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UK Parliament bill to exempt some from ‘bedroom tax’ is welcome says Edinburgh MP

Mark Lazarowicz MP has joined Labour colleagues in giving a partial welcome to a Private Members’ Bill being debated today in the UK Parliament designed to exempt some people from the bedroom tax which...

Scottish Government present budget plans

Transport, housing, health and digital projects will receive new investment to help boost the economy, Finance Secretary John Swinney told Parliament today. During the final stage of the Budget Bill 2012-13 Mr Swinney confirmed additional capital...

SSPCA issues plea to tighten up fireworks sales

As November approaches the Scottish SPCA is urging animal lovers to join them in appealing to the UK and Scottish governments to tighten the laws on the sale and use of fireworks. They have launched a...

Double jeopardy legislation approved before dissolution

A centuries old principle of Scots law which prevents a person being tried twice for the same offence, is to be reformed after MSPs in the Scottish Parliament voted unanimously in favour of a...

Law to be changed on Historic Buildings

The Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Scotland Bill has been backed by Parliament, harmonising the existing legislation protecting our historic buildings and monuments.In addition to the introduction of certificates for immunity from listing during a...

The Scotland Bill – have your say

The Scotland Bill Committee is seeking views on a number of issues to help inform its scrutiny of the proposed legislation.  Wendy Alexander MSP, Convener of the Scotland Bill Committee, said: -“We are calling...

The Scotland Bill to be examined by Holyrood

The Scottish Government has moved quickly to enable scrutiny of the Scotland Bill by the Scottish Parliament.In a Ministerial Statement to the Scottish Parliament, External Affairs Minister Fiona Hyslop announced that a legislative consent...


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