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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Scottish Parliament debate

Christine Grahame : The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-14031, in the name of Elaine Smith, on challenge poverty week. The debate will be concluded without any question being...

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    Thursday, 4 October 2018

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    Linda Fabiani The next item of business is a statement by Jeane Freeman on a health and care update. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of her statement, so there should be no interventions...

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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.