Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon and welcome back. The first item of business is time for reflection, and our leader today is Father Vincent Lockhart, the national director of the Pontifical Mission...

  • Topical Question Time

  • Human Trafficking and Exploitation

    10 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what resources it is allocating to address human trafficking and exploitation. (S5T-01840)

  • Degenerative Brain Disease (Former Professional Footballers)

    12 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the University of Glasgow research finding that former professional football players are three and a half times more likely to die of...

  • Prison Conditions

    7 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what changes it will make in light of the recent report by the Council of Europe’s committee for the prevention of torture and its finding of an...

  • Fireworks

    21 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Ash Denham on promoting safe and appropriate use of fireworks in Scotland. The minister will take questions at the end of her statement. I encourage...

  • Social Security (Disability Assistance)

    41 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-19577, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, on improving disability assistance in Scotland. I call the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I raise a point of order under rule 13.5 of the standing orders, on written questions. I submitted two questions on 1 October that were due to be answered...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-19610, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revision to Wednesday’s and...

  • Decision Time

    3 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-19577.1, in the name of Jeremy Balfour, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19577, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, on improving disability assistance...

  • Asda Walmart (Contract Imposition)

    24 speeches

    The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-18479, in the name of Pauline McNeill, on Asda Walmart contract imposition. The debate will be concluded without any...

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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