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Call for written views into the potential impact of Brexit on health

11.12.2017

A Scottish Parliament Committee has issued a call for views on the potential impact leaving the European Union could have on health and social care in Scotland.

Changes needed to ensure parliamentary scrutiny of social security provisions

11.12.2017

Changes are needed to ensure that the Scottish Parliament can scrutinise the detail of how Scotland’s new social security system will operate. This is according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee.

‘Mainstream Human Rights in future budgets’ urges Equalities and Human Rights Committee

10.12.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee has published its findings into the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget.

Gypsy/Travellers celebrated for World Human Rights Day

07.12.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is marking Human Rights Day 2017 by focussing on Gypsy/Traveller communities in Scotland.

Standards Committee calls for views on its sexual harassment investigation inquiry

07.12.2017

Holyrood’s Standards Committee has issued a call for views on its inquiry into sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.

Participation in sport and physical activity remains static finds a new parliamentary report

27.11.2017

Over the past 10 years, the number of Scots taking part in sporting activities in Scotland has remained static finds a new Parliamentary report.

Equalities Committee seeks views on Historic Pardons Bill

24.11.2017

Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is looking to hear views from the general public as the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) Bill starts its journey through the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood Committee sets out inquiry remit on MSPs Code of Conduct and sexual harassment complaints

23.11.2017

The rules governing the reporting and investigation of sexual harassment complaints against MSPs are to be reviewed by Holyrood’s Standards Committee.

Gender targets backed by Equalities Committee

20.11.2017

A majority of members on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee have backed the general principles of the Gender Representation on Public Boards Bill, as it reports on its findings from Stage 1 scrutiny.

‘UK Ministers should not be able to make law in devolved areas without the consent of the Scottish Government’ a Committee of MSPs says

17.11.2017

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee says that UK Ministers should not be able to make law in devolved areas without the consent of the Scottish Government.