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Scottish Parliament Update

SASW’s Communications and Policy Officer Emily Galloway provides a brief overview of what happened last week in Parliament…

On Tuesday the 23rd of March, the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s plans for a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, with a view to opening up the economy at the end of April. Her statement, and the strategic framework updates, can be found, here

MSPs debated the Budget Bill, and this passed at Stage 1. More on the budget can be found, here.

The Education and Skills Committee took evidence at Stage 1 of the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill. 

The Justice Committee considered the Domestic Abuse Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2. More can be found, here.

The Health and Sport Committee held a roundtable discussion, as part of their social care inquiry. The official report for this can be found, here. 

The Social Security Committee took evidence on the draft child payment regulations, from members of the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security and a draft inquiry report into the social security response to Covid.