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  • 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
    Closed 24 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
    Closed 11 November 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
    Closed 9 November 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
    Closed 29 October 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
    Closed 29 October 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
    Closed 29 October 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
    Closed 15 October 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
    Closed 13 October 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
    Closed 8 October 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
    Closed 28 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
    Closed 24 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
    Closed 8 September 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
    Closed 17 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
    Closed 13 August 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
    Closed 12 August 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
    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
  • 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
    Closed 12 January 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
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