Holyrood morning roundup: Tuesday 22 May, 2012

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

More than 80 per cent of apprentice applicants ‘unemployable’ (Daily Telegraph)

Lockerbie bomber Megrahi buried at simple funeral in Libya (Guardian)

Lockerbie families vow to force public inquiry (Herald)

Death of Lockerbie bomber won’t stop pursuit of others behind atrocity, vows FBI agent (Daily Record)

Think-tank calls for 19 ‘super’ councils with control of health and police (STV News)

General Assembly: Pay day loan firms ‘doing great damage to society’ (Scotsman)

Free Church of Scotland study sees same-sex marriage as ‘social experiment’ (STV News)

Childhood ‘screen time’: Warning over TV and computers (BBC Scotland)

New row rages over vote on city garden (Press & Journal)

Summit opens in Edinburgh on e-crime threat (BBC Scotland)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 9.30: The Health and Sport Committee will take evidence from a range of witnesses on the Social Care (Self-directed Support) Bill, including representatives of the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland, Scottish Care, the Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network, the UK Home Care Association, and others

- 10.00: The Education and Culture Committee will hold a session on attainment, hearing from witnesses including Moira Finlayson, University of Glasgow Honorary Research Fellow at STEM-Ed Scotland

- 10.00: The Justice Committee will hear from a panel of witnesses on the speech, language and communications needs of young people in the criminal justice system

For full details of all current and upcoming Scottish Parliamentary business, check out the official Business Bulletin

Paris Gourtsoyannis Paris Gourtsoyannis

Paris joined Holyrood in September 2011, and became education correspondent in May 2012. Born in Canada into a Greek family, and raised in Belgium, he came to Scotland in 2005 to study at the University of Edinburgh, where he was involved with award-winning student publication The Journal. Before working at Holyrood, Paris contributed to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Guardian and Guardian Local, and interned at think-tank Demos. His beat takes in all areas of Scotland's education and skills sector, including early years, adult learning, and employability...

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