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  • The role of local government and its cross-sectoral partners in financing and delivering a net-zero Scotland.

    The Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee are examining progress towards Scotland’s net zero targets with a particular focus on the role of local government and its partners. The Scottish Parliament agreed statutory targets to make Scotland a net zero nation by 2045,... More
    Opened 24 November 2021
  • Inquiry into the use of the made affirmative procedure during the coronavirus pandemic

    The 'made affirmative procedure' is a type of secondary legislation, which was only used a handful of times a year before the Coronavirus pandemic. However, since March 2020, it has been used more than 100 times. The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has recognised the need to use... More
    Opened 19 November 2021
  • National Planning Framework (NPF4)

    The Scottish Government has published its fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).  It sets out how your places and environments will be planned and designed in the years to come. Read the NPF4 Send us your views on the draft NPF4  Committees want to hear your... More
    Opened 17 November 2021
  • Coronavirus (Discretionary Compensation for Self-isolation) (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, health boards were required to compensate people who they asked to self-isolate due to an infectious disease. This was required by the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 . The Coronavirus Act 2020 changed this. The 2020 Act let health boards decide... More
    Opened 16 November 2021
  • Coronavirus (Discretionary Compensation for Self-isolation) (Scotland) Bill - call for views

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, health boards were required to compensate people who they asked to self-isolate due to an infectious disease. This was required by the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 . The Coronavirus Act 2020 changed this. The 2020 Act let health boards decide... More
    Opened 16 November 2021
  • Miners' Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    The Bill provides a pardon for miners who were convicted of certain offences relating to the 1984-1985 miners’ strike where the conditions of the pardon are met. The offences are: breach of the peace breach of bail conditions – Section 3 of the Bail etc. (Scotland) Act 1980... More
    Opened 11 November 2021
  • Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill - call for views

    The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) Committee is scrutinising the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill and is seeking your views. What does the Bill aim to do? The Bill requires the Scottish Government and relevant authorities (e.g. health boards and local... More
    Opened 5 November 2021
  • Inquiry into the Health And Wellbeing of Children And Young People

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The inquiry aims to address key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people including: Child poverty (including... More
    Opened 2 November 2021
  • Perinatal Mental Health Inquiry

    Background The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into perinatal mental health in Scotland. Perinatal mental health problems are mental health problems which occur during pregnancy and up to one year after a child’s birth. In most cases, mothers... More
    Opened 2 November 2021
  • Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers and certain public bodies (referred to in the Bill as ‘relevant authorities’) to create Good Food Nation Plans. The relevant authorities identified in the Bill are health boards and local authorities (or councils). Other public bodies may be... More
    Opened 1 November 2021
  • Continuity Act - Policy Statement and Annual Report

    In December 2020 the Scottish Parliament passed the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 . This Act provides Ministers with powers to help meet the Scottish Government’s commitment that Scottish laws “keep pace” with future developments in EU law where appropriate. The Scottish... More
    Opened 29 October 2021
  • Scotland’s supply chain

    The Economy and Fair Work Committee are investigating Scotland’s supply chain. The Committee is keen to hear from businesses and industry. They would like to understand what changes could protect Scotland's supply chain. They would also like to hear what opportunities may or may not... More
    Opened 12 October 2021
  • Licensing of short-term lets

    The Scottish Government has told the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee that it will be laying draft laws before the Scottish Parliament requiring local authorities to introduce a licensing system for short-term let accommodation. More information about what is proposed... More
    Opened 27 September 2021
  • Health and Care Bill - Legislative Consent Memorandum

    The Health and Sport Committee would like to invite you to respond to its targeted call for written views on the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) on the Health and Care Bill. The Committee is seeking your views on the LCM and those provisions of the Bill which relate to: The... More
    Opened 21 September 2021
  • Criminal Justice Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny of the 2022/23 Budget

    We want to hear your priorities for next year’s budget for criminal justice. We plan to write to the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice later this year. We will be setting out our recommendations on how the budget should be spent. ... More
    Opened 16 September 2021
  • Inquiry into the Scottish Government’s international work

    The Committee is looking at how the Scottish Government engages internationally and what it wants to achieve from this work. This includes both its EU and wider international engagement, its support for international development and how its external affairs policies interact with UK... More
    Opened 15 September 2021
  • Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    The Bill seeks to refund individuals who paid for private surgery to remove transvaginal mesh from their body. It is to include the costs of removal surgery and reasonable connected expenses. Current status of the Bill  This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the... More
    Opened 14 September 2021
  • The UK Internal Market

    The aim of this inquiry is to consider the implications of the UK internal market for Scotland including how devolution works. Background to the inquiry You may find the following information and links helpful in reading and responding to the Committee’s questions. The UK... More
    Opened 13 September 2021
  • Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

    Background Humza Yousaf MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care introduced the Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament on the 23 June 2021. The Bill seeks to refund individuals who paid for private... More
    Opened 1 September 2021
  • 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
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