The carers bill, assisted suicide, smoking in cars and British sign language feature in the Holyrood diary
Report scrutinising assisted suicide proposals published
The Health and Sport Committee has published a report scrutinising proposals to legalise assisted suicide.
Call for views on Smoking Prohibition Bill
The Health and Sport Committee has called for views on legislation which will create a new criminal offence for adults who smoke in a motor vehicle in the presence of a child.
Engagement with BSL users needed
The Education and Culture Committee’s report on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill has called for a commitment from public bodies to consult British Sign Language (BSL) users on new measures to promote and raise awareness of BSL.
British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill – stage 1 debate scheduled for 5 May 2015
Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill – introduced on 30 April 2015
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) has produced three new briefing this week:
SB 15-24 Carers (Scotland) Bill
SB 15-23 Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill
SB 15-22 Harbours (Scotland) Bill
Health and Sport Committee on the 5 May 2015 on
Carers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence, in round-table format, on the Bill at Stage 1 from– Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE); Carers Scotland; Carers Trust Scotland;The Coalition of Carers in Scotland; Scottish Transitions Forum; Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project (MECOPP); and Shared Care Scotland.