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SL/S2/07/9/M

9th Meeting, 2007 (Session 2)

Tuesday 6 March 2007

Present:

Janis Hughes Mr Adam Ingram
Mr Kenneth Macintosh (Deputy Convener) Mr Stewart Maxwell
Murray Tosh  

Apologies were received from Dr Sylvia Jackson (Convener) and Euan Robson.

The meeting opened at 10.31 am.

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

Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

and took oral evidence from—

Barry McCaffrey, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive
Gery McLaughlin, Bill Team Leader
Annette Sharp, Custodial Sentences Policy Manager.

The Committee agreed to lodge an amendment in relation to the power at section 43 of the Bill (new section 27Q of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982) unless the Executive lodges an equivalent amendment by its deadline of Thursday 8 March 2007.

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

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

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

the Supervised Attendance Order (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/120)

the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/127)

the Parental Involvement in Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher Appointments (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/132)

and that no points arose on—

the Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/108)

the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/109)

the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/112)

the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/114)

the St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/115)

the Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/118)

the Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/119)

the Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/122)

the Town and Country Planning (Prescribed Date) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/123)

the Valuation Appeal Committee (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/124)

the Football Banning Orders (Regulated Football Matches) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/125)

the Conservation of Seals (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/126)

the Licensing (Appointed Day and Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/128)

the Testing of Arrested Persons for Class A Drugs (Prescribed Area) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/131)

the Marketing of Vegetable Plant Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/133)

the Police (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/134).

4. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee agreed that no points arose on—
Act of Sederunt (Registration Appeal Court) 2007, (SSI 2007/113)

the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/117)

the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/129)

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/130).

The meeting closed at 11.10 am.

Ruth Cooper
Clerk to the Committee
Tel: 0131 348 5212