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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 Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee.

Equally Safe - Reforming the Criminal law to Address Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences, 26/03/15 - 19/06/15 [S]
A Scottish Government consultation on proposals to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images, the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases, the extra-territorial effect of the law concerning sexual offences committed against children and the circumstances in which a court can grant a non-harassment order.

An End to In-work Poverty Deabte, 18/03/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 18 March 2015 on An End to In-work Poverty, the debate was opened by Patrick Harvie (Green).

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.

Welfare Reform Committee takes evidence on the Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland 10/03/15 [S]
During its meeting of 10 March 2015 the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee took evidence on The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland.

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.

The Cumulative Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland Report, 2/03/15 [S]
On Monday 2 March 2015 the Welfare Reform Committee published its 1st Report, 2015 (Session 4): The Cumalitive Impact of Welfare Reform on Households in Scotland.