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Rules governing Cross-Party Groups to be examined, 10/02/12 [S]

The rules governing Cross-Party Groups (CPGs) at Holyrood are to be examined by a parliamentary committee.

MSPs on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee will review the effectiveness of such groups along with their current level of transparency and regulation.

At present, more than 1,000 organisations participate in the work of 65 registered Cross-Party Groups in the Scottish Parliament, and 107 out of 129 MSPs are members of at least one CPG. 

The remit of the inquiry is:

To review the rules on Cross-Party Groups in the Scottish Parliament and propose identified changes to improve:

  • the effectiveness
  • the processes for the registration
  • the operation
  • and the regulation of Cross-Party Groups.
For full details see the Scottish Parliament news release.

Further Information

Rules governing Cross-Party Groups to be examined