Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee has agreed the following areas of work for the rest of 2021 and 2022.
This work programme might change but will be updated if any changes have been made.
For further details or questions, please contact the clerks to the Committee.
Code of Conduct
The Committee will look at how the procedures in virtual and hybrid meetings of the Parliament and committees can be improved to retain the key features of debate and allow greater participation by MSPs. As part of this work, the Committee will consider the introduction of proxy voting and other ways to support MSPs’ participation in parliamentary business. Proxy voting is where an MSP can vote on behalf of another MSP who is absent for a specific reason.
The Committee will also consider how the speed and quality of responses to parliamentary questions can be improved.
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