Legislation that aims to simplify regulation that protects our environment and introduces enforcement and sentencing powers for tackling environmental crime has been supported by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.
The two hundredth Act of the Scottish Parliament will become law later this week when the Forth Road Bridge Bill receives Royal Assent.
A call for evidence has been published today on the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Scotland) Bill by the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee.
Views on the Bill that proposes to remove the need for corroboration and would increase a jury majority to two-thirds for a guilty verdict are welcomed by the Justice Committee.
The patchy progress being made to improve public services across Scotland needs to be addressed now according to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee in a report issued today (26 June).
Proposals to set up a Scottish ‘Office of Budget Responsibility’ (OBR) are to be the subject of a new inquiry from the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee, it has been announced.
Legislation aimed at improving debt advice, debt relief and debt management, including financial education and money advice from an approved money adviser, will be scrutinised by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
Scotland should have a direct air link to China, according to a report published today by the European and External Relations Committee.
Local authorities should ensure one language is taught across primary schools and into secondary schools according to a report published today (Friday 21 June) by the European and External Relations Committee.
A new national strategy for tackling teenage pregnancy should be developed by the Scottish Government according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, following a six month inquiry into the issue.
A timetable for a statutory right to childcare that includes children up to the age of fifteen and disabled children, has been called for by the Equal Opportunities Committee.
Lack of engagement at party political, local and Scottish Government level is leading to local authority elections becoming the ‘third tier’ of democracy according to a report published today (17 June).
The Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament will visit Stirling to see a range of initiatives that are tackling health issues across the city, as part of events being planned for Parliament Day, which is to be held in Stirling on 21 June.
On Thursday evening, more than a hundred of Scotland’s finest high-school debaters will gather to compete against each other in the Grand Final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2013.
Understanding how the Scottish Parliament works and how organisations, charities and social enterprises can influence its agenda will be the focus of a conference taking place on Saturday 22 June in Stirling.
The UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson MP will give evidence to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on Wednesday 12 June
Pupils from Our Lady’s Primary School look forward to Friday 21 June when the Scottish Parliament will come to Stirling for Parliament Day.
The Scottish Parliament’s Subordinate Legislation Committee has today been renamed as the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.
Are you a parent who has gone to an Education Appeals Committee on behalf of a child or have you appealed the banding of your council tax to a Valuation Appeal Committee? If so, your views are wanted by Justice Committee.
Complex legislation may be acting as a barrier for both homeowners and property professionals to switch property factors and enforce common repairs, according to a new report from the Justice Committee.
Communications between criminal justice organisations and victims and witnesses must be improved, according to the Justice Committee in its Stage 1 report published today on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill.