About The Committee
The primary role of the Subordinate Legislation Committee is to scrutinise subordinate legislation and delegated powers within proposed primary legislation.
The Committee considers all Scottish statutory instruments laid before the Parliament and decides whether to draw them to the attention of the Parliament under certain grounds. Those grounds, and more details about subordinate legislation procedure, are set out in Chapter 10 of Standing Orders. The Committee also scrutinises the proposals to delegate powers in Bills before the Parliament.
The clerking team to the Committee also provides advice on all aspects of subordinate legislation procedure to Members and to persons within and outwith the Parliament.
The Committee’s meetings are generally held on Tuesday mornings. Details of meetings can be found on these webpages and public gallery seats can be booked in advance from Visitor Services.
Please note that anyone seeking advice on the implementation of an instrument which has completed parliamentary consideration is advised to contact the Scottish Government directly.
17th Subordinate Legislation Committee Meeting 2013
Date: 17th Meeting, Tuesday 28 May 2013
Location: Committee Room 5
Read the latest reports from the Subordinate Legislation Committee
30th Report, 2013 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation