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.
The Committee expects to hold its first oral evidence session on the Bill with the Scottish Government Bill Team, Historic Scotland and RCAHMS, on 18 March 2014.
The Education and Culture Committee published its report, as an annexe to the Finance Committee Report, on 9 December 2013.
The Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on issues arising from the evidence session on outdoor learning that was held on 10 December. An interim response has been received.
The Committee will consider Creative Scotland’s on-going efforts to respond to concerns expressed by artists.
The Committee will consider six-monthly updates on BBC Scotland's preparation for coverage of the Referendum and the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
7th Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2014
Date: 7th Meeting, Tuesday 11 March 2014
Location: Committee Room 2
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
Report on Draft Budget 2014-15