Legislation that aims to simplify regulation that protects our environment and introduces new enforcement and sentencing powers for tackling environmental crime will be scrutinised by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.
Legislation that aims to tackle the adverse impact of inconsistently applied regulations by improving the way that they are applied throughout Scotland, whilst also supporting sustainable economic growth, will be scrutinised.
The power of communities to make change happen will be the focus of discussion as community representatives from across Scotland meet at the Scottish Parliament today (26 April).
The City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill was introduced on 25 April.
The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee is calling for views from tax and audit experts on the level of scrutiny and transparency HMRC should be subject to when collecting the Scottish Rate of Income Tax.
A UK-wide approach is required to ensure proper regulation of the press according to a letter issued today (24 April) by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee.
A consultation on a new Members Interests Bill has been launched today by the Scottish Parliament’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.
Individuals, communities and organisations from Annan to Wick have been invited to give their views to the Justice Committee today on the local impact of the proposed reform of Scotland’s Court Services (SCS).
The barriers in tackling the sexual exploitation of children are to be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee.
Lord Gill has been asked to reconsider his decision not to appear in front of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee in a letter issued by Convener David Stewart MSP on behalf of the Committee.
Holyrood’s Subordinate Legislation Committee should be renamed, says a parliamentary report published today.
The impact of welfare reform on people in Glasgow will be discussed when the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee meets in City Halls next week (Tuesday 23 April).
Individuals working fewer hours than they want to, or taking on jobs which don’t utilise all their skills, are at risk of damaging their earning potential in the long term, according to a report published today by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
The Education and Culture Committee today took evidence on the 'The Royal Charter - the implications for Scotland', looking at the future of press regulation in Scotland following the Leveson Inquiry.
Following this morning’s meeting of the parliamentary Bureau, Members unanimously agreed to recommend that the Scottish Green Party and Independent Group debate There is Still Such a Thing as Society be rescheduled from Wednesday to Thursday this week.
How easy is it to get out and about in Scotland’s local communities if you are elderly and / or disabled and find it difficult to access public transport?
The most deprived areas in Scotland will take the biggest financial hit when the present welfare reforms come into effect. This is the conclusion of research published today commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.
The power of communities to help ensure the best possible public services are delivered will be the focus of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee as it visits South Ayrshire on Monday 15 April.
In another first for the Scottish Parliament, it has been announced that an influential group of legislative leaders from the USA will meet in Holyrood this summer, the first time the three day event will have taken place outside of North America.
During her visit to Pittsburgh as part of the Parliament's Scotland Week programme, the Presiding Officer the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP was presented with a Centennial Commemorative Medal by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
In a first for any Parliament, the Scottish Parliament is set to host an exhibition of more than forty Andy Warhol works of art exploring the themes of power and politics.
The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, and Committee Conveners Duncan McNeil MSP and Bruce Crawford MSP have begun a series of engagements on behalf of the Scottish Parliament to mark Scotland Week.