Programme for Government

The Programme for Government is published every year at the beginning of September and sets out the actions we will take in the coming year and beyond.

It includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year.

Programme for Government 2022 to 2023

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced A stronger and more resilient Scotland: the Programme for Government 2022 to 2023. 

Legislative programme 

Eighteen bills are set to be introduced during the 2022 to 2023 parliamentary year: 

  • Annual Budget (No.2) Bill  

  • Bankruptcy and Diligence Bill  

  • Charities (Regulation) Bill  

  • Children’s Care and Justice Bill 

  • Circular Economy Bill 

  • Criminal Justice Reform Bill 

  • Education Reform Bill 

  • Housing Bills (2) 

  • Independence Referendum Bill 

  • Legal Services Regulation Reform Bill 

  • Local Visitor Levy Bill 

  • Patient Safety Commissioner Bill 

  • Police Complaints and Misconduct Handling Bill 

  • Public Health (Restriction of Promotions) Bill  

  • Scottish Aggregates Levy Bill 

  • Trusts and Succession Bill 

  • Wildlife Management (Grouse) Bill 

Five bills will continue their parliamentary scrutiny:  

  • Bail and Release from Custody Bill  

  • Gender Recognition Reform Bill  

  • Hunting with Dogs Bill 

  • Moveable Transactions Bill  

  • National Care Service Bill  

Watch a video explaining what the Programme for Government is.

Previous Programme for Government documents

See: Programme for Government document collection

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