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Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Assault Oral Question, 6/05/15 [S]
During General Question Time on 6 May 2015 Annabel Goldie (Con) asked the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the implementation of the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse Scotland, which was piloted in Aberdeen and Ayrshire.

Health and Sport Committee take evidence on Carers (Scotland) Bill, 05/05/15 [S]
During its meeting of 5 May 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the Carers (Scotland) Bill.

Justice Committee takes evidence on Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill, 5/05/15 [S]
During its meeting of 5 May 2015 the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee took evidence on the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill.

Scottish Welfare Fund helps nearly 135,000 households 28/04/15 [S]
Nearly 135,000 households have been helped by the Scottish Welfare Fund, since the scheme began in April 2013. During its first 21 months of operation, around £56 million has been allocated, providing a safety net to households in a disaster or emergency and helping people set up home or stay in the community rather than being in care.

Living Wage Motion, 27/04/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 27 April 2015 by Neil Findlay (Lab) on Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage.

Food Banks Oral Question, 23/04/15 [S]
During First Ministers Question Time on 23 April 2015 Clare Adamson (SNP) asked the First Minister what the Scottish Governmentís response is to figures from the Trussell Trust suggesting that the number of people in the United Kingdom relying on food banks is expected to pass 1 million.

Legal Rights for Fathers Oral Question, 22/04/15 [S}
During Portfolio Question Time on 22 April 2015 John Mason (SNP) asked the Scottish Government whether it considers that more could be done to improve the legal rights of fathers in relation to parental custody disputes

Custodial Estate for Women Oral Question, 22/04/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 22 April 2015 Bruce Crawford (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what progress it is making regarding its consultation on the future of the custodial estate for women.

Carers asked for their views on legislation
Carers are today being asked for their views on legislation that aims to improve the support available to them and set out their rights in law.

Parents and schools must work together according to survey of parents 27/03/15 [S]
Parents and schools need to work to together to help children achieve their best. This is just one of the findings to come from a survey of parents conducted on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentís Education and Culture Committee.