October

Leading business people from across Scotland gather at Holyrood

30.10.2015

Over 200 leading business figures will gather at the Scottish Parliament today to discuss opportunities for growth in Scottish business.

Is a register of lobbying activity in Scotland necessary asks Holyrood’s Standards Committee

30.10.2015

Members of the public and interested organisations are being asked whether they think a Bill to create a register of lobbying activity in Scotland is necessary and desirable.

Holyrood report: loneliness ‘as damaging to Scots health as poverty and poor housing’

28.10.2015

The Equal Opportunities Committee today launches its report on the extent and impact of social isolation on older and younger people living in Scotland.

Make energy reduction a priority finds committee inquiry

26.10.2015

Reducing energy demand will be critical to ensuring the security of our energy supply in the future and a parliamentary committee is today calling on the Scottish and UK Government’s to make this a priority.

Will new burial and cremation legislation be fit for modern Scotland?

20.10.2015

Measures aimed at creating a modern and comprehensive framework for burials and cremations are to be examined by two Scottish Parliament committees.

Scottish Government faces Committee questions in Dumfries

15.10.2015

The future of Scotland’s land will come into focus when a Scottish Parliamentary Committee questions a Government Minister at a public meeting at Easterbrook Hall.

Motherwell to host the Scottish Parliament for the day

14.10.2015

People in Motherwell will have the opportunity to have their voice heard as the Scottish Parliament comes to the town for the day on Monday 9 November.

Views sought on Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill

13.10.2015

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee today issued a call for written evidence on the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill.

Report finds North Glasgow College governance Arrangements were “unacceptable”

13.10.2015

Required levels of governance at North Glasgow College were “unacceptable”, according to a report published today by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee.

Views Sought on the Scottish Fiscal Commission

09.10.2015

The role, resourcing and independence of the body charged with examining Scottish Government tax forecasts are to be examined in a new inquiry launched by the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee.

Views sought on Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

09.10.2015

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee has issued a call for written evidence as it prepares to scrutinise the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

Public Audit Committee to call witnesses on Coatbridge College severance deals

07.10.2015

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee today decided on the next stage of its inquiry into the governance of severance payments at the former Coatbridge College.

Army’s contribution to Scotland recognised at Scottish Parliament

07.10.2015

Artwork which has been gifted to the Parliament by the Army in Scotland that highlights the relationship between the Army and Scottish society through the years is to be unveiled.

Devolution Committee calls for transparency between Scottish and UK Governments to be enshrined in law

06.10.2015

Holyrood’s Devolution (Further Powers) Committee has called for improved scrutiny of relations between the Scottish and UK Governments.

Parliamentary committee questions NHS performance targets

05.10.2015

There is currently no way to assess the level of investment being made by the NHS to fully meet performance targets