Inquiry into the procedures for considering legislation

 

Remit

To examine the general procedures and practice for considering public bills in the Scottish Parliament, whether any changes are required, and if so, what these should be. The main focus of the inquiry is on public bills introduced under the general rule set out in Chapter 9 of the Standing Orders.

Timetable

The Committee published its report on 20 March 2015.

The Committee published a Standing Order Rule Changes report on 2 March 2016.

Evidence

Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 2 December 2013. The call for evidence closed on 21 March 2014

Read the written submissions received

Oral Evidence

The Committee took oral evidence on the inquiry at its meetings on 29 May and 5 and 19 June 2014

Read the meeting papers and Official Reports

The Committee held engagement events on the inquiry on 6 and 13 June 2014.

Report

The Committee published its report on 20 March 2015.

The Committee received a response to its report from the Scottish Government on 27 August 2015.

The Committee published a Standing Order Rule Changes report on 2 March 2016.

 

Contact: for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 6924 or by e-mail at: sppa.committee@scottish.parliament.uk