Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil The UK government should call a halt in its attempts to repeal the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has "demanded".
Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick MSP The case for the introduction of elected conveners for Scottish Parliament committees as a stand-alone reform has not been made according to a report issued today by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee.
Proposals to strengthen academic freedom in colleges and universities are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee as it scrutinises the Higher Education (Governance) Scotland Bill. The bill expands the current definition of academic freedom to cover the freedom
Scottish Secretary David Mundell Scottish Secretary David Mundell told a committee of MSPs at Holyrood today that he would work constructively with them to deliver all the proposals contained in the all-party Smith Commission agreement.
MSPs are today expected to pass the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill into law. A spokesperson for the Scottish government said the bill was introduced to fulfil their "long-standing commitment to eradicate gun crime in Scotland".
Justice Secretary Michael Gove Outlining plans to end “grotesque inefficiencies” in the courts Justice Secretary Michael Gove said lawyers may face legislation forcing them to work for free in order to deal with “indefensible inequalities in the justice system”.
Charles Swan Lawyers have criticised as “absurd” plans proposed in the European Union which would see photographers punished for breach of copyright if they sell or publish images of building or artworks under copyright.
President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger said in a speech that judges have taken power from democratically-elected politicians by taking advantage of European and human rights legislation.