Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

  • Time for Reflection

    4 speeches

    Good afternoon. Before I introduce our time for reflection contributor, I remind members that we have a ministerial statement later today on the launch of the British Sign Language national plan....

  • Topical Question Time

  • Institutional Racism (Police Scotland)

    13 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports of institutional racism in Police Scotland. (S5T-00720)

  • Suicidal Thoughts (Young People)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that Childline has recorded a record number of young people expressing suicidal thoughts in the last year....

  • Motion Without Notice

    1 speech

    Before we move on, given the earlier technical difficulty with our sound system, I am minded to take a motion without notice, under rule 11.2.4 of standing orders, to move decision time to 5.15....

  • British Sign Language (National Plan)

    28 speeches

    We move to the next item of business. I assure members that the following statement from me is intentional and is not a reflection of our earlier microphone difficulties. The Presiding Officer...

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas

    79 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-08341, in the name of Paul Wheelhouse, on unconventional oil and gas.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-08377, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme. Motion...

  • Decision Time

    18 speeches

    There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that if the amendment in the name of Murdo Fraser is agreed to, all the other amendments will fall. The...

  • Helicopter Safety (North Sea)

    16 speeches

    I ask those who are leaving the chamber to do so quietly, please. The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-07724, in the name of Lewis Macdonald, on workforce...

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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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