The Scottish Government was given temporary, emergency powers to respond to COVID-19. These powers will expire unless new primary legislation is passed. The Scottish Government has introduced this Bill to make some of the temporary powers permanent and to extend others. The Bill covers a wide range of policy areas, including:
Scrutiny by policy committees – share your views
The Bill is being scrutinised by the COVID-19 Recovery Committee (lead committee), supported by the Criminal Justice Committee; Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee; and the Education, Children and Young People Committee. These committees have issued a joint call for views to inform their scrutiny of the Bill. You will have the option to complete either a detailed response to the Bill, or a short survey. Please visit our website to find out how to respond. This joint call for views closes at midnight on Friday, 25 February 2022. If you would like to promote the call for views to your networks on social media, please use #CovidRecoveryBill and tag @ScotParl: https://yourviews.parliament.scot/covid19/recovery-bill/.
Financial memorandum – share your views
The Finance and Public Administration Committee is consulting separately on the Bill’s Financial Memorandum. To comment on the Financial Memorandum, please respond to the Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views, which closes on Friday, 25 February 2022.
Should you have any queries about the Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill, please contact: [email protected]. Please note that written submissions should be submitted via our online consultation platform and not by e-mail. If you require support for accessibility reasons, please get in touch so that we can assist you.
COVID-19 Recovery Committee
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