Rail report highlights economic and social benefits of high-speed plans


The development of a high-speed rail network across the UK must include Scotland from the outset, according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

Report on national planning framework published


The Local Government and Communities Committee today published its report on the Scottish Government’s plans for the overall development of Scotland to 2030.

Public Audit Committee calls for improved management of major capital projects


The Scottish Government needs to improve the way it audits and monitors the cost of major capital projects, according to a report published today by the Public Audit Committee.

Committee calls for climate change views as submissions deadline approaches


Individuals and organisations with an interest in climate change were today urged to respond to draft legislation which could give Scotland the opportunity to lead the way with innovative and effective measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Parliament appeals for all 1 July babies to come forward


Ten ‘1 July babies’ will gather at the Scottish Parliament today as an appeal to trace all children born in Scotland who share their birthday with the Parliament gathers pace.

Committee supports same rights for children with additional support needs


Young people and parents of children with additional support needs will be able to make out-of-area placing requests if the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill is passed by Parliament.

Seminar compares economic and social systems of Ireland, Norway and Sweden


The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee is holding a joint seminar with the Scottish Trades Union Congress to explore what Scotland can learn from the economic and social systems of Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

Czech Ambassador to set out EU presidency priorities


Members of the public will have the opportunity to pose questions to the Czech Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Jan Winkler, during an event at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 12 February.

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