About The Committee
Welcome to the Education and Culture Committee’s webpages, which provide full details of the Committee’s work.
Like other subject committees, 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.
The Committee usually meets on Tuesday mornings. Details of meetings can be found on these webpages and public gallery seats can be booked in advance from Visitor Services.
If you wish to receive regular updates on the work of the Committee please email the committee mailbox with your details and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.
The Committee held an evidence session on 26 November 2013.
The Committee will hold a one-off evidence session on the topic of outdoor learning on 10 December
The Committee has reported to the Finance Committee. The report will be published soon.
The Committee expects to begin consideration of Stage 2 amendments on 17 December.
Amendments to Parts 1 to 4 (including schedules 1 and 2) should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 12 December with the clerks in the Legislation Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Committee's report on the inquiry will be debated in the Chamber on the afternoon of Thursday 5 December.
The Committee will consider six-monthly updates on BBC Scotland's preparation for coverage of the Referendum and the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
32nd Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2013
Date: 32nd Meeting, Tuesday 10 December 2013
Location: Committee Room 6
Papers for meeting 10 December 2013 (1.2MB pdf)
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
11th Report, 2013 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill