Guidance for Conveners

Sources of information

1. The primary source of information about procedures in the committees of the Scottish Parliament is the Standing Orders and, in particular, chapters 6 and 12 which deal with “Committees” and “Committee Procedures” respectively.

2. Further guidance is contained on the “Guidance on Committees” which is available electronically on the committee pages of the Parliament's website and in the “Guidance on Public Bills” and “Guidance on Private Bills” which are also published on the website.

3. This Guidance covers issues of particular relevance to committee conveners and expands on other guidance material.

4. Any conveners seeking advice on the operation of the Standing Orders or on the application of the guidance should seek advice from the committee clerks who can advise on all aspects of procedure and practice in relation to the work of the committees.