Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 28 March, 2012

by Mar 28, 2012 No Comments

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

Total sends firefighting vessels to gas-leak site (Press & Journal)

No immediate danger from platform flare, says Total (BBC Scotland)

Royal Mail ‘may charge £1 for first-class stamp’ (Scotsman)

Nicola Sturgeon hails ‘fantastic’ NHS staff as more cancer cases are treated within target times (Daily Record)

Bus fares going up to pay for free OAP travel (Herald)

Labour drops clanger over 50p tax vote (Press & Journal)

Fewer young people taking drugs because they understand the risks better, says Roseanna Cunningham (Daily Record)

Alex Salmond’s secret tea party with £1 million lottery donors (Daily Telegraph)

Pioneering wave energy scientist recognised with award (STV News)

Prescriptions in Scotland rise by 2.8m in one year (Daily Record)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: The Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee continues its inquiry into the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets today by quizzing two panels of experts: the first from the skills sector; the second representing renewable energy companies

- 1o.oo: The Public Audit Committee will take evidence from Auditor General Robert Black on Audit Scotland’s report into the delivery of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

- 14.00: Finance Secretary John Swinney will lead a government debate on the UK Budget, criticizing the impact on pensioners and the absence of capital funding for ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects. All three major opposition parties have lodged amendments

For a full roundup of Scottish Parliament events, check out the official Business Bulletin

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