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Government's Programme for Scotland 2013-14, 03/09/13 [S]

The Scottish Government has outlined its programme for Government in 2013-14 which includes 13 new Bills.

These include:

  • A Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill will enable communities to take ownership of public land and buildings, give them a stronger role in the development and delivery of local services, provide more transparency on the management of Common Good land and simplify the operation of the community right-to-buy scheme.
  • The Scottish Welfare Fund Bill which will set out in statute Ministers' intentions for this new discretionary Fund to provide vulnerable members of the community with a safety net in an emergency.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Empowering Scotland: the Government's Programme for Scotland 2013-14

Scottish Government news release

Scottish Parliament Official Report 3 September 2013

Scottish Parliament Official Report 4 September 2013