Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. Before we begin, I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the campus. I ask that members take care to observe those measures over...

  • Patients Discharged to Care Homes

    8 speeches

    1. We now know that more than 900 patients were discharged from hospital to care homes in March before compulsory testing was announced on 21 April, which is far more than the Government...

  • Patients Discharged to Care Homes

    6 speeches

    2. Back on 5 March, I asked the First Minister about the challenge of delayed discharge in the light of Covid-19. We now know that the Government rushed to discharge almost 1,000 vulnerable...

  • Test and Protect

    4 speeches

    3. From tomorrow, test and protect will be rolled out, although I deeply regret that contact tracing was abandoned in the first place. Going into isolation for two weeks, particularly when there...

  • Tourism Industry (Support)

    4 speeches

    4. We need to speak with one voice. What Dominic Cummings did was wrong, the Prime Minister was wrong to defend him and they are treating people like mugs. That is wrong, and we should condemn...

  • Project Birch

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government has had any discussions with the Treasury regarding project birch, the plan to assist struggling companies of strategic importance....

  • Domestic Abuse

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to Police Scotland reporting that nearly 1,700 cases have been recorded under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018....

  • Care Homes Review

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government will commence its review of care homes. (S5F-04165)

  • Covid-19 (Asymptomatic Workforce Testing)

    2 speeches

    Our offshore oil and gas industry has continued to operate since lockdown began. However, Oil & Gas UK has made it clear to me this week that in order for it to return to pre-Covid manning...

  • Funding Consequentials

    2 speeches

    What clarity have the devolved Administrations received from the United Kingdom Government about receipt of funding consequentials following the extension to business grants?

  • Return Orders (1980 Hague Convention)

    3 speeches

    I have an 18-year-old constituent who has been ordered by a Scottish court to travel to Malta with her baby because of the court’s legal decisions. I am not asking the First Minister to...

  • Coronavirus Regulations (Exemptions)

    3 speeches

    I have received emails from many constituents who have suffered unnecessarily because they thought that they were following the lockdown rules but have now found that the rules allowed them the...

  • Minimum Unit Pricing

    2 speeches

    What is the Scottish Government’s response to the latest report on the impact of minimum unit pricing?

  • Examinations (Deadline for Grade Estimates)

    2 speeches

    This Friday is teachers’ deadline for the submission of grade estimates. A number of people have been in touch with me this week with concerns—specifically, those who are sitting...

  • Rolls-Royce (Inchinnan Site)

    2 speeches

    Plans by Rolls-Royce to slash 9,000 jobs globally will have a severe impact on its site at Inchinnan, which employs more than 1,000 people and supports much of Scotland’s aerospace sector....

  • Spaces For People Fund

    2 speeches

    I welcome the Scottish Government’s support for new active travel choices through the spaces for people fund, which was expanded yesterday. Of course, it is up to local authorities to...

  • Mental Health Support (Older People)

    2 speeches

    What is being done to encourage people to access mental health support, in particular older people who are shielding?

  • Hospital Discharges (Power of Attorney)

    2 speeches

    In February, 236 patients were classified as delayed discharge patients, because they did not have a power of attorney in place. Many of them had been in that situation for months. How many...

  • Asymptomatic Testing (Care Homes)

    2 speeches

    Care workers were not relying on hindsight at the beginning of the crisis when they spoke out about personal protective equipment and testing. Worryingly, front-line staff and families continue...

  • Construction Industry (Housing)

    2 speeches

    At the moment, we have 6,000 homes in Scotland that are nearly completed. The construction sector is waiting to start rebuilding those homes, but it does not yet know when it can do so. I have...

  • Hospital Discharges (Availability of Care)

    3 speeches

    For years, patients have been stuck in hospital and told that their discharge has been delayed because a care home place or a care package is not available. However, in March, 1,000 such cases...

  • Manufacturing (Support for NHS Scotland)

    33 speeches

    I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Scottish Parliament; members should observe those measures over the course of this afternoon’s...

  • Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    67 speeches

    The next item of business is a stage 1 debate on motion S5M-21834, in the name of Ash Denham, on the Children (Scotland) Bill.

  • Children (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of motion S5M-20712, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the financial resolution for the Children (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament, for...

  • Business Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item is consideration of business motion S5M-21847, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved, That the Parliament...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motion

    2 speeches

    The next item is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S5M-21849, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Release of Prisoners...

  • Decision Time

    5 speeches

    There are three questions to be put. The first question is, that motion S5M-21834, in the name of Ash Denham, on the Children (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Motion agreed to, That the Parliament...

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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