Devolution of Welfare Powers to be Examined


A Holyrood committee is to conduct an inquiry into the proposed devolution of social security powers to Scotland.

Justice Committee supports update to FAI legislation but calls for improvements


The Justice Committee today supported the general principles of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc (Scotland) Bill but urged the Government to take the opportunity to consider improvements

Referendum and Reform: Holyrood Committee Launches EU Inquiry


An inquiry into the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union is to be conducted by the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee.

New freight transport policy called for by the Infrastructure Committee


A new freight transport policy needs to be developed by the Scottish Government in order to meet future freight transport needs, according to an inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.

Revised Fiscal Framework Is Key to Success of Further Fiscal Devolution


The effectiveness of further fiscal devolution will be largely dependent on Scotland’s revised fiscal framework, a Holyrood Committee has concluded.

Holyrood Committee: everyone can help shape future of Scotland’s land


A Holyrood Committee is urging every organisation and individual with an interest in the future of land management and ownership in Scotland to share their opinions on the Scottish Government’s land reform bill.

Views asked for on the reform of succession law


Views are today being asked for on proposals that will modernise specific aspects of succession law by MSPs on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Proposals to strengthen academic freedom to be examined


Proposals to strengthen academic freedom in colleges and universities are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee as it scrutinises the Higher Education (Governance) Scotland Bill.

Wider reforms needed to Scottish Parliament committee system


The case for the introduction of elected conveners for Scottish Parliament committees as a stand-alone reform has not been made according to a report issued today

ATOS representatives to be questioned by Holyrood Committee


Controversial entitlement assessments for Personal Independence Payments, or PIPs as they are commonly known, are to be subject to scrutiny by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee

Be inspired to see the world differently at this year’s Festival of Politics


The three day Festival of Politics takes place in the unique setting of the Scottish Parliament from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August.

MSPs visit the new Borders Railway


MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee today visited the new Borders Railway and were given the opportunity to see what passengers can expect when the line opens in September.

Major inquiry launched into the labour market in Scotland


A major inquiry that will investigate how employment and job quality has changed since the 2008 recession has been launched by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

The Tinkers’ Heart declared a monument of national importance


An ancient monument to the travelling community has been declared a site of historical significance following a campaign taken forward by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee.

Poor leadership and weak corporate governance contributed to NHS Highland’s financial difficulties


Poor leadership and complacency about budgetary oversight contributed to NHS Highland requiring an additional £2.5 million from the Scottish Government in order to break even in 2013/14, a Scottish Parliamentary Committee found today.

Holyrood Committee to look at EU Referendum


MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee will today consider the implications for Scotland of the proposed ‘in-out’ referendum and renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU).

Young debaters compete in Holyrood final


Restricting media coverage of terrorist attacks will be the subject of debate at Holyrood on Thursday when young debaters from across Scotland gather for the final of the Law Society of Scotland Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2015.

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