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British Sign Language Plan - Open Events at the Scottish Parliament

Published 20 Apr 2018

This poster gives more detail about the open events for British Sign Language users being held at the Scottish Parliament on Friday, 18 May and Saturday, 19 May.

Enhancing the Public Appointments Process

Published 20 May 2013

A report on our stakeohlders' views on proposals for a revised code of practice and the resulting revised draft code. We would welcome comments on the revised draft code no later than 2 August.


Published 30 Aug 2012

As we approach the first year of operation of the 2011 Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies in Scotland the Commissioner wishes to seek feedback from stakeholders


Published 30 Aug 2012

The Commissioner is seeking the views of stakeholders, interested parties should use this pro forma to provide their opinions in response to the issues raised in the consultation paper

Handbook on Application of the Revised Code

Published 01 Sep 2011

This handbook gives non statutory guidance on application of the revised code of practice. It has been published to coincide with the implementation date for the revised code. The handbook will be refreshed on a regular basis to reflect the Commissioner's most up to date guidance on application of the code. Revisions will take into account the views of those who work with the code and suggested revisions from stakeholders are welcomed. Handbook users should refer to the online version of the handbook as it may be more up-to-date than any printed version. The handbook version date is provided on the contents page for ease of reference.

Analysis of consultation responses to the proposed revised code

Published 02 Feb 2011

This paper summarises the key comments and concerns raised by our stakeholders when we consulted on proposals for a revised code of practice. The draft code resulting from the many valuable responses we received to the consultation exercise is available to download from the publications section of our website.

Chairs views on the proposed revised code

Published 03 Dec 2010

This document sets out the Commissioner's proposals for change, as reflected in the revised code that was consulted on in 2010, as well as the views of public body Chairs on those proposals.

Revised Code - Consultation Version June 2010

Published 10 Jun 2010

The Commissioner's proposed revised code of practice for ministerial appointments to public bodies in Scotland. This is a consultation document.

Revised Code Consultation Questionnaire - June 2010

Published 10 Jun 2010

This questionnaire seeks the views of stakeholders on the Commissioner's proposals for a revised code of practice.

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