Scottish Parliament debates

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon, colleagues. We begin business today with time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader is Alan Bellshaw, who is the community mission facilitator for the Salvation Army in...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-23705, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out changes to this week’s business....

  • Topical Question Time

  • Brexit Negotiations (Update)

    7 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the United Kingdom Government’s Brexit negotiations and their potential impact on Scotland. (S5T-02593)

  • Drug-related Deaths

    11 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to the National Records of Scotland publication, “Drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2019”, in order to prevent...

  • Policing (Financial Sustainability)

    12 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Auditor General’s report stating that policing in Scotland is “not financially sustainable”. (S5T-02591)

  • Covid-19

    31 speeches

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

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Last week, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport assured me that islanders would have equal access to the Pfizer vaccine to people in the rest of the...

  • Drug-related Deaths

    36 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Joe FitzPatrick on drug deaths. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions or interruptions.

  • Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    55 speeches

    The next item of business is a stage 1 debate on motion S5M-23682, in the name of Humza Yousaf, on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. Members who wish to speak in the debate should...

  • Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of motion S5M-23531, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on a financial resolution for the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That...

  • Decision Time

    23 speeches

    The first question is, that motion S5M-23682, in the name of Humza Yousaf, on the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill at stage 1, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

  • No-take Zones

    7 speeches

    The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S5M-22945, in the name of Kenneth Gibson, on establishing new no-take zones. The debate will be concluded without any...

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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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