Industrial Diseases Bill goes before Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

The Scottish Parliament’s Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (DPLR Committee) are due to consider Stuart McMillan MSP’s Member’s Bill on Tuesday 15 September.

The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP’s Bill, Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill, aims to enable Scottish Ministers to recoup NHS costs back in cases of industrial disease caused by a negligent employer.

The DPLR Committee looks at the technical aspects of any proposed legislation such as the delegated powers and every Bill will have these particular technicalities. The DPLR Committee will therefore consider these in the Bill being brought forward by the local MSP.

The DPLR Committee will then send a report to the Health and Sport Committee with their recommendations, as they are tasked with scrutinising the Bill.

Commenting, Stuart said:

“This is an important stage in the Parliamentary process and I am pleased the DPLR Committee will be scrutinising the bill.

“As I am a member of the DPLR Committee, quite rightly, I will not be present for this discussion as Parliamentary rules prevent this from happening. I am confident however that my committee colleagues will be able to support the proposal and look forward to it proceeding to the next stage.”

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