Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

  • Time for Reflection

    3 speeches

    Good afternoon, colleagues. Welcome back. The first item of business this afternoon is time for reflection, and our leader today is the Rev Monica Michelin-Salomon, who is the minister for...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-01238, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved,...

  • Topical Question Time

    1 speech

    The next item of business is topical question time. In order to get through as many as possible, I would prefer short and succinct questions.

  • Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme

    10 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the cost of the Edinburgh to Glasgow improvement programme. (S5T-00043)

  • “Scotland’s colleges 2016”

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to the findings of the Audit Scotland report, “Scotland’s colleges 2016”. (S5T-00040)

  • Programme for Government 2016-17

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by the First Minister on the Scottish Government’s programme for government. The First Minister’s statement will be followed by a debate, so...

  • Programme for Government 2016-17

    31 speeches

    We move to the open debate and I ask members who wish to speak in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons now. I also ask all members to show the same courtesy to the leaders of the...

  • Junior Minister

    6 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of motion S5M-01254, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on the appointment of a junior Scottish minister.

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move en bloc motions S5M-01264, on variation of standing orders, S5M-01265, on...

  • Decision Time

    1 speech

    I propose to ask a single question on motions S5M-01264, S5M-01265 and S5M-01266, unless any member objects. The question is, that motions S5M-01264, on the variation of standing orders,...

  • Stand Up to Bullying Campaign

    11 speeches

    The final item is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-00654, in the name of Fulton MacGregor, on the stand up to bullying campaign. The debate will be concluded without any question...

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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