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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Scottish Parliament debate

Kezia Dugdale : 2. To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the week. (S5F-00750)

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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.