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  • 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
    Closed 17 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
    Closed 16 February 2021
  • 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
    Closed 12 January 2021
  • Climate Change Plan Update

    Four parliamentary committees are reviewing the Scottish Government’s updated Climate Change Plan (CCPu) . They are: Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Local Government and Communities Committee... More
    Closed 12 January 2021
  • 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
    Closed 11 January 2021
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equalities and human rights

    This inquiry seeks to identify the evidence that some groups of people are experiencing disproportionately negative impacts of the coronavirus, and by some of the measures taken to deal with it. The inquiry will look at the measures the Scottish Government and other public bodies,... More
    Closed 1 January 2021
  • 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
    Closed 14 December 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
    Closed 7 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
    Closed 7 December 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
    Closed 7 December 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
    Closed 4 December 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
    Closed 22 November 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
    Closed 20 November 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
    Closed 18 November 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
    Closed 19 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
    Closed 16 October 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
    Closed 14 October 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
    Closed 30 September 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
    Closed 7 September 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
    Closed 7 September 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
    Closed 28 August 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
    Closed 10 August 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
    Closed 31 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
    Closed 31 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
    Closed 31 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
    Closed 31 July 2020
  • Race equality, employment and skills inquiry

    What is being done in Scotland to make sure that people from minority ethnic communities have the same employment and training opportunities as everyone else? Having a job can help someone with: housing education health poverty feeling involved in the community ... More
    Closed 30 June 2020
  • COVID-19: Resilience and emergency planning

    Thank you for responding to the invitation to submit evidence. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is looking into resilience and emergency planning and the lessons that can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic . The purpose of the Call for Views is to... More
    Closed 3 June 2020
  • COVID-19 and care homes

    The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is looking into how COVID-19 has impacted on care homes. The purpose of the survey is to understand to what extent care staff, families and residents feel that care homes have contained and prevented cases of COVID-19 and to what... More
    Closed 20 May 2020
  • COVID-19 Testing

    The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee is looking into COVID-19 testing. The purpose of the Call for Views is to understand the role testing should play in tackling the pandemic and what is needed to deliver an effective testing regime. The evidence you share... More
    Closed 18 May 2020
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