Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 5 October, 2011

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

Concerns about proposed public health levy raised (STV News)

Universities at sea over fee changes (Scotsman)

Call to double the number of young Gaelic learners (Herald)

Trams: council admits it was wrong and pays £66m to contractor (Scotsman)

Belt tightening? Scots civil servants pick up £50m in golden goodbyes
(Scotsman)

Bishop warns Catholics may lose faith in SNP (Scotsman)

Prisons inspector: Disruptive pupils ‘shouldn’t be excluded from school’ (Scotsman)

New strategy for victims of crime urged (Herald)

Scottish watchdog slams complaints systems (BBC Scotland)

£40million cocaine-smuggling gang are sent to jail (Daily Record)

Scottis Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: John McClelland, author of a landmark report into the use of ICT in the public sector, will give evidence to the Finance Committee on his findings

- 10.00: the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee will take evidence from Infrastructure Minister Alex Neil MSP, following the announcement yesterday that the non-profit distribution model which failed to attract bidders to the Borders Railway project would be applied across the infrastructure project portfolio

- 17.00: Labour shadow health secretary Jackie Baillie MSP will attempt to attach an amendment to a government motion on welfare calling on the SNP to oppose legislative consent for the coalition reforms

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

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