The Local Government and Communities Committee has agreed to take evidence on the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland’s (LGBCS) 5th Review and the Scottish Government’s response to that review. This includes the 25 Scottish Statutory Instruments laid in the Scottish Parliament on 14 September and which give effect to the recommendations of the LGBCS in relation to 25 Local Authorities. (see below)
The Committee's report on the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland's Fifth Electoral Reviews was published on 25 November 2016:
The Scottish Government responded to the Committee's report on 30 March 2017:
The Committee took evidence from the following:
5 October 2016
- The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
Professor Ailsa Henderson, Commissioner, Isabel Drummond-Murray, Secretary, and Laura Cregan, Secretariat, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
Read the Official Report of the meeting of 5 October 2016
26 October 2016
- Argyll and Bute Council, Fife Council, the Electoral Reform Society and COSLA
Charles Reppke, Head of Governance and Law, Argyll and Bute Council; Paul Vaughan, Head of Community and Corporate Development, Fife Council; Katie Gallogly-Swan, Campaigns Organiser, Electoral Reform Society, Cllr David O'Neill, President, COSLA.
- The Scottish Government
Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Parliamentary Business, and Brian Peddie, Relationship Manager, Local Government Policy and Relationships Unit, Scottish Government.
Read the Official Report of the meeting of 26 October 2016