February

Members’ expenses information published

28.02.2013

The latest details of all MSPs' parliamentary expenses are published on the web today.

Economic realities of international trade to be tested by Parliamentary Committee

28.02.2013

The economic realities of international trade and inward investment are to be tested by the European and External Relations Committee.

Young voices to be heard at Public Petitions Committee

22.02.2013

Young politicians and the issues which matter to them will be at the heart of a special joint sitting of the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee and the Scottish Youth Parliament next Friday (1 March).

Justice Committee seeks views from those directly affected by crime

21.02.2013

The views of people who have been directly affected by crime are asked for by the Justice Committee as part of its call for evidence on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill published today.

Proposals to create a forum for adults who were placed in care to be scrutinised by the Health Committee

21.02.2013

Proposals to create a National Confidential Forum (NCF), which will provide an opportunity for adults who were placed in institutional care as children to recount their experiences, will be scrutinised by the Health and Sport Committee.

Coatbridge College welcomes Parliament exhibition

18.02.2013

An exhibition dedicated to showing how people have engaged with the Scottish Parliament to achieve change moves to Coatbridge College on Monday 25 February.

MSPs to hear how communities are making change happen

18.02.2013

The power of communities to make change happen will be the focus of meetings in Aberdeen and Glasgow today as the Local Government and Regeneration Committee continues its inquiry into regeneration.

Professor Stiglitz to inform the work of the Economy Committee

16.02.2013

Nobel prize winning economist Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz will give evidence to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee to inform them on the adequacy of current measures of economic performance.

Event to inform inquiry into health inequalities

15.02.2013

The views of charities, individuals, the NHS and the third sector are among those that will help to shape an inquiry into health inequalities that the Health and Sport Committee plan to launch later on this year.

MSP visits Fife schools as part of languages inquiry

15.02.2013

The teaching of languages in two Fife primary schools will be under the spotlight on Monday as Roderick Campbell MSP, member of the European and External Relations Committee, visits Balmerino Primary School and Leuchars Primary School.

Public services must collaborate to address demographic change, says Finance Committee

11.02.2013

Radical reform to ensure public services collaborate effectively is needed if Scotland is to cope with its ageing population, according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee.

Witnesses give evidence to committee on impact of welfare reform

05.02.2013

Individuals affected by welfare reform gathered at Holyrood today to tell the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee about the impact it is having on them and their families.

Welfare Reform Committee continues to hear from individuals affected

04.02.2013

Individuals affected by welfare reform will gather tomorrow (Tuesday 5 February) at Holyrood to tell the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee about the impact it is having on them and their families.

Equal Opportunities Committee holds meeting at Gypsy/Traveller site near Aberdeen

04.02.2013

Clinterty Gypsy/Traveller’s site near Aberdeen hosted a meeting of the Equal Opportunities Committee on Monday 4 February as part of its inquiry into Where Gypsy/Travellers Live.

Reform of the aquaculture and wild fishing sectors is welcomed by the Rural Affairs Committee

04.02.2013

Legislation which proposes changes to the management of the aquaculture and wild fishing sectors has today been welcomed by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Alan Miller nominated for second term as chair of Scottish Human Rights Commission

01.02.2013

A motion has been laid before Parliament nominating Professor Alan Miller for reappointment as chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission.