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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Scottish Parliament debate

Kenneth Macintosh : Resumed debate. The next item of business is the continuation of the debate on motion S5M-04710, in the name of the First Minister, on Scotland’s choice.

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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.