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Finance Committee takes evidence on Children and Young People Act, 04/06/14 [S]
During its meeting of 4 June 2014 the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee took evidence on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Self-directed Support Act, 01/04/14 [S]
New legislation that will radically alter the shape of social care in Scotland comes into force today (1 April). The Self-directed Support Act places duties on local authorities in Scotland to offer people who are assessed as needing social care the option of designing their own care package.

Self-directed Support Government response to consultation on guidance and regulations, 02/12/13 [S]
The Scottish Government has published its response to the consultation on the Self-directed support draft regulations and statutory guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed support)(Scotland) Act 2013.

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence, 13/03/12 [S]
During its meeting of 13 March 2012 the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee held two round table evidence sessions to introduce the committee to the perspectives of different organisations and to introduce witnesses to the committee’s work on the implications of the United Kingdom Welfare Reform Act 2012.

Family Law Act Written Answer, 20/01/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Christina McKelvie's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive what review has been carried out of the impact of the Family Law (Scotland Act) 2006.

Forced marriage law introduced, 28/11/11 [S]
Victims of forced marriage in Scotland will benefit from greater protection with new legislation being introduced.

New rules for tobacco sales, 25/08/11 [S]
Retailers intending to sell tobacco have been reminded that they have until October 1 to sign up to a new national register.

Schools (Consultation) Act Written Answer, 06/06/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jackie Baillie's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward further guidance on the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.

School closures Written Answer, 06/06/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Mike MacKenzie's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Executive whether there is guidance on appropriate ways to consult children regarding proposals to close schools; and whether it recommends the involvement of external bodies in assisting local authorities on consulting with children regarding proposals for school closures and, if so, which bodies does it recommend.

School Closures Written Answer, 06/06/11 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of proposed school closures since 2007 where the pupil roll indicated a 74% take up or more and, if so, which schools.