February

Barriers to participating in sport investigated in a visit to Edinburgh

28.02.2017

The barriers to participation and the availability of sports facilities across the country were just some of the issues explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee visited facilities in Edinburgh.

Access to sport investigated by MSPs in a visit to Aviemore

27.02.2017

The barriers to participation and the availability of sports facilities are just some of the issues to be explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee visited Aviemore and Kingussie today.

MSPs meet Glasgow’s female homeless community

27.02.2017

Glasgow women facing a life on the streets met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee when they visited Simon Community Scotland and Legal Services Agency today.

Impact of child poverty targets to be explored by Committee

27.02.2017

Proposed targets for addressing child poverty in Scotland are to be scrutinised by Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee as it begins its examination of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

Barriers to participating in sport investigated in a series of Scotland wide visits by MSPs

27.02.2017

The barriers to participation in sport and the availability of sports facilities across the country are just some of the issues to be explored as members of the Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee undertake a series of visits across Scotland.

Views sought on the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill

24.02.2017

A call for evidence from all interested individuals and organisations has been issued on the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill.

Committee calls on issues with Universal Credit to be addressed

24.02.2017

Serious systematic problems exist with the new Universal Credit system according to a letter issued today by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

MSPs to hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

22.02.2017

MSPs to hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

‘Hedge rage’ legislation to be examined by committee

20.02.2017

Legislation aimed at addressing the frustration caused by overgrown hedges will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee

Personal and social education – what should Scotland’s pupils learn?

20.02.2017

What role should personal and social education (PSE) play in Scottish schools? This will be the focus for the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee as it prepares to undertake a round table on the issue.

Holyrood Committee launches gender pay gap inquiry

15.02.2017

Could closing the gender pay gap boost the Scottish economy? This will be a key question for the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Fair Work and Jobs Committee as it launches its inquiry into the impact of equal pay.

Culture of the NHS to be investigated by parliamentary committee

15.02.2017

The culture of the NHS and the way this impacts on patients is to be investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee, who are today asking NHS staff for their views.

Consultation with patients over health and social care plans under the spotlight

13.02.2017

Whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care is being investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Winning image in Harry Benson photography competition goes on display at the Parliament

08.02.2017

A photograph of a boy and his dog taken on the Solway Coast that won a photography competition inspired by world renowned photographer Harry Benson has gone on display in the Scottish Parliament.

European Committee calls for a bespoke immigration solution for Scotland

06.02.2017

Holyrood’s European Committee has called for the Scottish and UK governments to consider “a bespoke – or differentiated – solution for immigration policy in Scotland” after Brexit.

Devolution of social security to be investigated by Holyrood and Westminster Committees

06.02.2017

The successful delivery of the devolution of social security is to be investigated by two parliamentary committees.

Parliament to nominate new Public Services Ombudsman

03.02.2017

The Scottish Parliament will next week be invited to nominate Rosemary Agnew to Her Majesty for appointment as the new Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Holyrood committee: Scottish Government ‘must do more’ for Scottish business in wake of Brexit

03.02.2017

A Holyrood Committee is urging the Scottish Government to give better support to Scottish business in ‘selling brand Scotland’ in Europe and across the world.

Healthcare in prisons to be investigated by MSPs

03.02.2017

Access to and the effectiveness of healthcare in prisons is to be investigated by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

How well does Scotland tackle fraud in the public sector, asks Committee

01.02.2017

How effectively public sector fraud and error is tackled in Scotland will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee as it undertakes its first ever piece of post-legislative scrutiny.