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Presiding Officer recalls Parliament following death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

09.04.2021

The Presiding Officer has this afternoon announced that the Scottish Parliament is to be recalled on Monday 12 April following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament flags fly at half-mast as mark of respect following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

09.04.2021

The Scottish Parliament’s flags are flying at half-mast following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Scottish Human Rights Commission: new part-time members appointed

24.03.2021

Two new part-time members of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) are to be appointed following an open recruitment competition, it has been announced.

Covid recovery strategy must not exacerbate existing inequalities finds MSPs

24.03.2021

Issues faced by protected and disadvantaged groups should be proactively addressed as the country navigates its post-Covid recovery to ensure that nobody is left behind, according to a report from the Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

MSPs say greater supply of affordable housing and better data is needed to tackle housing sector issues, including rising rents

24.03.2021

An increased supply of affordable housing and better data are key to tackling the issues facing Scotland’s housing sector, according to a Scottish Parliament Committee.

Scottish Parliament Committee report details serious flaws in the Scottish Government handling of harassment complaints

23.03.2021

The Scottish Government’s handling of harassment complaints, and the subsequent judicial review, was ‘seriously flawed’, according to a report issued today by Holyrood’s Committee on the Scottish Government’s Handling of Harassment Complaints.

Scottish Parliament to host an international summit of parliamentarians on climate change

23.03.2021

One of the largest gatherings of international parliamentarians to discuss the climate emergency will take place at the Scottish Parliament in November, it has been announced today*.

National Day of Reflection to be marked at the Scottish Parliament

23.03.2021

The National Day of Reflection, commemorating a year since the country first went into lockdown, will be marked in the Scottish Parliament today in a series of tributes.

Independent impact assessment of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 is needed, says Holyrood’s Public Audit Committee

22.03.2021

The Scottish Government must commission a full and independent impact assessment of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016, according to a report published by Holyrood’s Public Audit & Post Legislative Committee.

Parliament Committee say pandemic provides once in a lifetime opportunity to implement long overdue reform of the health service

22.03.2021

The COVID-19 pandemic offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring about long overdue reform and modernisation of the health service, according to a Scottish Parliament Committee.

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