This week in the Scottish Parliament 8th June 2015


Open data, income tax and understanding the BBC in the Holyrood diary

Open Data portal

The Scottish Parliament has launched a new open data portal to make parliamentary information easily accessible to the public.

EU Referendum
On 4 June, MSPs on the European and External Relations Committee considered the implications for Scotland of the proposed ‘in-out’ referendum and renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU).

Scottish Rate of Income Tax
What rate should the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax be set at and why? This is one of the questions being asked by the Finance Committee as it begins its scrutiny of the 2016-17 draft budget.


Inquiries into Deaths (Scotland) Bill – introduced on 1 June 2015

Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill – introduced on 1 June 2015

Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill – introduced on 4 June 2015

New briefings this week

SB 15-30 Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill
SB 15-29 Apologies (Scotland) Bill
SB 15-28 Land Reform in Scotland

Education and Culture Committee

9 June 2015
15th Meeting, 2015
Memorandum of Understanding on the BBC: The Committee will discuss the draft Memorandum of Understanding on the BBC and its future engagement with the Scottish Parliament.

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