Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business begins at 2pm and includes:

    • a Scottish Government debate on Child Tax Credit Cuts
    • a Stage 1 debate on Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill
    • a Members' Business debate from Maurice Golden MSP on WWF Earth Hour 2017

    Business Bulletin

    Watch live on Parliament TV

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

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    Children's Hearing System under scrutiny

    The Education and Skills Committee has today called for a number of changes to be made to ensure that children remain at the heart of the Children's Hearings System.

    Recommendations include ensuring all children have the right to an advocate and enforcing rules on the number of people able to attend hearings.

    Read the news release

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    Children's Hearing System under scrutiny

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    Evidence session on Integration Authorities

    On Tuesday the Health and Sport Committee will hold an evidence session as part of their inquiry into Integration Authorities' (IAs) approach to engagement with stakeholders.

    The Committee will hear from a panel including carers groups, third sector and patients groups, before holding a roundtable with healthcare authorities and other relevant organisations.

    Read the meeting agenda

    Watch live from 9.30am

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    Evidence session on Integration Authorities

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    Spotlight on Scotland's Prosecution Service

    The Justice Committee has today published a report following its inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service (COPFS) highlighting the need for Scotland's public prosecutor to do better in a number of key areas. The report identifies room for improvement in the support given to victims and witnesses, and the large workload and treatment of COPFS staff.

    Read the news release

    Read and download the report

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    Spotlight on Scotland's Prosecution Service

 
 
Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP, meets visitors from Quebec.

Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP, meets visitors from Quebec.

The Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP, meets the Jan-Marc Fournier, Minister for Canadian Relations, Government of Quebec, and Quebec Agent General, Christos Sirros at the Scottish Parliament.

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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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Education

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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How the Parliament Works

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