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Prof Alan Alexander announced as new Chair of Audit Scotland

09.12.2019

Prof Alan Alexander is to be appointed as the new Chair of Audit Scotland, it has been announced. He will take up the position with effect from 1 April 2020.

Justice Committee calls for extra powers to be given to personal data tsar

09.12.2019

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the general principles of a Bill which will create a Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

The lessons being learned by Scotland’s student teachers put to the test

06.12.2019

The lessons being learned by Scotland’s student teachers will be put to the test as part of a new inquiry by Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee.

MSPs support general principles of FGM protection legislation

05.12.2019

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has supported the general principles of proposed new legislation that aims to strengthen legal protection for women and girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Social prescriptions can transform Scotland’s health, say MSPs

04.12.2019

Social prescribing, where health professionals prescribe physical activity and sport, is key to tackling Scotland’s health issues, say the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

National Gaelic Schools Debate final to be held in Holyrood’s debating chamber for the first time (5 December)

03.12.2019

The National Gaelic Schools Debate final is set to take place in the Scottish Parliament later this week (Thursday 5 December).

Increase prison funding levels and promote alternatives to custody, says Holyrood’s Justice Committee

01.12.2019

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has concluded that real-terms increases in the revenue and capital budgets for the Scottish Prison Service

MSPs tell Cabinet Secretary of their concern over the monitoring of NHS board performance

28.11.2019

Better monitoring of NHS board performance is needed to identify and address failings, according to a letter issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Work of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee in 2018-19

26.11.2019

The increasing volume of Brexit-related secondary legislation has coincided with a decrease in the number of Scottish Statutory Instruments laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration, a Holyrood Committee has reported.

MSPs call for improved mental health provision in secure care and young offenders’ facilities

26.11.2019

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are calling for better mental health support for young people ordered into either secure care or a young offenders’ institution (YOI).

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