Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 7 December 2017

  • General Question Time

  • A75 and A77

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what the scope is of the recently announced report on developing the A75 and A77. (S5O-01544)

  • Non-domestic Rates

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that the non-domestic rates system is fair to businesses. (S5O-01545)

  • Thyroid Disorders

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders. (S5O-01546)

  • Scottish-Irish Relations (Post-Brexit)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Irish Government regarding continuing free trade and the free movement of people between Scotland and Ireland after Brexit....

  • Salvesen v Riddell Case

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the situation with people affected by the Salvesen v Riddell case. (S5O-01548)

  • NHS Fife (Meetings)

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Fife. (S5O-01549)

  • NHS Grampian (Funding)

    7 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what the impact has been on NHS Grampian’s patient service record of the figures from the Scottish Parliament information centre, which suggest that the...

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Named Person Scheme

    10 speeches

    1. I am sure that the whole chamber will join me in wishing Paisley well in its bid to become the United Kingdom city of culture 2021. The bid team has run an incredible campaign and we all wish...

  • Local Government Funding

    8 speeches

    2. Investment in the arts and culture can be a pathway to economic regeneration and employment, but it can also lift the horizons of the people, so I take this opportunity to extend the support...

  • Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

    2 speeches

    The First Minister might be aware that the Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre took the difficult decision yesterday to close its waiting lists. The service that the organisation provides is a...

  • Integration Joint Boards (Major Service Changes)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware that the Western Isles integration joint board is carrying out a review of dental services on the Uists, which could leave some patients facing a 60-mile round...

  • Paisley (United Kingdom City of Culture 2021 Bid)

    2 speeches

    Will the First Minister join me in congratulating the Paisley 2021 bid director Jean Cameron and her team on all their endeavours to get Paisley to this stage in the United Kingdom city of...

  • Waverley Line (Performance)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be delighted to hear that performance on the Waverley line has improved recently. However, I have received complaints from constituents in the Scottish Borders about...

  • Rail Fares

    4 speeches

    3. I add the support of the Scottish Green MSPs for Paisley’s bid for city of culture and congratulate everyone involved in the bid. It was confirmed this week that rail fares will see...

  • Brexit

    5 speeches

    4. It was supposed to be buccaneering Brexiteers striding the globe, but this week we witnessed the pitiful reality. Halfway through her soup, Theresa shuffles out of a Brussels lunch red faced,...

  • Middle East

    2 speeches

    Yesterday, President Donald Trump made the frankly dangerous decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is now clear that under his leadership the US cannot be seen as an...

  • Accident and Emergency Waiting Times

    2 speeches

    Reports this morning show that fewer patients in Scotland are waiting more than four hours in accident and emergency than they did five years ago; in Tory-run England, the number of patients...

  • Knife Crime

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is tackling knife crime. (S5F-01787)

  • Organ Donation

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to improve the availability of organs viable for donation and transplant. (S5F-01800)

  • General Teaching Council for Scotland

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Educational Institute of Scotland’s reported opposition to plans to disband the independent General...

  • Brain Tumour Awareness

    16 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-07735, in the name of Alexander Stewart, on brain tumour awareness in Scotland. The debate will be concluded without...

  • Air Quality (Low-emission Zones)

    25 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Humza Yousaf on improving Scotland’s air quality and putting in place Scotland’s low-emission zones.

  • Sea Fisheries and End-year Negotiations

    60 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-09406, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-year negotiations.

  • Decision Time

    10 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-09406.2, in the name of Peter Chapman, which seeks to amend motion S5M-09406, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-year negotiations, 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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