Transplantation bill not supported by a majority of the Health Committee


Legislation which proposes a change in the law on organ donation has not been supported by a majority of MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Wide ranging debate on tax needed in light of new financial powers


Holyrood’s Finance Committee has called for a wide ranging debate on taxation policy following the implementation of new financial powers arising from the Smith Commission.

Holyrood to appoint new Chair of Scottish Human Rights Commission


The Scottish Parliament will next week be invited to nominate Judith Robertson to Her Majesty for appointment as the new Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

Race equality ‘still not working’, finds Holyrood Committee


Despite forty years of legislation, training initiatives and equality policies, the world of work still fails to represent the communities and people of Scotland

Bankruptcy Bill supported by Committee


MSPs on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee have recommended that the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill should proceed as a consolidation bill, in a report published today.

Justice Committee supports principles of Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill


The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has today supported the general principles of a Scottish Government Bill that aims to improve how the justice system responds to abusive behaviour.

John Bellany – bringing history to life at the Scottish Parliament


The story of the women who would not ‘go home and sit still’ is being brought to life at the Scottish Parliament in a new free exhibition opening tomorrow (20 January).

SPPA Committee sets out Holyrood committee reform proposals


The Scottish Government should be required to publish a post-legislative report on each Act of Parliament, three to five years after implementation.

UK Government should remove Scotland from Trades Union Bill, says Holyrood Committee


The UK Government should remove Scotland from the reach of the Trades Union Bill to avoid damaging industrial relations north of the border, says a Holyrood committee report published today.

Action required to ensure a positive future for oil and gas


Sustained joint action is essential to ensure the maximum recovery of oil and gas from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) prior to the inevitable decommissioning phase

Call for Scottish Government to do more to eliminate poor working practices


The Scottish Government’s ‘Fair Work’ agenda is a positive move, but more needs to be done to drive up employment standards and eliminate poor working practices, according to a report by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Committee supports principles of Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill


The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee has today supported the general principles of a Bill that aims to introduce a new single tenancy for the private rented sector and improve security of tenure for tenants

Alcohol bill not supported by majority of Health Committee


The general principles of the Alcohol Bill have not been supported by a majority of MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Pitlochry to host finance committee


Pitlochry’s Festival Theatre will be the venue for the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee next Monday (18 January) as it questions Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary, John Swinney, on his final Scottish budget before May’s elections.

Holyrood honey served up by Great British Bake Off star


Great British Bake Off star, Flora Shedden, brought a buzz of excitement to the Scottish Parliament today as she joined the Presiding Officer to unveil a specially commissioned bake made with honey from the Scottish Parliament’s beehives.

Holyrood Committee to scrutinise impact of UK Trades Union Bill


Holyrood’s Devolution (Further Powers) Committee is to scrutinise the potential impact of the UK Government’s Trades Union Bill.

Coatbridge College former principal should refund the public purse

A former college principal who received a severance payment vastly in excess of the terms which applied to more junior staff should repay the excess amount, a Committee inquiry report has recommended.

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