Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. Our first item of business is time for reflection, for which our leader is Jemma Skelding, who is a pupil at Falkirk high school and a British Sign Language user.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-05508, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme for today....

  • Topical Question Time

  • Water (Recreational Activity)

    8 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government how it promotes safe recreational water activity. (S5T-00537)

  • Examination Papers

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the decision by the Scottish Qualifications Authority to restrict teachers’ access to exam papers after the exam has been taken to...

  • Forensic Examination

    25 speeches

    We move on to a statement by Michael Matheson on forensic examination. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions or...

  • Literacy

    43 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by John Swinney on improving literacy in Scottish education. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no...

  • Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    97 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-05423, in the name of Humza Yousaf, on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. Because we ran over time on questions on both...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. As you are aware, I submitted an amendment to today’s Scottish National Party motion on the integration of the British Transport Police with Police...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-05507, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme for...

  • Decision Time

    4 speeches

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-05423, in the name of Humza Yousaf, on the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill at stage 1, be...

  • Food Banks

    26 speeches

    The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-05314, in the name of Pauline McNeill, on food banks—Scotland’s hunger crisis. The debate will be...

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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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