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  • Gaelic and Scots and Scottish Languages Bill: Scottish Government commitments

    This consultation has been extended. The Scottish Government has made a number of commitments to the Gaelic and Scots languages. Among these there are four key commitments which can be regarded as particularly significant with the other commitments falling under these broad... More
    Opened 24 August 2022
  • Addition of trade union nominees to the boards of college institutions

    The Good College Governance Task Group's report , published in 2016, made a series of recommendations to improve the governance of colleges, including adding trade union nominees to the boards of management of college institutions. Following consultation in 2017 on the Good College... More
    Opened 1 December 2022
  • Access to information rights in Scotland

    This consultation follows the work of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee (PAPLS) in the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament, to undertake post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The Committee’s report ... More
    Opened 29 November 2022
  • Alcohol advertising and promotion

    Restricting alcohol marketing is identified as one of the World Health Organization’s three ‘best buys’, the most cost-effective measures that WHO recommends to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. Many our European neighbours have already taken action to restrict alcohol marketing... More
    Opened 17 November 2022
  • Transfer of the functions of education appeal committees to the Scottish Tribunals

    Having a choice about which school your child will attend is a fundamental feature of our education system. Choosing which school your child will attend is one of the most important decisions parents/carers will make. Most parents opt for their local catchment school while others will apply... More
    Opened 14 November 2022
  • Skills delivery independent review: call for evidence

    In September 2022, the Minister for Higher Education, Further Education, Youth Employment and Training set out to parliament that he would be initiating an independent review of the skills delivery landscape in Scotland as part of work to ensure that the skills system is fit for purpose for... More
    Opened 28 October 2022
  • Wildlife management in Scotland

    A Stronger & More Resilient Scotland: The Programme for Government 2022-23 which was published on the 8 September 2022 committed to introducing the following Bill: “Wildlife Management (Grouse) The Bill will implement the recommendations of the... More
    Opened 26 October 2022
  • Social Care: Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation in Scotland - call for evidence

    The Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) was announced on 23 rd September. The IRISR will make recommendations to ensure that social care support services are the best that they can be for those that use them and work within them. IRISR will ensure a human... More
    Opened 24 October 2022
  • Small Landholdings Modernisation: Consultation

    Small landholdings are a part of our Scottish agricultural and national heritage, and we are determined to have them as part of our future. We are fully committed to modernising their truly unique legislative status to ensure small landholders have comparable rights with other types of land... More
    Opened 22 October 2022
  • Professor Hayward's Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment - public consultation

    Why is there a need for an independent review?  Recognising the need to look to the future, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills announced in October 2021 the intention to reform qualifications and assessments. This was influenced by:  ... More
    Opened 21 October 2022
  • Cycling framework for active travel

    This Cycling Framework and Delivery Plan for Active Travel in Scotland builds on the progress made through three iterations of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) between 2010 and 2020. It reflects our aim to progress from CAPS and to develop an ambitious plan for Scotland for the next... More
    Opened 26 September 2022
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