence from individuals, followed by sport organisations.

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation

> The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Public Health Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/431).

Subordinate legislation

> The Official Feed and Food Controls (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/398);
> The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/408); and
> The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/420). 

COVID-19 impact on sports clubs and other local recreational facilities (in private) 

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 

Made Affirmative subordinate legislation (in private)

The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting and its report to Parliament. 

Official Report of meeting 12 January 2021



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