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    Plan 'not fit for purpose' claims Committee

    A draft National Marine Plan for Scotland, developed by the Scottish Government over a five year period is still not ‘fit for purpose’ according to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

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    Plan 'not fit for purpose' claims Committee

  • Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber

    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business begins at 2pm and includes:

    • Stage 1 Debate on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
    • Members' Business from James Dornan MSP on 100 Years of Langside Library

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

  • Committee room in the Scottish Parliament

    Committee support for Mental Health Bill

    The Health and Sport Committee has supported the general principles of a Bill which seeks to change how people access treatment for mental health conditions.

    However, the Committee has also identified several issues that require further clarification.

    News release

    Read the Committee's report

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    Committee support for Mental Health Bill

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    Parents' views sought on schools support

    The Education and Culture Committee is undertaking work on the educational attainment gap and is currently seeking parents' views about how schools work with them to support their children's learning.

    You can share your views by completing the Committee's short survey:

    Education and Culture Committee Survey of Parents

    Educational attainment gap

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    Parents' views sought on schools support

 

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    The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, today welcomed the Speaker of the Fijian Parliament, the Hon Dr Jiko Luveni, on her first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

    Presiding Officer welcomes Speaker of the Fijian Parliament

    The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, today welcomed the Speaker of the Fijian Parliament, the Hon Dr Jiko Luveni, on her first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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    Business Bulletin

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