Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 14 June 2018

  • General Question Time

    1 speech

    Good morning. Before we start general question time, I remind members that, at 12 noon, building users will be invited to observe one minute’s silence to remember those who sadly lost their...

  • Heathrow Airport (Carbon Emissions)

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update regarding its position on how the proposed third runway at Heathrow could impact on carbon emissions. (S5O-02227)

  • Hepatitis C

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its plan is for the elimination of hepatitis C. (S5O-02228)

  • Soft Fruit Industry (Migrant Workers)

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how important European migrant workers are to the soft fruit industry in Scotland. (S5O-02229)

  • Housing Associations (Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn)

    10 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting housing associations in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency to help to deliver its target of 50,000 new affordable homes....

  • One Minute’s Silence

    1 speech

    I ask those in the chamber to join me in observing one minute’s silence for those who lost their lives and were affected by the Grenfell tower tragedy one year ago. Thank you. Before we...

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Management of Offenders

    8 speeches

    1. Last week, I called on the First Minister to put on hold her plans to increase the number of criminals being tagged in the community rather than being kept in prison, and I want to return to...

  • Standardised Assessment Tests (Five-year-olds)

    10 speeches

    2. Can the First Minister give us another word for a hummingbird’s beak?

  • M Corson’s (Redundancies)

    2 speeches

    This week we have unfortunately seen yet more job losses in Dumfries and Galloway. The owners of M Corson’s, a much-loved, family-run business with more than 400 years of history, have...

  • Giorgi Kakava

    2 speeches

    My constituent 10-year-old Giorgi Kakava tragically lost his mother Sophie in February, while going through the United Kingdom asylum process. Giorgi knows only Springburn and Scotland, having...

  • First Bus Services (West Lothian)

    2 speeches

    Across West Lothian, First is reducing the frequency of bus services and cutting routes, which is impacting on thousands of passengers who rely on buses for work, to reach public services such as...

  • NHS Lothian Orthopaedic Waiting Times

    2 speeches

    My office has been inundated with emails and letters from patients across Lothian who are facing a wait of up to 45 weeks just for an initial orthopaedic appointment, before they can even be...

  • Sustainable Growth Commission

    3 speeches

    3. I am not hugely surprised that neither the Conservatives nor the Labour Party chose to raise the current constitutional crisis and the decision by the United Kingdom Government to unilaterally...

  • Fire Safety

    2 speeches

    Presiding Officer, 14 June 2017 is a date that will live in infamy. The Grenfell tower disaster claimed 72 lives. Does the First Minister share my view that the best way to honour the 72 lives...

  • Storm Hector

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware of the havoc that storm Hector is causing around Scotland, with many lifeline ferry services, trains and flights cancelled or delayed, roads blocked and many...

  • Rendition Inquiry

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware that it is five years this month since Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland announced that he had directed Police Scotland to inquire into the vile practice of...

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bil

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Scotland. (S5F-02470)

  • Yammer Social Network

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that Yammer, which is a social network available in every school, is being used to target vulnerable...

  • Carers Week

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is marking carers week. (S5F-02474)

  • Mossmorran Flaring

    8 speeches

    I ask the public who are leaving the gallery to do so quietly. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-11398, in the name of Alex Rowley, on the impact of...

  • Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

  • Inclusive Communication

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consideration it gives to inclusive communication, and what improvements it can make to parliamentary broadcasts in this regard. (S50-02238)

  • Cross-party Groups (Staff Support)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide staff to assist cross-party groups set up equipment at meetings held in the Parliament after 6 pm. (S50-02237)

  • Human Trafficking (Annual Progress Report)

    30 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Michael Matheson on human trafficking and the first annual progress report. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement, so...

  • National Council of Rural Advisers

    24 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Fergus Ewing, on an update on the work of the National Council of Rural Advisers. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement.

  • Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Conduct Inquiry

    26 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-12730, in the name of Clare Haughey, on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s sexual harassment and inappropriate...

  • Point of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Today, before First Minister’s questions, as is customary, we were asked to welcome a guest to the chamber: Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the...

  • Decision Time

    1 speech

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-12730, in the name of Clare Haughey, on the sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct...

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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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