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  • The role of local government and its cross-sectoral partners in financing and delivering a net-zero Scotland.

    The Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee are examining progress towards Scotland’s net zero targets with a particular focus on the role of local government and its partners. The Scottish Parliament agreed statutory targets to make Scotland a net zero nation by 2045,... More
    Opened 24 November 2021
  • Inquiry into the use of the made affirmative procedure during the coronavirus pandemic

    The 'made affirmative procedure' is a type of secondary legislation, which was only used a handful of times a year before the Coronavirus pandemic. However, since March 2020, it has been used more than 100 times. The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee has recognised the need to use... More
    Opened 19 November 2021
  • National Planning Framework (NPF4)

    The Scottish Government has published its fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).  It sets out how your places and environments will be planned and designed in the years to come. Read the NPF4 Send us your views on the draft NPF4  Committees want to hear your... More
    Opened 17 November 2021
  • Coronavirus (Discretionary Compensation for Self-isolation) (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, health boards were required to compensate people who they asked to self-isolate due to an infectious disease. This was required by the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 . The Coronavirus Act 2020 changed this. The 2020 Act let health boards decide... More
    Opened 16 November 2021
  • Coronavirus (Discretionary Compensation for Self-isolation) (Scotland) Bill - call for views

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, health boards were required to compensate people who they asked to self-isolate due to an infectious disease. This was required by the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 . The Coronavirus Act 2020 changed this. The 2020 Act let health boards decide... More
    Opened 16 November 2021
  • Miners' Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    The Bill provides a pardon for miners who were convicted of certain offences relating to the 1984-1985 miners’ strike where the conditions of the pardon are met. The offences are: breach of the peace breach of bail conditions – Section 3 of the Bail etc. (Scotland) Act 1980... More
    Opened 11 November 2021
  • Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill - call for views

    The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment (RAINE) Committee is scrutinising the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill and is seeking your views. What does the Bill aim to do? The Bill requires the Scottish Government and relevant authorities (e.g. health boards and local... More
    Opened 5 November 2021
  • Inquiry into the Health And Wellbeing of Children And Young People

    The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The inquiry aims to address key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people including: Child poverty (including... More
    Opened 2 November 2021
  • Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill - financial memorandum

    The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers and certain public bodies (referred to in the Bill as ‘relevant authorities’) to create Good Food Nation Plans. The relevant authorities identified in the Bill are health boards and local authorities (or councils). Other public bodies may be... More
    Opened 1 November 2021
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