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

Statement of Reasons providing detail on 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.

3. Consultation

3.1 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 have had to be made. However, as part of the ongoing review of continued necessity of the provisions and the formal process as required under the legislation to report to Parliament every two months on the operation and status of provisions, since both of the Scottish Acts came into force, there has been ongoing stakeholder engagement and consultation on whether the provisions continue to be necessary. 

3.2 As noted above, these reporting requirements under the legislation will continue to remain in place throughout the life of Part 1 of the Acts. 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 evictions from dwelling houses, pre-action requirements, vulnerable adults and Local Authority meetings.



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