About The Committee
The Committee scrutinises the policies and performance of the Scottish Government and its agencies by considering relevant legislation; conducting inquiries; scrutinising spending proposals; and carrying out any other work that it considers appropriate.
In practice, the Committee considers a variety of topics such as:
- early years and children’s services
- school, further and higher education
- lifelong learning
- the Gaelic and Scots languages
- culture and the arts.
If you wish to receive regular updates on the work of the Committee please email the Committee Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.
We considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 9 February.
The Committee will hold a one-off evidence session on 1 March.
The Committee intends to hold a one-off evidence session on 8 March.
The Scottish Government has responded to the Committee's correspondence that highlighted the main issues arising from the sessions.
Stage 3 took place on Tuesday 2 February in the Chamber.
The Committee published its report on the Draft Budget 2016-17 on 7 January 2016.
The Committee will conclude its work on the educational
attainment gap by taking evidence on 23 February from local authorities and the
Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
The Committee will consider Scottish Statutory Instruments that fall within the subject matter of its remit.
5th Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2016
Date: 5th Meeting, Tuesday 09 February 2016
Location: The James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)
Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2
The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Thursday 11 February 2016.
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
2nd Report, 2016 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation
3rd Report, 2016 (Session 4): Report on the renewal of the BBC charter