Work Programme

Standing Orders

The Committee will consider changes to the Standing Orders before the end of the current parliamentary session.

Scottish elections

The Committee’s remit includes Scottish elections. The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government proposed two bills, an Electoral Reform Bill and an Electoral Franchise Bill, which the Committee will consider once they have been introduced.

Commission on Parliamentary Reform

The Committee has considered recommendations from the report of the Commission on Parliamentary Reform that require changes to Standing Orders or other parliamentary procedures and these changes will be made in the course of 2019. 

Cross-Party Groups (CPGs)

The Committee considers applications for all new CPGs and, on an annual basis, the activities of CPGs and compliance with the Code of Conduct.


The Committee will consider any complaints referred to it by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

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