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Legislative Programme Announced

First Minister Alex Salmond launched a Programme for Government today with a pledge to pursue economic growth and reformed public services to deliver better outcomes for all of Scotland's people.

The Programme for Government document outlines Scottish Ministers' legislative and non-legislative priorities for the new 2011-12 Parliamentary term and comes ahead of a new Government Economic Strategy (GES) and detailed budgetary plans in the Spending Review (SR11) - both to be published later this month.

The programme includes:
An Agricultural Holdings Bill to be introduced in the Autumn
Legislation to reform the law of Land Registration in Scotland, implementing a report by the Scottish Law Commission
A Water Bill, aimed at developing our water resource as a tool of economic growth and an environmental asset that will significantly contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy
Long Leases (Scotland) Bill
legislation to help ensure that housing and funding for housing are used more efficiently in Scotland by making better use of existing homes which are empty and ensuring funding for housing can be targeted at key priorities.
An Aqualculture and Fisheries Bill

Further information can be found here


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