Committee Bill on financial assistance for opposition parties



At its meeting on 12 September 2019, the Committee agreed to instruct a Committee Bill to transfer responsibility for setting the terms of the funding of non-government political parties – the provision of so-called “Short money” - from the Scottish Government to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. 

Policy development

The Committee has written to MSPs, political parties and MSPs, the Scottish Parliament’s Parliamentary Bureau, the Scottish Government and the Electoral Commission seeking views on the proposed Bill. 

Consultation letter (150KB pdf)

The Committee received the following consultation responses.


for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 6924 or by e-mail at: [email protected] 

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