In a post-legislative scrutiny report published today, the Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee* says the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) has improved the transparency and accountability of public bodies.
In a chamber debate this afternoon, Ms Marra will highlight the conclusions from the committee’s report that current laws are not fit for purpose and an urgent comprehensive review of all dog control legislation is required.
MSPs on the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee have today said that current dog control legislation isn’t fit for purpose and called on the Scottish Government to undertake a comprehensive review of all dog control laws immediately.
Lessons need to be learned from the governance issues at NHS Tayside
The absence of basic data on mental health care provision means it’s not possible to say what difference public services make to young people’s mental health, according to Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee.
A Holyrood Committee is looking for a wide range of views on the effectiveness of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Locals in Dalkeith shared their experiences of dog bites and attacks with an MSP, as part of a Holyrood Committee’s examination of dog control laws.
A Holyrood Committee has outlined ways to improve biodiversity activity and reporting, after more than half of Scotland’s public bodies failed to report on their biodiversity efforts.
The effectiveness of legislation that aims to ensure dogs are kept under control is to be examined by a Holyrood Committee.
A Holyrood Committee has outlined a number of significant outstanding concerns about the performance of some of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board members.
Do public bodies take biodiversity responsibilities seriously? Is it seen as a ‘tick box’ exercise, or is there a lack of support in completing biodiversity reporting?
Clear lines of accountability are “absolutely essential” to avoid major IT failures in the future, a Holyrood Committee has warned today.
Scotland’s public bodies must learn the lessons from previous governance and financial management challenges, a Holyrood Committee has warned today.
Greater effort is required to prevent criminals and fraudsters cheating the public purse, says a Holyrood Committee.
The Chair of the Scottish Police Authority appears to have “behaved inappropriately” according to a Holyrood Committee.
How effectively public sector fraud and error is tackled in Scotland will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee as it undertakes its first ever piece of post-legislative scrutiny.
The significant financial challenges facing NHS Tayside will be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee when it meets in Dundee next week (15 December).