Reading Time: 4 minutes Relevant, credible, and independent research is essential for good scrutiny and debate. Within the Scottish Parliament, research is used for many purposes including committee work,
Reading Time: 3 minutes We are often asked whether both an MSP and an MP can get involved in the same case on behalf of a constituent. There aren’t
Reading Time: 1 minute As the 2016 joint interim report on electoral law produced by the Law Commissions in the UK showed, the legislation governing elections is extremely complicated and
Reading Time: 3 minutes Lobbying has a long and controversial history. For some, lobbying is synonymous with corruption, impropriety and an imbalance of power between big business interests and
Reading Time: 2 minutes We are regularly asked if Members of The Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and their staff can be required to release information under Freedom of Information (FOI)
Reading Time: 10 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, and not those of SPICe or indeed the Scottish Parliament.