Should Holyrood Conveners be elected asks Committee?


Proposals to elect Scottish Parliament Committee Conveners are to be examined by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee in a new inquiry announced today (1 December).

Holyrood committee calls for urgent action on missed climate change targets


The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) is calling for urgent steps be taken to ensure future ambitious climate change targets are not missed.

Exports and freight transport to be examined by the Scottish Parliament


Reasons why so few Scottish companies take the opportunity to export and the challenges of getting goods to market by freight are to be examined by two committees in the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Parliament hosts The BT Scotland National Schools Gaelic Debate Final


The BT Scotland National Schools Gaelic Debate Final, now in its 16th year, will again be contested and broadcast live on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal from the Scottish Parliament tonight from 7pm

First time voters asked for views


Voters aged 16 and 17 who were eligible to vote in this year’s referendum on independence are being asked about their experiences to help inform a Parliament Committee’s work.

TTIP issues to be explored at Holyrood


The possible implications for Scotland of an EU trade agreement with the USA will be discussed at the Scottish Parliament.

Parliament on the ‘way’ to Fort William


The focus for the programme of Parliament Day in Fort William will be on local people and how they work together for the benefit of their communities.

Parliament Days set to travel across Scotland


The next series of Parliament Days have been announced, with three more locations across Scotland set to host the Scottish Parliament over the coming months.

Dumfries to host Parliament Day early next year


Dumfries has been announced as one of the three locations set to host the Scottish Parliament early next year as part of a new series of Parliament Days.

Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee to visit Arran


Arran will be the focus for the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee as its members swap Holyrood’s committee rooms for Arran High School when the Committee continues its annual scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s budget.

Kirkwall to host Parliament Day in 2015


Kirkwall has been announced as one of three locations set to host the Scottish Parliament in the coming year as part of the next series of Parliament Days.

Newly elected Scottish MEPs to discuss European politics with Committee


The work of a newly elected European Parliament and European Commission appointments will be the subject of discussion on Thursday 20 November.

Explanatory guide: appointment of a First Minister


The Parliament agreed on 13 November that the process of nominating a candidate for appointment as First Minister will take place on 19 November 2014.

Legal Writings Bill supported by Delegated Powers Committee


Legislation which will make it easier and more efficient to complete contracts in Scots law has been supported by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Committee welcomes progress on implementation of homelessness legislation


The positive impact of legislation that entitles all unintentionally homeless people to accommodation has been welcomed by the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee, following a review of its progress.

Justice Committee endorses proposed reduction to drink driving limits


The public need to be fully informed and prepared for the reduction in the drink driving limit which is due to come into force next month, Justice Committee Convener Christine Grahame said today.

Prestwick airport under scrutiny from MSPs


The Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, will today appear in front of MSPs on the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee to answer questions on the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of Prestwick Airport.

Welfare Reform Committee demands Minister keeps his promise


Scotland Office Minister, David Mundell MP, has been told to keep his promise by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee today.

Scottish Parliament to observe two minute silence


All parliamentary business will be suspended at Holyrood at 11am on Tuesday 11 November, to observe a two minute silence on Armistice Day.

Virgin Money Chief Executive to address Business in the Parliament conference


The Chief Executive of Virgin Money, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, will today deliver the key-note address at the Scottish Parliament’s annual business conference.

Scottish Parliament to visit Fort William for ‘Parliament Day’


Fort William will be the home of the Scottish Parliament when it plays host to a Parliament Day on Monday 24 November.

Parliament announces 20 new apprenticeship positions


An apprenticeship scheme that hopes to employ 20 young people to work in the Scottish Parliament has been launched today by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick.

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