In the occasion that these arrangements usually are not appropriate, the bill now provides the right to apply to the First-tier Tribunal for a review of the appointment determination. I thank all those who have contributed to and supported the development of the invoice. I know that the previous months have been onerous on everybody, so I am significantly grateful to the organisations, groups and people who have labored onerous to assist us with the bill and to improve it. As members are conscious, I am required beneath standing orders to resolve whether or not, in my opinion, any provision of the bill pertains to a protected material—that is, whether or not it modifies the electoral system or the franchise for Scottish parliamentary elections.
In my view, no provision relates to a protected material, so the bill doesn’t require a supermajority so as to be passed at stage 3. Amendment … Read MoreRead More »