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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Scottish Parliament debate

Kenneth Macintosh : There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S5M-02077.1, in the name of Adam Tomkins, which seeks to amend motion S5M-02077, in...

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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.