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SL/S2/07/7/M

7th Meeting, 2007 (Session 2)

Tuesday 20 February 2007

Present:

Janis Hughes Adam Ingram
Dr Sylvia Jackson (Convener) Mr Kenneth Macintosh (Deputy Convener)
Mr Stewart Maxwell  

Apologies were received from Euan Robson and Murray Tosh.

The meeting opened at 10.30 am.

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee considered the delegated powers provisions in the following bill—

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

and took oral evidence from—

David Ford, Bill Team Leader
Allan Gibb, Head of Sea Fisheries Compliance Policy
Alastair Smith, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive.

The Committee agreed to await further clarification from the Executive on section 25C of the Bill.

2. Executive responses: The Committee agreed to draw the attention of Parliament to the following—

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005: Draft Guidance for Licensing Boards and Local Authorities, (SE/2007/9)
the Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft).

3. Draft Instruments subject to approval: The Committee agreed to raise points on—

the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Allowances and Expenses) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

and that no points arose on—

the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Advice and Assistance (Financial Limit) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the National Waste Management Plan for Scotland Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/draft)

the Representation of the People (Post-Local Government Elections Supply and Inspection of Documents) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft).

4. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee agreed to raise points on—

the Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/69)

the Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/73)

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Alteration of Housing Finance Arrangements) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/74)

and that no points arose on—

the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Rural Housing Bodies) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/58)

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/59)

the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/60)

the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/63)

the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/67)

the Police (Injury Benefit) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/68)

the Local Government Pensions Etc. (Councillors and VisitScotland) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/71)

the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/72)

the Licensing (Clubs) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/76)

the Personal Licence (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/77)

the Food Supplements (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/78)

the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2007, (SI 2007/286).

5. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee agreed that no points arose on—

the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/57)

the Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Wild Birds) (Scotland) Order, (SSI 2007/61)

the Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Poultry) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/62).

The meeting closed at 11.38 am.

Ruth Cooper
Clerk to the Committee
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