Read these three letters to appreciate the obstacles to our progress in Holyrood.
By email from the Committee Office, The Scottish Parliament, 9 June 2016
Dear Mr Stewart Blacker
Thank you for your request, on behalf of Accountability Scotland, to meet with officials and I apologise for the delay in replying. I understand you wished to discuss (i) the administrative justice system in general, (ii) that the Committee system isn’t working properly and in particular that Members are not sufficiently informed and that a different approach should be adopted to the in-gathering of evidence, and (iii) that the Parliament and the SPSO would benefit from being subject to ISO9001 as the quality of work would improve.
Fighting for improved administrative justice in Scotland
Accountability Scotland was set up to improve the administrative justice system in Scotland. This is the overall system by which decisions of an administrative or executive nature are made in relation to particular persons, including: procedures for making such decisions; law under which such decisions are made; and systems for resolving disputes and airing grievances in relation to such decisions*.
The next meeting of Accountability Scotland will be on Friday February 10th 2017, 2-4 pm. It will be held as usual in the Woodside Hall, Glenfarg St, Glasgow.
We thank all of you who helped us choose the most suitable date.
The further items on the Agenda will be advised shortly.
Non-committee members are welcome.