Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. Our first item of business this afternoon is time for reflection, and our time for reflection leader is Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, formerly head of the pontifical council for...

  • Business Motion

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-08084, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme for today...

  • Topical Question Time

  • Catalonia (Independence Referendum)

    10 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement that it issued on 16 September, what its response is to the violence that took place during the independence referendum in Catalonia....

  • Prescription of Stimulants (Under-10s)

    10 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that there are almost twice as many under-10s being prescribed stimulants than there were in 2010. (S5T-00707)

  • Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the health secretary’s comment in June that the country’s “stillbirth rates and neonatal death rates continue to decline”,...

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas

    30 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Paul Wheelhouse on unconventional oil and gas. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions.

  • Education Reform

    35 speeches

    The next item is a statement by John Swinney on education reform. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions or interruptions.

  • Universal Credit (Roll-out)

    113 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-08035, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the roll-out of universal credit. I call Jeane Freeman to speak to and move the motion.

  • Decision Time

    16 speeches

    We come to decision time. There are five questions to be put. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Adam Tomkins is agreed to, all the other amendments will fall. The first...

  • Garbh Allt Community Initiative

    12 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-06241, in the name of Maree Todd, on Garbh Allt Community Initiative reaching its funding target. The debate will be...

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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