Review of MSPs’ Pensions Scheme is Published


The recommendations on new pension and grants rules for MSPs and office-holders were published by the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme Committee today.

Holyrood committee launches inquiry into 'Scotland's Energy Future'


Can Scotland really become the renewable energy capital of the world?

Parliamentary Inquiry Calls For Government To Set Out 25 Year Flood Management Investment Plan


A twenty-five year national, strategic ‘road-map’ for investment in flood management should be established by the Scottish Government says a parliamentary report published today by the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

Scots Primary School Children To Take Over The Debating Chamber


One hundred Scottish primary school children will take up a seat in the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber on Monday 12 May 2008 as part of a nationwide competition to test their knowledge of European affairs.

Holyrood's Audit Committee Finds "Serious Failures" Within Western Isles Health Board


Serious failures in the running of NHS Western Isles and a failure year after year to have in place adequate financial controls are cited amongst key findings in a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Audit Committee.

Justice Committee Concerned About Administrative Burdens Placed On Scotland's Judiciary


Concerns about aspects of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill have been raised by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

European Committee Says Scotland Must "Get In Early" On Influencing EU Legislation


Scotland “getting in early” in the EU legislative process is key to the effective implementation of new laws from Brussels concludes a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee.

Scottish Parliament’s Rural Housing Inquiry Comes To Highland Perthshire


Affordable rural housing comes under the spotlight as the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee embarks on a fact-finding visit to the Pitlochry area as part of its inquiry into rural housing on Tuesday 6 May.

Members for Scottish Commission for Human Rights announced to Parliament


Following the appointment of Professor Alan Miller as Chair of the Scottish Commission for Human Right, Parliament was told of the three new part-time members who will complete the membership of the body created to protect human rights

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