Date lodged: 19 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the assessment that underpins its assertion that the provisions in its Planning (Scotland) Bill are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.
Answered by: Angela Constance 9 January 2018
The Statements on Legislative Competence which accompany the Planning (Scotland) Bill recognise the Bill’s competence, including its compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Scottish Government is not able to disclose legal advice it receives, including any legal advice that may have been considered in relation to compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. The policy memorandum published to accompany the Bill addresses human rights issues at paragraphs 170 to 173 of the memorandum.