Range of subject choice in Scotland’s schools to be explored 


Is the range of subject choice in schools impacting on the future of Scotland’s young people? This will be examined in a new Holyrood inquiry announced today. 

Measures to reduce reoffending backed by MSPs


Proposals to increase the use of electronic tags and reduce the period that people with prior convictions must disclose convictions for have received the backing of MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Holyrood Committee calls for improvements to tackle fuel poverty


A Holyrood Committee has supported a Bill to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland. However, the Committee has called for additional measures to put an end to thousands of people lacking the means to keep their homes warm.

Economy Committee unconvinced by new debt repayment system


A new system to calculate the financial situation of people in debt or facing bankruptcy should be delayed until significant reservations are addressed, according to a Holyrood committee.

Presiding Officer launches nation-wide competition for young film makers to mark 20 years of Holyrood


Student film-makers are today being encouraged to enter a nation-wide competition to produce a short film on the impact the Scottish Parliament has had in their area.

No-deal Brexit would damage Scotland’s economy and public finances, says Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee


In its Budget report published today, the committee warns Scotland’s finances are already exposed to volatility and risk through the way in which the Fiscal Framework operates.

Parliament to nominate new Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland


The Commissioner is responsible for investigating complaints about the conduct of MSPs, local authority councillors, members of public bodies and lobbyists.

Justice Committee backs Vulnerable Witnesses Bill


Plans to increase the use of pre-recorded evidence in criminal trials have been given the green light by Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

Committee backs principle of free music tuition


Music tuition in schools should be provided free of charge. This is the conclusion of a report issued today by Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee which explores the provision of instrumental music tuition in schools.

Locals share their experiences of dog attacks in Dundee


A group of local people in Dundee discussed their experiences of traumatic dog attacks in the city, as part of a Holyrood Committee’s examination of dog control laws.

Holyrood committee set to examine the construction industry


Scotland’s construction sector is being placed under the microscope by a Holyrood committee.

Year-long programme to mark 20 years of the Scottish Parliament


A year-long programme to mark 20 years since the creation of the Scottish Parliament has been announced today.

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