Closed Calls for Views

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  • National Performance Framework: Inquiry into proposed National Outcomes

    National Performance Framework The Scottish Government explains that the National Performance Framework is Scotland’s wellbeing framework. The National Performance Framework aims to get everyone in Scotland to work together to deliver on the National Outcomes. This includes: national and local government public and private sectors voluntary organisations businesses communities What are National outcomes? The Government explains that ... More
    Closed 28 June 2024
  • Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the law concerning land management, community engagement and right to buy and transfers of land as well as agricultural holdings and small landholdings. Part 1 of the Bill is based on the Scottish Land Commission’s recommendations relating to the scale and concentration of land ownership. Part 2 of the Bill supports the Scottish Government’s Vision for Agriculture and its ambition to “become a global leader in sustainable and... More
    Closed 18 June 2024
  • Housing (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill has 7 Parts. Part 1 makes provision about rent including the designation of rent control areas. Part 2 makes provision about dealing with evictions, including duties to consider delaying evictions and the amount of damages for unlawful evictions. Part 3 makes provision about residential tenants keeping pets and making changes to let property. Part 4 makes provision about other matters relating to tenants including unclaimed tenancy deposits,... More
    Closed 4 June 2024
  • Housing (Scotland) Bill Call for Views

    We want to hear from you The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee and Social Justice and Social Security Committee are seeking views on the Housing (Scotland) Bill. The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee is the lead committee for the Bill, but the Social Justice and Social Security Committee will consider Part 5 (making provision about homelessness prevention) and Part 6 (insofar as it relates to fuel poverty) as these matters fall within its remit. ... More
    Closed 24 May 2024
  • Call for Views on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee is seeking your views on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. About the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill The Bill was introduced by the Scottish Government on 13 March. It covers: land reform – there are various provisions imposing requirements in relation to owners of larger estates and the transfer of larger estates; lease for environmental purposes – the Bill requires the Scottish Government to publish a... More
    Closed 21 May 2024
  • Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill will establish a Disability Commissioner for Scotland, whose primary purpose will be to promote and safeguard the rights of disabled people. The Commissioner will be appointed by and accountable to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body but will be independent from Government. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Jeremy Balfour MSP on 8 February 2024. Read and find out more about the Bill: ... More
    Closed 17 May 2024
  • Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill Call for Views in British Sign Language (BSL)

    The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee wants to know your views on the Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill. The Bill was introduced into the Scottish Parliament as a Member’s Bill by Jeremy Balfour MSP on Thursday 8 February 2024. The Committee invites you to submit your views on the provisions of the Bill. The Bill and its accompanying documents are available on the Scottish Parliament’s website . What the Bill... More
    Closed 17 May 2024
  • Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill

    The Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill has been introduced by Jeremy Balfour MSP to establish a Disability Commissioner for Scotland. The Bill is a Member's Bill. Find out more about its development and read the responses to the Member's consultation . The Commissioner's primary purpose will be to promote and safeguard the rights of disabled people. The Commissioner would be expected to: advocate for disabled people at a national level, promoting awareness and... More
    Closed 17 May 2024
  • How do the Scottish Government's capital spending plans affect you?

    Every year the Scottish Parliament looks at the Scottish Government’s spending plans and how it raises taxes. Ahead of the next Budget, the Equalities, Civil Justice and Human Rights Committee has chosen to look at: transparency in Scottish Government capital funding decision-making the impact of capital spending on the wellbeing and equality of citizens Why are we running a survey? We would like to hear people's views on how decisions about capital... More
    Closed 6 May 2024
  • Sea Fisheries (Remote Electronic Monitoring and Regulation of Scallop Fishing) (Scotland) Regulations 2024

    The Committee wants to hear from you The Rural Affairs and Islands Committee wants to hear your views on the Sea Fisheries (Remote Electronic Monitoring and Regulation of Scallop Fishing) (Scotland) Regulations 2024. What would the legislation do? The legislation requires the use of Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) systems on certain scallop and certain pelagic boats, wherever they are fishing. REM uses cameras, along with gear sensors and GPS trackers, to collect... More
    Closed 8 April 2024
  • Suicide prevention strategy

    The Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee is running a short inquiry into the Scottish Government and COSLA’s Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2032 . The Committee welcomes responses to the key questions below. Background A recent report shows that the age standard mortality rate for Scotland for 2018 - 2022 had increased to 14.4 suicides per 100,000 population from a rate of 13.3 in 2013 - 2017. The report also showed significant inequalities in the... More
    Closed 29 March 2024
  • Judicial Factors (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill aims to modernise the law, making the role of the judicial factor clearer. Judicial factors have been in use since at least the 17th century in Scotland. The main existing legislation on judicial factors is from 1849 to 1889. There have been no new laws specifically in this area since then. This led to some doubt on how the law should operate and what powers judicial factors have. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Judicial Factors (Scotland) Bill

    About the Bill A judicial factor is an individual appointed by the Court to manage property of those who, for whatever reason, are unable or unwilling to do so. A judicial factor may be appointed in circumstances such as: Where a law firm has breached rules or regulations, or where a sole practitioner has died To wind up the estate of a deceased person in limited circumstances To oversee the estate of a missing person Where a business owned by a partnership is... More
    Closed 15 March 2024
  • Scotland’s Commissioner Landscape: A strategic approach

    Call for Views The Committee welcomes responses to any of the following ten questions. Closing date: 11 March 2024 Commissioner landscape The Commissioner landscape has evolved since devolution, with seven commissioners in operation and one more recently being agreed to by Parliament. Several additional commissioners are now also being proposed. 1. Why is the Commissioner model chosen over other approaches, such as a public body or government department, and why do... More
    Closed 11 March 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill (BSL)

    The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. More information about the Bill is available on the Scottish Parliament website at www.parliament.scot/scottish-languages-bill Please note that the Bill does not include any reference to BSL as the language is covered by the separate British Sign Language... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach / Scottish Languages Bill (Gàidhlig - suirbhidh goirid)

    Tha am Bile seo a’ toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a’ dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a’ Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. Faigh a-mach barrachd mun Bhile Bu toil le Comataidh Foghlaim, Cloinne agus Dhaoine Òga do bheachdan fhaighinn air a’ Bhile. Mar a chuireas tu do bheachdan a-steach Cuir a-steach do bheachdan anns an... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Scottish Leids Bill / Scottish Languages Bill (Scots - short survey)

    The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Find oot mair aboot the bill The Education, Bairns and Young Fowk Committee wad like tae ken yer views on the Bill. Hoo tae submit yer views Please submit yer views yaisin the short survey linkit tae ablow. Or, fur tae share yer views on the Bill in mair... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Scottish Leids Bill / Scottish Languages Bill (Scots - detailed call for views)

    The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Find oot mair aboot the bill The Education, Bairns and Young Fowk Committee wad like tae ken yer views on the Bill. Hoo tae submit yer views Please submit yer detailed views yaisin the online submission form, linkit tae ablow. Or, fur tae share a quick... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach / Scottish Languages Bill (Gàidhlig - gairm bheachdan mionaideach)

    Tha am Bile seo a’ toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a’ dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a’ Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. Faigh a-mach barrachd mun Bhile Bu toil le Comataidh Foghlaim, Cloinne agus Dhaoine Òga do bheachdan fhaighinn air a’ Bhile. Mar a chuireas tu do bheachdan a-steach Cuir a-steach do bheachdan... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill (English - short survey)

    The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Find out more about the Bill The Education, Children and Young People Committee would like to know your views on the Bill. How to submit your views Please submit your views using the short survey, linked to below. Or, to share your views on the Bill... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill (English - detailed call for views)

    The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Find out more about the Bill The Education, Children and Young People Committee would like to know your views on the Bill. How to submit your views Please submit your detailed views using the online submission form, linked to below. Or, to share a... More
    Closed 8 March 2024
  • Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill

    We want to hear from you The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is seeking views on the Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill. The Committee welcomes responses to any of the listed areas. Give us your views below. About the Bill The Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2024. The Committee has been designated as lead committee on the Bill. The Bill makes a number... More
    Closed 6 March 2024
  • Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes several changes to the law affecting Scottish Parliament elections and Scottish local government elections. These changes include: allowing certain foreign nationals (people who have the right to live in Scotland but do not have British citizenship) to stand for election; creating a new rule that would prevent a person from standing as a candidate if they have committed an offence involving the intimidation of election staff or people... More
    Closed 6 March 2024
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach: Meòrachan Ionmhais

    Mun Bhile Tha am Bile seo a' toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a' dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a' Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. An Ìre aig a bheil am Bile an-dràsta Chaidh am Bile seo a thoirt a-steach do Phàrlamaid na h-Alba le Rùnaire a’ Chaibineit airson Foghlam agus Sgilean air 29 Samhain 2023. Leugh... More
    Closed 1 March 2024
  • Scottish Leids Bill: Financial Memorandum

    Aboot the Bill The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Status o the Bill the Noo This Bill wis introducit in the Scots Pairlament by the Cabinet Secretary fur Education and Skills on 29 November 2023. Read and find oot mair aboot the Bill: Scottish Leids Bill . Stage 1 ... More
    Closed 1 March 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 29 November 2023. Read and find out more about the Bill: Scottish Languages Bill . ... More
    Closed 1 March 2024
  • Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill

    The Finance and Public Administration Committee is seeking views on the Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill. The UK Aggregates Levy (UKAL) is a UK wide environmental tax that aims to reduce the extraction of fresh or new aggregate. This Bill seeks to create an aggregates tax in Scotland (replacing UKAL) and has the same environmental aims as UKAL. This Bill explains that the Scottish Aggregates Tax (SAT) will be administered by Revenue Scotland and sets... More
    Closed 9 February 2024
  • Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

    When the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in 2017, it did not include a definition of “woman”. The Bill was amended to include this definition during parliamentary scrutiny. The Scottish Government’s policy memorandum explained that the amendment was made “to make the Bill more inclusive by including trans women who were living as trans women even if they did not have a full gender recognition certificate under... More
    Closed 29 January 2024
  • Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - your views

    The Scotland Act 2016 set in process a change to how social security is delivered in Scotland: it devolved 11 existing social security benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to Scotland; it gave new powers to the Scottish Government to make top-up payments to benefits reserved to the UK Government. In 2018, The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) established a legal framework for a new Scottish social security system . It created the... More
    Closed 16 January 2024
  • Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the Scottish social security system, including: allowing the Scottish Government to provide care experience assistance and changing the way rules are made for the Scottish Child Payment; changing the processes for making decisions about social security assistance in Scotland; changing the processes where people must pay back assistance received by mistake, and providing that in certain situations a person’s... More
    Closed 15 January 2024
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