What is stopping Scotland’s public bodies reporting on biodiversity? Asks Committee


Do public bodies take biodiversity responsibilities seriously? Is it seen as a ‘tick box’ exercise, or is there a lack of support in completing biodiversity reporting?

Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee warns of forecast error risk to public finances in Scotland


Scotland’s public finances are exposed to risk if the Scottish Fiscal Commission’s income tax revenue growth forecasts are overly optimistic, says Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Holyrood Committee sets out findings on Scotland’s environment budget


A Holyrood Committee has outlined its findings on the budget allocated to the environment, which includes combatting climate change and investing in world-class research.

Committee welcomes greater transparency but calls on government to go further on Scotland’s Draft Budget


A Holyrood Committee is calling for further transparency on Scotland’s Draft Budget, as it reports today on the budget for local government in 2018/19.

Scottish Parliament’s Europe Committee visits Belfast and Dublin for Irish border discussions post-Brexit


Holyrood’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee is in Dublin Monday (22 January – Tuesday 23 January) to continue its investigations into the Article 50 Withdrawal negotiations.

Rural Economy Committee endorses Islands Bill


A committee of MSPs has recommended that the general principles of the Islands Bill be agreed by the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood scrutiny of Human Rights under the spotlight


How the Scottish Parliament ensures Human Rights are respected in Scotland is to be the subject of a new committee inquiry.

Parliament Committee to visit Peterhead


On Monday 29th January, the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee will be visiting Peterhead, Aberdeenshire as it investigates the potential impact of the Scottish Government’s proposals to reform education in Scotland.

Justice Committee backs Repeal Bill


A majority of Holyrood's Justice Committee has backed James Kelly MSP’s Bill repealing the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act.

Senior MSPs to set out concerns at House of Lords talks on EU Withdrawal Bill


Senior MSPs representing three Holyrood Committees will attend House of Lords talks on Thursday on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and Brexit.

Holyrood Committee visits Aberdeen to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on the north east


Businesses, the third sector and other organisations are to meet with MSPs in Aberdeen on Monday to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on jobs and finances in the north east.

‘Do NHS boards adhere to good corporate governance?’ asks Health and Sport Committee


The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the effectiveness of corporate governance in NHS Boards.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee will not recommend consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill in its current form


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee is not in a position to recommend legislative consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill, says a parliamentary report published today.

Deal or No Deal? There are significant issues with City Region Deals, says Holyrood Committee


There are significant issues with Scotland’s City Region Deals that must be addressed, according to a Holyrood Committee’s Deal or No Deal report.

What will changes to the way education is delivered in Scotland mean for you?


What could changes to the way education is delivered in Scotland mean for you? This is the question that MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee will be asking as they visit Glasgow later this month.