Will new regulations make land ownership more transparent? Asks Holyrood Committee


A Holyrood Committee has today launched an inquiry into proposed new regulations that aim to reduce the secrecy surrounding who owns what in Scotland.

People from across Scotland urged to give their view on proposed transport laws


Improving bus services, combatting pavement and double parking, and delivering smart ticketing are all issues that people from across Scotland are being urged to give their view on to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee.

Views sought on opt-out system of organ donation


Proposed legislation which will create an opt-out system for organ donation, that would assume people were in favour of donation unless they have stated otherwise, is currently being examined by the Health and Sport Committee.

Timetable for action to make Scotland a global leader in film production


Broadcasters and government agencies need to improve how they support the screen industry in Scotland so the country can maximise the benefits of new funding streams and soaring global demand for content.

Holyrood Committee to examine laws that tackle climate change


Scotland’s new law that aims to stop the damage caused by climate change will be put to the test by a Holyrood Committee.

Justice Committee questions use of remand in Scotland


Holyrood’s Justice Committee has found that the proportion of remand prisoners in Scotland is high, particularly amongst female prisoners, where remand prisoners account for almost a quarter of the total female prison population.

Scotland’s economic strategy should be reviewed urgently, according to a Holyrood Committee


Scotland’s strategy for economic growth should be reviewed as a matter of urgency according to a report by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee.

Michael Gove MP to face questions from Holyrood Committees


The uncertainties surrounding agriculture and fisheries in a post-Brexit world and how the UK will deliver a ‘green Brexit’ will be raised by two Holyrood Committees as they hear from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.

Chair of STV, Baroness Ford, must reconsider invitation to appear before Holyrood’s Culture Committee, says Joan McAlpine


Chair of STV, Baroness Ford, must reconsider invitation to appear before Holyrood’s Culture Committee, says Joan McAlpine

Finance & Constitution Committee begins next phase of its constitutional scrutiny: Common UK frameworks


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has begun the next phase of its constitutional scrutiny with a call for evidence on Common UK frameworks.

Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee


The social security benefits available to people who are in-work but struggling on low incomes is to be the focus of an inquiry by the Social Security Committee.

Creative Scotland must urgently address its strategic failings says Holyrood’s Culture Committee


Creative Scotland must urgently address its strategic failings following a catalogue of criticism from Scotland’s creative sector, says Holyrood’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee.

Committee endorses Prescription (Scotland) Bill but calls for further rationale from Scottish Government on 20 year council tax rule


The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has recommended that the general principles of the Prescription (Scotland) Bill be agreed to when it reaches its Stage 1 debate in Parliament later this month.

Legislation on effective staffing levels in health and care services to be examined by a Holyrood Committee


Proposals that place a legislative duty on health boards and care service providers to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified staff on duty are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Holyrood Committee publishes sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct inquiry recommendations


Holyrood’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee has published its initial inquiry recommendations on preventing, reporting and investigating reports of sexual harassment in the parliamentary workplace.

Assessments needed ahead of armed forces visits to schools


A child rights and wellbeing assessment is needed to ensure that armed forces visits to schools are appropriate. This is the outcome of a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee.

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