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  • Addressing child poverty through parental employment

    The Social Justice and Social Security Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into addressing child poverty through parental employment . Inquiry to date We have so far received written submissions from Local Employment Partnerships through a focused call for views. We have also... More
    Opened 8 February 2023
  • Your views on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill

    The Bill makes changes to the law in relation to the care of children and the involvement of children in the criminal justice system. The changes relate to the children’s hearings system and several parts of the criminal justice system. This includes courts that hear cases relating to... More
    Opened 3 February 2023
  • Children (Care and Justice) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill has four main parts. The first part changes the definition of “child” in the children’s hearings system from someone under 16 to someone under 18. This part makes some other changes which include offering more guidance for children who turn 18. The... More
    Opened 25 January 2023
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) - Call for Views

    The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) Committee is looking at the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, currently being considered in the UK Parliament, and wants to hear from you. The part of... More
    Opened 16 January 2023
  • Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill aims to change the law in relation to two areas: trusts: how they are administered and managed succession: who has the right to inherit and in what order The Bill aims to modernise the law. Trusts have been in use since at least the early 17th... More
    Opened 16 January 2023
  • Long COVID inquiry - your views

    This inquiry will focus on diagnosis, treatment and current support available to those with long COVID. According to the latest ONS figures, currently it is estimated that 2.1 million are experiencing self-reported long COVID in the UK (3.3% of the population). In Scotland it is estimated that... More
    Opened 12 January 2023
  • Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill - Consultation

    Share your views on the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill with the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. The Scottish Government introduced the Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill on 22 November 2022. The Bill aims to change the law relating to: trusts, how they are... More
    Opened 6 January 2023
  • Net zero for the Grangemouth area

    Scotland’s economy and the skills and industries that drive economic growth both now and in the future are a key part of the Committee’s remit. There is currently a target of 2045 for Scotland to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero. Industry is the second highest carbon... More
    Opened 20 December 2022
  • Disabled employment gap inquiry - BSL

    Identifying barriers to accessing employment is a key part of the Economy and Fair Work Committee’s remit Statistics show that the disabled people in Scotland have a lower employment rate than non-disabled people. The Committee would like to understand what more can be done to... More
    Opened 20 December 2022
  • Disabled employment gap inquiry

    Identifying barriers to accessing employment is a key part of the Economy and Fair Work Committee’s remit Statistics show that the disabled people in Scotland have a lower employment rate than non-disabled people. The Committee would like to understand what more can be done to ensure... More
    Opened 20 December 2022
  • Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill Scottish charities are regulated by an independent body. This body is called the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR was established under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005 Act). The 2005 Act sets out the powers that OSCR... More
    Opened 19 December 2022
  • Shark Fins Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) - Call for Views

    Background The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) Committee is undertaking scrutiny of the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) on the Shark Fins Bill, currently being considered in the UK Parliament, and is seeking your views. The Bill aims to... More
    Opened 16 December 2022
  • Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament - Citizens' Panel Recommendations

    Citizens' Panel on Participation - Tell us what recommendations we should prioritise The Citizens’ Panel on Participation has published their report and they have made 17 recommendations to the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee on improving how the Scottish... More
    Opened 16 December 2022
  • Your views on the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill

    The Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill aims to update the law around charities. Charities in Scotland are regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). OSCR was established under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005... More
    Opened 8 December 2022
  • Inquiry into Public Administration - Effective Scottish Government decision-making

    Public Administration is a key part of the Committee’s remit and is best described as how the functions and systems of the Scottish Government work. The First Minister explained that: For a sensible Government… transparency, good record-keeping and the ability to demonstrate the... More
    Opened 6 December 2022
  • Community Planning inquiry

    Community Planning aims to improve how organisations such as local government, health boards, and the police work together with other partners to improve local outcomes in an area. Community Planning Partnerships (‘CPPs’) exist in every local authority to identify priorities and to share... More
    Opened 7 November 2022
  • Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill - Additional Call for Views

    We are seeking your views on one aspect of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill. In evidence at Stage 1, the Scottish Government was clear that rough shooting, when using more than two dogs to hunt a wild mammal, would be considered an offence under the Bill. ... More
    Opened 2 November 2022
  • Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill: Financial Memorandum consultation

    About the Bill The Bill establishes a new office of Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland. The Patient Safety Commissioner will: support system-wide improvement in the safety of health care promote the importance of the views of patients and members of the public in... More
    Opened 28 October 2022
  • Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill

    Background The Scottish Government introduced the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill in the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2022. The Bill seeks to establish a new Parliamentary Commissioner, the Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland, independent of the NHS and... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • How is Devolution Changing post-EU?

    The CEEAC Committee concluded in our recent report on The Impact of Brexit on Devolution that there are fundamental concerns which need to be addressed in relation to how devolution works outside the EU. On the back of its report, the Committee is looking to facilitate a public debate about... More
    Opened 6 October 2022
  • Inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into female participation in sport and physical activity in Scotland. This inquiry is partly informed by the Committee’s previous inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people , which found that... More
    Opened 30 September 2022
  • Criminal Justice Pre-Budget scrutiny: 2023-2024

    On 31 May 2022 the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy Kate Forbes MSP published the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review Framework . This set out the Scottish Government’s scenario for budget spending of £180 billion over the four remaining... More
    Opened 21 September 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill – British Sign Language (BSL) Consultation

    A Bill is a draft law. There are 3 stages to making a law in Scotland. The Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill is at stage 1. The Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee is looking at this Bill. The... More
    Opened 1 September 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill – detailed call for views

    We want your views on a Bill about support for disabled children and young people. This call for views is part of a wider programme of engagement. If you would like to be involved, please contact us via ecyp.committee@parliament.scot . We recognise the time and effort it takes to... More
    Opened 1 September 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill - survey

    What are your views on the support that is currently available for disabled children and young people as they grow into adulthood? We are the Scottish Parliament's Education, Children and Young People Committee. We are looking at proposals that would see more structured support introduced... More
    Opened 1 September 2022
  • Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill as introduced aims to improve opportunities for disabled children and young people as they grow up. This Bill considers children to be under 18 and young people to be between 18 and 26. Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP introduced the Bill because she thinks disabled... More
    Opened 16 August 2022
  • National Care Service (Scotland) Bill (Detailed)

    This page provides information about submitting a detailed response to the Committee about the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill If you would like to make brief and general comments about the Bill, or ask a question about the Bill, join in the conversation on our engagement website. ... More
    Opened 8 July 2022
  • National Care Service (Scotland) Bill

    National Care Service (Scotland) Bill The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, and other Committees in the Scottish Parliament, are looking into the National Care Service Bill. The Scottish Government describes the purpose of the Bill as being to improve the... More
    Opened 8 July 2022
  • Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill The Bill makes changes to the law in two main areas: decisions about granting bail to people accused of a crime arrangements for the release of some prisoners and the support that is provided to those who leave prison. Current status of the Bill  ... More
    Opened 7 July 2022
  • The impact of human rights budgeting

    The Scottish Government is expected to publish its Budget 2023-24 in December 2022. In advance of this, our Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny to influence the Scottish Government’s thinking when preparing this budget. The Committee is interested in how the Scottish Government... More
    Opened 4 July 2022
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