Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 27 June 2019

  • General Question Time

  • Superfast Broadband (Falkirk East)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of businesses and domestic properties in the Falkirk East constituency can access superfast broadband, and what percentage are connected. (S5O-03455)

  • Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 (Awareness Raising)

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to raise awareness of the Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 since it came into force on 19 June 2017. (S5O-03456)

  • Hong Kong Protests

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the comments in its China engagement strategy regarding respect for human rights and the rule of law, what discussions it has had with the Chinese...

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Inquiry

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the inquiry into the Queen Elizabeth university hospital. (S5O-03458)

  • European Digital Single Market

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to maintain Scotland’s participation in the European digital single market, which is estimated to be worth €400 billion, in light of the...

  • Sea Water Quality (Musselburgh)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency classifying the sea water at Fisherrow in Musselburgh as poor in 2018-19, and the potential...

  • Animal Cruelty

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle animal cruelty. (S5O-03461)

  • Rockall (Deployment of Fishery Protection Vessels)

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the use of patrol boats at Rockall in response to Irish fishing vessels. (S5O-03462)

  • Workplace Parking Levy (Disabled People)

    4 speeches

    9. To ask the Scottish Government what analysis the transport secretary has carried out regarding how the proposed workplace parking levy could affect disabled people accessing employment. (S5O-03463)

  • Clyde Tunnel

    4 speeches

    10. To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed maintenance of the Clyde tunnel with Glasgow City Council. (S5O-03464)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Justice (Electronic Monitoring)

    10 speeches

    1. If a convicted criminal who is wearing an electronic tag removes it in order to wander the streets undetected, should that not automatically be regarded as a crime?

  • Education

    11 speeches

    2. To ask the First Minister how many Government debates there have been on education policy in the parliamentary year ending today.

  • Moray Council Budget Cuts

    2 speeches

    Moray Council has already endured millions of pounds’ worth of cuts to its budget, as local government funding has been squeezed by the Scottish Government. We have now heard from the...

  • Holiday Hunger Strategy (Glasgow)

    2 speeches

    As schools in Maryhill and Springburn and right across Scotland break up for the summer holidays, holiday hunger will become a reality for too many children. Glasgow City Council has invested...

  • School Buildings (Highlands)

    2 speeches

    In order for young people to realise their potential, we must provide them with a good-quality learning environment, This week, we have been told that the budget to upgrade crumbling school...

  • Glasgow Kelvin College (Teaching Staff)

    4 speeches

    3. Earlier this month, some 40 members of the teaching staff at Glasgow Kelvin College were told that their contracts would be terminated tomorrow. None of the staff or union representatives knew...

  • Suicide

    4 speeches

    4. The annual number of suicides was steadily going down, but last year it was at its highest for five years. Among young people, the number of deaths from suicide is up 50 per cent. Mental...

  • Homelessness

    2 speeches

    The annual Government homelessness statistics, which came out this week, make for pretty grim reading. Almost every homelessness indicator has gone up in the past year—the number of...

  • Glasgow Women (Equal Pay)

    2 speeches

    Today, money starts arriving in the bank accounts of claimants in Glasgow, particularly and principally women who worked for Labour-controlled Glasgow City Council, which discriminated against...

  • Armed Forces Week

    2 speeches

    This week has been armed forces week and in Parliament we have seen Glasgow’s helping heroes, one of many organisations that do so much to help our armed forces personnel and veterans. Will...

  • Monklands Hospital (Closure)

    4 speeches

    I supported Nicola Sturgeon’s decision as health secretary in 2007 to stop the downgrading of Monklands accident and emergency services , but today her health secretary has taken a decision...

  • General Wellbeing of Adults

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister, in light of the Heriot-Watt University report, “Hard Edges Scotland”, what the Scottish Government is doing to improve the general wellbeing of adults....

  • Childhood Vaccination Programmes

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that parents have access to clear and accurate information about childhood vaccination programmes. (S5F-03484)

  • Budget 2018-19 (Underspend)

    9 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister for what reason the 2018-19 Scottish budget was underspent by £449 million. (S5F-03474)

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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