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Ministerial Statement on The Smith Commission and the 16-17 Year Old Voting Franchise, 2/12/14 [S]
Ministerial Statement in the Scottish Parliament on 2 December 2014 from the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constituion and Economy, John Swinney on The Smith Commission and the 16 - 17 Year Old Voting Franchise.

SNAP Year One Anniversary Motion, 27/11/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 27 November 2014 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on SNAP Year One Anniversary.

Consultation on Draft Secondary Legislation for Parts 9, 10 and 11 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
Consultation on Draft Secondary Legislation for Parts 9, 10 and 11 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

First time voters asked for views, 21/11/14 [S]
Voters aged 16 and 17 who were eligible to vote in this year’s referendum on independence are being asked about their experiences to help inform a Parliament Committee’s work.

The European Convention on Human Rights in the United Kingdom, 07/11/14 [S]
Scottish Parliament Information Centre Briefing on The European Convention on Human Rights in the United Kingdom.

Universal Children's Day Motion, 06/11/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 6 November 2014 by Rhoda Grant (Lab) on Universal Children's Day.

Repeal of Human Rights Act Motion, 06/10/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2014 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on the repeal of the Human Rights Act.

16 & 17 Year Old Voters Oral Question, 25/09/14 [S]
During Question Time on 25 September 2014 Roderick Campbell (SNP) asked the First Minister whether the Scottish Government plans to discuss with the United Kingdom Government extending the voting franchise to 16 and 17-year-olds.

Stop and Search Written Answer, 08/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (LD) question asking the Scottish Governement whether it considers the non-statutory stop and search of people under the age of 18 to be consistent with its obligations under Articles 3 and 16 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Information for Young People who are Looked After Away From Home, 04/04/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published information on children's rights for young people looked after away from home.