Scotland Office: Legislation

Scotland Office written question – answered at on 1 February 2022.

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Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Scottish National Party, Aberdeen North

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many post legislative reviews (a) their Department or (b) their predecessor Department has undertaken on (i) primary and (ii) secondary legislation in each of the last five years.

Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Scottish National Party, Aberdeen North

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of the (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by (i) their Department or (ii) their predecessor Department has undergone a post legislative review in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

This information is only held for internal administrative reasons and may not be exhaustive, for example, due to machinery of government changes to departmental structure in the past decade.

In 2018, the Scotland Office completed post legislative scrutiny of the Scotland Act 2012. A link to the review can be found here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/703084/Post_Legislative_Scrutiny_SA_2012_PDF.pdf

The Scotland Office has not completed any post legislative scrutiny of secondary legislation.

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