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Scottish Parliament: Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (11 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is portfolio questions. In order to get in as many members as possible, I ask for short and succinct questions and answers.

Scottish Parliament: Tourism Sector (Summer Holidays) (10 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I am sure that those hopes will be shared by all members across the chamber, as they will be by all who are involved in tourism and hospitality in Scotland. Although people understand the Government’s difficulty in setting any dates at the moment, they are keen to know which criteria will have to be met before that can happen. Does the cabinet secretary agree that it would be valuable to...

Scottish Parliament: University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill: Stage 3 (10 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24321, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill at stage 3. No amendments to the bill have been lodged. Before the debate begins, the Presiding Officer is required under standing orders to decide whether any provision of the bill relates to a protected subject matter—that is,...

Scottish Parliament: Climate Change Plan (9 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24300, in the name of Gillian Martin, on the climate change plan. I call her to speak to and move the motion on behalf of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill (9 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: We move to the open debate and a speech from Bruce Crawford. I need hardly mention that this is Mr Crawford’s final speech.

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time (4 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. I ask members to take care to observe those measures, including when entering and exiting the chamber and when accessing and leaving their seats.

Scottish Parliament: Primary Care (3 Mar 2021)

Christine Grahame: Before we get on to the debate, I should mention that we have a little bit of time in hand. I know that members speaking in the open debate were expecting just three minutes for their speeches, but I can be really generous and allow four-minute speeches. Has that not made your day? I know that every politician here can talk for an extra minute without any encouragement from me. The next item...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Recovery (3 Mar 2021)

David Stewart: I, too, congratulate my friend Anas Sarwar on his recent election as Labour leader. I wish him well for the future. He will be part of Scotland’s recovery. I also welcome and congratulate Monica Lennon on her new role. I have worked closely with her on health and sport and I know the fantastic contribution that she made to that brief. I wish her the best for the future. I will speak about...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (3 Mar 2021)

Kenneth Macintosh: The first question is, that motion SM5-24247, in the name of Lewis Macdonald, on “What should primary care look like for the next generation?”, be agreed to. Motion agreed to, That the Parliament notes the Health and Sport Committee’s 8th Report 2021 (Session 5), What should Primary Care look like for the next generation? (SP Paper 939).

Scottish Parliament: Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill (2 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24257, in the name of Ash Denham, on the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. I invite members who wish to speak in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons now.

Scottish Parliament: Code of Conduct Rule Changes (2 Mar 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-24177, in the name of Bill Kidd, on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, on code of conduct rule changes—treatment of others.

Scottish Parliament: Scotch Whisky (United States Tariffs) (25 Feb 2021)

Gordon MacDonald: This month we heard that Scotch whisky exports had decreased by £1 billion in 2020, which was a drop of 23 per cent. That is due partly to the pandemic, but a significant part is due to the 25 per cent United States Government tariff on single malt whisky that continues to damage the industry. Can the First Minister update members, in relation to the United Kingdom budget next week, on what...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Uighurs (24 Feb 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legal opinion by Alison Macdonald QC, Jackie McArthur, Naomi Hart and Lorraine Aboagye on International criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur population in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, published on 26 January.

Scottish Parliament: Prisoner Voting (24 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members to observe the social distancing measures that are in place in the chamber and across the campus, including when entering and exiting the chamber and when accessing and leaving their seats. The next item of business is a Conservative Party debate on motion S5M-24205, in the name of Liam Kerr, on prisoner voting. I invite members who wish to speak in the debate to press their...

Trade Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments: Motion B1 (as an amendment to Motion B) (23 Feb 2021)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: My Lords, in declaring my non-financial interests as listed in the register, and turning to Motion B1 and Amendment 3E in lieu, I give notice of my intention to seek the opinion of the House when the time comes. The arguments in favour of the all-party genocide amendment have been extensively aired in Committee, on Report, and in deciding to send the amendment back to the House of Commons, so...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: China: Uighurs (22 Feb 2021)

Nusrat Ghani: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the legal opinion by Alison Macdonald QC, Jackie McArthur, Naomi Hart and Lorraine Aboagye on International criminal responsibility for crimes against humanity and genocide against the Uyghur population in the Xinjiang Uyghur...

Scottish Parliament: Men’s Sheds Movement (18 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-23991, in the name of Maurice Corry, on Scotland’s men’s sheds movement. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Members who wish to speak in the debate should type R in the chat box now. Motion debated, That the Parliament recognises the role of the Men’s Sheds Movement in encouraging health...

Scottish Parliament: Education (17 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. I ask that members take care to observe the measures, including when entering and exiting the chamber, and when accessing or leaving their seats. The next item of business is a Scottish Liberal Democrat Party debate on motion S5M-24137, in the name of Willie Rennie, on education.

Scottish Parliament: Adult Social Care (Independent Review) (16 Feb 2021)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: I call Lewis Macdonald to speak on behalf of the Health and Sport Committee.

Scottish Parliament: Finance (11 Feb 2021)

Lewis Macdonald: Good afternoon, and welcome to this virtual meeting of the Scottish Parliament. The first item of business is portfolio question time. In order to get as many people in as I can, I ask for short and succinct questions and answers. Any member who wishes to ask a supplementary question should press R during the relevant question—not before—and I will call them if I can.


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