January

David Davis urged to appear before Holyrood committee

29.01.2017

The UK Government’s Brexit Minister, David Davis MP, must appear before Holyrood’s European Committee before EU withdrawal negotiations begin, says committee convener, Joan McAlpine MSP.

Unanimous report from Holyrood’s Finance Committee warns of much greater degree of volatility and uncertainty in Scotland’s budget process

27.01.2017

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee’s report on the Scottish Government’s draft budget is published today.

MSPs investigate destitution amongst asylum seekers

25.01.2017

Ways in which Scottish public services can help asylum seekers facing destitution is to be investigated by MSPs on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Election payments to returning officers should end, says Holyrood Committee

24.01.2017

Extra payments made to returning officers for administering polls and elections should end, according to a parliamentary report.

Demands on police time under the spotlight at Holyrood

24.01.2017

Police work that is not driven by crime will be the focus of Holyrood’s Justice Committee today.

European Committee in Brussels Talks

23.01.2017

Scotland has a good policy framework in place to tackle obesity but there is an inconsistent approach to implementing and resourcing these policies according to MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee

Universities must do more for disabled and BSL user students, finds parliamentary committee

23.01.2017

Scotland’s universities, which receive over £1 billion in funding from the Scottish Government each year, must do more to meet their statutory obligations towards disabled people and British Sign Language (BSL) users

Bold approach needed to tackle obesity finds Health Committee

23.01.2017

Scotland has a good policy framework in place to tackle obesity but there is an inconsistent approach to implementing and resourcing these policies according to MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee

Brexit: What Scotland Thinks – major study published by Holyrood’s European Committee

20.01.2017

A major parliamentary report detailing the views and concerns around Brexit of more than 150 Scottish organisations and individuals is published today.

Views sought on Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan

19.01.2017

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.

Scottish Parliamentary committee to investigate the feasibility of introducing a Citizen’s Income

18.01.2017

The feasibility of introducing a citizen’s income is to be investigated by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

Urgent work needed to improve SQA

17.01.2017

Urgent work is needed by the SQA to rebuild its relationship with teachers. This is just one of the recommendations for improvement from a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee.

MSPs to question Lord Advocate on Prosecution Service

17.01.2017

Following a five month inquiry into the effectiveness and efficiency of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Holyrood’s Justice Committee is to conclude its investigation by questioning the head of the service.

Inquiry launched into the barriers to accessing sport

16.01.2017

A major inquiry has been launched into sport participation and barriers to participation by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Air Departure Tax Bill to be examined by Holyrood’s Finance Committee

13.01.2017

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee is to examine the Air Departure Tax (ADT) Bill, it has been announced.