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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00394

Names and Remits of Mandatory Committees

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

That the Parliament agrees, under Rule 6.1, that the names and remits of the following mandatory committees be amended—

Name of Committee: Finance Committee

New name: Finance and Public Administration Committee

Remit: To the remit set out in Rule 6.6 shall be added—

Matters relating to public service reform and the National Performance Framework within the responsibilities of the Deputy First Minister and public administration

Name of Committee: Equalities and Human Rights Committee

New name: Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Remit: To the remit set out in Rule 6.9 shall be added—

Matters relating to civil justice within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans

Name of Committee: Public Petitions Committee

New name: Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Remit: To the remit set out in Rule 6.10 shall be added—

To consider and report on public policy or undertake post-legislative scrutiny through the use of deliberative democracy, Citizen’s Assemblies or other forms of participative engagement

Name of Committee: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Remit: To the remit set out in Rule 6.4 shall be added—

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