Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 29 November 2018

  • General Question Time

  • Mental Health Strategy (Rural Areas)

    10 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what its strategy is for tackling mental health issues in rural areas. (S5O-02629)

  • Sectarianism

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to tackle sectarianism. (S5O-02630)

  • Air Travel to Islands (Access for Disabled People)

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to improve access to air transport for disabled people who wish to travel to and from island communities. (S5O-02631)

  • Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance (Delivery)

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will rule out the delivery of personal independence payment and disability living allowance by the Department for Work and Pensions under agency...

  • NHS Lanarkshire (Meetings)

    8 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport last met the chief executive and chair of NHS Lanarkshire, and what was discussed. (S5O-02633)

  • Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution (Aberdeen)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that 13 locations in Aberdeen have illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution. (S5O-02634)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Brexit (Fishing)

    8 speeches

    1. The power to assert our position as an independent coastal state with full, unfettered access across our waters, or a plan to go back into the common fisheries policy with no controls at...

  • Local Government Funding

    7 speeches

    2. This time last week, the First Minister stood up in this chamber and claimed that she had given “a very fair settlement to local government.”—[ Official Report , 22 November...

  • Michelin Factory (Update)

    2 speeches

    Can the First Minister update Parliament on the progress that is being made in securing a future for Michelin in Dundee, in the light of the recent meeting between Derek Mackay and the Michelin...

  • Cowlairs Decontamination Unit (Closure)

    2 speeches

    The closure of Cowlairs decontamination unit in Springburn led to the cancellation of more than 700 operations, some of them major, across hospitals in Glasgow. A whistleblower stated to the...

  • Islamophobia and Antisemitism

    2 speeches

    At a time when hate is on the rise, we got some hope. This week saw the Muslim and Jewish communities come together to sign a landmark joint communiqué to call out and challenge Islamophobia...

  • Brexit

    4 speeches

    3. I am concerned about the First Minister’s plan to compromise with Theresa May. Cathy Newman from Channel 4 tweeted last night that the First Minister told her that she would back the...

  • Asia Bibi

    2 speeches

    The First Minister may be aware that yesterday was red Wednesday, when many churches were thinking of Christians around the world who are suffering for their faith. Is the First Minister able to...

  • Small Business Saturday

    2 speeches

    On Saturday, many small, independent shops up and down high streets across Scotland will take part in small business Saturday, including Swans shoe shop and the Tony Huggins-Haig gallery in...

  • Medical Devices and Implants

    2 speeches

    This week, “Panorama” exposed serious failings in the regulation and testing of medical devices and implants. This is a global issue and dozens of countries are affected. It is clear...

  • Real Living Wage (Ministry of Defence)

    2 speeches

    It was reported this week that the Ministry of Defence is paying more than 200 civilian staff in Scotland less than the real living wage. Will the First Minister join me and many others in...

  • Dog Shock Collars

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will ban the use of dog shock collars. (S5F-02837)

  • Prisoners (Temporary Release and Parole)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on reforming the rules regarding the temporary release and parole of prisoners. (S5F-02829)

  • ScotRail (Franchise Obligations)

    13 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that ScotRail has failed to fully deliver 29 franchise obligations. (S5F-02834)

  • St Andrew’s Day 2018

    13 speeches

    I ask people who are in the public gallery to leave quietly, as the Parliament is in session. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-14747, in the name of Tom...

  • Homelessness

    83 speeches

    Good afternoon. Our next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-14962, in the name of Kevin Stewart, on ending homelessness together. I call the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local...

  • Decision Time

    5 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-14962.1, in the name of Graham Simpson, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14962, in the name of Kevin Stewart, on ending homelessness together, be agreed...

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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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