Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 5 October 2017

  • General Question Time

  • Geese (Highlands and Islands)

    4 speeches

    1. I refer members to my entry in the register of interests on crofting and farming. To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to control the number of geese in the Highlands and Islands....

  • Scottish Water (Meetings)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Scottish Water. (S5O-01336)

  • Local Government (Remote and Rural Areas)

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reorganising local government to ensure that remote and rural areas have decision making and strategic planning located at the heart of...

  • Fish Processing

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support the fish processing industry. (S5O-01338)

  • North Coast 500 (Road Safety)

    7 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve road safety on the north coast 500 route, in light of a reported increase in accidents. (S5O-01339)

  • Babcock International (Stirling)

    8 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Babcock International’s proposal to relocate the Defence Support Group site from Stirling. (S5O-01341)

  • Income Tax

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government on what date it will publish its proposals for setting the level of income tax. (S5O-01342)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Carrying of Weapons (Children)

    8 speeches

    1. Figures from the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration this week reveal that 254 children under the age of 16 were referred to it for carrying knives or other weapons last year....

  • Universal Credit (Roll-out)

    7 speeches

    2. Earlier this week, this Parliament voted in favour of calling for a halt to the roll-out of universal credit across the United Kingdom. So far, the roll-out has been badly flawed, and the...

  • EME Furniture

    2 speeches

    This week, after 50 years of operation in Sanquhar in my constituency, EME Furniture has closed its doors, resulting in significant local job losses. Only last year, it was talking about millions...

  • Services for Older People (Scottish Borders)

    2 speeches

    Is the First Minister aware of a recent Care Inspectorate report on services for older people in the Scottish Borders, which, among its many criticisms, identifies delays in assessments,...

  • Port of Cairnryan

    2 speeches

    Has the Scottish Government done any research into the socioeconomic impact on the south-west of Scotland region if the ferry companies that operate out of the port of Cairnryan transfer their...

  • Mental Health Services

    6 speeches

    3. The First Minister will have seen the shocking report of the way in which Gordon Edwards from West Lothian has been let down. Despite three referrals from his general practitioner, Mr Edwards,...

  • Fracking Ban

    2 speeches

    The fracking ban has rightly been met with celebration across Scotland, but there are concerns from communities and many Scottish National Party members that the ban is not yet legally...

  • Obesity

    2 speeches

    Is the First Minister aware that the just-published annual Scottish health survey shows that as a nation we are substantially overweight and that adults are consuming less fruit and vegetables?...

  • Environmental Court

    2 speeches

    Last week, the Scottish Government announced that it will not establish a specialist environmental court or tribunal. When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, we will lose the oversight...

  • Domestic Abuse (Disclosure Scheme)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister how the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse, Clare’s law, has worked during its two years in practice. (S5F-01618)

  • School Inspections

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will review the school inspection process. (S5F-01606)

  • Rough Sleeping (Audit)

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will undertake a national audit of the number of people who are rough sleeping. (S5F-01613)

  • Nursing (Staffing)

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the concerns of front-line nursing staff in Scotland, which have been highlighted in the Royal College of Nursing...

  • Air Departure Tax (Update)

    37 speeches

    The first item of business this afternoon is a statement by Derek Mackay on the air departure tax update.

  • City Region Deals

    40 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Keith Brown, on Scottish city region deals—next steps. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement.

  • Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    40 speeches

    The next item of a business is a debate on motion S5M-08062, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on stage 1 of the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill.

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-08062, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on stage 1 of the Wild Animals in Travelling...

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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