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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.


7. Summary of recommendations made in relation to extending or expiring provisions in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020
Provision Subject Action Relevant section of Statement of Reasons Further information
Schedule 1, paragraphs 1, 3 and 5 Eviction from dwelling-houses (Discretionary grounds of eviction) Extension See section 6.1  
Schedule 1, paragraphs 2, 4 and 6 to 10 Eviction from dwelling-houses (Extended notice periods) Expiry No reference See the Policy Note accompanying the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2022
Schedule 2 Temporary extension of moratoriums on diligence Extension See section 6.2  
Schedule 4, Part 1 Courts and tribunals: conduct of business by electronic means Extension See section 6.3  
Schedule 4, Part 2 Fiscal fines Extension See section 6.4  
Schedule 4, Part 3 Cases beginning with an appearance from custody Extension See section 6.5  
Schedule 4, Part 4 Extension of time limits Extension See section 6.6  
Schedule 4, Part 6 Community orders Extension See section 6.7  
Schedule 4, Part 7 Parole Board Extension See section 6.8 Paragraph 18(1) and (3) of Part 7, will be expired by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2022 which were laid in the Scottish Parliament on the 20 January 2022. At the same time the Parole Board (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2022 will amend the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001 with the same effect as the modifications made by the temporary provisions. The amended rules are due to come into force on 10 March 2022 at the same time as the temporary provisions expire.
Schedule 4, Part 8 Release of prisoners Extension See section 6.9  
Schedule 4, Part 9 Legal aid Extension See section 6.10  
Schedule 5 Alcohol licensing Extension See section 6.11  
Schedule 6, Part 1 Licensing other than alcohol licensing Extension See section 6.11  
Schedule 6, Part 2 Freedom of information Extension See section 6.12  
Schedule 6, Part 3 Duties in respect of reports and other documents Extension See section 6.13  
Schedule 6, paragraphs 11, 12 and 14 Local authority meetings Expiry No reference See the Policy Note accompanying the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2022
Schedule 7, paragraphs 6 and 7 Irritancy clauses in commercial leases: non-payment of rent or other sums due Expiry No reference See the Policy Note accompanying the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2022
Schedule 7, paragraphs 8 to 10 Duration of planning permission Extension See section 6.14  
Schedule 7, paragraphs 11 to 14 Electronic delivery of copy of deed to Registers of Scotland Extension See section 6.15  
Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020
Provision Subject Recommendation Relevant section of Statement of Reasons Further information
Schedule 1, Part 1 Student residential tenancy: termination by tenant Extension See section 6.16  
Schedule 1, Part 2 Tenancies: pre-action requirements for order for possession or eviction order on ground of rent arrears Extension See section 6.1  
Schedule 1, Part 4 Social care staff support fund Extension See section 6.17  
Schedule 1, Part 5 Bankruptcy Extension See section 6.2  
Schedule 1, Part 6 Mental health: named person nomination Extension See section 6.18  
Schedule 1, Part 7 Care Homes Extension See section 6.19  
Schedule 1, Part 8 Powers to purchase care home services and care at home providers Extension See section 6.20  
Schedule 1, Part 9 Care homes: further provision Extension See section 6.21  
Schedule 2, paragraph 1 Criminal proceedings: extension of time limits Extension See section 6.6  
Schedule 2, paragraphs 2 to 5 Arrangements for the custody of persons detained at police stations Extension See section 6.22  
Schedule 2, paragraph 6 Expiry of undertaking under section 25(2)(a) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 Extension See section 6.23  
Schedule 2, Part 2 Proceeds of crime Extension See section 6.24  
Schedule 2, Part 3 Intimation, etc. of documents Extension See section 6.3  
Schedule 4, Part 2 Listed buildings and conservation areas: consents Extension See section 6.14  
Schedule 4, Part 3 Registers kept by the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland Extension See section 6.15  
Schedule 4, Part 4 Care services: giving of notices by the Care Inspectorate Extension See section 6.25  
Schedule 4, Part 7 Execution of documents, etc. Extension See section 6.26  
Schedule 4, Part 8 Freedom of information Extension See section 6.12  
Schedule 4, paragraph 14 Council tax: exempt dwellings Expiry No reference See the Policy Note accompanying the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Early Expiry of Provisions) Regulations 2022
Schedule 4, Part 12 Restriction on giving grant to businesses connected to tax havens Extension See section 6.27  

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