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  • Consultation on Fees for Seed Testing, Seed Certification & Associated Seed Functions

    Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated functions ( supervision of licensed, Professional Seed Operators, licensed Crop Inspectors, licensed Seed Samplers, LSTS) and courses and exams are all required to be reviewed annually to ensure that the costs of the services provided by... More
    Closed 2 days ago
  • Consultation on arrangements for Scotland to continue participating in the EU School Milk scheme

    Consultation on arrangements for Scotland to continue participating in the EU School Milk scheme. Consultees are invited to note the main points of the new common framework (detailed in the attched documents) and to consider the delivery approach proposed for Scotland. Please note that... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • Electronic Monitoring in Scotland

    This consultation seeks views on the next steps in taking forward primary legislation to extend the use of electronic monitoring in Scotland in support of broader community justice policy. The proposed changes reflect the findings and recommendations of the Electronic Monitoring Expert Working... More
    Closed 1 week ago
  • The Registration of Independent Schools (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

    This consultation looks for comments on the draft Registration of Independent Schools (Prescribed Person) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 that set out the arrangements in respect of current and future teachers working in independent schools having to be registered with the General Teaching Council for... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools

    This consultation seeks views on the draft guidance on Healthcare in Schools in Scotland. The guidance will support health boards and schools in the delivery of healthcare support to pupils who need support as a result of a healthcare need. The guidance has been developed in partnership with a... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Consultation on Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating

    The Scottish Government designated energy efficiency as a national infrastructure priority in June 2015, covering energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation of both domestic and non-domestic buildings. District heating could make an important contribution to meeting Scotland’s future heat... More
    Closed 1 month ago
  • Consultation on Proposals for an Integrated Authorisation Framework

    The single authorisation framework will bring together all the permissioning arrangements for SEPA’s four main regulatory (water, waste, radioactive substances and Pollution Prevention and Control) into a integrated permissioning structure and under a single standardised procedure (subject to... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Fees for Monitoring Surface Coal Mines

    This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposal to enable planning authorities to charge operators for undertaking monitoring of surface coal mining permissions, including planning conditions; legal agreements and restoration financial guarantees. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Revised Colorectal Cancer QPIs

    A consultation to gather views on the Colorectal Cancer QPIS with regard to: The appropriateness of the QPIs that have been developed. The target levels that have been set. Key points or areas that are not covered within the QPIs Feasibility of measuring the... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • A consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System

    In 2015 Ministers commissioned an independent panel to undertake a review of the planning system. The review included opportunities to get involved through both written and oral evidence and an online discussion forum. Since then we have been working with a wide range of stakeholders, including... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • A Consultation on Procedure of the First Tier Tribunal Housing and Property Chamber

    The Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 establishes an integrated structure of tribunals with a First-tier Tribunal (FTT) and an Upper Tribunal. Jurisdictions within the First-tier Tribunal will be organised into ‘chambers’ according to the nature of the dispute. On 1st December, the Private... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Crown Estate: A Consultation on the Long Term Management of the Crown Estate in Scotland

    The Crown Estate in Scotland includes a diverse portfolio of property, rights and interests that influence many aspects of rural and coastal life in Scotland. This consultation is an opportunity to help shape the long term framework for the devolved management of the Crown Estate in Scotland and... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Discussion Document - National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan

    To ensure we have the right staff for our health and social care services now and in the future, we will publish a National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan in Spring 2017. This Discussion Document seeks comments and views from individuals and organisations about the issues the National... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Draft Head Teachers Education and Training Standards (Scotland) Regulations

    The consultation looks for comments on draft regulations that define the education and training standards expected of teachers before they are appointed to their first head teacher post. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Councillor Code of Conduct Amendment

    To seek an amendment to the code of conduct to allow councillors to continue to act as councillors and continue to represent their electorate without there being a conflict of interest if they represent the council on the board of an external organisation. More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • A Scottish Government Consultation on the Draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill

    The consultation seeks views on the practical application of the Scottish Government’s draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill provisions. It also offers consultees an opportunity to offer views on how the Bill might be strengthened. The purpose of the Gender... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation - a consultation on increasing numbers of successful donations

    This Consultation looks at two ways to potentially increase the number of deceased organ donation and tissues donors - by seeking to increase numbers of referrals and by seeking to increase the number of times when donation is authorised to proceed. The first chapter seeks views on alternative... More
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Consultation on Universal Credit (Claims and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

    A consultation on the draft regulations to implement the two priority Universal Credit (UC) flexibilities: managed payments of rent to landlords; and more frequent payments of UC. Note: This consultation will last 8 weeks. As this is principally a technical consultation on the draft regulations... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: A Consultation

    A consultation on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which is a set of principles with an overarching vision that will guide the development of public policy on the nature and character of land rights and responsibilities in Scotland. More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Consultation on Implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive in Scotland

    Consultation on proposals for transposing into Scottish legislation Directive EU 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants. More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Existing Non-Residential Premises Consultation

    This consultation is to seek comment on a revised volume of practical fire safety guidance. The guidance aims to help those responsible for fire safety in premises such as pubs, offices, shops, entertainment venues and transport hubs meet their legal duties. The guidance has been developed for... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Consultation on Raising Planning Fees

    The Scottish Government recognises the importance of planning in supporting economic growth, in the delivery of quality homes and in community empowerment. We have committed to consulting on enhanced fees, following the independent review of planning recommendation that fees for major applications... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Transport Scotland's Rail Infrastructure Strategy from 2019

    Transport Scotland is seeking views on its proposed approach to the rail infrastructure investment strategy from April 2019. The results from this consultation will help to inform the Scottish Ministers’ High Level Output Specification (HLOS). The HLOS is a blueprint aimed at improving... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to Registered Social Landlords

    The consultation sets out proposals to extend coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) to Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). Extending coverage of FOISA would give the same 'access to information' rights to tenants of RSLs as local authority housing tenants currently... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Digital Transformation: Next Steps

    Registers of Scotland (RoS) is developing a variety of new digital services. Part One of the consultation sets out detailed proposals for the introduction of these new services and the necessary changes to the Land Register Rules that would be required to facilitate them. Part Two sets out further... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Consultation on Wild Seaweed Harvesting

    Seaweed is a significant resource for Scotland, very important environmentally and historically but harvested at a small scale at present. There is considerable potential for growth and development of its exploitation and use. The UK currently has no large-scale harvesting of seaweed, but in... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • Review of HPB Cancer Quality Performance Indicators Consultation

    Under the auspices of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce, National Cancer Quality Performance Indicators (QPIs) were developed to drive continuous quality improvement in cancer care across NHSScotland. In August 2012, HPB Cancer QPIs were published, and following 3 years of national comparative data,... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Draft Proposals for Requirements for Static Gear Deployed Within 12 Nautical Miles of Scottish Baselines

    In December 2015, the Cabinet Secretary announced r ecommendations on dealing with gear conflict . These included looking at good practice and possible legislative changes to the marking of static gear inside 12 nautical miles. Over the past few months, Marine Scotland has held discussions... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Delivering Scotland’s River Basin Management Plans: The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 Proposed Amendments

    This consultation invites stakeholders to respond to proposed changes to The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (CAR). There are 4 key elements to this consultation: proposed points of clarification and consolidation to the general binding rules in... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • A STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland

    The Government is consulting on our approach to delivering a high quality Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and training offering, across the education system. Our draft STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland has two aims: 1. To improve levels of STEM... More
    Closed 4 months ago
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