About The Committee
The Delegated Powers and Law Reform 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.
In addition to scrutinising subordinate legislation, the Committee also examines proposals to delegate powers within primary legislation and certain Scottish Law Commission Bills. This latter aspect of the Committee's work was added to its remit by agreement of Parliament on 28 May 2013 prompting what was known as the Subordinate Legislation Committee to change its name to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee with effect from 5 June 2013.
The Committee’s meetings take place on Tuesday mornings and are usually open to the public. Places can be booked in advance through Visitor Services (0131 348 5200). Details about individual meetings can be found on our Meeting Papers & Official Reports page.
The above report details all secondary legislation currently being considered by the Parliament. Listed below are the SSIs that the Committee intends to consider at its next meeting which will be on Tuesday 21 April 2015:
13th Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Meeting 2015
Date: 13th Meeting, Tuesday 21 April 2015
Location: Robert Burns Room (Committee Room 1)
Instruments subject to affirmative procedure
Instruments subject to negative procedure
Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure
Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill
Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill
Read the latest reports from the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
21st Report, 2015 (Session 4): British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill at stage 1
Guidance on Subordinate Legislation
In addition to the detailed information on Scottish statutory instruments and the guidance on subordinate legislation contained within Standing Orders, the documents and flow charts below are a useful starting point for those interested in the work of the Committee: