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 15 December 2015.
The Committee published its report on 19 January 2016
The Committee published its report on 20 March 2015.
4th Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Meeting 2016
Date: 4th Meeting, Thursday 11 February 2016
Location: the David Livingstone Room (CR6)
Chapter 9B of the Standing Orders
Read the latest report from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
3rd Report, 2016 (Session 4): Standing Order Rule Changes - Admissibility of Petitions and Minor Rule Changes