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. Space is limited and 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.
23rd Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Meeting 2014
Date: 23rd Meeting, Tuesday 05 August 2014
Location: Adam Smith Room (Committee Room 5)
The next Committee meeting is provisionally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 5 August in the Adam Smith Room (Committee Room 5).
Read the latest reports from the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
44th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation
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: