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Parliamentary Monitor

We keep track of the latest policy developments relevant to children and families in Scotland, across the UK, and in Europe. 

Wednesday, 12 December

Wednesday will see a Ministerial Statement on Protecting Scotland’s Interests: Response to the outcome of the meaningful vote in Westminster. Children in Scotland and Together provided a briefing to MPs and MSPs on behalf of the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe.
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This will be followed by a Ministerial Statement on the Scottish Government’s draft spending and tax plans for 2019-20. As part of the Give Me 5 campaign, Children in Scotland has been calling for the top up of Child Benefit by £5 a month.
Click here to find out more about the campaign

Thursday, 13 December

Thursday will see a Ministerial Statement on the the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill – Reference by the Attorney General and Advocate General for Scotland to the UK Supreme Court.

This will be followed by a Scottish Government Debate: Demonstrating leadership in human rights.

This Week in Westminster

Monday, 10 December

Monday will see a continuation of the debate in the House of Commons and the House of Lords on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

Tuesday, 11 December 

Tuesday will see the conclusion on the debate on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

Westminster Hall will see a debate led by Laura Smith MP on State Aid, Public Ownership and worker’s rights after the UK leaves the EU. The Children and Young People’s panel on Europe will be making a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government including on workers rights.

Wednesday, 12 December

Wednesday will see a question in the House of Lords from Lord Sykes on a People’s Vote on Brexit.

This Week in the European Parliament

Tuesday, 12 December 

Tuesday will see a debate on human rights and democracy in the world 2017 and the European Union’s policy on the matter.

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