January

What is stopping Scotland’s public bodies reporting on biodiversity? Asks Committee

29.01.2018

Do public bodies take biodiversity responsibilities seriously? Is it seen as a ‘tick box’ exercise, or is there a lack of support in completing biodiversity reporting?

Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee warns of forecast error risk to public finances in Scotland

26.01.2018

Scotland’s public finances are exposed to risk if the Scottish Fiscal Commission’s income tax revenue growth forecasts are overly optimistic, says Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Holyrood Committee sets out findings on Scotland’s environment budget

24.01.2018

A Holyrood Committee has outlined its findings on the budget allocated to the environment, which includes combatting climate change and investing in world-class research.

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.

Scottish Parliament’s Europe Committee visits Belfast and Dublin for Irish border discussions post-Brexit

22.01.2018

Holyrood’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee is in Dublin Monday (22 January – Tuesday 23 January) to continue its investigations into the Article 50 Withdrawal negotiations.

Committee welcomes greater transparency but calls on government to go further on Scotland’s Draft Budget

22.01.2018

A Holyrood Committee is calling for further transparency on Scotland’s Draft Budget, as it reports today on the budget for local government in 2018/19.

Holyrood scrutiny of Human Rights under the spotlight

21.01.2018

How the Scottish Parliament ensures Human Rights are respected in Scotland is to be the subject of a new committee inquiry.

Parliament Committee to visit Peterhead

19.01.2018

On Monday 29th January, the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee will be visiting Peterhead, Aberdeenshire as it investigates the potential impact of the Scottish Government’s proposals to reform education in Scotland.

Senior MSPs to set out concerns at House of Lords talks on EU Withdrawal Bill

18.01.2018

Senior MSPs representing three Holyrood Committees will attend House of Lords talks on Thursday on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and Brexit.

Justice Committee backs Repeal Bill

18.01.2018

A majority of Holyrood's Justice Committee has backed James Kelly MSP’s Bill repealing the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act.

Holyrood Committee visits Aberdeen to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on the north east

12.01.2018

Businesses, the third sector and other organisations are to meet with MSPs in Aberdeen on Monday to discuss Scotland’s budget and the impact of Brexit on jobs and finances in the north east.

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee will not recommend consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill in its current form

09.01.2018

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee is not in a position to recommend legislative consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill, says a parliamentary report published today.

‘Do NHS boards adhere to good corporate governance?’ asks Health and Sport Committee

09.01.2018

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the effectiveness of corporate governance in NHS Boards.

Deal or No Deal? There are significant issues with City Region Deals, says Holyrood Committee

08.01.2018

There are significant issues with Scotland’s City Region Deals that must be addressed, according to a Holyrood Committee’s Deal or No Deal report.

What will changes to the way education is delivered in Scotland mean for you?

04.01.2018

What could changes to the way education is delivered in Scotland mean for you? This is the question that MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee will be asking as they visit Glasgow later this month.

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