December

Future of British Transport Police to be inspected by MSPs

21.12.2016

A call for views on the future of the British Transport Police (BTP) in Scotland has today been launched by Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

Measures to improve mental health in Scotland set out by MSPs

19.12.2016

Following an inquiry into the provision of mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have set out a number of key issues which they believe will improve mental health treatment in Scotland.

Holyrood’s Finance Committee asks the public for ‘taxing’ questions on the Scottish Government’s budget

16.12.2016

Members of the public will have a new opportunity using social media to put questions to Scotland’s Finance Minister Derek McKay about Scotland’s Budget, says Holyrood’s Finance Committee.

Evidence session on child protection in sport announced by MSPs

16.12.2016

Following recent historical allegations of child sexual abuse in football, MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee have announced their intention to take evidence on the issue of child protection in sport.

Barriers to recruitment and retention in the NHS outlined by MSPs

09.12.2016

Barriers to recruitment and retention in the NHS have been outlined by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee in a letter to Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP.

Cabinet Secretary to be questioned about police finances

08.12.2016

Police finances will come under the Holyrood spotlight again when the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing questions the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

Primary pupils give evidence to Equalities and Human Rights Committee

08.12.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has taken evidence from some of the Parliament’s youngest ever witnesses ahead of the UN’s Human Rights Day, which is on Saturday 10 December.

MSPs to hear from patients’ groups and Trades Unions before questioning NHS Tayside bosses in Dundee

06.12.2016

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).

Action needed to avoid negative effect of UK Bill on Scottish higher education sector

05.12.2016

The UK Government must take action to avoid potential negative affects to the higher education sector in Scotland, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

First year of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax “operationally successful” but too early for conclusions says Committee

05.12.2016

Scotland’s transition to the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was ‘operationally successful’, says the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

#SeeingScotland Winner

02.12.2016

A photograph taken on the Solway Coast was today chosen by over 440 members of the public as their favourite image in the Parliament’s #SeeingScotland photography competition.