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  • 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
  • A Modern and Sustainable Ferry Service for Scotland - A major inquiry into current and future ferry provision in Scotland

    The Committee received a public petition saying the unreliability of ferries has resulted in losses to island economies relying on tourism and in travel restrictions for island residents, who need reliable and regular services. The Committee noted there were issues with island connections... More
    Opened 1 July 2022
  • Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill

    The Scottish Government is proposing a new law on how bail and custody are used in Scotland. The proposals would affect decisions made by the criminal courts and arrangements for people held in prisons and young offenders’ institutions. The proposals do not seek to change the laws relating... More
    Opened 1 July 2022
  • Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

    About the Bill “Moveable” property means property which can be physically moved (for example, cars, machinery and whisky barrels). It can, however, also mean intellectual property like patents and copyrights. The Bill reforms two elements of the law on moveable property: ... More
    Opened 1 July 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
    Opened 30 June 2022
  • Road to recovery: impact of the pandemic on the Scottish labour market

    This inquiry will consider the impact of COVID-19 on labour market inactivity and the prospects for recovery in the short, medium and long-term. We are specifically focused on the long-term sick component of economically inactive people, as well as people who have chosen early retirement. A... More
    Opened 30 June 2022
  • COVID-19 Recovery Committee - Pre-Budget scrutiny

    The Scottish Government is expected to publish its Budget 2023-24 in December 2022. In advance of this, the COVID-19 Recovery Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny with the aim of influencing the Scottish Government’s thinking when preparing its forthcoming budget. The Committee is... More
    Opened 30 June 2022
  • Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking pre-budget scrutiny for 2023-24. In recent years, in line with the recommendations of the Budget Process Review Group (BPRG) report, Scottish Parliament subject committees have undertaken prebudget scrutiny, in advance of the... More
    Opened 29 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Opened 4 May 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
    Opened 20 April 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
    Opened 1 April 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
    Opened 1 April 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
    Opened 21 March 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
    Opened 21 March 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
    Opened 21 March 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
    Opened 18 March 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
    Opened 11 March 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
    Opened 7 March 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
    Opened 28 February 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
    Opened 15 February 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
    Opened 14 February 2022
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