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Parliamentary Committees engage in inter-parliamentary dialogue on Brexit at Westminster


Senior representatives of three Scottish Parliament Committees today participated in inter-parliamentary dialogue on Brexit related issues.

Scotland’s Lobbying Register to come in to force in March 2018


The date that Scotland’s new Lobbying Register will come into force has been announced today.

Committee Conveners to Quiz First Minister


Conveners of the Scottish Parliament’s 15 committees will question the First Minister on her Programme for Government, it was announced today.

Holyrood comes to Lewis and Harris to hear views on Islands Bill


The views of local people and organisations on the future of Scotland’s islands will come into focus when members of the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee visit Lewis and Harris on October 19th and 20th.

Call for Evidence on law to fix problem with disclosure regime


Committee of MSPs to examine a law to fix problems identified by the courts with the disclosure regime.

Effective joint working essential to meet surge in Brexit legislation


A Committee of MSPs is readying itself for a mountain of legislation as a result of Brexit.

Scottish Parliament sets out action plan to tackle its gender pay gap


By March 2018, a range of public, private and voluntary sector employers across the UK will have to publish details of their gender pay gap, including the Scottish Parliament.

Public sector building projects must focus on quality – Holyrood Committee


Lessons must be learned by the entire public sector in order to make sure that new public buildings are safe.

Lessons to be learned by public bodies


Scotland’s public bodies must learn the lessons from previous governance and financial management challenges, a Holyrood Committee has warned today.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to be quizzed at Holyrood


The roll out of the devolution of welfare powers to Scotland and concerns over Universal Credit will be raised by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee when it takes evidence from Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.