Parliamentary committee to review budget process


The Finance Committee is today launching a review of the Parliament's process for scrutinising the Scottish Government's budget.

Parliament's Scotland Week delegation announced


The Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP will lead the Scottish Parliament's cross-party delegation to North America, it was announced today. The delegates will be Frank McAveety MSP, David McLetchie MSP, Alex Neil MSP and Iain Smith MSP.

Child poverty to be focus of Scottish Parliament committee event in Glasgow


Child poverty experts will meet with the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government Committee in a roundtable event on Wednesday 26 March at Glasgow City Chambers.

Call for evidence on the Creative Scotland Bill


Views on the general principles of the Creative Scotland Bill are being sought in a call for written evidence issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee.

Holyrood committee calls for streamline of secondary legislation


The Subordinate Legislation Committee of the Scottish Parliament has called for a Scottish Government bill to streamline and improve the scrutiny of secondary legislation in a report published today.

Holyrood committee backs Public Health (Scotland) Bill


Proposals contained in the Public Health (Scotland) Bill have today been endorsed by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee.

Justice Committee calls for evidence on community policing in Scotland


An inquiry focussing on the effectiveness of community policing in Scotland was launched today by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee .

Local Government committee publish application processes (Menie Estate) report


The Local Government and Communities Committee publish their Planning Application Processes (Menie Estate) Report Volume 1 today with a second volume of evidence published tomorrow.

Independent allowances review findings published


The findings of an independent panel appointed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) to carry out a full-scale review of the Parliament’s Allowances Schemes have been received today.

Radical drug law reform in the spotlight


Controversial law reform carried out in Canada and Australia to reduce the harm of illegal drugs and regain control of their supply is the focus of a Scottish Futures Forum event at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday (12 March).

Holyrood committee visits Aberdeen to hear evidence on tourism


Residents of the north east will have the opportunity to view the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in operation when it meets in the Council Chamber of Aberdeen City Council on Monday 10 March 2008.

Public Petitions Committee investigates NHS availability of cancer treatment drugs


Availability of cancer treatment drugs on the NHS has been announced today as the subject of an inquiry by the Public Petitions Committee.