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Getting to the right role for you – a Holyrood Committee survey asks what support young people receive


The support available to young people as they try to decide what they want to do later in life is the focus of a survey by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Esther McVey MP to appear at Holyrood Committee


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

Justice Committee seeking views on treatment of Offenders


Prior to the committee’s consideration of the Scottish Government’s Management of Offenders Bill, the Justice Committee is launching a call for views.

Scotland must find a way for Erasmus+ to continue post-Brexit, says Holyrood’s Europe and External Relations Committee


Scotland must find a way for Erasmus+, the EU education and training programme to continue after Brexit, says Holyrood’s European and External Relations Committee.

Young women’s voices to be heard at Holyrood


A group of young women from across Scotland will today take over a Holyrood committee room as part of a project to increase political involvement.

Scotland’s Lobbying Register comes into Force


A new legal requirement to register lobbying activity will come into effect next week as the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force.

Closure of ‘a third of Scotland’s banks’ to come under parliamentary scrutiny


The closure of more than a third of Scotland’s banks since 2010 is set to come under the microscope.

Committee calls for views on the Prescription (Scotland) Bill


The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has today launched a call for evidence as part of its Stage 1 consideration of the Prescription (Scotland) Bill.

Holyrood Committee highlights concerns about the environmental impact of salmon farming


A Holyrood Committee has published a series of concerns about the environmental impacts of salmon farming in Scotland.

Parliament publishes results of sexual harassment survey


The Scottish Parliament today published the results of a confidential survey which assessed the extent to which sexual harassment and sexist behaviour is present in Holyrood and in MSPs local offices.