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.

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.

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

MSPs seek commitments on support for domestic abuse victims during lockdown


A Holyrood Committee has called on the Scottish Government to set out the steps it is taking to ensure women and children at increased risk of domestic abuse during lockdown have access to the support services they need to escape violence.

MSPs to quiz Cabinet Secretary on Covid-19 care home crisis


The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee is to question the Cabinet Secretary on the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s care homes.

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