Date lodged: 14 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many cross-party groups there are; how many have been dissolved in the current parliamentary session, and how many outstanding applications there are for establishing a group.
Answered by: Andy Wightman 25 June 2018
There are currently100 approved Cross-Party Groups. One Group has been dissolved in the current session, the CPG on Russia. The Convener of the Group took the decision to disband the Group as it was unable to comply with the requirements in the Code of Conduct to hold two meetings per year. There are currently four proposed Groups in the process of seeking to establish.