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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Scottish Parliament debate

John Mason : 5. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to close the gender pay gap. (S5F-01453)

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What is the Scottish Parliament?

The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.