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Call for Evidence - Widening Access to Higher Education in the UK, 01/06/15 - 20/07/15 [S]
The recent Programme for Government sets out the Scottish Government’s vision of a fairer, more equal Scotland. Central to that vision is the ambition that a child born today in one of our most deprived communities should, by the time he or she leaves school, have the same chance of accessing higher education as a child born in one of our least deprived.

British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill Debate, 5/05/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2015 on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill. The debate was opened by Mark Griffin (Lab).

Engagement with BSL users needed to deliver improvements, 29/04/15 [S]
New measures to promote and raise awareness of British Sign Language (BSL) came a step closer today.

Education and Culture Committee takes evidence on the Educational Attainment Gap, 21/04/15 [S]
During its meeting of 21 April 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee took evidence on the Educational Attainment Gap (The Role of Employers).

Improving attainment for children with a sensory impairment 25/03/15 [S]
How attainment levels for school pupils with a sensory impairment can be improved is to be the focus of a short inquiry announced today (25 March) by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee.

Commission on Widening Access Oral Question, 18/03/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 18 March 2015 Bruce Crawford (SNP) asked the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress on establishing a commission on widening access as outlined in the programme for government 2014-15.

Educational Attainment (Impact of Severe Deprivation) Oral Question, 18/03/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 18 March 2015 Neil Bibby (Lab)asked the Scottish Government what the impact is of severe deprivation on a child’s educational attainment.

Education and Culture Committee takes evidence on the British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill, 17/03/15 [S]
During its meeting of 17 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee took evidence on the British Sign Lanugage (Scotland) Bill.

Self Directed Support Written Answer, 19/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Michael Russell's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government whether the statutory guidance accompanying the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 allows local authorities to provide grant aid to community organisations in order to invest in preventative and universal services.

Self Directed Support in Rural Areas Written Answer, 19/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Michael Russell's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government how it monitors the operation of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 with regard to ongoing support for third sector and community organisations in rural areas where individual demand for services might be low.