Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 30 November 2017

  • General Question Time

  • Childcare (Access to Childminders)

    8 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the accessibility of childminders for all families. (S5O-01513)

  • Rent Pressure Zones

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government when the power in the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 to designate rent pressure zones will come into force. (S5O-01514)

  • Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contract

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what level of input it had to the design of the asylum accommodation and support services contract, which was issued for tender by the United Kingdom Government...

  • Flood Risk Management (South of Scotland)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to manage flood risk in the south of Scotland. (S5O-01516)

  • Fibre Broadband (New-build Estates)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that new-build housing estates are able to access fast fibre broadband internet connections. (S5O-01517)

  • Rail Fares (Dumfries and Galloway)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with ScotRail regarding reported ticket price anomalies on the Nith valley line and west coast main line. (S5O-01518)

  • Legal Matters (Public Interest)

    8 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government how the Lord Advocate decides whether a matter is in the public interest. (S5O-01519)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Queensferry Crossing

    9 speeches

    1. This morning, the Minister for Transport and the Islands was asked to give clarity on what the Government knew about the partial closure of the Queensferry crossing and when it knew that. He...

  • Local Government Funding

    8 speeches

    2. Last week, I met representatives from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, who told me that, just to stand still, local authorities need an additional £545 million in the...

  • Munro (Highland) Ltd

    2 speeches

    Munro (Highland) Ltd construction in Easter Ross processed recyclables for Highland Council. At 2 minutes past 10 on Friday 17 November, Highland Council sent a letter by email advising the...

  • Bank Branch Closures

    2 speeches

    The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is 73 per cent owned by the United Kingdom taxpayers, has announced that it will close two branches in my constituency, in Kilbirnie and in Saltcoats. That...

  • Queensferry Crossing

    8 speeches

    3. People who depend on the bridge over the Forth have been commendably patient, but this is now the third Christmas of disruption. People are fed up with ministers’ boasts,...

  • Animal sentience

    2 speeches

    I declare an interest as a member of the British Veterinary Association. Scotland is a nation of animal lovers and there is huge public concern that, in the Brexit bonfire, we have lost article...

  • World AIDS day

    2 speeches

    I remind members that I am the parliamentary liaison officer to the First Minister. What is the Scottish Government doing to mark world AIDS day tomorrow, with a particular focus on reducing the...

  • Superfast Broadband

    10 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will provide an update on its plans to deliver access to superfast broadband to 100 per cent of premises by 2021. (S5F-01773)

  • Queensferry Crossing

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what maintenance procedures are in place for the Queensferry crossing. (S5F-01764)

  • Living Wage (Amazon)

    11 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with Amazon regarding the living wage. (S5F-01777)

  • Ferry Services (Gourock to Kilcreggan)

    14 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-08659, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on the Gourock to Kilcreggan ferry service. The debate will be concluded without...

  • Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    89 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-09257, in the name of Angela Constance, on stage 1 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill. I call Angela Constance to...

  • Motion without Notice

    1 speech

    I am minded to accept a motion without notice to bring forward decision time to now. Motion moved, That, under Rule 11.2.4, Decision Time be brought forward to 4.45 pm.—[ Joe FitzPatrick ]...

  • Decision Time

    4 speeches

    There is one question at decision time today. The question is, that motion S5M-09257, in the name of Angela Constance, on stage 1 of the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, be...

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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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