Investment in local infrastructure projects vital, says Committee


Local Authorities must maximise the opportunities presented by City Deals to improve local infrastructure. This is just one conclusion of a report issued today (30 November) by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

Barriers to palliative care must be removed, finds committee inquiry


Everyone in Scotland should have a right to palliative care according to an inquiry into the issue by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Committee concerned local authorities powerless to prevent betting shop overprovision


Concern over the amount of betting shops in Scotland’s high streets has today been raised by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee.

John Bellany artworks to celebrate work of Scottish Women’s Hospitals


Some of the final works by renowned Scottish artist John Bellany will go on public display, in January 2016, for the first time

Bankruptcy legislation to be consolidated


A new Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament which proposes consolidating the law on bankruptcy and the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has today issued a call for views on the proposals.

The Scottish Parliament comes to Dunfermline


Dunfermline is to host the Scottish Parliament for a day as the town becomes the focus for Parliament Day on Monday 7 December.

Justice Committee calls for community justice arrangements to be strengthened and clearer


The Justice Committee has today supported the general principles of a Bill that aims to create a stronger system for administering and delivering non-custodial justice disposals and measures to reduce reoffending.

Scottish Parliament to observe two-minute silence


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

MSPs support legally enforceable no-smoking areas in hospital grounds


A legally enforceable ban on smoking in parts of hospital grounds has been supported by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee in its stage one report into the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) Bill.

Motherwell pupils to discuss how towns can respond to the refugee crisis


Secondary school pupils from Motherwell will have the opportunity to find out more about how their communities can plan for the resettlement of refugees as part of the town’s Parliament Day on Monday 9 November.

Women inspired to lead at Scottish Parliament


Women employed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will have a new opportunity to develop their confidence, skills and leadership capabilities as Holyrood launches its first Women in Leadership programme.

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