December

Local communities asked for their views on the Housing (Scotland) Bill, including ‘right to buy’ abolition.

30.12.2013

The abolition of the right to buy social housing accommodation is just one of the questions being posed to the people of Scotland by the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.

Dumbarton to be the home of Parliament for the day

20.12.2013

The Scottish Parliament will hold a Parliament Day in Dumbarton on Monday 24 February, it has been announced today.

Views on proposed Revenue Scotland wanted by Finance Committee

17.12.2013

Proposals to establish Revenue Scotland as a Scottish equivalent of HMRC were highlighted today with the publication of a call for evidence by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee on the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill.

EU implications of an independent Scotland to be examined by European and External Relations Committee

16.12.2013

The implications of an independent Scotland continuing as a member of the European Union (EU) are to be examined in an inquiry launched today by the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee.

Scottish Parliament Committee launches inquiry into the economics of Scotland’s constitutional future

11.12.2013

An inquiry into Scotland’s economic future following the independence referendum in 2014 has been launched today (Wednesday 11 December) by the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Finance Committee welcomes focus on outcomes in Draft Budget

09.12.2013

The Scottish Government’s emphasis on outcomes has been welcomed by the Finance Committee in its report on the draft budget 2014-15 published today.

SPCB recommends breaking link with MPs Pay

09.12.2013

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, announced today that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) will recommend to the Parliament that the current link with MPs pay should be broken

Rural Affairs Committee welcomes increase in fines for littering and flytipping

05.12.2013

Legislation that increases the fine paid by people who are caught littering or fly-tipping has been welcomed by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

Parliament to agree appointment of new Commissioner for Ethical Standards

04.12.2013

On Thursday (5 December 2013), the Scottish Parliament will be asked to agree the appointment of Bill Thomson as the new Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Committee calls on the Government to assess the impact of bankruptcy reforms

03.12.2013

Legislation that significantly reforms bankruptcy and debt advice has been supported by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Scottish Parliament to host 2nd International Culture Summit in August 2014

03.12.2013

The Scottish Parliament is to once again host an international culture summit, bringing together delegations from across the globe to examine and debate how culture can encourage international dialogue.

Holyrood plays host to budding debaters

02.12.2013

The seventh annual St Andrew’s Day Debate will take place in the Scottish Parliament on Monday 2 December.

Is Holyrood’s legislative process fit for purpose?

02.12.2013

A Holyrood committee is to conduct an inquiry into whether the Scottish Parliament’s legislative process is “fit for purpose”, it has been announced.

More needs to be done to ensure that low carbon living is the new norm

02.12.2013

The Committee called on the Scottish Government to consider how it can use broader media approaches in order to support communication of behaviour change messages