Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    3 speeches

    Good afternoon, colleagues. Before we begin, I remind members, as I always do, to be careful of observing social distancing rules in the chamber and within the Holyrood campus. The first item of...

  • Covid-19 Testing in Care Homes

    8 speeches

    1. Later this afternoon, the First Minister is expected to publish figures on care home testing and, as today’s statistics confirm, the majority of the lives that are still being lost are...

  • Hospital-acquired Covid-19

    6 speeches

    2. The marked decline in the number of deaths from Covid-19 gives us hope, but we should never forget the lives lost and the families left grieving because of the pandemic. As we look to the...

  • Covid-19 (Regular Testing)

    4 speeches

    3. I welcome the fact that the Scottish Tories and Labour have joined me in calling for regular testing in hospitals. More importantly, workers on the front line have long been asking for that to...

  • Employment (Redundancies)

    4 speeches

    4. We are facing a tidal wave of job losses; one in 10 workers could be out of a job this year. At Rolls-Royce in Renfrew, 700 jobs are under threat, 200 are under threat at the Crieff Hydro...

  • Covid 19 (R Number by Local Authority)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will provide a weekly breakdown by local authority of the R number for Covid-19. (S5F-04198)

  • Black and Minority Ethnic People (Underrepresentation in Teaching)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what analysis the Scottish Government has undertaken of the underrepresentation of BAME people in teaching, and how it plans to address this. (S5F-04202)

  • Covid-19 (Food Poverty)

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister what concerns the Scottish Government has regarding the availability of food for children and low-income families during the summer months, in the light of the...

  • Job Losses (West Lothian)

    2 speeches

    Wyman Gordon is a significant employer in my constituency and is part of the Rolls-Royce supply chain. Yesterday, the company announced plans to shed a third of its workforce. I am concerned that...

  • Independent Retailers

    2 speeches

    All parties recognise and agree that the prime objective of the Scottish Government remains as suppress the virus and minimise the harm that it can do. However, does the First Minister agree that...

  • Science Innovation (Ionisers)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be well aware that conquering Covid-19 requires scientific collaboration, initiative and innovation. Will she join me in congratulating my constituent Pete Gavin, who is...

  • Guidance for Shielded Groups

    2 speeches

    David Stewart will be sadly missed. Yesterday, I was contacted by a shielded constituent with cancer, who has self-isolated for 12 weeks. In her mid-70s, her dearest wish is to see her...

  • Edinburgh Zoo (Reopening)

    2 speeches

    The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has signalled that, if it cannot open Edinburgh zoo by the end of the month, it may face closure, which would threaten 300 jobs in my constituency. Even...

  • Young Carers

    2 speeches

    C arers make an invaluable but often unrecognised contribution to society. The impact of Covid-19 has meant that carers are under more strain than ever, with even less free time. How is the...

  • Crieff Hydro

    2 speeches

    Given the answer that the First Minister provided to Willie Rennie earlier, what specific support can she offer to the Crieff Hydro hotel group in light of the news earlier this week that there...

  • Covid-19 (NHS Lanarkshire)

    2 speeches

    First Minister, it has been reported in the Daily Record today that, according to NHS Lanarkshire board papers, it is suspected that almost 100 patients and staff contracted Covid in non-Covid...

  • Food Safety Standards

    2 speeches

    Recent reports suggest that the United Kingdom Government is preparing to relax food safety standards in order to secure a trade deal with the USA. Does the First Minister fear that that would...

  • National Trust for Scotland

    2 speeches

    The scale of the crisis engulfing the National Trust for Scotland is becoming ever clearer. Hundreds of staff have been warned that they could face redundancy, after the pandemic wreaked havoc on...

  • Social Distance (World Health Organization)

    2 speeches

    On 6 May, I asked the First Minister why she was not following the advice of the World Health Organization, which recommended as safe a 1m social distance rather than a minimum of 2m. It seemed...

  • Alcohol Minimum Pricing

    7 speeches

    Alcohol has always played a part in most of our lives and has had a huge impact. What is the First Minister’s response to the latest report by Public Health Scotland on the impact of...

  • Business Motion

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-22019, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a change to tomorrow’s business. Any...

  • Covid-19 (Tourism)

    48 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Fergus Ewing on Covid-19 (Tourism). The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions or...

  • Showing Solidarity with Anti-racism

    24 speeches

    The minister has been very patient. At last, I call the next item of business, which is a debate on motion S5M-22004, in the name of Christina McKelvie, on showing solidarity with anti-racism.

  • Disclosure (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

    42 speeches

    The next item of business is stage 3 proceedings on the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill. In dealing with the amendments, members should have with them the bill as amended at stage 2, the marshalled...

  • Disclosure (Scotland) Bill

    21 speeches

    The next item of business is the stage 3 debate on motion S5M-21976, in the name of Maree Todd, on the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill. We are already late in starting, so if members would like to...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. At First Minister’s question time this afternoon, Richard Leonard raised concerns regarding the provision of personal protective equipment for...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-21999, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved, That the...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions—S5M-22000 and S5M-22001, on designation of lead committees, and S5M-22002 and S5M-22003, on approval of...

  • Decision Time

    14 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-22004.1, in the name of Pauline McNeill, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22004, in the name of Christina McKelvie, on showing solidarity with...

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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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