Freedom of Information
At its meeting on 29 June the Committee considered the resolution of the Parliament agreed on 21 June 2017 on Scottish Government compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and noted the call for an independent inquiry and for post legislative scrutiny of the Act. The Committee agreed to write to the SPCB and, subsequently, the Scottish Government to seek their views on this matter.
Commission for Parliamentary Reform
At its meeting on 20 April 2017 the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee took evidence from the Commission on Parliamentary Reform. After that meeting the Chair of the Commission, John McCormick, wrote to the Committee with some additional information.
Scotland Act 2016
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee has been considering Standing Order rules changes in relation to the Scotland Act 2016 - super-majorities.
At its meeting on 2 March 2017 the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government for its views on the proposed Standing Order rule changes.
Parliamentary Liaison Officers
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee has been considering the issue of Parliamentary Liaison Officers.
At its meeting on 17 November 2016 the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government to recommend that the Ministerial Code be revised to extend the requirement on Parliamentary Liaison Officers to declare their status.