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Justice Committee questions use of remand in Scotland


Holyrood’s Justice Committee has found that the proportion of remand prisoners in Scotland is high, particularly amongst female prisoners, where remand prisoners account for almost a quarter of the total female prison population.

Scotland’s economic strategy should be reviewed urgently, according to a Holyrood Committee


Scotland’s strategy for economic growth should be reviewed as a matter of urgency according to a report by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee.

Michael Gove MP to face questions from Holyrood Committees


The uncertainties surrounding agriculture and fisheries in a post-Brexit world and how the UK will deliver a ‘green Brexit’ will be raised by two Holyrood Committees as they hear from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.

Chair of STV, Baroness Ford, must reconsider invitation to appear before Holyrood’s Culture Committee, says Joan McAlpine


Chair of STV, Baroness Ford, must reconsider invitation to appear before Holyrood’s Culture Committee, says Joan McAlpine

Social security and in-work poverty to be investigated by a Holyrood Committee


The social security benefits available to people who are in-work but struggling on low incomes is to be the focus of an inquiry by the Social Security Committee.

Finance & Constitution Committee begins next phase of its constitutional scrutiny: Common UK frameworks


Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has begun the next phase of its constitutional scrutiny with a call for evidence on Common UK frameworks.

Committee endorses Prescription (Scotland) Bill but calls for further rationale from Scottish Government on 20 year council tax rule


The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has recommended that the general principles of the Prescription (Scotland) Bill be agreed to when it reaches its Stage 1 debate in Parliament later this month.

Creative Scotland must urgently address its strategic failings says Holyrood’s Culture Committee


Creative Scotland must urgently address its strategic failings following a catalogue of criticism from Scotland’s creative sector, says Holyrood’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee.

Legislation on effective staffing levels in health and care services to be examined by a Holyrood Committee


Proposals that place a legislative duty on health boards and care service providers to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified staff on duty are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Holyrood Committee publishes sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct inquiry recommendations


Holyrood’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee has published its initial inquiry recommendations on preventing, reporting and investigating reports of sexual harassment in the parliamentary workplace.

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