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Diet Policy

A healthier future - action and ambitions on diet, activity and healthy weight.

"This consultation document proposes a range of actions to improve diet and weight in Scotland.  It draws on experience of implementing the Obesity Route Map, the learning from tackling other public health challenges such as alcohol use and smoking, and a growing body of evidence on the action necessary to improve the health of the whole population." 

Closes 31 January 2018




The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

Consultation on guidance on the provisions for licensing of sexual entertainment venues and changes to licensing of theatres.

"While the draft guidance includes some material on the repeal of the existing mandatory licensing regime for theatrical performances under section 12 of the Theatre Act 1968, the prime intention of the guidance is to assist local authorities in taking forward work in relation to licensing SEV and to help ensure that such activities take place in safe and regulated environments. It is a technical document to support the operation of the new licensing regime seeking to explain the legislation in layman’s terms."

Closes 7 February 2018



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Motions, Questions & Answers

Question S5W-12045

Question S5W-12045: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/10/2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will increase funding to Creative Scotland in response to the reduced funding that it is reported it will receive from the National Lottery.



Intellectual property Office

Industrial Strategy: Intellectual Property Call for Views

As the government sets out its plans for an ambitious new industrial strategy, the IPO is seeking views to form part of our contribution to the next phase of the strategy. We are looking for your views on a range of specific ways we can get innovators to work together more effectively and get the most out of their IP.

The consultation will run for five weeks, closing on 15 November 2017.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee

Scotland's Screen Sector.

The Committee has agreed to conduct an inquiry into how the Screen Sector Leadership Group’s report recommendations on strengthening and developing the Scottish screen sector can be implemented. The report set out a series of actions that could be achieved in the next five years if there was strong leadership, a comprehensive strategy and appropriate investment and support for the sector.

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 22 September 2017. The closing date for submissions is 3 November 2017.




Migration Advisory

July 2017 MAC Commission

From the Committee: This call for evidence seeks views and evidence from anyone with relevant knowledge, expertise or experience to help inform the MAC response. We strongly welcome views from a wide range of interested parties from all parts of the UK (e.g. businesses, employers, recruiters, trade unions, academics, think tanks, representative bodies, government departments, etc). Please respond to questions that are relevant to your expertise; we do not expect respondents to answer every single question.

Deadline - Friday 27 October 2017



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

The Committee has issued a call for evidence in relation to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The Committee will consider the delegated powers in the Bill that are to be conferred on Scottish Ministers. The Committee’s call for evidence sets out the areas that the Committee is particularly interested in receiving evidence. The Committee is keen to hear views on all aspects of the Bill that are within its remit. 


An inquiry to explore how the UK’s immigration policy can best respond to Scotland’s demographic and skills needs.

The objective of the inquiry is to seek evidence from organisations and individuals in Scotland on how immigration policy can be developed to reflect and respond to Scotland’s demographic and skills needs.