Equality Impact Assessment – Results
Title of Policy
Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill
Summary of aims and desired outcomes of Policy
The purpose of the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill ("the Bill") is to update a range of existing legislative measures which support various aspects of the ongoing response to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Bill amends the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, passed by the Scottish Parliament on 1 April 2020, and the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020, passed by the Scottish Parliament on 20 May 2020 ("the Scottish Acts").
The Bill amends the expiry dates in Parts 1 of the Scottish Acts while at the same time it also expires a number of provisions which are no longer considered necessary. The effect of this is to extend only those provisions which the Scottish Government considers remain essential in order for public services to be able to continue to discharge their functions in the way they were intended to. Many of the provisions contained in the two Scottish Acts have already been expired in line with the Government's commitment to remove provisions that are no longer required to respond to the public health emergency.
Directorate: Division: team
Constitution and Cabinet Directorate