October

Committee to scrutinise Scottish Government’s broadband and forestry spending

31.10.2016

Committee to scrutinise Scottish Government’s broadband and forestry spending

Concerns raised about the viability of Scotland’s social care workforce

27.10.2016

A number of concerns have been highlighted about the long-term sustainability of the social care workforce in Scotland by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee.

Presiding Officer announces Independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform

26.10.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP announced today that he has established an independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform.

HM The Queen approves Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh’s appointment to Privy Council

25.10.2016

The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s nomination of the Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh to Her Majesty’s Privy Council, No 10 Downing Street has announced.

Parliamentary Committee to examine priorities in crofting reform

24.10.2016

To help address some of the challenges facing Scotland’s crofters, the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is to examine priorities for crofting law reform.

Parliamentary scrutiny the focus of European visit by the Presiding Officer

20.10.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, is to travel to Brussels later today as he seeks to build mutually beneficial relationships with other devolved European Parliaments.

University admissions under the Holyrood spotlight

17.10.2016

The experiences of disabled people applying to universities in Scotland are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee (EHRiC).

Holyrood Committee calls on business and workers to shape Scotland’s Brexit future

14.10.2016

A Holyrood Committee is urging Scottish businesses and workers based throughout the country to help shape the economic impact of leaving the European Union, by sharing their views and concerns.

Holyrood Conveners’ Group to Question First Minister

10.10.2016

The Scottish Parliament Conveners’ Group will question the First Minister on her Government’s legislative programme it was announced today.

Tens of Thousands of Jobs At Risk Following ‘Hard Brexit’

06.10.2016

New research prepared by Strathclyde University’s Fraser of Allander Institute predicts a swathe of negative impacts on the Scottish economy in the years following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Delayed discharges reducing but further challenges remain find MSPs

06.10.2016

Tackling delayed discharges is critical to delivering person centred care, however there are a number of barriers including funding that are preventing people from getting the care they need in the right place according to the Health and Sport Committee.

Payments to Electoral Returning Officers to be examined

03.10.2016

Payments received by electoral Returning Officers are to be examined by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

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