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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 12 January

The Health and Sport committee will address the impact of Covid-19 on sports clubs and other local recreational activities. 

Wednesday 13 January

The main chamber will see Portfolio Questions, this will include the following questions:

  • Bob Doris MSP will ask the Scottish Government how Best Start Foods has supported children and families who are living on a low income. 
  • Anas Sarwar MSP will ask Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on preparations for COP26, scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November. 

In Committee business, the Public Petitions Committee will consider new petitions including PE1838: Regulation of non-statutory child advocacy services; PE1847: Raise the age of criminal responsibility; and PE1627: Consent for mental health treatment for people under 18 years of age.


This week in Westminster 

Tuesday 12 January

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will meet to hear oral evidence on Net zero and UN climate summits. 

In the House of Lords, the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee will meet to hear oral evidence on Post-Brexit UK-EU Security Cooperation. 

The Children and Young People's Panel on Europe has published its report, Young Brexit Voices: It's Our Future Too, which gathers evidence and recommendations from a year of work looking at what impact leaving the EU might mean for young people in Scotland. 

Wednesday 13 January

Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union will meet to hear oral evidence on the Progress of the negotiations on the UK’s Future Relationship with the EU.

In the House of Lords, the EU Environment Sub-Committee will meet to hear oral evidence on Access to UK fisheries post-Brexit.

Thursday 14 January 

In the House of Lords, Baroness Northover will lead a discussion on Enabling regular dialogue between the UK and the EU about foreign policy matters. 

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