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    UK Work and Pensions Secretary visit

    On Monday 16 April the Social Security Committee will hear from Esther McVey MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, about the devolution of welfare powers to Scotland and the ongoing problems with the roll out of Universal Credit.

    Read the news release


    UK Work and Pensions Secretary visit

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    Views sought on treatment of offenders

    Prior to the committee’s consideration of the Scottish Government’s Management of Offenders Bill, the Justice Committee is launching a call for views.

    The Bill seeks to enable greater use of electronic tagging, reduces the time before a conviction is ‘spent’ for the purposes of disclosure, and alters the makeup of Parole Boards.

    Find out more


    Views sought on treatment of offenders

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    FMQs >> Video

    Catch up on the action from Thursday's First Minister's Questions by watching the video.

    Watch the video on Facebook


    FMQs >> Video

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    Find out what's going on in Parliament

    Parliamentary business has concluded for this week, but you can find out what’s on the agenda next week and get up to speed with the schedule in our Business Bulletin. 

    We also have a large number of topical independent research briefings available to download for free.

    Explore what’s going on in Parliament


    Find out what's going on in Parliament


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Our education section has games, help with coursework and lots more.

Education Programmes

Our education programmes are run for schools, colleges and other educational groups.

Educational Resources

Download resources for individual or classroom use.

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MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.

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How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

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Happy to Translate

The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

This national language initiative will enhance our existing services for non-English speakers and promote equal access for people living in Scotland.