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 email@example.com and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.
On Tuesday 7 October, the Committee discussed the implementation of the new National Qualifications with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
The Committee has issued a call for evidence. The closing date for submitting views is 24 October 2014.
Read the call for evidence
The Stage 3 debate will take place on 4 November. Amendments should be lodged by 4.30pm on 29 October.
The Committee received an update on the inquiry from Who Cares? Scotland on 5 August, and from Scottish Government officials on 12 August.
23rd Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2014
Date: 23rd Meeting, Tuesday 07 October 2014
Location: James Clerk Maxwell Room (Committee Room 4)
Papers for meeting 7 October 2014 (649KB pdf)
Official Report of Meeting 7 October 2014
Watch a 'Highlights' video of the meeting
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
7th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate legislation