Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 8 December 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 Robert A Hamilton, who is the minister of the New...

  • Topical Question Time

  • Covid-19 (Care Home Visiting)

    19 speeches

    1. I declare an interest, as my mum is a resident in a care home. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that safe care home visiting can take place. (S5T-02571)

  • Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

    11 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. (S5T-02576)

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The ne xt item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-23633, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out changes to this week’s business....

  • Covid-19

    38 speeches

    Our next item of business is a statement from the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, on Covid-19. The First Minister will take questions at the end of her statement. I encourage all members who...

  • Brexit Readiness

    37 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Michael Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, on Brexit readiness. The cabinet secretary will take...

  • Covid-19 (Education)

    35 speeches

    In order not to waste time, we will move straight on to the next item of business, which is a statement by John Swinney on education and Covid-19. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the...

  • Parliament’s Evolving Scrutiny Function

    32 speeches

    The next item of business is a Finance and Constitution Committee debate on motion S5M-23565, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on Parliament’s evolving scrutiny function. I ask all members...

  • Presiding Officer’s Statement

    1 speech

    I was disappointed to note that significant details of today’s statement on the cancellation of the higher exams appear to have been reported in the media before the announcement in the...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-23565, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on the Parliament’s evolving scrutiny function,...

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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