Committees play a central part in the work of the Parliament. Most committees meet weekly or fortnightly, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, in one of the Scottish Parliament’s committee rooms. They…

  • Scrutinise the work of the Scottish Government, including the scrutiny of budget proposals
  • Hold inquiries into subjects relating to the work of the committee
  • Examine legislation, including bills and subordinate legislation
  • Take evidence from witnesses to assist in their inquiries
  • Consider petitions that have been submitted by members of the public and groups who wish to raise an issue