Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 10 January 2019

  • General Question Time

  • Unlicensed Weirs (River Tyne, East Lothian)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on ensuring that the six unlicensed weirs on the River Tyne in East Lothian are properly authorised and provided with fish passages,...

  • Hospital Bedside Televisions (Affordability)

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the affordability for patients of using bedside televisions in hospitals. (S5O-02750)

  • Universal Credit (Local Authority Rent Arrears)

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how the roll-out of universal credit is impacting on local authority rent arrears. (S5O-02751)

  • Post-Brexit European Health Insurance Card

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether the European health insurance card will still be available for residents in Scotland following a no-deal Brexit or during any transition period. (S5O-02752)

  • Glasgow Airport Rail Link

    10 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential economic impact of a direct rail link between Glasgow city centre and Glasgow Airport. (S5O-02753)

  • Public Sector Equality Duty (Sex)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to ensure that all public bodies are fulfilling their public sector equality duty with regard specifically to the protected characteristic...

  • Attainment Scotland Fund

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers who are employed using the attainment Scotland fund are on permanent contracts. (S5O-02755)

  • Rail Network Improvements

    5 speeches

    9. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve the rail network. (S5O-02757)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    1 speech

    I want to extend in British Sign Language, if I can—my sign language is rusty—a warm welcome to the Scottish Parliament to the many members of the deaf community and BSL users and...

  • Alex Salmond Investigation

    10 speeches

    1. I can try, but I cannot promise. I would very much like to give the First Minister a further opportunity to explain some of the inconsistencies surrounding the investigation into Alex Salmond....

  • Alex Salmond Investigation

    7 speeches

    2. I hope that all of us in the chamber remember that at the centre of this week’s court case are two courageous women who put their faith in a system that has let them down badly. We owe...

  • HMY Iolaire (Military Maritime Grave)

    2 speeches

    The communities of Lewis and Harris recently commemorated the centenary of the loss of HMY Iolaire, which on new year’s day in 1919 claimed the lives of 201 servicemen. The First Minister...

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow (Laundry Supplies)

    2 speeches

    Last week, it was reported that patients at the Queen Elizabeth university hospital Glasgow were unable to wash because of a lack of fresh laundry. Patients who were awaiting surgery had to sleep...

  • Hourstons Ltd (Closure)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware that Hourstons Ltd in Ayr is scheduled to close on 16 February. Although my primary concern is for the future of the 81 members of staff, I am also concerned...

  • Medicinal Cannabis

    2 speeches

    At the end of November, in the chamber, I raised with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport the plight of six-year-old Cole Thomson from East Kilbride. Cole has debilitating epilepsy, and...

  • Additional Support Needs (Funding)

    4 speeches

    3. Like MSPs across the chamber, I have been hearing from colleagues and constituents from around the country about the cuts that local councils are now having to contemplate and the devastating...

  • Primary 1 National Assessments

    7 speeches

    4. The Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, has repeatedly claimed that there are many people who “emphatically” support his primary 1 national tests. We asked the Government who...

  • Industrial Investment (Tayside)

    2 speeches

    On Monday, the First Minister announced £10 million for the Tayside industrial strategy. That is, of course, welcome, but will she confirm and reiterate the previous Scottish Government...

  • Dundee City Council (Redundancies)

    2 speeches

    I am disappointed that this week the First Minister had £50 million to allocate to our region and, following the closure of Michelin, managed to find only £10 million for any industrial...

  • Fox Hunting

    2 speeches

    With fox-hunting legislation set to be significantly strengthened, what message is being sent to those who might seek to flout the rules? How will Police Scotland’s hand be strengthened in...

  • Kaiam Europe Ltd

    2 speeches

    When problems were identified at Michelin in Dundee, the Government worked with the company and the workforce and kept employees informed of developments. In contrast, workers at Kaiam in...

  • Brexit (Preparations)

    2 speeches

    We are within 80 days of the potential disaster of a no-deal Brexit. What we have seen this week—lorries parked in an airfield and a ferry contract awarded to a company that has no...

  • Universal Credit Roll-out

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that the United Kingdom Government plans to halt the full roll-out of universal credit. (S5F-02930)

  • Antisemitism

    5 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to tackle antisemitism. (S5F-02933)

  • End-of-Life Carers Support

    13 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-10559, in the name of Mark Griffin, on the report by Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support, “Getting it right...

  • UK Immigration White Paper

    35 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Fiona Hyslop on the implications of the white paper on immigration and the population of Scotland. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end...

  • Future Rural Policy and Support

    77 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-15279, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on future rural policy and support in Scotland.

  • Decision Time

    13 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-15279.3, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15279, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on future rural policy and support in...

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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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