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Extending the Voting Franchise, Oral Question, 24/02/15 [S]
During Topical Question Time on 24 February 2015 Bruce Crawford (SNP) asked the Scottish Government what its position is on the comments in the recent House of Lords committee report regarding extending the franchise to 16 and 17-year-olds for the 2016 Scottish election.

Devolution Committee take evidence on Welfare Causes, 19/02/15[S]
During its meeting of 19 February 2015 the Scottish Parliament Devolution (Further Powers) Committee took evidence on Welfare Clauses.

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.

Self Directed Support Encouragement in Rural Areas Oral Question, 19/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Michael Russell's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government how it encourages local authorities under the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 to support third sector and community organisations that provide services in rural areas where individual demand for services might be low.

Mental Health Services Written Answer, 17/02/2015 [S]
Written answer given in response to Mary Scanlon's (Con) question asking the Scottish Government what action was taken to improve psychological services following the observation in the 2010 Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) 114 report, Non-pharmaceutical management of depression in adults, that the "provision of psychological therapy services across Scotland [was] patchy, idiosyncratic and largely uncoordinated".

Raising Attainment Motion, 17/02/2015[S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 17 February 2015 by Angela Constance (SNP) on Raising Attainment.

Access to Asylum in Scotland Motion, 16/02/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2015 by Ken Macintosh (Lab) on Restricted Access to Asylum in Scotland.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Disabled Children Written Answer, 10/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Cara Hilton's (Lab) question asking the the Scottish Government whether the statutory guidance accompanying the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 will include reference to the specific needs of disabled children.

Children in Scotland Survey Findings Written Answer, 10/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Cara Hilton's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what its position is on the suggestion in the second survey of Children in Scotland's Parent Participation Project that "disabled children and their parents and carers frequently find it very difficult to access services that could enable the children to lead fulfilling lives, achieve the best life outcomes possible, and support families adequately".

Service Provision for Disabled and Non-Disabled Children Written Answer, 10/02/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Cara Hilton's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that adequate service provision is allocated to ensure equality of provision for disabled and non-disabled children.