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Inspiring young women to be the best they can be 23/03/15 [S]
Inspiring young women to be the best that they can be is the key focus of a major event being held at Holyrood on Monday 23 March, hosted by the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP.

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.

Justice Committee takes Evidence on Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill, 17/03/15 [S]
During its meeting of 17 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee took evidence on the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill.

Equal Opportunities Committee takes evidence on Age and Social Isolation, 16/03/2015 [S]
During its meeting of 16 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunties Committee took evidence on Age and Social Isolation.

Schools should encourage discussions around elections, 11/03/15 [S]
The enthusiasm with which 16 and 17 year olds embraced the opportunity to vote in last year’s referendum should be supported by schools in the run up to other elections, a Scottish Parliamentary Committee has recommended.

Welfare Reform Oral Question, 02/03/15 [S]
During Topical Question Time on 3 March 2015 Clare Adamson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the research commissioned by the Welfare Reform Committee, which suggests that parents and disabled people are being hit hardest by the United Kingdom Government’s welfare reforms.

Devolution (Further Powers) Committee Report on Transferring Powers for 16 - 17 Year Old Voters, 2/03/15 [S]
On Monday 2 March 2015 the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee published its report on the Section 30/63 Order that would see the powers allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in future Scottish Parliament and lcoal authority elections transferred to the Scottish Parliament.

Educational Attainment Oral Question, 26/02/15 [S]
During First MInisters Question Time on 26 February 2015 Jim Eadie (SNP) asked the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to raise educational attainment among children from deprived communities.