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  • Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill - Additional Call for Views

    We are seeking your views on one aspect of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill. In evidence at Stage 1, the Scottish Government was clear that rough shooting, when using more than two dogs to hunt a wild mammal, would be considered an offence under the Bill. ... More
    Closed 9 November 2022
  • Community Planning inquiry

    Community Planning aims to improve how organisations such as local government, health boards, and the police work together with other partners to improve local outcomes in an area. Community Planning Partnerships (‘CPPs’) exist in every local authority to identify priorities and to share... More
    Opened 7 November 2022
  • Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill: Financial Memorandum consultation

    About the Bill The Bill establishes a new office of Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland. The Patient Safety Commissioner will: support system-wide improvement in the safety of health care promote the importance of the views of patients and members of the public in... More
    Opened 28 October 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill - survey

    What are your views on the support that is currently available for disabled children and young people as they grow into adulthood? We are the Scottish Parliament's Education, Children and Young People Committee. We are looking at proposals that would see more structured support introduced... More
    Closed 27 October 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill – detailed call for views

    We want your views on a Bill about support for disabled children and young people. This call for views is part of a wider programme of engagement. If you would like to be involved, please contact us via ecyp.committee@parliament.scot . We recognise the time and effort it takes to... More
    Closed 27 October 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill – British Sign Language (BSL) Consultation

    A Bill is a draft law. There are 3 stages to making a law in Scotland. The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill is at stage 1. The Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee is looking at this Bill. The... More
    Closed 27 October 2022
  • Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill

    Background The Scottish Government introduced the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill in the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2022. The Bill seeks to establish a new Parliamentary Commissioner, the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland, independent of the NHS and... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • Criminal Justice Pre-Budget scrutiny: 2023-2024

    On 31 May 2022 the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy Kate Forbes MSP published the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review Framework . This set out the Scottish Government’s scenario for budget spending of £180 billion over the four remaining... More
    Closed 21 October 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill as introduced aims to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up. This Bill considers children to be under 18 and young people to be between 18 and 26. Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP introduced the Bill because she thinks disabled... More
    Closed 14 October 2022
  • How is Devolution Changing post-EU?

    The CEEAC Committee concluded in our recent report on The Impact of Brexit on Devolution that there are fundamental concerns which need to be addressed in relation to how devolution works outside the EU. On the back of its report, the Committee is looking to facilitate a public debate about... More
    Opened 6 October 2022
  • Inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity in Scotland. This inquiry is partly informed by the Committee’s previous inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people , which found that... More
    Opened 30 September 2022
  • COVID-19 Recovery Committee - Pre-Budget scrutiny

    The Scottish Government is expected to publish its Budget 2023-24 in December 2022. In advance of this, the COVID-19 Recovery Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny with the aim of influencing the Scottish Government’s thinking when preparing its forthcoming budget. The Committee is... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • Road to recovery: impact of the pandemic on the Scottish labour market

    This inquiry will consider the impact of COVID-19 on labour market inactivity and the prospects for recovery in the short, medium and long-term. We are specifically focused on the long-term sick component of economically inactive people, as well as people who have chosen early retirement. A... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • The impact of human rights budgeting

    The Scottish Government is expected to publish its Budget 2023-24 in December 2022. In advance of this, our Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny to influence the Scottish Government’s thinking when preparing this budget. The Committee is interested in how the Scottish Government... More
    Closed 9 September 2022
  • Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the law in two main areas: decisions about granting bail to people accused of a crime arrangements for the release of some prisoners and the support that is provided to those who leave prison. Current status of the Bill  ... More
    Closed 8 September 2022
  • Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Government is proposing a new law on how bail and custody are used in Scotland. The proposals would affect decisions made by the criminal courts and arrangements for people held in prisons and young offenders’ institutions. The proposals do not seek to change the laws relating... More
    Closed 8 September 2022
  • Moveable Transactions Bill - Consultation

    Share your views on the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill with the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. The Scottish Government introduced the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill on 25 May 2022. The Bill aims to change the law to make it easier for businesses and individuals... More
    Closed 6 September 2022
  • National Care Service (Scotland) Bill

    National Care Service (Scotland) Bill The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, and other Committees in the Scottish Parliament, are looking into the National Care Service Bill. The Scottish Government describes the purpose of the Bill as being to improve the... More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • National Care Service (Scotland) Bill (Detailed)

    This page provides information about submitting a detailed response to the Committee about the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill If you would like to make brief and general comments about the Bill, or ask a question about the Bill, join in the conversation on our engagement website. ... More
    Closed 2 September 2022
  • Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill “Moveable” property means property which can be physically moved (for example, cars, machinery and whisky barrels). It can, however, also mean intellectual property like patents and copyrights. The Bill reforms two elements of the law on moveable property: ... More
    Closed 1 September 2022
  • A Modern and Sustainable Ferry Service for Scotland - A major inquiry into current and future ferry provision in Scotland

    The Committee received a public petition saying the unreliability of ferries has resulted in losses to island economies relying on tourism and in travel restrictions for island residents, who need reliable and regular services. The Committee noted there were issues with island connections... More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny for 2023-24. In recent years, in line with the recommendations of the Budget Process Review Group (BPRG) report, Scottish Parliament subject committees have undertaken prebudget scrutiny, in advance of the... More
    Closed 24 August 2022
  • Scotland's public finances in 2023-24: the impact of the cost of living and public service reform

    Pre-Budget Scrutiny - Aims The Committee would like to hear your thoughts on this topic as part of its pre-budget scrutiny. Pre-budget scrutiny aims to: influence how the Budget is prepared improve transparency and increase public awareness of the Budget consider how... More
    Closed 19 August 2022
  • Budget Scrutiny 2023-24: Funding for Culture

    The Committee has agreed to focus primarily on the culture spending portfolio in its pre-budget scrutiny throughout Session 6. This Inquiry is a follow-up on the Committee's previous pre-budget scrutiny work on Funding for Culture . The Committee wants to hear from individuals,... More
    Closed 19 August 2022
  • Inquiry into Scotland's Census

    The CEEAC Committee has agreed to carry out a short focused inquiry on the outcome of the Census with the following remit: " To examine the outcome of the Census, focusing on the quality of the data collected, identifying any gaps and how they could be filled ". The... More
    Closed 12 August 2022
  • Common Frameworks

    Background Following EU exit, the four UK administrations agreed to maintain UK-wide approaches, or ‘common frameworks’ in some policy areas that were previously governed by EU law and which intersect with areas of devolved competence. It is intended that common... More
    Closed 29 July 2022
  • Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament

    What we’re doing We want to make sure that the Scottish Parliament’s work involves, reflects and meets the needs of the full range of communities it represents. We know that some people are more closely involved in our work than others. By being involved, we mean people... More
    Closed 22 July 2022
  • Environmental Common Frameworks

    Background During the UK’s membership of the European Union, the UK Government and devolved administrations were required to comply with EU law. This ensured that in many policy areas, including some that are devolved, a broadly consistent approach was developed across all four nations of... More
    Closed 2 June 2022
  • Allotments and the Community Empowerment Act

    The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee wants your views on the provision of allotments in Scotland.  Part 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the Act”) aimed to improve the availability of allotments in Scotland and to reduce waiting times for... More
    Closed 24 May 2022
  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill changes the process to get a gender recognition certificate (GRC). A GRC is a certificate that legally recognises that a person’s gender is not the gender that they were assigned at birth, but is their “acquired gender”. The current process for obtaining a... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
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