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Committee welcomes electoral changes

14.01.2020

Plans to extend the term lengths for Scottish Parliament and local authority elections have been supported in a new report issued today by Holyrood’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

Committee welcomes extension of electoral franchise

13.11.2019

Foreign nationals resident in Scotland should be able to have a say in how the country is run

Changes to local and national elections to be explored

19.09.2019

Changes to local and national elections to be explored

Will extending the franchise increase participation?

01.07.2019

Will extending the franchise increase participation?

Parliament to nominate new Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland

25.01.2019

The Commissioner is responsible for investigating complaints about the conduct of MSPs, local authority councillors, members of public bodies and lobbyists.

Holyrood Committee publishes sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct inquiry recommendations

05.06.2018

Holyrood’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee has published its initial inquiry recommendations on preventing, reporting and investigating reports of sexual harassment in the parliamentary workplace.

Standards Committee calls for views on its sexual harassment investigation inquiry

07.12.2017

Holyrood’s Standards Committee has issued a call for views on its inquiry into sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.

Holyrood Committee sets out inquiry remit on MSPs Code of Conduct and sexual harassment complaints

23.11.2017

The rules governing the reporting and investigation of sexual harassment complaints against MSPs are to be reviewed by Holyrood’s Standards Committee.

SPPA Committee to launch inquiry into MSP Code of Conduct

09.11.2017

The Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is to launch an inquiry into the MSP Code of Conduct in relation to the protection of individuals from harassment.

New rule for Holyrood Committee Conveners will support parental leave

14.03.2017

Holyrood committee conveners who go on maternity or paternity leave will be able to return to the same job, if a new rule proposed by the Standards and Procedures Committee is endorsed by Parliament.

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