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MSPs launch inquiry into employment opportunities for minority ethnic communities in Scotland

14.02.2020

The lack of progress by public authorities in tackling higher levels of unemployment and in-work poverty among ethnic minority communities will be the subject of a new inquiry by a Holyrood Committee.

MSPs say police investing in live facial recognition technology would be ‘unjustifiable’

11.02.2020

Holyrood’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing has said that current live facial recognition technology is not fit for use by Police Scotland.

MSPs welcome further protections for animals and wildlife in Scotland

10.02.2020

Greater protections to strengthen the health and welfare of animals and wildlife in Scotland have been supported in a report issued today by Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

Holyrood Committee calls for ‘sunset clause’ in CAP transition legislation

06.02.2020

A Holyrood Committee has called for a “sunset clause” to be included in proposed legislation which would allow the Scottish Government to amend or replace parts of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) during the post-Brexit transition period.

Committee raises concerns about Period Products Bill

05.02.2020

A Bill which would have placed a duty on the Scottish Government to ensure free period products are available on a universal basis failed to win the support of a Scottish Parliament Committee.

MSPs to visit new child-friendly evidence rooms in Glasgow and check on ‘Barnahus’ progress

20.01.2020

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are set to visit new evidence-taking facilities as the Vulnerable Witnesses Act comes into force today.

MSPs seek views on defamation reform proposals

17.01.2020

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are seeking views from the public, media organisations and publishers, internet firms and other experts on proposed changes to the law on defamation.

Committee welcomes electoral changes

14.01.2020

Plans to extend the term lengths for Scottish Parliament and local authority elections have been supported in a new report issued today by Holyrood’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee launches inquiry into Scotland and the UK internal market post-Brexit

09.01.2020

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has launched a new inquiry into how the UK internal market might operate post-Brexit.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee launches inquiry into Scotland and the UK internal market post-Brexit

09.01.2020

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has launched a new inquiry into how the UK internal market might operate post-Brexit.

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