Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

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The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee looks at subordinate legislation and powers to make subordinate legislation. Its full remit is available on the Scottish Parliament website.

Background work on Common Frameworks

The Committee discussed common frameworks as it considered the legislative consent memorandum and supplementary legislative consent memorandum lodged on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

Date Action
1 May 2019 The Committee responded to the letter from the Finance and Constitution Committee.  The letter advised that due to the Committee’s remit, it had not looked at common frameworks in any detail.
25 March 2019 The Finance and Constitution Committee wrote to the Committee about the role of the Scottish Parliament in scrutinising new powers arising from the UK leaving the EU.

The letter focused on 3 main areas including common frameworks that may be required.

5 September 2018 The Committee scrutinised the legislative consent memorandum on the UK Trade Bill and received an update from the deputy director of policy, Scotland Office, on the ongoing discussions on common frameworks.
3 May 2018 The Committee continued to take evidence on the supplementary legislative consent memorandum lodged on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The Committee discussed common frameworks with the Secretary of State for Scotland, and the Minister for the Constitution at the Cabinet Office.
1 May 2018 The Committee took evidence on the supplementary legislative consent memorandum lodged on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.  The Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe appeared before the Committee and spoke on common frameworks.
8 November 2017 The Committee heard from Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for the Constitution as it continued its consideration of the legislative consent memorandum lodged on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.   The witnesses responded to questions including whether common frameworks should be included in the bill in order to allow scrutiny of them
24 October 2017 The Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe appeared before the Committee and was asked about the meeting that had taken place the week before between the UK Government and the devolved administrations and the statement that had subsequently been issued on common frameworks.
26 September 2017 The Committee considered the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill  Consent from the devolved administrations with regard to common frameworks was mentioned.