MSPs Seek Update on Leadership and Workforce Challenges


Holyrood’s Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee are seeking an update from representatives of the health and social care sectors.

MSPs expenses information for 2019/20 published online


Latest details of all MSPs parliamentary expenses are published on the web today. Quarter 4’s expenses from the financial year 2019/20 are now available online via the Parliament’s searchable database facility.

Joint report calls for Scotland’s borrowing powers and structural risks to be included in the forthcoming Fiscal Framework review


A review of the Fiscal Framework, scheduled for after the Scottish Parliament elections in 2021, should include consideration of whether Scotland’s borrowing powers are adequate, says a joint Holyrood report published today.

Scottish Parliament’s 2020 Festival of Politics moves online as it debates the great challenges facing society


The Scottish Parliament is today announcing its first virtual Festival of Politics, with events moving online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children to give views on Child Rights Bill


Care experienced children and young people are among those who will have the opportunity to give their opinions on new legislation which would incorporate an international human rights treaty into Scots law – in a Zoom chat with MSPs.

MSPs to hear evidence from world-leading mesh doctor


The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee is to take evidence from Dr Dionysios Veronikis, a US-based surgeon who has developed techniques allowing the full removal of transvaginal mesh implants in women.

Inquiry into the Scottish Parliament’s practices and procedures during Covid 19 announced by Holyrood Committee


An inquiry into the resilience of the Scottish Parliament’s practices and procedures following the Covid 19 outbreak has been announced.

Defamation law reform backed by MSPs


MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee have supported the general principles of the Defamation Bill, which reforms defamation law in Scotland.

Holyrood Committee seeks views on simplifying license process for travelling funfairs to help preserve their way of life


A Scottish Parliament Committee is to scrutinise proposals which would create a new licensing system for travelling funfairs.

Bill which aims to protect private tenants and limit rent increases to be considered by Scottish Parliament Committee


Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views on a new Bill which aims to increase private tenants’ protection by limiting rent increases and allowing them to seek a “fair” rent.

Consent should be given to the UK Trade Bill, says Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee


Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee has recommended that the UK Trade Bill should be given the consent of the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee endorses The Continuity Bill but calls for greater clarity on government powers


The general principles of the Continuity Bill should be agreed by Parliament says Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee.

Views sought on Bill which would let St Andrews University grant medical and dental degrees


The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is seeking views on a Bill which would permit St Andrews University to confer medical and dentistry degrees for the first time in over 50 years.

The Scottish Parliament should not give consent to the UK Internal Market Bill, says Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee


Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee has recommended that the Scottish Parliament should not give consent to the UK Internal Market Bill.

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