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Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. The first item of business is time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader is the Rev Ian MacDonald, who is the senior minister at Holy Trinity church in Edinburgh.

  • Motion of Condolence

    7 speeches

    The next item of business is one that we would all prefer not to be holding: a motion of condolence following the death of our former Presiding Officer and colleague Sir Alex Fergusson. Alex and...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-14180, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme for today and...

  • Topical Question Time

    1 speech

    The Presiding Officers and I have been discussing this matter with business managers and others. We want to ensure that we respect all members when they are asking questions and we try not to...

  • Scottish League Cup Semi-finals

    24 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with ScotRail and Police Scotland regarding arrangements for the league cup semi-finals. (S5T-01252)

  • Social Security Charter

    25 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-14160, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, on building a social security system together and co-designing the social security charter.

  • Committee Announcements

    2 speeches

    Members may recall that the commission on parliamentary reform proposed that time be set aside during meetings of the Parliament for significant announcements from committees on urgent inquiries...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    There are four questions to be put this evening. The first question is, that motion S5M-14142, in the name of Ruth Davidson, on a motion of condolence, be agreed to. Motion agreed to. That the...

  • Cycle to Syracuse

    9 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-13890, in the name of Oliver Mundell, on the cycle to Syracuse to mark the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie...

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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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