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About the Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

The Scottish Parliament Corporate Body makes sure the Parliament:

  • has everything it needs to run
  • provides support to MSPs to enable them to carry out their parliamentary duties.

This includes property, services and staff.

It makes decisions on:

  • budgets
  • staffing
  • accommodation
  • security

It is chaired by the Presiding Officer and includes 4 elected members. Each of the elected members takes a lead interest in specific issues.

  • Maggie Chapman MSP: Business support and Officeholders
  • Jackson Carlaw MSP: Finance and organisation governance
  • Claire Baker MSP: Digital services, resilience and sustainability
  • Christine Grahame MSP: Engagement and communications

Next meeting

The SPCB normally meets fortnightly on a Thursday. However, this can vary depending on parliamentary business. 

The SPCB does not usually meet during recess.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact the SPCB Secretariat.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Members

Members of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Current Members

Johnstone, Alison

Alison Johnstone

Convener

Party: No Party Affiliation

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Baker, Claire

Claire Baker

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Carlaw, Jackson

Jackson Carlaw

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Eastwood (Constituency)

Chapman, Maggie

Maggie Chapman

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Grahame, Christine

Christine Grahame

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Constituency)

Reports Section

2021

Some papers may be unavailable in accordance with the Data Protection Act. 

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SPCB Meeting 23 September 2021

SPCB Minutes – 23 September 2021 (107KB pdf)

September Chief Executive’s Report (315KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 56 – Allowances: additional regional office application (111KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 55 – Authorisations required by Standing Financial Instructions (121KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 54 – SPCB Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21 (113KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 53 – Advisory Audit Board Report 2020/21 (138KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 52 – Lobbying Register Annual Report (115KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 51 – Officeholders – Scottish Biometrics Commissioner adviser fees – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 50 – Officeholders – contingency fund application follow up (130KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 9 September 2021

SPCB Minutes – 9 September 2021 (122KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 49 – Opening Ceremony arrangements – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 48 – Officeholders – Scottish Biometrics Commissioner staffing determination (120KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 47 – Officeholders – Scottish Public Services Ombudsman contingency fund application (215KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 46 – Officeholders – Standards Commissioner for Scotland Member – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 45 – Officeholders – SHRC chair terms and conditions – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 44 – UK Elections Bill – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 43 – Officeholders – Ethical Standards Commissioner revised strategic plan – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 42 – Allowances: additional regional office application (122KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 41 – Allowances: additional regional office application (98KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 40 – Appointment of adviser to the Finance and Public Administration Committee – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 39 – Appointment of SCPA members – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 38 – Allowances: additional regional office application (98KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 37 – Allowances: additional regional office application (123KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 24 June 2021

SPCB Minutes - 24 June 2021 (106KB PDF)

June Chief Executive's Report (479KB PDF)

SPCB (2021) Paper 36 - Diversity Monitoring and Pay Gap report (16.7MB PDF)

SPCB (2021) Paper 35 – Festival of Politics 2021 – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 34 – Session 6 Kirking and Opening Ceremony – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 33 – Officeholders – acting Ethical Standards Commissioner; staffing determination – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 32 – Covid-19 post summer arrangements – unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 31 – Management of the Estate – unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 10 June 2021

SPCB Minutes – 10 June 2021 (123KB PDF)

SPCB (2021) Paper 30 – Scottish Parliamentary Staff Pay Award 2021-22 - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 29 – COVID-19 Update - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 28 – Session 6: strategic plan - unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 3 June 2021

SPCB minutes – 3 June 2021 (93KB PDF)

SPCB Meeting 26 May 2021

SPCB minutes – 26 May 2021 (90KB PDF)

Matters considered by correspondence

SPCB (2021) Paper 27 – Scottish Government’s Handling of Harassment Complaints Committee: costs  

SPCB (2021) Paper 26 – Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme Valuation Report

SPCB (2021) Paper 25 – Officeholders – Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Determination - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 24 – Officeholders – Acting Commissioner - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 23 – Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme

SPCB (2021) Paper 22 – Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme

SPCB Meeting 18 March 2021

SPCB Minutes - 18 March 2021 (134KB PDF)

SPCB (2021) Paper 21 – Contingency Fund Application (112KB PDF)

SPCB (2021) Paper 20 – Catering Services Tariff update - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 19 – Security Maturity Programme – Security Awareness - unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 4 March 2021

SPCB Minutes - 4 March 2021 (106KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 18 - ESC Complaint - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 17 - COP26: International Legislators' Summit - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 16 - IT Security (125KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 15 - Security Maturity Programme Update - unavailable document 

SPCB Meeting 23 February 2021

SPCB Minutes - 23 February 2021 (94KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 18 February 2021

SPCB Minutes - 18 February 2021 (morning) (135KB pdf)

SPCB Minutes - 18 February 2021 (afternoon) (100KB pdf)

February Chief Executive's Report (980KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 14 - MSP Staff Redundancy Payments (139KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 13 - International Relations: Overview of 1 July - 31 December 2020 (538KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 12 - Upgrade of Security Measures at Local Office - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 11 - Officeholders: 2020/21 Pay Awards - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 10 - Officeholders: Contingency Application Funds (116KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 09 - Allowances: Use of Parliamentary Resources (121KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 08 - Allowances: Expenses Scheme Resolution (132KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 07 - Election Planning Programme Update - unavailable document 

SPCB Meeting 4 February 2021

SPCB Minutes - 4 February 2021 (125KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 6 - Web Accessibility Regulations Project update (126Kb pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 5 - Officeholders - Salary updates and scales - unavailable document

SPCB (2021) Paper 4 - Festival of Politics 2020 (116KB pdf) 

SPCB Meeting 21 January 2021

SPCB Minutes - 21 January 2021 (116KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 3 - Web and Online Project update (223KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 2 - Annual Report: Gaelic Language Plan (315KB pdf)

SPCB (2021) Paper 1 - SMP: Members Personal Safety - unavailable document

2020

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SPCB Meeting 10 December 2020

SPCB Minutes - 10 December 2020 (142KB pdf)

December Chief Executive's Report (175KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 72 - Annual Procurement Report paper - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 71 - Covid-19 Update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 70 - withdrawn

SPCB Meeting 3 December 2020

SPCB Minutes - 3 December 2020 (117KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 69 - Staff Cost Provision Review Report (142KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 26 November 2020 

SPCB Minutes - 26 November 2020 (120KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 68 - Officeholder contingency bids (218KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 67 - Travel and Expenses System Update (86KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 66 - Remote Voting Update (707KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 65 - 2021 Scottish Parliament Election Guidance (125KB pdf)

SPCB(2020) Paper 64 - withdrawn

SPCB(2020)Paper 63 - withdrawn

SPCB (2020) Paper 62 - Members' Staffing Pressures (182KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 12 November 2020

SPCB Minutes - 12 November 2020 (116KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 61 - Members' Case Management System - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 60 - Alasdair Gray Mural - unavailable document 

SPCB Meeting 29 October 2020

SPCB Minutes - 29 October 2020 (136KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 59 - Covid-19 paid special leave arrangements (174KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 58 - Art collection development policy (212KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 58 - Art collection development policy - Annex (154KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 57 - Lobbying register annual report (101KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 57 - Lobbying register annual report - Annex (1,726KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 56 - Creche services contract - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 55 - Security Maturity Programme Update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 54 - Festival of Politics Programme 2020 - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 53 - Refunding unused rail tickets (121KB pdf) 

SPCB Meeting 1 October 2020

SPCB Minutes - 1 October 2020 (133KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 52 - Committee of the Regions Contact Group - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 51 - International Relations: Overview (461KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 50 - NGBU: support to Members and committees (179KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 49 - Election Planning Update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 48 - Covid-19 planning: On-site service contracts - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 47 - Officeholders: Standards Commission of Scotland - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 46 - Officeholders: SHRC - unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 17 September 2020

SPCB Minutes - 17 September 2020 (139KB pdf)

September Chief Executive's Report (624KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 45 - Covid-19 planning: Operations - Update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 44 - Biometrics Commissioner - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 43 - Authorisations required by Standing Financial Instructions (75KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 42 - SPCB Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 (65KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 41 - Audit Advisory Board (112KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 40 - 2021 Scottish Parliament election guidance (80KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 39 - Annual Sustainable Development Report (84KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 38 - Festival of Politics 2020 - Update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 37 - Members' Expenses Scheme: Disability application - unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 3 September 2020

SPCB Minutes - 3 September 2020 (123KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 36 - Member's Expenses Scheme - Exceptional Expenses application - unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 6 August 2020

SPCB Minutes - 6 August 2020 (82KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 35 - Appointment of adviser to the Finance and Constitution Committee - unavailable document

SPCB Meeting 9 July 2020 

SPCB Minutes - 9 July 2020 (132KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 34 - Covid-19 planning: Contract Services - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 33 - Covid-19 planning: Operations - unavailable document

SPCB meeting - 25 June 2020

SPCB minutes - 25 June 2020 (142KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 32 - Officeholders: SPSO legal costs - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 31 - Officeholders: SHRC members' remuneration - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 30 - Officeholders: Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 29 - Session 6 election planning (70KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 28 - Priorities and budget assumptions 2020-21 - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 27 - Capacity and configuration at Holyrood - unavailable document

SPCB meeting - 11 June 2020

SPCB minutes -11 June 2020 (137KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 26 - Sound and Voting System Programme: update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 25 - Support to Members on re-opening local offices (86KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 28 May 2020

SPCB minutes - 28 May 2020 (140KB pdf)

May Chief Executive's Report (135KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 24 - Website accessibility regulations: update - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 23 - Security Maturity Programme - unavailable document

SPCB meeting - 14 May 2020

SPCB Minutes - 14 May 2020 (136KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 22 - Equipment for temporary homeworking for Members and Members' staff (134KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 30 April 2020

SPCB Minutes - 30 April 2020 (133KB pdf)

April Chief Executive's Report (540KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 21 - Members' Expenses Scheme: Review of Members' Staff Cost Provision (131KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 21 Annex - Review of the Reimbursement of Members' Expenses Scheme (292KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 20 - Reimbursement of Members' Expenses scheme: Incidental and ancillary employment provision (98KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 16 April 2020

SPCB Minutes - 16 April 2020 (91KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 19 - SPCB Supported Officeholders: 2019 Pay Award - unavailable document

SPCB meeting - 31 March 2020

SPCB Minutes - 31 March 2020 (96KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 18 - Scottish Parliament 20th Anniversary Programme: update (140KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 17 - Events: Edwin Morgan Trust anniversary installation proposal - unavailable document 

SPCB meeting - 19 March 2020

SPCB Minutes - 19 March 2020 (137KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 16 - Corporate Procurement Strategy 2020 - 2024 (88KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 15 - Appointment of a Committee Advisor (115KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 12 March 2020

SPCB Minutes - 12 March 2020 (95KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 5 March 2020

SPCB Minutes - 5 March 2020 (126KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 14 - Uprating of allowances (251KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 13 - Officeholders: contingency application (69KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 12 - Officeholders: strategic plans - unavailable document

SPCB meeting - 20 February 2020

SPCB Minutes - 20 February 2020 (138KB pdf)

February Chief Executive's report (195KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 11 - Catering Tariffs 2020-21 - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 10 - Canongate Wall - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 9 - Festival of Politics - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 8 - International Relations: developing relations - unavailable document

SPCB (2020) Paper 7 - International Relations: update (365KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 6 - International Relations: parliamentary travel (78 KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 30 January 2020

SPCB Minutes - 30 January 2020 (126KB pfd)

SPCB (2020) Paper 5 - Corporate identity development (417KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 4 - Officeholders: strategic plans (130KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 3 - Reimbursement of Members' Expenses Scheme Review - unavailable document

SPCB meeting - 23 January 2020

SPCB Minutes - 23 January 2020 (91KB pdf)

SPCB meeting - 16 January 2020

SPCB Minutes - 16 January 2020 (127KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 2 - Events and exhibitions (139KB pdf)

SPCB (2020) Paper 1 - Flag policy (102KB pdf)

2011 to 2019

2011 to 2019 SPCB minutes and papers are held on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website. Some papers may be unavailable in accordance with the Data Protection Act. 

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SPCB Membership

The SPCB is made up of five members:

The Presiding Officer, Alison Johnstone MSP (Chair); Claire Baker MSP; Jackson Carlaw MSP; Maggie Chapman MSP; and Christine Grahame MSP.

Maggie Chapman MSP - Business support and Officeholders: incorporating Chamber Office, Committee Office, Official report, Broadcasting, SPICe, Committee Engagement Unit, Officeholders.

Jackson Carlaw MSP - Finance and organisation governance: incorporating Finance, Allowances, Pay & Pensions, Legal Services, Procurement, People & Culture. Member of the Advisory Audit Board.

Claire Baker MSP - Digital services, resilience and sustainability: incorporating BIT, Information management and governance, Security, Facilities Management, Business continuity. Member of the Advisory Audit Board.

Christine Grahame MSP - Engagement and communications: incorporating Events and exhibitions, International Relations, Parliament communications, Public information and resources, Outreach, Visitor Services, Scotland’s Futures Forum, Lobbying Registrar.