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Justice

Scottish and Welsh governments unite to express frustration at UK approach to child refugees

23 July 2017

In a joint letter the Scottish and Welsh Governments backed calls for more children to be included in the Dubs Scheme for resettling lone child refugees

Smoking to be banned in Scottish prisons by end of 2018

17 July 2017

The ban comes as a new report found Scottish prison officers are exposed to second hand smoke

Environment

UK to ban microbeads, says Michael Gove

21 July 2017

Michael Gove says microbeads – tiny pieces of plastic that are easily swallowed by marine life – will be banned from use in cosmetics and personal care products

SNP renews calls for repatriation of powers ahead of Michael Gove announcement that farming subsidies must be earned after Brexit

21 July 2017

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove will make a speech today announcing changes to farming subsidies after Britain leaves the EU

North Sea cod recovers to sustainable levels, says Marine Stewardship Council

20 July 2017

Over a decade after North Sea stocks came close to collapse, the MSC has given consumers the go-ahead to buy cod with “a clear conscience”