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Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. Our first item of business this afternoon is time for reflection, for which our leader is Ms Frances Hume, who is development officer at Interfaith Scotland.

  • Topical Question Time

  • Social Security Benefits

    12 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government when powers over social security benefits will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. (S5T-00202)

  • Local Government Review

    10 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether powers will be removed from councils by its local government review and, if so, which. (S5T-00194)

  • Inequalities (Research)

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to research carried out by Heriot-Watt University regarding ways to reduce income and other inequalities. (S5T-00189)

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    Presiding Officer, I rise to make a point of order regarding an inaccuracy of factual information provided to Parliament on Wednesday last week. As I understand the guidance, members, including...

  • Single Market and Trade (European Union Referendum)

    158 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-02488, in the name of Keith Brown, on the single market and trade and the European Union referendum. I am conscious that, because of questions...

  • Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is the election of a member for appointment to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. I have received one valid nomination for appointment. The nomination is Jackson...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-02510, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out a revised business programme. Motion...

  • Decision Time

    13 speeches

    There are four questions to be put at decision time. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Murdo Fraser is agreed to, the amendments in the names of Jackie Baillie and of Willie...

  • Women-led Business

    17 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-01890, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on supporting women-led businesses and global entrepreneurship week. The debate...

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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