Holyrood morning roundup: Wednesday 23 May, 2012

by May 23, 2012 No Comments

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

Law Commission calls for Scots trials to hear of prior convictions(BBC Scotland)

Open letter slams Lockerbie bomber’s conviction as ‘perverse judgment’ (STV News)

Thousands of jobs to be created in new oil boom (Press & Journal)

Scottish independence: SNP flip-flops over Nato (Scotsman)

GPs quit remote area – with a swipe at NHS (Press & Journal)

MPs debate future of Scottish regiments (BBC Scotland)

Creative Scotland defends changes to funding system (Herald)

Jim McColl: One in five school leavers not ready for work (Daily Telegraph)

Put teachers on five-year contracts, says expert (Scotsman)

New milestone as huge Royal Navy warship section sets sail(Daily Telegraph)

Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:

- 10.00: There will be considerable attention paid to the session of the Finance Committee today looking at improving employability, following yesterday’s headlines on the written submission of one of the witnesses, GTG Training Ltd, represented today by David Scott, its chief executive. The training arm of Arnold Clark car dealerships said it had found 81% of applicants to its apprenticeships were “unsuitable for any employment”

- 14.30: The Scottish Parliament will debate at stage 1 the Welfare Reform (Further Provision) Bill, which aims to reduce the impact of UK Government welfare reforms on Scotland

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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