March

Parliament's Scotland Week delegation announced

27.03.2008

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.

Parliamentary committee to review budget process

27.03.2008

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

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

25.03.2008

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

20.03.2008

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.

Justice Committee calls for evidence on community policing in Scotland

18.03.2008

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

Holyrood committee backs Public Health (Scotland) Bill

18.03.2008

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

Holyrood committee calls for streamline of secondary legislation

18.03.2008

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.

Local Government committee publish application processes (Menie Estate) report

13.03.2008

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.

Radical drug law reform in the spotlight

11.03.2008

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).

Independent allowances review findings published

11.03.2008

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.

Holyrood committee visits Aberdeen to hear evidence on tourism

07.03.2008

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

06.03.2008

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