This week in the Scottish Parliament 26th May 2015


Community Justice Bill, voting for 16 and 17 year olds and the Crown Estates feature in this week’s Holyrood diary

Views sought on Community Justice (Scotland) Bill
The Justice Committee has issued a call for written evidence as it prepares to consider the Community Justice (Scotland) Bill.

Franchise Bill
The Devolution (Further Powers) Committee has supported the general principles of a Bill that would allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Mandatory climate change reporting
The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) has voiced its support for mandatory climate emissions reporting for many public sector organisations.


Footway and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill – introduced 21 May 2015

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill – stage 1 debate scheduled for 27 May 2015

Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill – stage 1 debate scheduled for 28 May 2015

SPICe Briefings

SB 15-27 Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill Update

This Week in the Debating Chamber

Tuesday 26 May 2015
Scottish Government Debate: Equity and Excellence in Education

Committee Meetings

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee
27 May 2015
18th Meeting, 2015

Crown Estate: The Committee will take evidence on the proposed devolution of Crown Estate assets to Scotland from–Offshore Renewables, Scottish Renewables;
Alastair Nairn, Farmer, Glenlivet Estate; Tobermory Harbour Association; Royal Yachting Association Scotland; West Highland Anchorages and Moorings Association; Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation;
Glendale Trust; and then from–Economic Development and Strategic Transportation, Argyll and Bute Council;
Highland Council; Moray Council; Orkney Islands Council; A representative, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Schofield