Have Your Say

The Commission on Parliamentary Reform wanted to hear what people think about how the Scottish Parliament is working and, if they thought it could do better, about what improvements should be made. The closing date for views was Monday 27th March 2017. This page will remain to show how the Commission heard from people.  

After all, it’s Your Parliament, Your Voice

The Commission was set up to look at—

  • how the Scottish Parliament engages with the people of Scotland;
  • the identity of the Scottish Parliament, as distinct from the Scottish Government; and
  • whether the right ‘checks and balances’ are in place to ensure effective parliamentary business.

There are a number of ways you can have your say.

Please note that the closing date for giving your written views to the Commission has been extended to Monday 27th March 2017. This has now closed.

Call for written views – CLOSED

We are inviting your written views on a number of questions about all three aspects of the Commission’s remit (the three bullet points above). You can choose whether to respond to some or all of the questions.

The call for written views can be found here (pdf 142kb).

The Commission will publish most submissions after the closing date has passed but further information can be found in our policy on handling written submissions (pdf 64kb).  Please read it before providing us with your written views.

On-line survey – CLOSED

Take our quick on-line survey to give your views on the Scottish Parliament and your experiences (bullet points 1 and 2 above).

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete.  It will not ask you for any personal information and responses will be kept securely and confidential.  Individual responses will not be published, although extracts from your response may be included in any analysis of survey results.

Discussion toolkit

If you are from a group and want to provide your views – we have a toolkit which can help you gather those views. This toolkit combines ice breakers, a quiz and fun activities all designed to get your group – no matter how big or small – discussing your experiences and how you would like to interact with the Scottish Parliament (and what stops you).

Designed for groups of varying size, age and experience, with the group discussion led by a facilitator, this tool kit will enable your group participants to complete the on-line survey or the call for written views.

The toolkit is provided as a pdf document (3.1mb)  and the quiz is available separately as a power point presentation.