Holyrood morning roundup: Thursday 15 September, 2011

by Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

Good morning – here are the top 10 stories in Scotland this morning:

Scots college numbers may be slashed in reform plans (Herald)

Squeeze on middle-class university places thanks to SNP ‘social engineering’ (Daily Telegraph)

Scottish unemployment tally fall is welcome antidote to UK rise but Alex Salmond demands “plan B” from Westminster (Daily Record)

UK supreme court’s jurisdiction in Scotland upheld by review panel (Guardian)

Supporter who lunged at Neil Lennon walks free (Scotsman)

Rumours are rife of Osborne U-turn on cuts, says Salmond (Scotsman)

Planning laws still tangled in red tape after revamp (Scotsman)

Jackson Carlaw: Tory MSPs will be forced to stand down (Daily Telegraph)

Scotland’s Crown Estate land ‘needs radical reform’ (BBC Scotland)

I’ll halt £700m resort plans over turbines, warns Trump (Press & Journal)

Scottish Parliament highlights:

-     First Minister’s Questions are today, with questions on the tax regime for North Sea oil, and the SNP’s position on an independent Scotland joining EFTA rather than the EU
-   FMQs will be followed by themed questions on Education and Lifelong Learning, with yesterday’s announcement on post-16 and college reform to feature heavily
-    The parliament will also debate a Labour motion brought by Jackie Baillie MSP on the procurement of social care services

For a full breakdown of today’s parliamentary business, check out today’s official Business Bulletin

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