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Citizens’ Panel convened to discuss Scotland Covid-19 restrictions and strategy

16.01.2021

A citizens’ panel will meet for the first time this weekend to discuss how Scotland is and should continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Work on representation of BAME women in the workplace to be recognised in Parliament

14.01.2021

A project which aims to boost women’s involvement in politics will have their work recognised this week in the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood Committee backs children’s UN Rights Bill

20.12.2020

A new Bill which would allow children to take public bodies to court for breaches of their rights by incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law should be extended to include private sector...

Committee backs Bill which would compensate NHS for workplace illnesses

18.12.2020

A Bill which would allow the NHS to recover costs relating to industrial disease has been backed by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Political Leadership is key to delivering effective outcomes for Marine Planning in Scotland, says Holyrood’s Environment Committee.

17.12.2020

In a report published today, Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee says that leadership and guidance from the Scottish Government and Marine Scotland...

Views sought on Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan update

16.12.2020

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s updated plan as to how it will meet Scotland’s climate change targets.

Clarity needed on enforcement measures to make ‘livestock worrying law’ effective, says Holyrood Committee

14.12.2020

New legislation which would increase the penalties for dog-owners whose pets chase, attack or kill farmed animals will require significant amendment and clear guidance as to how it will work in practice...

End of transition period raises serious challenges for Scottish businesses, says Holyrood Committee

11.12.2020

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has warned that it is seriously concerned by the challenges facing Scottish businesses in the new year regardless of whether a Brexit deal has been reached.

Hate Crime Bill must be amended, says Justice Committee

10.12.2020

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has today indicated it will support the general principles of the Hate Crime Bill on condition it is amended in line with recommendations the Committee is unanimously making.

Management of procurement of two new ferries a ‘catastrophic failure’, says Holyrood Committee

09.12.2020

A Holyrood probe into the construction of two overdue and over-budget ferries to serve the Clyde and Hebrides network has described the management of the process as a “catastrophic failure”...

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