A smacking ban in Scotland moved a step closer to becoming law after a majority of MSPs on a Holyrood committee supported the policy.
American demands for the UK to accept chlorinated chicken and use of hormones in food is to “appeal to aspects of the domestic audience” rather than a workable trade negotiation, Michael Gove has claimed.
Critics of the smacking ban have claimed Police Scotland will have to investigate more than 2,300 allegations of assault against parents if the law is changed.
A former first minister has called for the creation of a second chamber at Holyrood as an “official check” on the Scottish Parliament.
Holyrood has unanimously passed new legislation that will mean fewer children have to go to court to give evidence.
Tattoo parlours which refuse to serve people with HIV should have their licences revoked, Kezia Dugdale has urged.
A final vote is to take place on legislation to ensure more children can record evidence ahead of jury trials in Scotland.
The deployment of armed police officers to more than 5,000 routine incidents last year has been defended by the Minister of Community Safety.
Holyrood could follow in the footsteps of Westminster by introducing elected committee conveners after the next Scottish Parliament elections.
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Before tomorrow’s anniversary of the first Scottish Parliament elections, some of Scotland’s first MSPs, the class of 1999, recall making history.
Sunday Post columnist Mandy Rhodes reflects on 20 years since the election of the first MSPs to the Scottish Parliament
Scotland went to the polls to elect its first MSPs to the Scottish Parliament 20 years ago tomorrow. Two decades on and we all continue to robustly debate our constitutional future and question whether devolution was a process and not an event.