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MSPs pronounce support for civil partnerships for different sex couples

31.03.2020

A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different sex couples will strengthen equality and advance human rights in Scotland, according to a Holyrood Committee.

Scottish Parliament asked to consent to UK’s Emergency Coronavirus Bill

23.03.2020

On Tuesday (24 March), MSPs from across the Scottish Parliament will scrutinise the proposed UK-wide Emergency Coronavirus Bill

Scottish Parliament suspends public engagement in response to Covid-19 Coronavirus

16.03.2020

The Scottish Parliament has announced it will suspend public engagement activities as it prioritises supporting parliamentary business and responding to the Coronavirus.

MSPs call on UK and Scottish Governments to work together as billions of pounds in benefits go unclaimed

11.03.2020

The UK and Scottish Governments must work more closely together to ensure people get the benefits they are entitled to, a new report by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee has said.

Parliament to nominate new Auditor General for Scotland

06.03.2020

The Scottish Parliament will next week (Tuesday 10 March) be invited to nominate Stephen Boyle to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the new Auditor General for Scotland.

Europe Committee to question Secretary of State for Scotland over Brexit

04.03.2020

The Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee will on Thursday (5 March) question the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding the Withdrawal Agreement and the future relationship between the European Union and the UK.

Can Scotland be more competitive internationally?

02.03.2020

Holyrood’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee is to have an inquiry into the role of Scottish Development International (SDI) in developing a Scotland that competes on the international stage.

Committee calls for ‘sunset clause’ in Common Agricultural Policy transition legislation

02.03.2020

A Holyrood committee has called on the Scottish Government to include a “sunset clause” in legislation that will enable the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to continue to operate during a post-Brexit transition period

MSPs on fact-finding voyage at Ferguson Marine shipyard

24.02.2020

Members of a Holyrood Committee have visited the shipyard where two overdue and over-budget vessels to serve the Clyde and Hebrides ferries network are being built.

Finance Committee calls for a more strategic approach to setting Scotland’s budget amid increased volatility

21.02.2020

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has called upon the Scottish Government to adopt a more strategic approach to budgetary management.

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