Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee asks expert panel to examine the scrutiny challenges for the next parliamentary session


A panel of fiscal, economic and constitutional experts has been established by a Holyrood Committee.

No silver bullet to clear courts backlog, Committee warns


MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee have called for a ‘basket of measures’ to help clear the backlog in Scotland’s courts exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic, acknowledging that some of these may be unpalatable, but necessary.

UK Government refuses to give evidence to Holyrood on the UK Internal Market Bill


The UK Government has refused to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament on its UK Internal Market Bill.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee calls for views on the UK Government’s Internal Market Bill


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has launched a call for views on the UK Government’s Internal Market Bill. The Bill was introduced at Westminster on 9 September 2020.

Committee publishes bill to stop the practice of early access to economic data


MSPs on Holyrood’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee have today published a Committee Bill which would limit the pre-release access (PRA) that Scottish Government Ministers and officials currently have to key economic data.

Health and Sport Committee backs Bill prioritising healthcare needs of sexual offence victims


Proposals to put the healthcare needs of victims of sexual offences at the forefront of forensic medical services have been endorsed by the Health and Sport Committee in a report issued today.

Call for views on UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill


New legislation which would incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law and allow children to take public authorities to court for breaches of their rights is to be considered by a Holyrood Committee.

Holyrood’s Justice Committee sets out timetable for Hate Crime Bill scrutiny


The timetable for parliamentary scrutiny of the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill has been announced by Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

Emergency powers to come under the spotlight at Covid-19 Committee


The Scottish Parliament’s Covid-19 Committee is set to take evidence on renewing the emergency legislation passed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

How can social security aid our recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, ask Holyrood Committee


A Scottish Parliament Committee has launched an inquiry to find out how social security can help aid the social and economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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