The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny (PAPLS) Committee wants to know which ones you’d like to be put to a review.
Since the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, a total of 260 Acts have been passed in Scotland. These put in place a range of laws covering community care and mental health, criminal justice, community empowerment, standards in schools and even a dog fouling Act to keep our public spaces clean.
The Committee is looking for your suggestions for which Acts it should scrutinise, to ensure that they are working as effectively as possible. The Committee is particularly keen to hear responses to the following questions:
1. Which Act or Acts should be examined by the Committee?
2. In your opinion, does the Act achieve what it set out to do?
3. Is the Act of particular importance to the people of Scotland?
4. Does it make a big difference to people’s lives, such as vulnerable and hard to reach groups?
5. How could the Act be improved?
Anyone with an interest in, or direct experience an Act of the Scottish Parliament, is welcome to respond.
To submit your views, or to find out more, please visit the Scottish Parliament website.