Work Programme

Health and Sport Committee

Work Programme 2020-2021

On 22 June 2020, the Committee agreed its work programme up to the 2021 election and this is summarised below.

Budget 2021 - 22

The Health and Sport Committee scrutinises the spending of approximately 50% of the Scottish Budget. The Committee has agreed to undertake pre-budget scrutiny of the 2021-22 budget while considering the impact on Health and Social Care of COVID19 on the 20/21 settlement. The Committee intends to take evidence from relevant bodies in August and September.

Scrutiny of Health Boards

Throughout the session, the Committee has been scrutinising the performance of health and special health boards. It intends to continue this work up to the 2021 election.

Social Care Inquiry

We will be considering social care in its entirety, scrutinising what the future model of social care should look like, incorporating lessons learned from the pandemic. During October and November 2020 we will be discussing the evidence we have collected this year in Committee sessions and our call for views. Further details are available on the Social Care Inquiry page of this website.

Primary Care Inquiry

The Committee anticipates publishing its report on this inquiry in the autumn.


Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill

The Committee completed its Stage 1 consideration of the Bill when it heard from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 23 June 2020. The Committee will consider a Stage 1 report following the summer recess.

Subordinate legislation

The Committee will continue to scrutinise subordinate legislation as this arises, including instruments relating to preparations for withdrawal from the European Union.

Other ongoing current business can be found here.  This includes our full-year scrutiny of the Scottish Government budget within the remit of the Health and Sport Committee and any Bill(s) consideration.

Completed business can be found here

Full details and timings of our work programme will, unless shown, be agreed during the year and may be subject to change.

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