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Rural Economy Committee seeks views on proposed CAP transition Bill

15.11.2019

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee has issued a public call for evidence

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee seeks views on proposed Islands Plan

10.10.2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee seeks views on proposed Islands Plan

Are Scotland’s Roads Funded Properly? Asks Holyrood Committee

01.07.2019

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is looking for views from a wide range of road users on the effectiveness of the current approach to road maintenance in Scotland and whether current funding levels are sufficient.

Holyrood Committee rejects rollout of 20mph zones from Restricted Roads Bill

31.05.2019

Holyrood Committee rejects rollout of 20mph zones from Restricted Roads Bill

Michael Gove MP to give evidence to Scottish Parliament committees

13.05.2019

The future of the UK’s environmental, agricultural and fisheries policies will be explored when two Scottish Parliament committees hear from Michael Gove MP, Secretary for State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Scottish Parliament Committee launches workplace parking levy survey

09.05.2019

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is today launching an online survey to gauge views on the proposed workplace parking levy at www.parliament.scot/WorkplaceParkingSurvey.

Holyrood Committee releases its findings on the Transport Bill

07.03.2019

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has endorsed the general principles of the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Holyrood Committee endorses proposed new enterprise agency for the South of Scotland

04.03.2019

The creation of a new South of Scotland enterprise agency has been given full support by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee.

Holyrood Committee demands time to scrutinise workplace parking levy proposals

27.02.2019

Holyrood’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee says adequate time must be set aside for MSPs to scrutinise workplace parking levy proposals

Holyrood Committee to hold meetings in Dumfries and Galashiels on enterprise proposals

19.12.2018

Views of those living in the South of Scotland will be heard by the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee when it visits Dumfries and Galashiels to examine proposals to create a South of Scotland enterprise agency.

Holyrood Committee releases their findings on the impact of salmon farming

27.11.2018

Urgent action needs to be taken to improve the regulation of the Scottish salmon farming industry and to address fish health and environmental challenges, a Holyrood Committee has concluded.

South of Scotland enterprise agency to be examined by Holyrood Committee

12.11.2018

A Holyrood Committee is seeking views on the establishment of a new enterprise agency dedicated to the south of Scotland.

Views sought on 20mph roll-out across Scotland

09.11.2018

Plans to reduce the speed limit on most residential and urban streets across Scotland from 30mph to 20mph are being considered by a Holyrood committee.

Urgent funding required for ferry services in the Clyde and Hebrides

31.10.2018

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is calling for investment in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services to be prioritised in the upcoming budget, and for there to be an urgent review of the Ferries Plan.

Views sought on investment in Clyde and Hebrides ferry services

05.07.2018

Investment in the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services network will be placed under the spotlight by a parliamentary committee.

People from across Scotland urged to give their view on proposed transport laws

29.06.2018

Improving bus services, combatting pavement and double parking, and delivering smart ticketing are all issues that people from across Scotland are being urged to give their view on to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee.

Parliamentary Committee to scrutinise the farmed salmon industry in Scotland

08.02.2018

The future of Scotland’s farmed salmon industry will come under the scrutiny of the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee as it encourages individuals and organisations to share their views as part of its upcoming inquiry.

Rural Economy Committee endorses Islands Bill

22.01.2018

A committee of MSPs has recommended that the general principles of the Islands Bill be agreed by the Scottish Parliament.

Holyrood comes to Lewis and Harris to hear views on Islands Bill

09.10.2017

The views of local people and organisations on the future of Scotland’s islands will come into focus when members of the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee visit Lewis and Harris on October 19th and 20th.

Holyrood comes to Orkney to hear views on Islands Bill

14.09.2017

The views of local people and organisations on the future of Scotland’s islands will come into focus when the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee visits Orkney this October.

Parliamentary Committee to scrutinise Scottish Government’s Islands Bill

30.06.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals and organisations to share their views on how to give more power and protection to Scotland’s islands.

Parliamentary Committee to scrutinise devolved powers for forestry

02.06.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals and organisations to share their views on the potential impact of new, devolved legislation for forestry.

Holyrood calls for 'more ambition' from school bus seat belt bill

12.05.2017

A Scottish Parliamentary Committee is calling for 'a bill aiming to improve safety for young people travelling on school transport to ‘be more ambitious and to go further'.

Scotland must do more to decrease harmful emissions across all sectors

10.03.2017

Climate change targets across all of Scotland’s sectors should be “equally challenging”, according to a Holyrood report published today.

Parliamentary Committee to examine introduction of seat belts on school transport

10.03.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is encouraging individuals, the bus industry and other organisations to share their views on the Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill, recently introduced by Gillian Martin MSP.

Holyrood committee: Scottish Government’s crofting bill must meet the needs of crofters in the 21st century

09.03.2017

A Holyrood report is calling on the Scottish Government to produce a new crofting bill by the end of the current session of Parliament which fully meets the needs of crofting communities in the 21st century.

Views sought on Scottish Government’s draft climate change plan

19.01.2017

Four parliamentary committees have launched a joint call for views on the Scottish Government’s plan on how it will meet climate change targets from 2017 to 2032.

Committee to scrutinise Scottish Government’s broadband and forestry spending

31.10.2016

Committee to scrutinise Scottish Government’s broadband and forestry spending

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.

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