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.
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
Will extending the franchise increase participation?
The Commissioner is responsible for investigating complaints about the conduct of MSPs, local authority councillors, members of public bodies and lobbyists.
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.
Holyrood’s Standards Committee has issued a call for views on its inquiry into sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.
The rules governing the reporting and investigation of sexual harassment complaints against MSPs are to be reviewed by Holyrood’s Standards Committee.
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.
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.