Education and Culture Committee


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 and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.

Current Business

Work Programme

The Committee has agreed its Work Programme (113KB pdf).

Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill

The Committee has launched a call for evidence with a closing date of 4 September.

Public bodies - Spending decisions and outcomes

Evidence sessions will be held in autumn 2015.

Student Support

The Committee would like your views on Student Support, to be received by 18 September. 

Education (Scotland) Bill

We will consider a draft Stage 1 report in September.

Attainment of school pupils with a sensory impairment

We have completed our evidence taking on the inquiry.  A report on the Committee's findings will be produced.

Educational attainment gap

The Scottish Government has responded to the Committee's letter on the main issues arising from the recent evidence sessions.

V and A Museum of Design, Dundee

The Committee will await the conclusion of Dundee City Council's review before considering whether to undertake any further work.

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee will consider Scottish Statutory Instruments that fall within the subject matter of its remit.

Committee Meetings

18th Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2015

Date: 18th Meeting, Tuesday 01 September 2015

Location: The Sir Alexander Fleming (CR3)

Subordinate Legislation

Education (Scotland) Bill (In Private)

Attainment (Sensory Impairment) (In Private)

Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee

7th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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Contact us

Clerk: Terry Shevlin

0131 348 5222

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