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    UK laws in devolved areas: consent needed

    The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee says that UK Ministers should not be able to make laws in devolved areas without the consent of the Scottish Government. In its report, the Committee also argues that there must be a process for MSPs to scrutinise Scottish Ministers’ decisions before consent is given.

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    UK laws in devolved areas: consent needed

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    Gender targets backed by Equalities Cttee

    A majority of members of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee have backed the general principles of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, as it reports on its findings from Stage 1 scrutiny.

    The Bill as drafted sets a ‘gender representation objective’ for public boards to have 50% women non-executive members by 2022.

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    Gender targets backed by Equalities Cttee

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

    On Thursday, Deputy First Minister John Swinney took questions from party leaders and other MSPs during First Minister's Question Time.

     

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

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