February

Scottish Parliament celebrates International Women’s Day

04.03.2016

Nearly 400 women from all over Scotland and further afield will gather in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Health and Sport Committee welcomes 1000th witness

01.03.2016

Fiona Collie from Carers Scotland gave evidence to the Health and Sport Committee this morning and was the Committee’s 1000th witness this session.

UK Government should reintroduce post-study work visas, says Holyrood’s Devolution Committee

13.02.2016

UK Government policy has been a major factor in seriously restricting higher and further education institutions from attracting international students to Scotland, says a parliamentary report.

Committee support for new property tax

12.02.2016

Legislation that would levy a supplement on the purchase of additional residential properties has been given the backing of MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee today.

Bill on criminal jury reform fails to gather Justice Committee support

09.02.2016

A Bill which would both abolish Scotland's not proven verdict and change the majority required in jury trials for a conviction has failed to receive the backing of Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

The new BBC Charter must include greater decentralisation of decision making, commissioning and budgets, says Committee

08.02.2016

The new BBC charter must ensure there is greater decentralisation of decision making, commissioning and budgets to Scotland according to a report issued today (8 Feb) by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee.

Members’ Bill a positive step to ban pavement parking

08.02.2016

A positive step in the right direction. This is the conclusion of the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee on proposed legislation to ban parking on pavements.

Committee recommends strengthening burials and cremation legislation

04.02.2016

Legislation which aims to provide a modern framework for burials and cremations in Scotland has been supported by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

MSPs disappointment at welfare reform minister’s failure to meet committee

03.02.2016

Members of Holyrood’s Welfare Reform Committee today expressed their continuing disappointment at the failure of UK Government Ministers to answer questions on their welfare reform programme in Scotland.

Absence of detail stifles scrutiny of funeral industry Bill

01.02.2016

A Bill, which aims to create a modern burial and cremation sector in Scotland, lacks detail and ambition according to a report issued today