Scottish Parliament Calls for Views

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Open Calls for Views

  • Assessing the impact of the Procurement Reform Act

    The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced duties on public bodies to consider how procurement could be used to improve the wellbeing of their local areas. That includes looking at the impact on the economic, social and environmental health of the area. The 2014 Act also looked to make it easier for small businesses, third sector organisations and supported businesses to be a part of public procurement. The Economy and Fair Work Committee wants to know if the Act is...

    Closes 3 October 2023

  • Healthcare in Remote and Rural Areas

    Have your say on healthcare policies in remote and rural areas The Committee would now like to hear views on what policies and actions would be most effective in addressing the issues people face when accessing healthcare in remote and rural areas. The Scottish Government has committed to developing a Remote and Rural Workforce Strategy by the end of 2024 . The government say this will provide a framework to support employers and also ensure the health and social care needs...

    Closes 20 October 2023

  • Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill As introduced, this Bill would require the police to have a code of ethics, make changes relating to the handling of police conduct, increase the functions of the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner and introduce an advisory board for the Commissioner. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs on 6 June 2023. Read and find out more about the...

    Closes 1 November 2023

  • Review of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

    The UK’s relationship with the European Union (EU) is governed by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). The TCA entered into force on 1 May 2021 and there is provision in the agreement for a joint review of the implementation of the Agreement five years after its entry into force. The Committee is looking at the TCA now so that we can contribute to the discussions at the UK and EU level that may take place in the run up to such a review. Our focus is on trade in...

    Closes 30 November 2023

  • Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill - Call for views

    The Scottish Government is proposing a new law which would require the police to have a statutory code of ethics, make changes relating to the handling of police conduct, increase the functions of the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (the PIRC) and introduce an advisory board for the Commissioner. The Scottish Government states that the Bill is an amending bill and amends the two main pieces of legislation in the area of Scottish policing law (the Police, Public Order and...

    Closes 8 December 2023

Closed Calls for Views

  • Just transition for the North East and Moray

    The North East of Scotland and Moray are hugely important for Scotland’s economy and energy. As Scotland transitions to a low-carbon economy, these areas must be well supported. Crucial to the future of this area is having enough jobs to sustain employment levels, and that workers have the skills to take up those roles. The Committee want to hear from those in the area on what support is needed to achieve this. The Scottish Government set up The Just Transition Fund to...

    Closed 26 September 2023

  • Welfare of Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill This is a Member’s Bill, introduced by Christine Grahame MSP . The aim of the Bill is to improve the health and welfare of dogs. The Member’s view is that buying a puppy or dog in a responsible way can make a difference to that animal's welfare. The Member also believes it could change the nature of the puppy trade. The Bill aims to: help to influence the behaviour of those getting a puppy or dog lower the demand for puppy farms and other...

    Closed 25 September 2023

  • Visitor Levy Bill - call for views

    This page provides information about submitting a detailed response to the Committee about the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill. If you would like to make brief and general comments about the Bill, join in the conversation on our engagement website . Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill The Scottish Government has proposed a new law which would allow local authorities to introduce an additional charge when someone pays for overnight accommodation. MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s...

    Closed 15 September 2023

  • Dualling the A9: Petition PE1992

    The Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee has launched a new consultation which looks at the commitment to dual the A9 and address the on-going safety concerns on the road. This consultation follows a petition submitted by road safety campaigner Laura Hansler , which urges the Scottish Government to fulfil its 2011 promise to fully dual the A9, improve road safety and consider the creation of a national memorial to those who have tragically lost their...

    Closed 15 September 2023

  • Criminal Justice Pre-Budget scrutiny: 2024-25

    As part of its pre-budget scrutiny of the 2024-25 Scottish budget, the Criminal Justice Committee wants to hear your views. The key focus is on the financial challenges that face organisations working in the criminal justice sector and the adequacy of budgets that may be proposed when the Scottish Government publishes its budget in the coming months. Of particular interest to the Committee are the pressures on capital spending and investment. Questions The...

    Closed 12 September 2023