Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 17 January 2019

  • General Question Time

  • Budget (Town Centre Support)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government how the proposals in the draft budget could support town centres in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency. (S5O-02779)

  • Cold Weather Payments

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to statistics stating that eligible pensioners in Motherwell and Airdrie received double the number of cold weather payments as those in...

  • East Coast Railway Line

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government when it will fulfil the commitment made by the then cabinet secretary for infrastructure in January 2016 to double-track key pinch points on the east coast...

  • NHS Forth Valley (Performance)

    5 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to NHS Forth Valley being escalated to stage 3 on the national health service board performance escalation framework. (S5O-02782)

  • Construction Industry Training Board and National Construction College

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the future of the Construction Industry Training Board and the national construction college campus in Scotland. (S5O-02784)

  • Scottish Crime Campus (Parking)

    6 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what action it plans to address parking issues around the Scottish crime campus in Gartcosh. (S5O-02785)

  • Teachers (Stress)

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent Educational Institute of Scotland survey, which found that 75 per cent of teachers experience stress due to their workload....

  • Commuter Compensation (Helensburgh Central Station)

    4 speeches

    9. To ask the Scottish Government what compensation it can offer to commuters who use Helensburgh Central railway station, in light of reports of frequent delays and cancellations. (S5O-02787)

  • Ports

    4 speeches

    10. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the development of Scotland’s ports. (S5O-02788)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Alex Salmond Investigation

    8 speeches

    1. With hindsight, does the First Minister now accept that holding private meetings with her predecessor to discuss the allegations that he faced was a mistake? If so, when did she reach that...

  • Alex Salmond Investigation

    7 speeches

    2. The establishment this week of a special committee of inquiry into the Government’s handling of the serious allegations that have been made against Alex Salmond is an unprecedented step,...

  • Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers Ltd (Stoneywood Mill Closure)

    2 speeches

    Stoneywood mill in my consti tuency has been producing paper for 250 years and employs nearly 500 people. This week the business was placed in administration after a takeover deal collapsed. It...

  • Gender-based Prejudice

    2 speeches

    The BBC’s “The Social” highlighted the practice of gaming by a so-called male pick-up artist in Glasgow, which included footage from Maryhill Road. I will make no further...

  • New School Butterstone (Closure)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware of the plight of young people who attended New School Butterstone, who were forced out of their specialist boarding school two months ago and have been completely...

  • Free Personal Care

    2 speeches

    I have been contacted by the concerned family of a 90-year-old lady who lives alone on the Isle of Arran. They have asked that I do not name her publicly in the chamber, but I am happy to provide...

  • Class Sizes (Renfrewshire)

    2 speeches

    At a time when council budgets are under pressure and teachers are raising concerns about workload, the SNP-led Renfrewshire Council will this afternoon consider increasing primary 2 class sizes...

  • Scottish Independence

    4 speeches

    3. Listening to the opening questions from Labour and the Conservatives, we could be forgiven for thinking that the country was not facing the biggest political crisis for generations. Perhaps...

  • Second European Union Referendum

    2 speeches

    We know that Theresa May’s proposed deal is finished, that the confidence vote to force a general election has failed and that a no-deal Brexit is unthinkable. For any progress to be made...

  • Cancer Strategy (Cross-party Group on Cancer Report)

    2 speeches

    Cancer touches us all. As the co-convener of the cross-party group on cancer, I am pleased today to publish the report on the implementation of the Scottish Government’s cancer strategy....

  • Universal Credit (Pensioners)

    2 speeches

    This week the United Kingdom Government used Brexit as a smokescreen to announce that pensioners who have a younger partner will be forced to move to universal credit rather than pension credit,...

  • Teachers’ Pay

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister what progress has been made in reaching a deal over teachers’ pay. (S5F-02982)

  • Thrombectomy Service

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to a letter reportedly signed by all stroke clinicians in Scotland calling for the urgent introduction of a...

  • Local Government Budget (National Performance Framework)

    7 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what impact reductions to local government budgets could have on the national performance framework. (S5F-02984)

  • Hospital Television Charges

    11 speeches

    I ask people who are leaving the gallery to do so quietly. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-14486, in the name of Edward Mountain, on fairer hospital...

  • Credit Unions

    45 speeches

    Good afternoon. The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-15426, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on celebrating the role of credit unions in Scotland’s communities.

  • Poverty and Inequality Commission (Chair)

    1 speech

    The next item is consideration of motion S5M-15423, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on the appointment of the chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission. Motion moved, That the Parliament...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-15426.1, in the name of Alex Rowley, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15426, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on celebrating the role of credit unions in...

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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