There is nothing “sinister” or “malicious” in the removal of “emergency period” references from coronavirus legislation, Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell said.
A two-year extension to the Brexit transition period must be agreed to avoid further damaging the virus-hit economy, Scotland’s Constitution Secretary will tell UK Government ministers.
Constitution Secretary Mike Russell has called for the role of the devolved administrations in trade talks to be enshrined in law.
Students who cannot take up places in purpose-built accommodation due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to end their lease under new legislation.
Discussions are taking place in the Scottish Government about a possible relaxation of alcohol licensing restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak.
Scotland’s Brexit Secretary has not spoken to UK Government ministers about key talks concerning the country’s departure from the EU for six weeks, MSPs have been told.
The Scottish Government is to bring forward further legislation to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Emergency coronavirus legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament has been given royal assent in just five days.
The Scottish Parliament “has to continue to operate” during the coronavirus pandemic, Scotland’s Constitution Secretary has said.
The Scottish Government has announced it supports the creation of an emergency Scottish Parliament committee to oversee the response to the coronavirus outbreak.
MSPs have voted to pass the Scottish Government’s emergency legislation on coronavirus.
The Scottish Government’s emergency coronavirus Bill has passed the first stage of parliamentary scrutiny after plans to suspend jury trials were dropped.
MSPs are expected to pass emergency legislation to tackle coronavirus in a rare one-day sitting on Wednesday.
The Scottish Government has published legislation aimed at tackling Covid-19.
The number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland has increased by 13, the First Minister has announced.
Cross-party consensus in the Scottish Parliament has been “essential” in creating planned new emergency legislation to help the country deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Mike Russell.
MSPs are to vote on UK-wide legislation to halt the spread of coronavirus.
Police Scotland has “temporarily suspended non-essential training” in a bid to support communities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Scotland’s Constitutional Relations Secretary has praised the level of cross-Government collaboration in creating emergency legislation to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
A Scottish independence referendum will not be held in 2020, after the Government postponed its planning for another vote due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Constitution Secretary Mike Russell has welcomed the announcement of measures in the UK Government’s forthcoming coronavirus Bill.
The UK Government has been urged to implement a “meaningful, comprehensive and transparent process” for the devolved administrations to influence Brexit talks.
A second Scottish Government minister has announced plans to step down at next year’s election.
Politicians should stop bickering over constitutional issues and get on with protecting the fishing industry, according to a fishing boss.