MSPs on fact-finding voyage at Ferguson Marine shipyard


Members of a Holyrood Committee have visited the shipyard where two overdue and over-budget vessels to serve the Clyde and Hebrides ferries network are being built.

Can legislation create a fairer environment for pub landlords? Holyrood Committee asks.


A Members Bill which aims to create a fairer environment for pub landlords is to be scrutinised by the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee.

Finance Committee calls for a more strategic approach to setting Scotland’s budget amid increased volatility


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has called upon the Scottish Government to adopt a more strategic approach to budgetary management.

Contingency plan for HMP Barlinnie must be of the highest priority says Holyrood’s Audit Committee


Developing a contingency plan for HMP Barlinnie in the event that it fails must be of the highest priority for the Scottish Prison Service, says Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee.

MSPs launch inquiry into employment opportunities for minority ethnic communities in Scotland


The lack of progress by public authorities in tackling higher levels of unemployment and in-work poverty among ethnic minority communities will be the subject of a new inquiry by a Holyrood Committee.

MSPs say police investing in live facial recognition technology would be ‘unjustifiable’


Holyrood’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing has said that current live facial recognition technology is not fit for use by Police Scotland.

MSPs welcome further protections for animals and wildlife in Scotland


Greater protections to strengthen the health and welfare of animals and wildlife in Scotland have been supported in a report issued today by Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

Holyrood Committee calls for ‘sunset clause’ in CAP transition legislation


A Holyrood Committee has called for a “sunset clause” to be included in proposed legislation which would allow the Scottish Government to amend or replace parts of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the post-Brexit transition period.

Committee raises concerns about Period Products Bill


A Bill which would have placed a duty on the Scottish Government to ensure free period products are available on a universal basis failed to win the support of a Scottish Parliament Committee.

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