Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

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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 5 elected members. Each of the elected members takes a lead interest in specific issues.

David Stewart MSP leads on facilities. 

Liam McArthur MSP leads on resources.

Andy Wightman MSP leads on business and security.  

Sandra White MSP leads on engagement

Jackson Carlaw MSP leads on governance.

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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

Macintosh, Ken

Ken Macintosh

Convener

Party: No Party Affiliation

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Carlaw, Jackson

Jackson Carlaw

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Eastwood (Constituency)

McArthur, Liam

Liam McArthur

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Stewart, David

David Stewart

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

White, Sandra

Sandra White

Appointed Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Wightman, Andy

Andy Wightman

Appointed Member

Party: Independent

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Reports Section

2021

2020

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

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SPCB Meeting 10 December 2020

December Chief Executive's Report (175KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 71 (106KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 3 December 2020

SPCB(2020)Paper 69 (142KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 26 November 2020 

SPCB(2020)Paper 68 (218KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 67 (86KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 66 (707KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 65 (125KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 62 (182KB pdf)

SPCB Meeting 12 November 2020

SPCB Minutes - 12 November 2020 (116KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 61 (121KB pdf)

SPCB(2020)Paper 60 (123KB pdf) 

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)

2016 to 2019

2016 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. 

Read 2016 to 2019 SPCB papers on the NRS website

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Portfolio Arrangements

David Stewart MSP leads on facilities.  This includes:

  • facilities management
  • events and exhibitions
  • visitor services
  • business information technology

Liam McArthur MSP leads on resources. This includes:

  • finance
  • Members’ Expenses Scheme
  • human resources

Andy Wightman MSP leads on business and security.  This includes:

  • security
  • committee and chamber
  • the Official Report
  • outreach services and SPICe

Sandra White MSP leads on engagement.  This includes:

  • international relations
  • information management
  • public information
  • media relations
  • web and social media
  • the Committee Engagement Unit

Jackson Carlaw MSP leads on governance. This includes:

  • the Officeholders
  • legal services
  • internal audit
  • business continuity
  • procurement