MSPs embark on inquiry into ferry procurement


The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has today approved the general principles of a bill which seeks to strengthen the rights of consumers in Scotland through the creation of a new public body.

MSPs to carry out inquiry into the future of social care


A Scottish Parliament Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the future of social care. The inquiry will investigate the future delivery of social care in Scotland and what changes are needed to meet current and increasing future demand.

Disclosure reform welcomed by committee


Legislation to update the Disclosure system protecting the most vulnerable in Scotland’s society has passed its first parliamentary hurdle today.

Arts funding needs a greater focus on artists says Holyrood Committee


The Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has today published its report into Scotland’s funding of the arts and artists where it called for an urgent resetting of arts policy and funding.

MSPs welcome Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme


Scotland’s proposed deposit return scheme will have a real and lasting impact on tackling climate change, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

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


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

Prof Alan Alexander announced as new Chair of Audit Scotland


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.

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


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


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


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)


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

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