February

Committee 'concerned' about the achievability of tourism-growth targets

28.02.2012

Concern about the achievability of the Scottish Government’s tourism targets has been expressed by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Urgent work on tenant farming law required, says committee

24.02.2012

Urgent attention is required to address challenges facing the tenant farming community in Scotland, according to a report published today by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Moderator leads Time for Reflection

23.02.2012

Time for Reflection this week was given by the Rt Rev David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Last week for submitting written views to renewables inquiry

22.02.2012

It is the last week for individuals and organisations to provide written views on the achievability of the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets for the Economy Energy and Tourism Committee’s inquiry.

Scottish Parliament celebrates Commonwealth Day

22.02.2012

Annie Lennox OBE will speak at the Scottish Parliament as part of Commonwealth Day events.

‘One-stop shop’ approach recommended to tackle fuel poverty

22.02.2012

A ‘one-stop shop’ approach to tackle fuel poverty has been recommended by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in a report published today.

Committee hears from chair of Council of Economic Advisers

22.02.2012

The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee today heard from the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Crawford Beveridge, and Professor Andrew Hughes Hallett, who gave an update on the council's recent work and its view on the Scottish economy.

Centenary exhibition celebrates Scotch Whisky industry

20.02.2012

An exhibition exploring the history of the Scotch Whisky industry will open at the Scottish Parliament in November, it has been announced today.

UK Minister gives evidence on developments in Eurozone

20.02.2012

The European and External Relations Committee today took evidence on Developments in the Eurozone from The Rt Hon David Lidington, Minister of State for Europe and Nato in the UK Government.

Rules governing Cross-Party Groups to be examined

10.02.2012

The rules governing Cross-Party Groups (CPGs) at Holyrood are to be examined by a parliamentary committee, it was announced today.

Members’ expenses information published

09.02.2012

Information covering Quarters 1, 2 and 3 expenses from the financial year 2011/12 are now available online via the Parliament’s searchable database facility.

Public Audit Committee publishes overview report on criminal justice system

08.02.2012

The success or value for money of services to reduce reoffending in Scotland cannot be determined based on the data currently gathered by the Government, says a parliamentary report published today.

Local Government Committee ‘broadly supportive’ of living wage

03.02.2012

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee has today published a report which is broadly supportive of the campaign for a living wage.

Committee reviews Section 7 of Code of Conduct for MSPs

02.02.2012

The Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee of the Scottish Parliament today launched an inquiry to review Section 7 of the Code of Conduct for MSPs.