Members’ expenses information published


The latest details of all MSPs' parliamentary expenses are published on the web today.

Economic realities of international trade to be tested by Parliamentary Committee


The economic realities of international trade and inward investment are to be tested by the European and External Relations Committee.

Young voices to be heard at Public Petitions Committee


Young politicians and the issues which matter to them will be at the heart of a special joint sitting of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee and the Scottish Youth Parliament next Friday (1 March).

Justice Committee seeks views from those directly affected by crime


The views of people who have been directly affected by crime are asked for by the Justice Committee as part of its call for evidence on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill published today.

Proposals to create a forum for adults who were placed in care to be scrutinised by the Health Committee


Proposals to create a National Confidential Forum (NCF), which will provide an opportunity for adults who were placed in institutional care as children to recount their experiences, will be scrutinised by the Health and Sport Committee.

MSPs to hear how communities are making change happen


The power of communities to make change happen will be the focus of meetings in Aberdeen and Glasgow today as the Local Government and Regeneration Committee continues its inquiry into regeneration.

Coatbridge College welcomes Parliament exhibition


An exhibition dedicated to showing how people have engaged with the Scottish Parliament to achieve change moves to Coatbridge College on Monday 25 February.

Professor Stiglitz to inform the work of the Economy Committee


Nobel prize winning economist Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz will give evidence to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee to inform them on the adequacy of current measures of economic performance.

Event to inform inquiry into health inequalities


The views of charities, individuals, the NHS and the third sector are among those that will help to shape an inquiry into health inequalities that the Health and Sport Committee plan to launch later on this year.

MSP visits Fife schools as part of languages inquiry


The teaching of languages in two Fife primary schools will be under the spotlight on Monday as Roderick Campbell MSP, member of the European and External Relations Committee, visits Balmerino Primary School and Leuchars Primary School.

Public services must collaborate to address demographic change, says Finance Committee


Radical reform to ensure public services collaborate effectively is needed if Scotland is to cope with its ageing population, according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee.

Witnesses give evidence to committee on impact of welfare reform


Individuals affected by welfare reform gathered at Holyrood today to tell the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee about the impact it is having on them and their families.

Equal Opportunities Committee holds meeting at Gypsy/Traveller site near Aberdeen


Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller’s site near Aberdeen hosted a meeting of the Equal Opportunities Committee on Monday 4 February as part of its inquiry into Where Gypsy/Travellers Live.

Reform of the aquaculture and wild fishing sectors is welcomed by the Rural Affairs Committee


Legislation which proposes changes to the management of the aquaculture and wild fishing sectors has today been welcomed by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Welfare Reform Committee continues to hear from individuals affected


Individuals affected by welfare reform will gather tomorrow (Tuesday 5 February) at Holyrood to tell the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee about the impact it is having on them and their families.

Alan Miller nominated for second term as chair of Scottish Human Rights Commission


A motion has been laid before Parliament nominating Professor Alan Miller for reappointment as chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

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