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 received an update on the inquiry from Who Cares? Scotland on 5 August, and from Scottish Government officials on 12 August.
The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 19 August 2014.
The Committee held an evidence session on 17 June 2014 in the wake of the fire at the Glasgow School of Art.
The aim of the Inquiry was to contribute to the debate on Scotland's educational and cultural future in the context of the Referendum in 2014. The Committee has concluded the Inquiry.
21st Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2014
Date: 21st Meeting, Tuesday 19 August 2014
Location: The James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)
Historic Environment Scotland Bill - stage 2 proceedings
Curriculum for Excellence: National Qualifications
Official Report of Meeting 19 August 2014 (500KB pdf)
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
7th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate legislation