Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 24 January 2019

  • General Question Time

  • Energy Companies (Vulnerable Households)

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of energy company practices that exacerbate fuel poverty and indebtedness of vulnerable households seeking to reconnect their supply...

  • Ambulances (Staffing)

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is on staffing ambulances. (S5O-02810)

  • Citzens Basic Income Pilot Schemes

    5 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the citizens basic income pilot schemes. (S5O-02811)

  • NHS Lanarkshire (Meetings)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Lanarkshire and what was discussed. (S5O-02813)

  • Universal Credit (Two-child Limit)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions that the two-child limit on universal credit payments will be partially rolled...

  • Childcare Practitioners (Qualifications)

    6 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the new required qualifications for childcare practitioners. (S5O-02815)

  • Budget (Renfrewshire South)

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government how the proposals in the draft budget aim to support communities in the Renfrewshire South constituency. (S5O-02816)

  • Kinship Carers

    4 speeches

    9. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether non-looked-after kinship carers should receive the same level of financial support that foster carers and looked-after kinship...

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    1 speech

    Before we start First Minister’s question time, members will be aware of reports in the media this morning that the former First Minister Alex Salmond has been arrested. As I hope members...

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Review

    8 speeches

    1. The Queen Elizabeth university hospital was the largest new hospital in Europe when it opened and it is important to say that, in the years since, tens of thousands of Scots have been born and...

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Infection Control)

    6 speeches

    2. The awful news that two patients, including a child, died after contracting an infection at the Queen Elizabeth university hospital in Glasgow has shocked us all. Our sympathies and thoughts...

  • Macrae Edinburgh (Job Losses)

    2 speeches

    Yesterday, West Lothian received yet more devastating news on the jobs front as Macrae Edinburgh, which is owned by Young’s Seafood, announced its plans to shed 50 jobs. Although the...

  • Delayed Discharges

    2 speeches

    A constituent of mine, Margaret Borthwick, has been a patient in the Royal Victoria hospital for more than 18 weeks. The hospital acknowledges that although she was well enough to return home in...

  • Fife Gingerbread (Funding)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister might be aware that Fife Gingerbread, an award-winning organisation that she has worked closely with, is facing a funding crisis after what it has described as a “perfect...

  • Moray Council (Finances)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware of the perilous financial state of Moray Council. Clearly, the Scottish Government has a role to play here, so will she outline the steps that will be taken to...

  • Age of Criminal Responsibility

    4 speeches

    3. I support action that works to change the behaviour of young people who get into trouble. I do not support 13-year-olds being branded as criminals for the rest of their lives for mistakes that...

  • Edinburgh Airport (Airport Departure Tax)

    2 speeches

    Edinburgh airport in the region of Lothian is Scotland’s busiest airport and, at the weekend, its chief executive called for a cut to air departure tax, which is a policy that the Scottish...

  • EY Brexit Report

    2 speeches

    This week, EY’s new report showed us that every single one of the Scottish businesses and trade associations that were consulted have concerns over Brexit. They highlighted “risks to...

  • Homelessness

    2 speeches

    Glasgow’s Evening Times has reported that one homeless person a month dies sleeping rough on the city’s streets. Last Thursday morning, a young woman who had been living in a tent was...

  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is marking Holocaust memorial day. (S5F-03010)

  • Funded Childcare (Partner Providers)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to ensure that partner providers are part of a sustainable solution for the roll-out of 1,140 hours of funded childcare. (S5F-03006)

  • European Union Settlement Scheme

    5 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what assistance the Scottish Government is giving European Union nationals to apply to the European Union settlement scheme. (S5F-02994)

  • Remembering the Holocaust

    19 speeches

    I ask those who are leaving the public gallery to do so quietly. The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-15264, in the name of Richard Lyle, on remembering the...

  • Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny

    45 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-15421, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on committees’ pre-budget scrutiny. I call Bruce Crawford to speak to and move the motion on the...

  • Decision Time

    1 speech

    There is only one question to be put this evening. The question is, that motion S5M-15421, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on committees’ pre-budget scrutiny, be agreed to. Motion agreed to,...

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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