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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. 

This Week in the Scottish Parliament 

Tuesday 25 June

The main chamber will see a Ministerial Statement updating members on Scotland’s Education Reforms. Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation on Empowering Headteachers last year.
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Wednesday 26 June

The main chamber will see a Ministerial Statement on the First Year Progress Report of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. Children in Scotland signed up to a joint letter calling for the proposed Income Supplement to be brought forward as part of the next programme for government.
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Later, Keith Brown MSP will raise the final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston, as part of members' business.

The Education and Skills Committee will take evidence on STEM in early years education. The Committee will consider an update on European issues and the Scottish Government response to the Committee's report on Scottish National Standardised Assessments.

Thursday 27 June

The Equalities and Human Rights Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. Call 4 of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign called for an end to abuse and neglect. Click here to read the call.

This Week in Westminster  

Tuesday 25 June

In the House of Lords, Baroness Lister of Burtersett will ask a question on the findings of the report of the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Lord Dubs will ask a question on the number of unaccompanied child refugees that have entered the UK since the beginning of 2016 under (1) section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 or (2) the provisions of the Dublin III Regulation.

Wednesday 26 June

In the main chamber, Ian Blackford MP will bring about a debate on a motion on immigration in the name of the Scottish National Party.

The Committee on Exiting the European Union will take evidence on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Thursday 27 June

In the main chamber, there will be oral questions on exiting the European Union (including Topical Questions).

Frank Field MP will bring about a general debate on the Children's Future Food Report.

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