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  • 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
    Opened 24 June 2022
  • Budget scrutiny 2023-24: Funding for culture

    Ahead of next year’s Scottish Government Budget (Budget 2023-24), the Committee wants to hear your views on the impact of budgetary decisions including the Resource Spending Review on the culture sector in Scotland More
    Opened 24 June 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
    Opened 23 June 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
    Created 20 June 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
    Opened 6 June 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
  • Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill It is against the law to hunt a wild mammal using a dog except in limited circumstances. This became an offence under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002. This Bill replaces the 2002 Act. It will still be an offence to hunt a wild mammal using a dog except... More
    Closed 20 May 2022
  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Government has introduced draft legislation to change the system through which transgender people can gain legal recognition in Scotland. The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill will amend the existing Gender Recognition Act 2004 to introduce new criteria for applicants... More
    Closed 16 May 2022
  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill (Short Survey)

    Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill The Scottish Government has introduced draft legislation to change the system through which transgender people can gain legal recognition in Scotland. The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill will amend the existing Gender... More
    Closed 16 May 2022
  • Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill (Detailed)

    We are seeking your views on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. You can either: complete a short survey on the general principles of the Bill share your detailed views, by following the submission link below, on specific provisions of the Bill Please note... More
    Closed 16 May 2022
  • Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill (Detailed)

    We are seeking your views on the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill. You can either: complete a short survey on the Bill share your detailed views, by following the submission link below, on specific provisions of the Bill What does the legislation do? It is... More
    Closed 13 May 2022
  • Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill

    This call for views is now closed. You can r ead the submissions by accessing them here . The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee wants your views on the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill. What does the legislation do? It is against the law to hunt a wild... More
    Closed 13 May 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
    Opened 9 May 2022
  • College regionalisation

    In February 2012, Scottish Ministers announced changes to the college landscape as part of wider reforms introduced by the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act. This led to the formation of 13 college regions. During this time, college mergers reduced the number of colleges down from 41 in 2011 to 26... More
    Closed 6 May 2022
  • National Performance Framework: Ambitions into Action

    In 2007 the Scottish Government introduced the National Performance Framework (NPF). It sets out the government’s ambitions for society and the values that guide its approach. The framework says it aims to get everyone in Scotland to work together. This includes: national and... More
    Closed 22 April 2022
  • Inquiry into health inequalities

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into health inequalities in Scotland. Public Health Scotland define health inequalities as the “avoidable and unjust differences in people’s health across the population.” Some variations in health may be... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Low income and debt problems inquiry

    The Social Justice and Social Security Committee want to understand the challenges faced by people with low incomes and debt problems. People on low incomes are more likely to run up debt relating to essential services, such as rent, council tax and fuel bills. They are also more likely to... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Government was given temporary, emergency powers to respond to COVID-19. These powers will expire unless new primary legislation is passed. The Scottish Government has introduced this Bill to make some of the temporary powers permanent and to extend others. The provisions in... More
    Closed 18 March 2022
  • Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill (Short Survey)

    Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill (Short Survey) The Scottish Government was given temporary, emergency powers to respond to COVID-19. These powers will expire unless new primary legislation is passed. The Scottish Government has introduced this Bill to make some of the... More
    Closed 18 March 2022
  • New realities of retail and ecommerce in Scotland

    The Scottish Parliament’s Economy and Fair Work Committee sought written views to inform its i nquiry on town centres and retail. The remit for the Inquiry is as follows: "Identify the new realities of retail and ecommerce in Scotland and the resulting impact on town... More
    Closed 16 March 2022
  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill This Bill would seek to restrict the supply and use of certain kinds of fireworks and pyrotechnic articles. An example of a pyrotechnic article would be a distress flare. The Bill impacts businesses and individuals. It creates a new licensing system which means that: ... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

    This page provides information about submitting a detailed response to the Committee about the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill. If you would like to make brief and general comments about the Bill, join in the conversation on our engagement website. Fireworks and... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • The draft joint fisheries statement

    The Committee wants to hear from you The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee wants your views on the draft joint fisheries statement. Read the consultation draft of the Joint Fisheries Statement What does the legislation do? ... More
    Closed 4 March 2022
  • Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill is split into 6 Parts: Part 1 creates new powers to respond to public health emergencies. The powers are similar to powers that Scottish Ministers already have on a temporary basis to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. For example, these powers have been used... More
    Closed 25 February 2022
  • Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill (Detailed)

    The Scottish Government was given temporary, emergency powers to respond to COVID-19. These powers will expire unless new primary legislation is passed. The Scottish Government has introduced this Bill to make some of the temporary powers permanent and to extend others. The provisions in... More
    Closed 25 February 2022
  • Sea Fish (Prohibition on Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) (No. 2) Order 2022 (SSI 2022/35)

    The Committee wants to hear from you The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee wants your views on The Sea Fish (Prohibition on Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) (No. 2) Order 2022 (SSI 2022/35). https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2022/35/made Please... More
    Closed 23 February 2022
  • Alternative pathways into primary care (in depth consultation for medical professionals or organisations)

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into how patients access primary care in Scotland. Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system, acting as the ‘front door’ of the NHS . When a person seeks... More
    Closed 22 February 2022
  • Alternative pathways into primary care (survey for members of the public)

    Experiences of alternative pathways in primary care The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry about the different ways patients access healthcare services in Scotland. Primary care services provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system,... More
    Closed 17 February 2022
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