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New non-executive board members of Audit Scotland announced


Two new non-executive members of Audit Scotland’s board are to be appointed by the Scottish Commission for Public Audit following an open recruitment exercise, it has been announced.

Mental health coronavirus legislation powers must be repealed, say MSPs


A Holyrood Committee has reiterated its call for unnecessary and arbitrary powers contained in emergency coronavirus legislation to be repealed in order to protect the rights of people with mental health conditions.

MSPs find serious failings in medicines system which does not put patients first


A Scottish Parliament Committee inquiry into the supply and demand for medicines found an incoherent system which fails to put patients first.

Committee Unanimously Approves General Principles of ‘Protection of Workers Bill’


The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has today announced its unanimous support for the general principles of the ‘Protection of Workers Bill’ after it published its Stage One report on the bill.

Holyrood's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee launches inquiry into a Green Recovery


Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has launched an inquiry into how Scotland can ensure that a green, just and resilient recovery is central in our response to the social and economic challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Holyrood Committee seeks views on tougher penalties for ‘livestock worrying’


A draft law which would increase the penalties for dog-owners whose pets chase, attack or kill farmed animals is to be considered by a Holyrood Committee.

Progress has been too slow, Committee warns football authorities


Legislation and external regulation may be the only way to protect the rights of children and young people involved in youth football, a Scottish Parliament Committee has warned.

Holyrood’s Environment Committee says a unanimous ‘no’ to consent to the UK’s Environment Bill


In a report published today, Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee calls for powers which fall within devolved competence, including environment policy, to return to the Scottish Parliament on EU exit day.

Appointees should be able to collect benefits on behalf of claimants but safeguards must be in place, say Holyrood Committee


MSPs on Holyrood’s Social Security Committee have backed a Bill which would allow adult benefit claimants, who consent, to nominate an appointee to claim benefits on their behalf.

Holyrood’s Finance Committee announces inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2021/22


A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2021/22 has been announced by Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee

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