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Young Planners and Legislation

A Scottish Young Planners' Network Event

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 at 6:15PM - 8:00PM
Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
RTPI Scotland

This event is a fantastic opportunity for any young planner in the first 10 years of their career to learn more about the formation of legislation, to have a tour of the Scottish Parliament, and to meet an MSP. 

Nigel Don MSP (Convenor of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) will introduce the session at the Scottish Parliament, followed by discussion on the scrutiny of primary legislation by Parliament, the drafting of secondary legislation, the differences between Government and Parliament, and the differences between reserved and devolved powers. 

This is a unique event and one not to be missed.


17.45  Arrival

18.00  Introduction to the event - Nigel Don MSP, Convenor of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

18.10  Scottish Parliament's scrutiny of primary legislation - Senior Assistant Clerk, Legislation Team, Scottish Parliament

18.30  Scottish Government's approach to drafting subordinate legislation (including consultation and what's coming up) - Jane Martin, SSI Programme Manager, Scottish Government

18.50  Scottish Parliament's scrutiny of secondary legislation - Clerk to Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

19.10  Q&A facilitated by SYPN Vice Chair Elaine Fotheringham

19.30  Close and tour of the Chamber

20.00  Depart



Places must be booked in advance to allow access to the Scottish Parliament. Email to book by 1st February 2016.