Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

 

About The Committee

The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is responsible for matters relating to the Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament (which set out the rules governing the management of parliamentary proceedings) and the Code of Conduct for MSPs (which sets out the standards of conduct for Members in undertaking their parliamentary duties).  The Committee is also responsible for considering reports from the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland in relation to compliance with the Code of Conduct for MSPs and the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006.

The Committee publishes reports detailing any changes it is recommending to either the Standing Orders or Code of Conduct.  These reports are debated in the Chamber and any proposed changes must be agreed to by the Parliament before they can come into effect.

The Committee also considers reports and consultations in relation to ministerial appointments to public bodies in Scotland from the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.

Current Business

Review of Cross-Party Groups

The Committee launched a call for evidence on Friday 10 February 2012.

Review of Section 7 of Code of Conduct

The Committee launched a call for evidence on Thursday 2 February 2012

Committee Reports

1st Report, 2012 (Session 4): European Strategy

 
Keep up to date

Contact the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Clerk: Gillian Baxendine / Alison Walker
Email: sppa.committee
@scottish.parliament.uk

0131 348 5179

Membership