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Chamber and committees

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • the Parliament’s procedures rules for MSPs' behaviour and conduct
  • rules on lobbying,
  • and elections and referendums

Next meeting

Meeting details are not yet available. They will be published here in due course.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Katy Orr, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6924 Find out about call charges.

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If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Current Members

Whitfield, Martin

Martin Whitfield

Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Doris, Bob

Bob Doris

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

McLennan, Paul

Paul McLennan

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Lothian (Constituency)

Mountain, Edward

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

White, Tess

Tess White

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Substitute Members

Grant, Rhoda

Rhoda Grant

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Mackay, Rona

Rona Mackay

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Strathkelvin and Bearsden (Constituency)

Webber, Sue

Sue Webber

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Committee work

Remit

To consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A)—

  • the practice and procedures of the Parliament in relation to its business
  • whether a member’s conduct is in accordance with these Rules and any Code of Conduct for members, matters relating to members interests, and any other matters relating to the conduct of members in carrying out their Parliamentary duties
  • the adoption, amendment and application of any Code of Conduct for members
  • matters relating to public appointments in Scotland
  • matters relating to the regulation of lobbying
  • matters relating to local government elections, Scottish general elections, implementation of the Referendums (Scotland) Act 2020 and Freedom of Information and open government falling within the responsibility of the Minister for Parliamentary Business.