About The Committee
The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee is responsible for matters relating to the Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament (which set out the rules governing the management of parliamentary proceedings) and the Code of Conduct for MSPs (which sets out the standards of conduct for Members in undertaking their parliamentary duties). The Committee is also responsible for considering reports from the Public Standards Commissioner for Scotland in relation to compliance with the Code of Conduct for MSPs and the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006.
The Committee publishes reports detailing any changes it is recommending to either the Standing Orders or Code of Conduct. These reports are debated in the Chamber and any proposed changes must be agreed to by the Parliament before they can come into effect.
The Committee also considers reports and consultations in relation to ministerial appointments to public bodies in Scotland from the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.
The Committee normally meets on a Thursday morning. Seats in the public gallery can be booked in advance by contacting Visitor Services.
Previous meeting papers can be found on the meetings page section of the website.
The Committee published its report on 6 February 2015
The Committee published its report on 20 March 2015.
The Committee published its report on the Bill on 6 March 2015.
9th Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Meeting 2015
Date: 9th Meeting, Thursday 21 May 2015
Location: the David Livingstone Room (CR6).
Business in private
Inquiry into the election of Committee Conveners
Code of Conduct
The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015.
Read the latest report from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
4th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Complaint against Roseanna Cunningham MSP