This Fact Sheet lists the membership of all current committees in the Scottish Parliament. It is arranged alphabetically by the name of the committee.
Committees play a central part in the work of the Parliament – taking evidence from witnesses,
scrutinising legislation and conducting inquiries. Most committees meet weekly or fortnightly,
usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, in one of the Scottish Parliament's committee
rooms – or in locations around Scotland.
Each committee has a Convener and a Deputy
Convener. Conveners convene and chair meetings but are not required to be impartial. Deputy
Conveners can also chair meetings and cover for the Convener.
Under Rule 6.3A of the Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament, a political party represented
by five or more Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) may nominate a member of that
party to be a substitute (referred to as a "committee substitute") for the members of that party on
a particular committee. These committee substitutes must be approved by the Parliament on a
motion of the Parliamentary Bureau.
Published: 17 September 2020
|| Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
|| Scottish Green Party
|| Scottish Labour Party
|| Scottish Liberal Democrats
|| No Party Affiliation
|| Scottish National Party