Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Communities and Local Government

    1 speech

    I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across Holyrood. I encourage members to follow those measures, as appropriate. The first item of business is...

  • Stirling Council (Meetings)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of Stirling Council and what was discussed. (S5O-04801)

  • Community Organisations (Dumfries and Galloway)

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting community organisations across Dumfries and Galloway to help the most vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S5O-04802)

  • Food Banks

    8 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to food banks. (S5O-04803)

  • Housing Developments (Delays)

    8 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government how many housing developments have been delayed because of the absence of front-loading capital for schools infrastructure. (S5O-04804)

  • Food Banks

    3 speeches

    The Deputy Presiding Officer: We now return to the supplementary to Jackie Baillie’s question, which is asked by Richard Lyle with Aileen Campbell to reply.

  • Social Inequality (Local Authorities)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that local authorities are sufficiently empowered to address social inequality during the pandemic. (S5O-04805)

  • Rent Affordability

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken since 2019 to ensure that tenants can afford their rent payments. (S5O-04806)

  • Social Enterprises

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting social enterprises. (S5O-04807)

  • Central Scotland Local Authorities (Meetings)

    6 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with local authorities in the Central Scotland region, and what was discussed. (S5O-04808)

  • Social Security and Older People

    1 speech

    The Deputy Presiding Officer: The next item of business is portfolio questions on social security and older people. I remind members that questions 1 and 5 and questions 2 and 3 are grouped.

  • Older People in Level 4 Areas (Family Visits)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what arrangements are in place to allow older people in areas subject to level 4 restrictions to be visited by their family. (S5O-04809)

  • Older People (Family Visits)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will put in place to allow older people to be visited by their family during the winter period. (S5O-04813)

  • Older People (Support in Pandemic)

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is providing to older people during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S5O-04810)

  • Older People (Services in Pandemic)

    8 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what further support will be made available to help services respond to the needs of older people, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. (S5O-04811)

  • Older People (Loneliness)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to research by Age UK, which suggests that 157,000 over-65s in Scotland are expecting to feel lonely over the festive season. (S5O-04812)

  • Disabled People (Impact of Pandemic)

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on disabled people. (S5O-04814)

  • Universal Credit

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with the United Kingdom Government regarding the time that it takes to receive and access universal credit. (S5O-04815)

  • Urgent Question

    1 speech

    The next item of business is an urgent question, which has been selected by the Presiding Officer. As a consequence, decision time will be somewhat later than originally planned, and members will...

  • Retail Sector (Jobs)

    10 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to the retail sector, in light of reports that thousands of jobs are at risk as Christmas approaches.

  • Scottish National Investment Bank

    29 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop, on the Scottish National Investment Bank: mission-oriented investment in...

  • Burntisland Fabrications

    40 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-23537, in the name of Alex Rowley, on Burntisland Fabrications. Members who wish to speak in the debate should press their request-to-speak...

  • Business Support

    40 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-23536, in the name of Richard Leonard, on business support.

  • Urgent Question

    1 speech

    The next item of business is an urgent question on Covid-19 vaccine delivery from Donald Cameron. Before calling Mr Cameron, I will comment on the remarks that were made at the Scottish...

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out

    23 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines following the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

  • Business Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-23573, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revision to tomorrow’s business....

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    13 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S5M-23563, on the approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the...

  • Decision Time

    27 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S5M-23537.2, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, which seeks to amend motion S5M-23537, in the name of Alex Rowley, on BiFab, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

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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