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MSPs call for transparency on public spending and strategy following failure of BiFab

22.01.2021

MSPs investigating the circumstances leading to the administration of Burntisland Fabrications Limited (BiFab) have expressed their concern over the “lack of transparency”...

‘Further work required’ on Domestic Abuse Bill, says Justice Committee

21.01.2021

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the underlying intentions behind the Scottish Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill, but warned that serious practical concerns raised during the course of its scrutiny need to be addressed.

Committee supports Bill which would pave the way for St. Andrews to grant medical and dentistry degrees

20.01.2021

Proposals which would mark the first step in allowing St. Andrews University to grant medical and dentistry degrees for the first time in 50 years have been endorsed by a Scottish Parliament Committee.

Citizens’ Panel convened to discuss Scotland Covid-19 restrictions and strategy

16.01.2021

A citizens’ panel will meet for the first time this weekend to discuss how Scotland is and should continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Work on representation of BAME women in the workplace to be recognised in Parliament

14.01.2021

A project which aims to boost women’s involvement in politics will have their work recognised this week in the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood Committee backs children’s UN Rights Bill

20.12.2020

A new Bill which would allow children to take public bodies to court for breaches of their rights by incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law should be extended to include private sector...

Committee backs Bill which would compensate NHS for workplace illnesses

18.12.2020

A Bill which would allow the NHS to recover costs relating to industrial disease has been backed by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Political Leadership is key to delivering effective outcomes for Marine Planning in Scotland, says Holyrood’s Environment Committee.

17.12.2020

In a report published today, Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee says that leadership and guidance from the Scottish Government and Marine Scotland...

Views sought on Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan update

16.12.2020

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s updated plan as to how it will meet Scotland’s climate change targets.

Clarity needed on enforcement measures to make ‘livestock worrying law’ effective, says Holyrood Committee

14.12.2020

New legislation which would increase the penalties for dog-owners whose pets chase, attack or kill farmed animals will require significant amendment and clear guidance as to how it will work in practice...

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