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  • Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee: Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2022/23 - Call for Views

    The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee is asking for views on what should be in the Scottish Government’s budget for 2022/23. Views can be submitted on any aspect of the budget affecting the committee’s remit. This year the Committee is particularly interested in how... More
    Opened 1 September 2021
  • Funding for Culture

    Ahead of next year’s Scottish Government Budget (Budget 2022-23), the Committee wants to hear your views on the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the culture sector, and how it should recover from the pandemic. The Committee wants to hear your immediate budgetary priorities for the sector... More
    Opened 4 August 2021
  • Views on the 'End Conversion Therapy' petition

    The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee is inviting your views on a public petition, PE1817: End Conversion Therapy . Background The petition was lodged in August 2020. It calls on the Scottish Parliament "to urge the Scottish Government to ban the provision or... More
    Opened 6 July 2021
  • Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

    The Social Justice and Social Security Committee is considering the Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill . Why was the Bill created The COVID-19 outbreak has had a serious impact on unpaid carers in Scotland. Last year the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 provided a... More
    Opened 2 July 2021
  • Scotland's public finances in 2022-23 and the impact of Covid

    What are your views on Scotland’s public finances in 2022-23 and how they have been affected by COVID-19? The Finance and Public Administration Committee would like to hear your views on this topic as part of its pre-budget scrutiny. What are the key questions? In particular, the... More
    Opened 24 June 2021
  • Covid-19 legislation: next steps

    Share your views with the Covid-19 Committee We want to hear your views on the Scottish Government’s emergency powers to respond to Covid-19. We also want to know what we can learn about using emergency legislation for the future. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 and the ... More
    Opened 1 February 2021
  • Draft Report Consultation - Review of Lobbying Act (Scotland) 2016

    Draft Report Consultation The Committee is very grateful to all those who have so far contributed to its review of the Lobbying Act. As noted above, the Act has one further step, which is a requirement for the Committee to publish its draft report on its review and to consult... More
    Opened 20 January 2021
  • Climate Change Plan Update

    These consultations are now closed. To view each Committee's report please visit each Committee's 'Completed Business' on the Scottish Parliament's website: https://archive2021.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/PreviousCommittees/107118.aspx Four parliamentary... More
    Opened 16 December 2020
  • Police Scotland’s use of remote piloted aircraft systems and body worn video cameras

    Introduction The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing is to hold an oral evidence session with Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority on Police Scotland’s use of remote piloted aircraft systems and body worn video cameras, on Monday, 18 January 2021. ... More
    Opened 15 December 2020
  • The impact of COVID-19 on access to sport

    Impact on Individuals Survey The Health and Sport Committee is looking into the impact of COVID-19 on sport in the community. At its meeting on 3 November, Members agreed to undertake a short, focused inquiry into the impact of COVID 19 restrictions on sports clubs, leisure ... More
    Opened 23 November 2020
  • Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

    The Scottish Government is proposing some changes to the laws relating to the 2021 general elections in Scotland. The proposals are set out in the Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill . The bill was published on 16 November 2020. The Policy... More
    Opened 17 November 2020
  • The impact of COVID-19 on sport in the community

    Organisations Survey The Health and Sport Committee is looking into the impact of COVID-19 on sport in the community. At its meeting on 3 November, Members agreed to undertake a short, focused inquiry into the impact of COVID 19 restrictions on sports clubs, leisure venues and... More
    Opened 16 November 2020
  • Support for Disabled Young People

    The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill is a Member’s Bill introduced by Johann Lamont MSP on 30 September 2020. A Member’s Bill is introduced by an individual MSP, not the Scottish Government. You can read the Bill and accompanying documents ... More
    Opened 16 November 2020
  • Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

    The Justice Committee will scrutinise the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill in the coming months. The Committee is therefore asking for views on the Bill. What does the Bill aim to do? According to the Scottish Government the provisions of the Bill are intended to... More
    Opened 10 November 2020
  • Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill

    The Local Government and Communities Committee wants your views on a new Bill about travelling funfairs. This call for views runs until 7 December 2020. Background The Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill is a Member’s Bill introduced by Richard Lyle MSP... More
    Opened 12 October 2020
  • Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

    The Local Government and Communities Committee wants your views on a new Bill about private rented housing. The deadline is 7 December 2020. Background The Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill is a Member’s Bill introduced by Pauline McNeill MSP on 1 June 2020. A Member’s... More
    Opened 12 October 2020
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill - Making children's rights the law

    Images in this consultation courtesy of the Children's Parliament An easy read version of this consultation is available (PDF file download). What is the children's rights Bill? A Bill is an idea for a new law that the Scottish Parliament needs to think about. Right now,... More
    Opened 9 October 2020
  • Coronavirus Acts: third report to Scottish Parliament

    Introduction Thank you for taking the time to complete this consultation. As part of its response to Covid-19, the Scottish Government has temporarily been given new powers in a broad range of areas of the law. We want to hear from people or organisations who have been affected by these... More
    Opened 9 October 2020
  • University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill

    We are looking for your views on the University of St Andrew (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill. Background The Bill will remove the legal prohibition that currently prevents the University of St Andrews from holding exams and awarding degrees in medicine... More
    Opened 7 October 2020
  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill

    United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill The Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC) wants to hear your views on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill. The Bill The Bill will... More
    Opened 7 September 2020
  • The role of Scottish Social Security in Covid-19 recovery

    Thank you for sharing your views. Your views will help us understand how Covid-19 has impacted people in Scotland and how Scottish social security can respond. We want to understand how Scottish social security, and its part within the broader context of all UK... More
    Opened 1 September 2020
  • Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill

    Background The Liability for NHS Charges (Treatment of Industrial Disease) (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on the 9 March 2020 by Stuart McMillan MSP. It was referred to the Health and Sport Committee on 18 March 2020. The Bill would amend the... More
    Opened 12 August 2020
  • How has Covid-19 impacted on care and support at home in Scotland?

    The Health and Sport Committee is looking into social care for adults over 18 years. Earlier this year we planned to explore how social care could work differently in the future. However, our work was paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, see the Committee webpage .... More
    Opened 10 August 2020
  • The impact of COVID19 on the financial sustainability of local government in Scotland.

    The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee wants to hear your views on the impact of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of local government in Scotland. We would welcome your views to the questions posed below by Friday 4 September. ... More
    Opened 23 July 2020
  • How well is the Care Inspectorate fulfilling its statutory roles?

    Thank you for responding to the invitation to provide your views to the Committee. We appreciate you taking the time to share your views and experiences. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is looking into the work of the Care... More
    Opened 3 July 2020
  • COVID-19: Role of enterprise agencies, SNIB and other economic development partners

    The Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee will continue to focus on the impact of COVID-19 in the autumn and invites you to submit evidence on the specific issues outlined below: Impact on businesses and workers as lockdown eases ; Impact on young people ; Role of the... More
    Opened 3 July 2020
  • COVID-19: Impact on businesses and workers

    The Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee will continue to focus on the impact of COVID-19 in the autumn and invites you to submit evidence on the specific issues outlined below: Impact on businesses and workers as lockdown eases; Impact on young people ; Role of the... More
    Opened 3 July 2020
  • COVID-19: Economic recovery

    The Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee will continue to focus on the impact of COVID-19 in the autumn and invites you to submit evidence on the specific issues outlined below: Impact on businesses and workers as lockdown eases ; Impact on young people ; Role of the... More
    Opened 3 July 2020
  • COVID-19: Economic impact on young people

    The Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee will continue to focus on the impact of COVID-19 in the autumn and invites you to submit evidence on the specific issues outlined below: Impact on businesses and workers as lockdown eases ; Impact on young people; Role of the... More
    Opened 3 July 2020
  • Review of the Lobbying Act (Scotland) 2016

    Call for written views The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee is seeking views on the operation of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Lobbying Act”) . What are the key questions in the call for views?... More
    Opened 17 June 2020
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