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Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. The first item of business is time for reflection and our leader is the Rev Chris Galbraith from Boghall parish church in Bathgate.

  • Topical Question Time

  • Mental Health (Emergency Detention)

    8 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government how it will increase protection for people subject to emergency detention under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. (S4T-01282)

  • Glasgow to Edinburgh High-speed Rail Link

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that plans for a high-speed rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been shelved. (S4T-01281)

  • Apologies (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

    10 speeches

    The next item of business is stage 3 proceedings on the Apologies (Scotland) Bill. Members should have the bill as amended at stage 2, the marshalled list of amendments and the groupings of...

  • Apologies (Scotland) Bill

    13 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-15144, in the name of Margaret Mitchell, on the Apologies (Scotland) Bill.

  • Public Petitions Process Review

    22 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-15343, in the name of Michael McMahon, on a review of the public petitions process. I call Michael McMahon to speak to and move the motion on...

  • National Galleries of Scotland Bill: Final Stage

    9 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-15281, in the name of Anne McTaggart, on the National Galleries of Scotland Bill. I invite Ms McTaggart to speak to and move the motion on...

  • Welfare Reform and Work Bill

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of motion S4M-15344, in the name of Alex Neil, on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which is United Kingdom legislation. Motion moved, That the...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motion

    1 speech

    The next item is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move motion S4M-15350, on committee membership. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that—...

  • Decision Time

    1 speech

    There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is that motion S4M-15144, in the name of Margaret Mitchell, on the Apologies (Scotland) Bill, be...

  • HGV Driver Shortages

    14 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-14914, in the name of Chic Brodie, on heavy goods vehicle driver shortages in Scotland. The debate will be...

What is this?

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.

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