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SL/S2/07/8/M

8th Meeting, 2007 (Session 2)

Tuesday 27 February 2007

Present:

Janis Hughes Dr Sylvia Jackson (Convener)
Mr Stewart Maxwell Euan Robson
Murray Tosh  

Apologies were received from Mr Kenneth Macintosh (Deputy Convener).

The meeting opened at 10.31 am.

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

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

and took oral evidence from—

Andrew Mott, Bill Team Leader

Laurence Sullivan, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive.

and agreed the terms of its report.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee considered a response from the Executive to points raised on the delegated powers provisions in the following bill—

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

and agreed the terms of its report.

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

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)

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).

4. Draft Instruments subject to approval: The Committee agreed that no points arose on—

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

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

the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/102)

and that no points arose on—

the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/79)

the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/85)

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2007 (SSI 2007/87)

the Scottish Police Services Authority (Staff Transfer) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/88)

the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/89)

the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (Appointment of Police Members) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/90)

the Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/91)

the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Specification of Persons) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/92)

the Sale of Alcohol to Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/93)

the Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/94)

the Licensing (Training) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/95)

the Occasional Licence (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/96)

the Licensing (Designated Airports) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/97)

the Licensing Qualification (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/98)

the Common Agricultural Policy Schemes (Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/99)

the Adults with Incapacity (Conditions and Circumstances Applicable to Three Year Medical Treatment Certificates) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/100)

the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/103)

the Adults with Incapacity (Medical Treatment Certificates) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/104)

the Adults with Incapacity (Requirements for Signing Medical Treatment Certificates) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/105)

the Quick-frozen Foodstuffs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/106).

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

the Valuation Timetable (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/81)

the Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/82)

the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/84)

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 2) (Fees of Solicitors) 2007, (SSI 2007/86)

the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (Commencement No. 4, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/101).

The meeting closed at 11.26 am.

Ruth Cooper
Clerk to the Committee
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