Holyrood Committee backs children’s UN Rights Bill


A new Bill which would allow children to take public bodies to court for breaches of their rights by incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law should be extended to include private sector...

Committee backs Bill which would compensate NHS for workplace illnesses


A Bill which would allow the NHS to recover costs relating to industrial disease has been backed by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Political Leadership is key to delivering effective outcomes for Marine Planning in Scotland, says Holyrood’s Environment Committee.


In a report published today, Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee says that leadership and guidance from the Scottish Government and Marine Scotland...

Views sought on Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan update


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

Clarity needed on enforcement measures to make ‘livestock worrying law’ effective, says Holyrood Committee


New legislation which would increase the penalties for dog-owners whose pets chase, attack or kill farmed animals will require significant amendment and clear guidance as to how it will work in practice...

End of transition period raises serious challenges for Scottish businesses, says Holyrood Committee


The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee has warned that it is seriously concerned by the challenges facing Scottish businesses in the new year regardless of whether a Brexit deal has been reached.

Hate Crime Bill must be amended, says Justice Committee


The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has today indicated it will support the general principles of the Hate Crime Bill on condition it is amended in line with recommendations the Committee is unanimously making.

Management of procurement of two new ferries a ‘catastrophic failure’, says Holyrood Committee


A Holyrood probe into the construction of two overdue and over-budget ferries to serve the Clyde and Hebrides network has described the management of the process as a “catastrophic failure”...

Finance & Constitution Committee calls on HM Treasury to consider greater access to borrowing for devolved governments during crises


Greater access to borrowing for devolved governments during times of national emergency should be considered by HM Treasury, says Holyrood’s Finance & Constitution Committee.

MSPs to forgo pay increase in 2021, says Presiding Officer


MSPs are to forgo a pay increase next year, it has been announced.

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