Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

  • Housing Support for Young People

    33 speeches

    The first item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-04643, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on United Kingdom Government restrictions for 18 to 21-year-olds accessing...

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Communities, Social Security and Equalities

  • Social Security Agency

    7 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government how it reached its estimate of £150 million annual running costs for the new social security agency. (S5O-00979)

  • Dangerous Buildings (Guidance)

    5 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the guidance on what constitutes a dangerous building. (S5O-00980)

  • Devolved Benefits (Uptake)

    13 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how it will encourage the uptake of all of the devolved benefits to which people might be entitled. (S5O-00981)

  • Carers Allowance (Disability Poverty)

    8 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the impact that an increased carers allowance would have on disability poverty. (S5O-00982)

  • Benefits Uptake Campaign

    8 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government by what date the next phase of its benefit uptake campaign will begin, how long the phase will run, and who the target audience will be. (S5O-00983)

  • Planning Appeals

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government how many planning appeals determined under ministerial direction in the last year have been contrary to local development plans. (S5O-00984)

  • Scottish Church Census 2016

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish church census 2016, which estimates that the number of churchgoers will have more than halved between 2000 and 2025. (S5O-00985)

  • Welfare Reforms (North Ayrshire)

    5 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the impact of its welfare reforms on communities in North Ayrshire. (S5O-00986)

  • Whitehill Incinerator (Planning Consent)

    6 speeches

    9. I draw members’ attention to my registered interests as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and as a former South Lanarkshire councillor. To ask the Scottish Government...

  • Access to Elected Office Fund (General Election)

    4 speeches

    11. To ask the Scottish Government whether there are plans for the access to elected office fund Scotland to be open to disabled people wishing to be nominated for the 2017 general election....

  • Building Works (Community Protection)

    4 speeches

    12. To ask the Scottish Government what safeguards are in place to protect communities that are in close proximity to extensive building works. (S5O-00990)

  • Affordable Housing (North-east Scotland)

    4 speeches

    13. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to increase the availability of affordable housing in the north-east. (S5O-00991)

  • Benefits Assessments (Third Sector)

    4 speeches

    14. To ask the Scottish Government what response it has received from the third sector to the comment by the Minister for Social Security that “the private sector should not be involved in...

  • Scottish Welfare Fund

    4 speeches

    15. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent figures that suggest the Scottish welfare fund has supported more than 241,000 households, with awards totalling £124...

  • Child Tax Credit Changes

    4 speeches

    16. To ask the Scottish Government how many households in Scotland will be affected by the changes to child tax credits that were introduced on 6 April 2017. (S5O-00994)

  • Universal Credit Roll-out

    4 speeches

    17. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received a response from the United Kingdom Government to its request to halt the roll-out of universal credit in Scotland following reports that...

  • Atos Healthcare (Meetings)

    5 speeches

    18. To ask the Scottish Government when its officials last met Atos Healthcare. (S5O-00996)

  • Local Government Elections

    11 speeches

    20. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the outcome of the local government elections. (S5O-00998) I congratulate you on getting to question 20, Presiding Officer. I was not...

  • Fisheries

    104 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-05603, in the name of Peter Chapman, on fisheries.

  • Teacher Training Programme

    27 speeches

    As I said earlier, we have cut into the time for the next debate, so I ask for a quick turnaround, please. The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-05595, in the name of Liz Smith, on...

  • Point of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I wish to raise a point of order under rule 7.3, “Order in the Chamber”. At 15:48 today, Douglas Ross MSP said in his speech, “in my own...

  • Business Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-05637, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out a business programme. Motion moved,...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move motions S5M-05640 and S5M-05641, on the designation of lead committees. Motions...

  • Decision Time

    10 speeches

    There are eight questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S5M-05603.3, in the name of Fergus Ewing, which seeks to amend motion S5M-05603,...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Further to the point of order that my colleague Stewart Stevenson raised in relation to Douglas Ross’s contribution to the fisheries debate, in which...

  • Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

    10 speeches

    Now, after a rather febrile afternoon, we have a calm and sensible debate. Thank goodness. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-04137, in the name of Ash...

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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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