The possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use should be decriminalised across the UK, according to MPs.
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The UK should put punitive tariffs on agricultural products in the event of a no-deal Brexit to limit cheaper imports and protect farmers, the Scottish Affairs Committee has urged.
Banks should be banned from leaving Scottish towns without branches, according to a new report which highlights the impact of closures in the north and north-east.
As much as an extra £1 billion of farm support would come to Scotland if the proposed formula for divvying up UK agriculture funds outlined by Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee was applied to current budgets.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has been criticised for signing off on almost £24,000 worth of advertising in just two months.
High-profile drug swoops in the north-east have been discussed at Westminster.
An inquiry into Scotland's battle with drugs has heard that increasing cocaine and steroid use among middle class people in the north-east could have a time-bomb effect on their health.
The boss of the UK's largest cash machine operator has been criticised by MPs after suggesting that the number of ATMs across rural Scotland is "satisfactory".
Nicola Sturgeon was told she "simply wasn't bright enough to understand" Theresa May's Brexit deal, MPs have heard.
Crofting is the “lifeblood” of island communities and must be taken into account as part of any future post-Brexit policy, claims the chairman of Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee, Pete Wishart.
MPs investigating drug misuse have pledged to tackle the issue in rural areas amid concern that small communities lack expertise to deal with the problem.
Crofting must be recognised in future agricultural policy, claims Scottish Affairs Committee chairman Pete Wishart MP.
Farm leaders yesterday called for certainty and clarity over the way in which industry will transition from the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) into post-Brexit policy.
Scottish and UK ministers could join forces to create incentives for stimulating North Sea exploration.
Keeping old oil and gas platforms in place could be a “triple win” for the North Sea, creating a fresh wave of employment, according to a conservationist group.
The Scottish Affairs Committee will meet in Glasgow today to hold an evidence session as part of their inquiry Scotland and Brexit: Trade and Foreign Investment.
MPs have told the UK and Scottish governments to stop bickering over broadband provision and get on with delivering investment.
Onshore oil and gas production would be a “powerful addition” to Scotland’s “portfolio”, an industry veteran said yesterday.
North Sea industry needs more “transparency” on the delivery of a multi-billion pound sector deal before it can make greater strides to secure its future, oil chiefs said yesterday.
Sir Ian Wood has warned that the industry will “need to do something dramatic” if it hopes to recover the 20 billion barrels of oil remaining in the North Sea.
The Treasury is expected to sell off £3billion of RBS shares as early as this week.
RBS bosses have been accused of lying to MPs amidst claims staff at banks poised for closure have continued to be set targets on convincing customers to go digital.
The threat to thousands of rural cash machines will be investigated by MPs next week.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan will be be grilled by MPs today over the decision to close one in three of Scotland’s RBS branches.
Amanda Burgauer, chairwoman of Scottish Rural Action, claimed yesterday bad connections and a lack of affordable housing were the two major factors in stopping the likes of doctors and teachers working in rural parts of the north and north-east.
Poor broadband connections are causing major problems with tele-health care programmes and home working in rural Scotland.
It is now eight years since RBS promised not to close branches when they were “the last in town”.
RBS chiefs have revealed the bank has spent more on one year of rugby sponsorship than it hopes to save by axing 62 branches across Scotland.
RBS has slashed its network of branches by 70% in the past five years, according to new figures submitted to Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee.
Two north-east Conservative MPs have joined Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee.
An MP has quit a high-profile Westminster scrutiny role - saying it was preventing her spending sufficient time in her constituency.
A Highland family facing deportation to Australia yesterday gave a Westminster committee an insight into the human impact of the immigration system.