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 issued a call for evidence on 2 December 2013. The call for evidence will close on 21 March 2014.
The Committee has written to those it wishes to seek written evidence from. The closing date for responses is 10 January 2014.
The Committee issued a call for evidence on 30 September 2013. The call for evidence will close on 10 January 2014.
The Committee issued a consultation on the potential Committee Bill. The consultation closed on 22 July 2013.
The call for evidence closed on 24 May 2013.
The Committee's call for evidence closed on 25 January 2013. The Committee published its report on 30 October 2013.
16th Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Meeting 2013
Date: 16th Meeting, Thursday 05 December 2013
Location: Committee Room 6.
Business in private
Cross-Party Group approval
Read the latest report from the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
8th Report, 2013 (Session 4): Post-Legislative Scrutiny