Public-services reform is to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee, which has announced a call for evidence today for the first part of what will be a three-strand inquiry running throughout 2012.
Measures to improve the Scottish Parliament’s topicality and responsiveness to events have been set out by a Holyrood committee.
The Education and Culture Committee has broadly welcomed a wide-ranging plan to promote Gaelic but has concerns about its overall strategy and priorities.
The UK Parliament’s Scotland Bill, as it currently stands, is a “missed opportunity” and is “not yet fit for purpose”, according to a report published today by Holyrood’s Scotland Bill Committee.
The Finance Committee report on the Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012–13 has welcomed the Scottish Government’s emphasis on preventative spending and the £500 million funding of three new Funds.
Partial support was given to the legislative consent memorandum on the Welfare Reform Bill (UK Parliament) today in a report published by the Health and Sport Committee.
Progress made towards meeting the 2012 homelessness commitment in Scotland is to be examined in an inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.