April

Report scrutinising assisted suicide proposals published

30.04.2015

A parliamentary report scrutinising proposals to legalise assisted suicide has been published today by Health and Sport Committee.

Call for views launched on Smoking Prohibition Bill

29.04.2015

A call for views on legislation which will create a new criminal offence for adults who smoke in a motor vehicle in the presence of a child has been launched today by the Health and Sport Committee.

Engagement with BSL users needed to deliver improvements

27.04.2015

New measures to promote and raise awareness of British Sign Language (BSL) came a step closer today.

Justice Committee welcomes measures in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill

24.04.2015

The Justice Committee has today supported the general principles of a Bill that aims to strengthen the criminal law against human trafficking and exploitation as well as ensuring that victims have access to appropriate support immediately.

Holyrood Committee takes loneliness inquiry to Islay

23.04.2015

How a remote community tackles isolation and loneliness will be examined by Holyrood

Access to major railway stations under investigation

20.04.2015

Access to Scotland’s major urban railway stations is to be investigated by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.

Presiding Officer's statement on the death of Tom McCabe

19.04.2015

Presiding Officer's statement following the death of former Labour MSP and minister Tom McCabe.

The Scottish Parliament takes part in Scotland Week 2015

09.04.2015

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, will lead a delegation of MSPs in a series of engagements during Scotland Week 2015 from today.

Scottish Human Rights Commission - new appointments

07.04.2015

The SPCB has announced the appointment of two new officeholders following an open recruitment exercise.

Scottish Parliament first to receive Autism Access award

02.04.2015

The Scottish Parliament has become the first public building in Scotland to receive an Autism Access award from the National Autistic Society.