Greater transparency urged on EU alignment


The Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee is calling for the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government to develop a framework to facilitate appropriate and proportionate scrutiny on decisions to align with EU law.

MSPs to examine the role of local government and its partners in delivering a net-zero Scotland


Hot on the heels of COP26, the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy & Transport Committee today launches an inquiry that will explore the role of local government and its partners – private and voluntary sectors, social enterprises...

MSPs back ‘transformational changes’ to tackle systemic issues in justice syste


The Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee is calling for comprehensive reforms to be made in the justice system, as well as more money for the sector, ahead of the Scottish Government’s budget next month.

Parliament committees to scrutinise National Planning Framework


Policies governing the development of Scotland’s cities, towns and rural areas until 2045 are to be scrutinised across several Scottish Parliament committees.

MSPs to examine use of emergency rule-making powers


The Scottish Parliament’s Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee is beginning an inquiry looking at the Scottish Government’s use of emergency regulation making powers.

Holyrood Committee launches inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people


An inquiry has been launched into the health and wellbeing of children and young people by a Scottish Parliament Committee.

Finance Committee warns of huge financial challenges on public finances as Scotland recovers from the pandemic


After undertaking pre-budget scrutiny for 2022-23 and examining Scotland’s public finances in the wake of COVID-19, Holyrood’s Finance & Public Administration Committee warns of huge financial challenges facing the Scottish Budget.

Holyrood Committee launch inquiry into the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill


An inquiry to consider the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill has today been launched by the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee.

MSPs launch inquiry into perinatal mental health


An inquiry has been launched into the perinatal mental health of new mothers in Scotland by the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee.

Scottish Budget should target family incomes and tackling child poverty


The Scottish Government must use its budget to stabilise the income of parents to help it reach its child poverty targets, according to a letter issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee.

Culture funding should be mainstreamed across Government, MSPs find


The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee is calling for more effort to go into mainstreaming culture and its funding across the Scottish Government.

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