Complaints

 

Complaint against Mark McDonald MSP

On 12 March 2018 James Dornan MSP wrote to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee regarding the conduct of Mark McDonald MSP.

Letter from James Dornan MSP to Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (4KB pdf)

On 13 March 2018 the Convener of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee wrote to the Presiding Officer referring some of the issues raised in James Dornan’s letter to the SPCB and also to request that the SPCB formally refer the complaint to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee under the terms of the Code of Conduct for MSPs.

On 13 March 2018 the Convener of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee wrote to Joe FitzPatrick MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business seeking a formal referral of the complaint. Bill Kidd MSP, Chief Whip for the SNP Group, responded to the Convener.

At its meeting on 15 March 2018 the Committee agreed to refer the complaint to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland under the provisions of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Act 2002.

At its meetings on 14 and 21 June 2018 the Committee considered the complaint against Mark McDonald MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 21 June 2018. 

Complaint against Liz Smith MSP

At its meetings on 24 and 31 May 2018 the Committee considered a complaint against Liz Smith MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 31 May 2018. 

Complaint against Alexander Burnett MSP

At its meetings on 21 and 28 September 2017 the Committee considered complaints against Alexander Burnett MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 28 September 2017. 

Complaint against Alexander Burnett MSP

At its meetings on 7 and 14 September 2017 the Committee considered complaints against Alexander Burnett MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 14 September 2017.

Complaint against Rachel Hamilton MSP and Jackson Carlaw MSP

At its meetings on 7 and 14 September 2017 the Committee considered complaints against Rachel Hamilton MSP and Jackson Carlaw MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 14 September 2017.

Complaint against Kenneth Gibson MSP

At its meetings on 9 and 16 March 2017 the Committee considered complaints against Kenneth Gibson MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 16 March 2017.

Complaint against Neil Findlay MSP

At its meetings on 8 and 22 September 2016 the Committee considered a complaint against Neil Findlay MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 22 September 2016.

The Committee wrote to business managers inviting them to remind all members on the rules on disclosure in the Code of Conduct.

Complaint against Sandra White MSP

At its meetings on 8 and 22 September 2016 the Committee considered a complaint against Sandra White MSP.

Read the papers and official report here

The Committee published its report on 22 September 2016. 

 
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