Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 1 February 2018

  • General Question Time

  • ScotRail Services (Mid Scotland and Fife)

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with ScotRail regarding train punctuality and stop-skipping in the Mid Scotland and Fife region. (S5O-01724)

  • “Scotland’s Drowning Prevention Strategy”

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Water Safety Scotland publication Scotland’s Drowning Prevention Strategy . (S5O-01725)

  • Schools for the Future (Funding)

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what plans it has to provide further funding for the schools for the future programme. (S5O-01726)

  • Fire Safety (Schools)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether all schools should be fitted with fire alarms and smoke detectors. (S5O-01727)

  • Active Travel (Road Projects)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that major road projects promote active travel. (S5O-01728)

  • Wind Farms (Community Benefit)

    8 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to ensure that wind farm companies deliver adequate levels of community benefit to provide income streams for local communities. (S5O-01729)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Budget

    8 speeches

    1. There are two contrasting views on the direction of the Scottish National Party Government’s budget. One is the Patrick Harvie view that it is the best thing since sliced bread. The...

  • Income Tax

    5 speeches

    2. Figures reported last week reveal that, in Scotland today, the richest 1 per cent now own more personal wealth than the whole of the poorest 50 per cent put together. In a country where more...

  • Loch Fyne Incident

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware of the tragic sinking of the Nancy Glen fishing boat in Loch Fyne two weeks ago, and of the fact that two local fishermen, Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk,...

  • Burntisland Fabrications

    2 speeches

    On Friday, I met Burntisland Fabrications workers and their union representatives at the yard in Methil. I appreciate the important role that the Scottish Government played in staving off...

  • NHS Highland

    2 speeches

    Since last Friday, 134 elective operations have been postponed at Raigmore hospital due to dust contamination from building work being tracked into the main operating theatres. Patients and their...

  • Budget

    4 speeches

    3. I thank Ruth Davidson for the lavish attention that she paid to the impact of the Green Party, which has successfully changed the Scottish Government’s budget. That impact has allowed...

  • Police Scotland (Accountability)

    4 speeches

    4. Back in November, I asked the First Minister about the shocking murder of Elizabeth Bowe from St Andrews. Failings were identified by the police investigations organisation, the Police...

  • Brexit

    2 speeches

    Brexit, as it looks like it will play out, will have deeply damaging consequences for my constituency, particularly the college, agriculture and tourism sectors. Now that we know that the United...

  • Racism

    2 speeches

    In the past few days, I have been inundated with stories of everyday racism and Islamophobia. They include the story of a young woman who had her hijab ripped off her head at the underground...

  • “Cities Outlook 2018”

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Centre for Cities report, “Cities Outlook 2018”, which suggests that automation and globalisation...

  • Violence Reduction (Schools)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to reduce violence in schools. (S5F-01998)

  • World Cancer Day

    16 speeches

    I ask members and people in the public gallery to leave quietly, as the Parliament is still in session and I am about to call another debate. The next item of business is a members’...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-10208, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for the Domestic Abuse...

  • Support to Study in Scotland

    29 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Shirley-Anne Somerville on supporting people to study in Scotland. The minister will take questions at the end.

  • Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

    24 speeches

    The next item is stage 3 proceedings on the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill. In dealing with the amendments, members should have the bill as amended at stage 2, which is Scottish Parliament bill...

  • Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill

    22 speeches

    As members will be aware, at this point in the proceedings, the Presiding Officer is required under the standing orders to decide whether, in his view, any provision of the bill relates to a...

  • Point of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. During yesterday’s stage 1 debate on the budget, I intervened on the closing speech by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Derek...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    The question is, that motion S5M-10208, in the name of Michael Matheson, on the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill at stage 3, be agreed. As this is the final stage of the bill, we will move straight...

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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