Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

  • Time for Reflection

    3 speeches

    Good afternoon, colleagues. This morning, we awoke to the tragic news that a terrorist incident in Manchester has taken the lives of many people and injured dozens more. The Parliament will...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The Parliamentary Bureau has proposed that we amend this afternoon’s business, to begin with a statement from the First Minister. The party leaders will then follow, and we will conclude by...

  • Attack on Manchester

    10 speeches

    The First Minister: I thank Ruth Davidson for her comments. As I said earlier, the security threat level remains at severe. It is of course for the joint terrorism analysis...

  • Topical Question Time

  • NHS Board-run General Practices

    12 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to the reported increase in the number of GP practices being run directly by national health service boards. (S5T-00559)

  • Cycling Infrastructure (Road Safety)

    7 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve cycling infrastructure, in light of recent research by Sustrans Scotland, which highlighted that T-junctions and roundabouts...

  • Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    56 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-05655, in the name of Gillian Martin, on the Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

  • Oath

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is the taking of an oath by our new member. I invite Michelle Ballantyne to step forward.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-05757, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out a revised business programme for...

  • Decision Time

    1 speech

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-05655, in the name of Gillian Martin, on stage 1 of the Seat Belts on School Transport...

  • World Hypertension Month

    20 speeches

    The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-05136, in the name of Maree Todd, on May 2017—world hypertension month. The debate will be concluded without any...

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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