SUNDAY WORKING (SCOTLAND) BILL |
21. This is a private member's bill brought from
the House of Commons. The Scotland Office has provided a memorandum
on the delegated powers in the bill for the Committee. The memorandum
is printed at Annex 4 to this Report. The purpose of the bill
is to make provision as to the rights of shop workers and betting
workers under the law of Scotland in relation to Sunday working.
22. There are two delegated powers - at clauses
2 and 3 - conferred in each case on the Secretary of State and
subject to no Parliamentary procedure. Clause 3 is a power to
make a commencement order and clause 2 is a power to make transitory,
transitional or saving provision in consequence of or for giving
full effect to the bill. This is not expressed to enable other
enactments to be overridden and it has long been unexceptionable
for such limited provision to be included with commencement orders.
23. There is nothing in the delegated powers
in the bill to which the Committee wishes to draw the attention
of the House.