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LGC/S3/11/3/M

3rd Meeting, 2011 (Session 3)

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Present:

Malcolm Chisholm (Committee Substitute) (For item 1 only) Bob Doris (Deputy Convener)
Patricia Ferguson Alex Johnstone
Duncan McNeil (Convener) Alasdair Morgan
Mary Mulligan Jim Tolson
John Wilson

Also present: Jeremy Purvis MSP

The meeting opened at 9.30 am.

1. Property Factors (Scotland) Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 9 ,86, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 88, 15, 16, 91, 92, 17, 18, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97,98, 99, 100, 101, 19, 20, 21, 104, 105, 117, 106, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 111, 112, 32, 33 and 35.

The following amendments were agreed to (by division):

107 (For 4, Against 4, Abstensions 0; amendment agreed to on casting vote)

108 (For 4, Against 4, Abstensions 0; amendment agreed to on casting vote)

109 (For 4, Against 4, Abstensions 0; amendment agreed to on casting vote)

110 (For 4, Against 4, Abstensions 0; amendment agreed to on casting vote)

Amendment 103 was pre-empted.

The following amendments were not moved: 85, 87, 89, 90, 102, 113 and 34.

Section 15 was agreed to without amendment.

Sections 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 were agreed to as amended.

The Committee completed Stage 2 consideration of the Bill.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments—

the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/440);
the Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) (No 2) Order 2010 (SSI2010/457).

The Committee agreed that it did not wish to make any recommendations on the instruments.

3. Appointment of EU Reporter: The Committee appointed Patricia Ferguson MSP to serve as EU Reporter during the pilot of an early warning system for consideration of EU legislative proposals.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee took evidence on the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.3) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/441) from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Colin Brown, Senior Principal Legal Officer, and Graham Owenson, Team Leader, Local Government - Finance, Scottish Government.

5. Subordinate legislation: Jeremy Purvis MSP moved S3M-7629—

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.3) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/441).

After debate, the Committee divided: For 5; Against 3; Abstentions 0. The motion was agreed to.

The meeting closed at 1.06 pm.

Susan Duffy
Clerk to the Local Government and Communities Committee
Room T3.60
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 348 5217
Email: susan.duffy@scottish.parliament.uk