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    Poverty & education: MSPs call for action

    The Education and Skills Committee has published a report revealing the costs families have to pay for a school day, and the impact that this can have on the attainment of children in poverty.

    The Committee is now calling for a range of measures to address the continuing attainment gap between the least and most deprived.

    Find out more


    Poverty & education: MSPs call for action

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    Festival of Politics: headline acts on sale

    The 14th Festival of Politics will take place at the Scottish Parliament from 10-13 October, and tickets for its headline acts are now on sale.

    The full programme of over 40 events will be announced in September - until then you can buy tickets for FoP's 6 headline acts, including renowned UK politicians Lord Michael Heseltine and Dame Margaret Hodge.

    Find out more: visit the FoP website


    Festival of Politics: headline acts on sale

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    Give views on opt-out plan for organ donation

    Proposed legislation which will create an opt-out system for organ donation, that would assume people were in favour of donation unless they have stated otherwise, is currently being examined by the Health and Sport Committee. They have asked people from across Scotland for their view on the proposals.

    Find out more


    Give views on opt-out plan for organ donation

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    Send your petition to Parliament

    Find out how to submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

    By petitioning the Scottish Parliament you can raise awareness of a particular campaign and put issues on the agenda which may not have been considered.

    Take action and submit a petition


    Send your petition to 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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Business Bulletin

The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

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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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MSP pages

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

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