Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

  • Time for Reflection

    3 speeches

    Good afternoon, colleagues. We begin this afternoon’s business with time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader today is the Rev Martin Thomson, who is the minister at Dalry Trinity...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-23231, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which changes decision time today. Motion moved, That...

  • Topical Question Time

    1 speech

    We move on to topical question time. I remind members that we have put aside up to an hour for topical questions today, and that there are five questions.

  • Furlough Payments

    14 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the conditions under which furlough payments will continue to be paid in Scotland....

  • Covid-19 Restrictions (Local Government Funding)

    16 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether the new five-tier restrictions come with greater funding for local government in areas where more businesses must close. (S5T-02504)

  • Face Coverings in Schools

    10 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the latest guidance on face coverings in school will be implemented. (S5T-02480)

  • Covid-19 Testing (Guidance for Over-70s)

    12 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that some national health service boards reduced Covid-19 testing for patients over 70 on the basis of guidance issued by the...

  • Covid-19 (Cross-border Journeys)

    11 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of England entering lockdown and the Scottish Borders being placed at level 2 restrictions, what measures are being considered to ensure that only...

  • Burntisland Fabrications Ltd

    31 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop, on BiFab.

  • Fireworks

    35 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Ash Denham on fireworks. The minister will take questions at the end of her statement, so there should be no interventions or interruptions.

  • Winter Preparedness in Social Care

    31 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Jeane Freeman, on winter preparedness in social care. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of her statement, so there should be no...

  • Arts Funding

    38 speeches

    The next item of business is a Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee debate on motion S5M-23194, in the name of John McAlpine, on arts funding. I call Joan McAlpine to speak to...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-23194, in the name of Joan McAlpine, on arts funding, be agreed to. Motion agreed to, That...

  • Care Homes and Covid-19 (Amnesty International Report)

    23 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-23029, in the name of Neil Findlay, on the Amnesty International report “As If Expendable: the UK...

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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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