Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 - proposed extension: statement of reasons

Statement of reasons providing detail of the considerations that have been made in the decision to seek an extension to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020 and the recommended list of provisions which are proposed to be covered by an extension.

4. Consultation

4.1 A formal public consultation exercise on the proposal for the extension regulations has not been undertaken due to the timescales in which decisions on extension and relevant preparations had to be made. However, as part of the ongoing review of the continued necessity of the provisions and the formal process required under the Scottish Acts to report to Parliament every two months on the operation and status of provisions, there has been ongoing stakeholder engagement and consultation on whether the provisions continue to be necessary. The reporting regime will continue should the extension regulations be approved.

4.2 There are also examples which are covered later in this Statement, which detail the stakeholder engagement that has been undertaken to arrive at the proposals for extension, including for the provisions relating to student accommodation, vulnerable adults, the temporary extension of the moratorium on diligence and bankruptcy and the duration of planning permission.



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