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  • Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes several changes to the law affecting Scottish Parliament elections and Scottish local government elections. These changes include: allowing certain foreign nationals (people who have the right to live in Scotland but do not have British citizenship) to stand for election; creating a new rule that would prevent a person from standing as a candidate if they have committed an offence involving the intimidation of election staff or people... More
    Opened 9 February 2024
  • Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill

    We want to hear from you The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is seeking views on the Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill. The Committee welcomes responses to any of the listed areas. Give us your views below. About the Bill The Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2024. The Committee has been designated as lead committee on the Bill. The Bill makes a number... More
    Opened 7 February 2024
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach: Meòrachan Ionmhais

    Mun Bhile Tha am Bile seo a' toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a' dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a' Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. An Ìre aig a bheil am Bile an-dràsta Chaidh am Bile seo a thoirt a-steach do Phàrlamaid na h-Alba le Rùnaire a’ Chaibineit airson Foghlam agus Sgilean air 29 Samhain 2023. Leugh... More
    Opened 23 January 2024
  • Scottish Leids Bill: Financial Memorandum

    Aboot the Bill The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Status o the Bill the Noo This Bill wis introducit in the Scots Pairlament by the Cabinet Secretary fur Education and Skills on 29 November 2023. Read and find oot mair aboot the Bill: Scottish Leids Bill . Stage 1 ... More
    Opened 23 January 2024
  • Judicial Factors (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill aims to modernise the law, making the role of the judicial factor clearer. Judicial factors have been in use since at least the 17th century in Scotland. The main existing legislation on judicial factors is from 1849 to 1889. There have been no new laws specifically in this area since then. This led to some doubt on how the law should operate and what powers judicial factors have. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was... More
    Opened 23 January 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Current Status of the Bill This Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 29 November 2023. Read and find out more about the Bill: Scottish Languages Bill . ... More
    Opened 23 January 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill (BSL)

    The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. More information about the Bill is available on the Scottish Parliament website at www.parliament.scot/scottish-languages-bill Please note that the Bill does not include any reference to BSL as the language is covered by the separate British Sign Language... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach / Scottish Languages Bill (Gàidhlig - suirbhidh goirid)

    Tha am Bile seo a’ toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a’ dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a’ Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. Faigh a-mach barrachd mun Bhile Bu toil le Comataidh Foghlaim, Cloinne agus Dhaoine Òga do bheachdan fhaighinn air a’ Bhile. Mar a chuireas tu do bheachdan a-steach Cuir a-steach do bheachdan anns an... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Scottish Leids Bill / Scottish Languages Bill (Scots - short survey)

    The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Find oot mair aboot the bill The Education, Bairns and Young Fowk Committee wad like tae ken yer views on the Bill. Hoo tae submit yer views Please submit yer views yaisin the short survey linkit tae ablow. Or, fur tae share yer views on the Bill in mair... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Scottish Leids Bill / Scottish Languages Bill (Scots - detailed call for views)

    The Bill gies the Gaelic and Scots leids official staunin in Scotland and maks chynges tae the uphaudin o the Gaelic and Scots leids in Scotland. This includes chynges in relation tae Gaelic and Scots education. Find oot mair aboot the bill The Education, Bairns and Young Fowk Committee wad like tae ken yer views on the Bill. Hoo tae submit yer views Please submit yer detailed views yaisin the online submission form, linkit tae ablow. Or, fur tae share a quick... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Bile nan Cànan Albannach / Scottish Languages Bill (Gàidhlig - gairm bheachdan mionaideach)

    Tha am Bile seo a’ toirt inbhe oifigeil don Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba, agus a’ dèanamh atharrachaidhean air an taic a gheibh a’ Ghàidhlig agus Scots ann an Alba. Tha seo a’ gabhail a-steach atharrachaidhean co-cheangailte ri foghlam Gàidhlig agus Scots. Faigh a-mach barrachd mun Bhile Bu toil le Comataidh Foghlaim, Cloinne agus Dhaoine Òga do bheachdan fhaighinn air a’ Bhile. Mar a chuireas tu do bheachdan a-steach Cuir a-steach do bheachdan... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill (English - short survey)

    The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Find out more about the Bill The Education, Children and Young People Committee would like to know your views on the Bill. How to submit your views Please submit your views using the short survey, linked to below. Or, to share your views on the Bill... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Scottish Languages Bill (English - detailed call for views)

    The Bill gives the Gaelic and Scots languages official status in Scotland and makes changes to the support for the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. This includes changes in relation to Gaelic and Scots education. Find out more about the Bill The Education, Children and Young People Committee would like to know your views on the Bill. How to submit your views Please submit your detailed views using the online submission form, linked to below. Or, to share a... More
    Opened 22 January 2024
  • Scotland’s Commissioner Landscape: A strategic approach

    Call for Views The Committee welcomes responses to any of the following ten questions. Closing date: 11 March 2024 Commissioner landscape The Commissioner landscape has evolved since devolution, with seven commissioners in operation and one more recently being agreed to by Parliament. Several additional commissioners are now also being proposed. 1. Why is the Commissioner model chosen over other approaches, such as a public body or government department, and why do... More
    Opened 10 January 2024
  • Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

    When the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in 2017, it did not include a definition of “woman”. The Bill was amended to include this definition during parliamentary scrutiny. The Scottish Government’s policy memorandum explained that the amendment was made “to make the Bill more inclusive by including trans women who were living as trans women even if they did not have a full gender recognition certificate under... More
    Opened 8 January 2024
  • Judicial Factors (Scotland) Bill

    About the Bill A judicial factor is an individual appointed by the Court to manage property of those who, for whatever reason, are unable or unwilling to do so. A judicial factor may be appointed in circumstances such as: Where a law firm has breached rules or regulations, or where a sole practitioner has died To wind up the estate of a deceased person in limited circumstances To oversee the estate of a missing person Where a business owned by a partnership is... More
    Opened 20 December 2023
  • Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill

    The Finance and Public Administration Committee is seeking views on the Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill. The UK Aggregates Levy (UKAL) is a UK wide environmental tax that aims to reduce the extraction of fresh or new aggregate. This Bill seeks to create an aggregates tax in Scotland (replacing UKAL) and has the same environmental aims as UKAL. This Bill explains that the Scottish Aggregates Tax (SAT) will be administered by Revenue Scotland and sets... More
    Opened 11 December 2023
  • Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the Scottish social security system, including: allowing the Scottish Government to provide care experience assistance and changing the way rules are made for the Scottish Child Payment; changing the processes for making decisions about social security assistance in Scotland; changing the processes where people must pay back assistance received by mistake, and providing that in certain situations a person’s... More
    Opened 16 November 2023
  • Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - your views

    The Scotland Act 2016 set in process a change to how social security is delivered in Scotland: it devolved 11 existing social security benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to Scotland; it gave new powers to the Scottish Government to make top-up payments to benefits reserved to the UK Government. In 2018, The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) established a legal framework for a new Scottish social security system . It created the... More
    Opened 13 November 2023
  • Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill Some types of wall cladding on the outside of buildings can cause fire safety risks. This Bill gives Scottish Ministers powers to carry out assessments to find out if the cladding on buildings is safe. If not, Ministers can then organise repairs. If necessary, Ministers can also require people to move out of the buildings until the work needed is done. The Bill applies to only some buildings. For a building to be assessed under the Bill, the building must have... More
    Opened 13 November 2023
  • Quality Meat Scotland (Amendment) Order 2023 - Call for views

    The Rural Affairs and Islands Committee is looking at the Quality Meat Scotland (Amendment) Order 2023 and wants to hear your views. What is the Quality Meat Scotland (Amendment) Order 2023 ? The purpose of the instrument is to increase the maximum levy rates in the Quality Meat Scotland Order 2008, which will enable Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to adjust the levies for the slaughter or export of cattle, sheep, and pigs. QMS... More
    Opened 10 November 2023
  • Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill

    About the Bill The Bill is being introduced to reduce the risk to life from unsafe cladding on people’s homes. The Bill gives powers to Scottish Ministers to assess and remediate certain types of buildings with unsafe cladding. Scottish Ministers will need to record these assessments and any remediation works completed in a register. Remediate means to take action towards fixing problems. The Bill also allows Scottish Ministers to create a responsible developers... More
    Opened 8 November 2023
  • Post-legislative scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 - BSL

    Background The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into how the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 has worked since it came into force. The Committee wants to find out from you about whether you feel the Act is producing the expected outcomes, to what extent, and if not, why not? What is the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013? The main provisions of the Act came into effect in April 2014. ... More
    Opened 6 November 2023
  • Post-legislative scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013

    Background The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into how the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 has worked since it came into force. The Committee wants to find out from you about whether you feel the Act is producing the expected outcomes, to what extent, and if not, why not? What is the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013? The main provisions of the Act came into effect in April 2014. The Act... More
    Opened 3 November 2023
  • Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill This Member’s Bill has been introduced by Gillian Mackay MSP . It creates safe access zones around all places providing abortion services in Scotland. The Bill makes it an offence for a person in a safe access zone to act in certain ways. This includes any behaviour that might stop a person from getting an abortion or make them feel scared or upset about getting an abortion. It would also be an offence if a person behaved in these ways in other... More
    Opened 27 October 2023
  • Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill

    The Rural Affairs and Islands Committee is looking at the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill and wants to hear your views. What is the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill? The Bill’s policy memorandum states the purpose of the Bill is to provide a framework that the Scottish Ministers “will use to develop the support that farming and rural communities need in order to adapt to new opportunities and new challenges, and to prosper in a changing... More
    Opened 27 October 2023
  • Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill If the Bill is passed as introduced, Scottish Ministers will be required to prepare a five year Rural Support Plan. This plan will include details of farming, forestry, and rural development support. The Bill gives Scottish Ministers the power to form a new support framework and provide financial and other assistance. The framework would be brought into law by secondary legislation. This Bill also makes changes to the Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data)... More
    Opened 27 October 2023
  • Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

    The Committee's call for views closed on 20 December 2023. Individual responses to the short survey will not be published. Instead, a summary of responses will be published on the Committee's website in due course. Published responses View submitted responses to the structured call for evidence where consent has been given to publish the response. Background A note on language The wording used in this call for views mirrors the language of the documents... More
    Opened 27 October 2023
  • Your views on Additional Support for Learning (ASL) in Scotland - BSL

    The Education, Children and Young People Committee is holding an inquiry into Additional Support for Learning (ASL). The inquiry will focus on the following themes: The implementation of the presumption of mainstreaming. This means that, where possible, children and young people with additional support needs should be educated in mainstream schools alongside other pupils, rather than in special schools or units The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on additional support for... More
    Opened 25 October 2023
  • Your views on Additional Support for Learning (ASL) in Scotland

    The Education, Children and Young People Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry into Additional Support for Learning (ASL). The Committee want to know people’s experiences of how services are provided. They want to hear views from a range of people including parents, teachers, support staff, carers, pupils and organisations. Find out more about the inquiry . Implementation of the presumption of mainstreaming The presumption in favour of ‘mainstream... More
    Opened 25 October 2023
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