Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 10 June 2021

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    1 speech

    Good afternoon. I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. I ask that members take care to observe those measures, including when...

  • Examination Grades

    8 speeches

    1. I am sure that I speak on behalf of the whole Parliament in wishing Steve Clarke and his entire squad all the very best for the Euros. It has been a long 23-year wait for the men’s...

  • National Qualifications 2021

    6 speeches

    2. I join others in wishing the Scotland men’s team all the very best for the European championships. This is their opportunity to catch up with the great leadership that has been shown by...

  • Teachers and Classroom Assistants (Contracts)

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister, in light of the growth in short-term teaching contracts, how many of the 3,500 teaching and classroom assistant posts that the Scottish Government has committed to...

  • Body-worn Cameras (Funding)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will support and fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras for police officers and ambulance crews. (S6F-00073)

  • Estimated Examination Grades (Validation)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that, to meet the Scottish Qualifications Authority quality assurance processes, local authorities are...

  • Trans and LGBT+ Healthcare

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to improve trans and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer plus healthcare. (S6F-00084)

  • Dental Appointments (Children and Young People)

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to address the reported backlog of national health service dental appointments for children and young people. (S6F-00091)

  • National Carers Week

    2 speeches

    To ask the First Minister to join me in this, national carers week, in recognising the immense contribution that carers make to the health and wellbeing of our loved ones across the country, and...

  • Domestic Cruise Ships

    2 speeches

    Can the First Minister explain why domestic cruise ships can drop off and pick up passengers from Scotland in England, but not Scotland, and why this ban on domestic tourism is in place at a time...

  • Long Covid Clinics

    2 speeches

    In July, October and December 2020, I asked the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport about long Covid clinics. At the time, I was told that guidelines would be published at the end of that...

  • Freedom to Crawl Campaign

    2 speeches

    I know that the First Minister is aware of the Freedom To Crawl campaign, which calls on the Mears Group and the United Kingdom Government to cease using a mother-and-baby unit in Glasgow that...

  • General Practitioner Appointments

    2 speeches

    I have a constituent who has significant health issues and who has had real problems in getting to see a GP. It took two hypoglycaemic episodes, three e-consults and four telephone calls over one...

  • University of Dundee Oral Health Sciences (Course Extension)

    2 speeches

    Students on the University of Dundee’s oral health sciences degree course are facing a year’s extension due to the restrictions of the pandemic. They have been informed that their...

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Health and Social Care

    1 speech

    Good afternoon, colleagues. I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. I ask members to take care to observe those measure,...

  • Child Mental Health Services

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support and improve child mental health services. (S6O-00018)

  • LifeSearch Report

    5 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the LifeSearch health, wealth and happiness report for 2020-21. (S6O-00019)

  • Long Covid

    8 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its treatment plans for people with long Covid. (S6O-00020)

  • Unpaid Carers (Support)

    8 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support unpaid carers. (S6O-00021)

  • Covid-19 (Vaccination and Appointments System)

    4 speeches

    7. Oh—it has started working. My apologies, Presiding Officer, and thank you for your patience. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review the efficacy of both the national...

  • Minimum Unit Pricing

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the research led by Newcastle University and published in The Lancet into outcomes arising from minimum unit pricing. (S6O-00024)

  • Justice System

    62 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S6M-00294, in the name of Keith Brown, on justice: recover, renew, transform.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S6M-00347, in the name of George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out revisions to next week’s business....

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motion

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S6M-00350, on a variation of standing orders. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that, for the purpose of the...

  • Decision Time

    8 speeches

    There are six questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S6M-00294.1, in the name of Jamie Greene, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00294, in...

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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