Consultation Hub

The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work.

You can view older Scottish Government consultations here, and view a list of archived consultations (pre-2004) here.

Featured: A Consultation on the Beavers in Scotland Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report

This is a consultation about the policy to reintroduce beavers to Scotland and whether the... More

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

For your views on a draft code of practice on the exercise of powers by constables to search for cash and/or listed assets under sections 289 and 303C of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

You Said

Seven responses were received - four from individuals and three from organizations. Main themes discussed included prior approval and the accessibility of the code.

We Did

We have carefully considered the responses and made changes to the draft code as appropriate.

We Asked

We asked about proposed amendment to the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

You Said

We received 51 responses which provided detailed comments on the proposals.

We Did

We have considered the written observations received and Ministers laid a Statement in response to these in the Scottish Parliament on 15 December 2017.

We Asked

We asked for your views on Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 - a guidance document for users of the section 70 process.

You Said

We received 14 responses which provided detailed feedback on the guidance document.

We Did

We have fully considered all of the responses.  The responses have been published along with the analysis report.  The final guidance will be published shortly.