Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 23 September 2021

  • General Question Time

    1 speech

    Good morning. I remind members of the Covid-related measures that are in place. Face coverings should be worn when moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus.

  • School Inspections

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the restarting of school inspections. (S6O-00191)

  • School Sports (Spectators)

    4 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when parents will be permitted to attend school sports to watch their children play. (S6O-00192)

  • Homelessness

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness. (S6O-00193)

  • School Sports (Spectators)

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with local authorities regarding spectators returning to watch school sports events. (S6O-00194)

  • Short-term Lets (Licensing)

    8 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its position regarding short-term lets licensing. (S6O-00196)

  • Mental Wellbeing (Schools)

    6 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government how it will assist schools to support the mental wellbeing of pupils. (S6O-00197)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

    1 speech

    The next item of business is First Minister’s question time. I intend to take constituency and general supplementary questions after question 2, so members wishing to ask such...

  • Accident and Emergency (Waiting Times)

    10 speeches

    1. On Tuesday, Public Health Scotland revealed that 1,000 fewer people were admitted to accident and emergency this week compared with the same week two years ago, but the number of patients...

  • Ferries

    9 speeches

    2. Last week, the health secretary told the public to think twice before calling an ambulance. This week, islanders on Islay and Colonsay were told to travel on Scotland’s ferries only if...

  • Parades Commission

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will have seen the reports last week of the disgraceful anti-Catholic singing during the Orange Order marches throughout Glasgow, including in my constituency. At least three...

  • Vaccination Passports (Evidence)

    2 speeches

    In today’s meeting of the COVID-19 Recovery Committee, the panel of experts indicated that the case for introducing vaccination passports has yet to be demonstrated in the public domain and...

  • Libraries (Funding)

    2 speeches

    Today, across Glasgow, many people cannot access libraries to get books—which I know the First Minister enjoys—because the libraries, like many other leisure venues, are closed. What...

  • Long Covid (Employment)

    2 speeches

    I refer to the joint agreement that was signed by the Scottish Government and organisations such as the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the...

  • City of Culture Status (Borderlands Bid)

    2 speeches

    This week, we learned that Scottish National Party members of Dumfries and Galloway Council are threatening to oppose a joint bid with Scottish Borders Council, Carlisle City Council and...

  • Prestwick Airport

    2 speeches

    Yesterday, the First Minister visited Prestwick airport, where the elephant in the room was the future of the airport itself. The chief executive of Edinburgh Airport has said that Prestwick is...

  • Free Ports

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the Scottish Government’s work with the United Kingdom Government to create free ports in Scotland. (S6F-00271)

  • Low Incomes (Support)

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to support people on low incomes. (S6F-00283)

  • Police (Spitting on Officers)

    8 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that incidents of spitting on police officers increased by 15 per cent in 2020-21, compared with the...

  • Energy Price Increases (Engagement)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what engagement the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government and energy providers in light of the reported increase in wholesale prices. (S6F-00282)

  • Endometriosis (Diagnosis)

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister what steps are being taken to ensure that women who have endometriosis are diagnosed within a year. (S6F-00287)

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

    9 speeches

    I remind members of the Covid-related measures that are in place and that face coverings should be worn when members are moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. The next item of...

  • Point of Order

    3 speeches

    Good afternoon. I remind members of the Covid-related measures that are in place, and that face coverings should be worn when moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus.

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Rural Affairs and Islands

    1 speech

    The first item of business this afternoon is rural affairs and islands portfolio questions. I remind members that questions 3 and 5 are grouped and that I will take any supplementaries on those...

  • Brexit (Food and Drink Industry)

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed with the United Kingdom Government the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s food and drink industry. (S6O-00183)

  • Inshore Fisheries (Activity Cap)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government when it will begin consulting on a cap on fishing activity in inshore waters. (S6O-00184)

  • Crofting Legislation

    4 speeches

    3. I refer members to the reference to crofting in my entry in the register of members’ interests. To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it did not commit to introducing a crofting...

  • Crofting Reform

    8 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what steps will be taken over the current parliamentary session to deliver crofting reform. (S6O-00187)

  • Brexit (Labour Shortages)

    5 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the reported labour shortages being faced by food producers in Scotland following...

  • Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board (Recommendations)

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government when the agriculture reform implementation oversight board will publish its recommendations on future agricultural policy. (S6O-00188)

  • Snares

    8 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to ban the use of snares to capture wild animals. (S6O-00189)

  • Agriculture (Fruit and Vegetable Sector) (Support)

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide additional financial support for the fruit and vegetable agricultural sector, in light of the losses incurred as a result of labour and...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Today and yesterday, it has proved incredibly difficult to follow parliamentary business on the BlueJeans app, because it does not appear to work properly....

  • Decarbonising Scotland’s Transport

    36 speeches

    I remind members of the Covid-related measures that are in place. Face coverings should be worn when moving around the chamber and across the Holyrood campus. The next item of business is a...

  • Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    61 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S6M-01318, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. I invite members who wish to speak...

  • Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of motion S6M-01211, on a financial resolution for the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament, for the...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S6M-01331, on committee membership. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that— Sue Webber be appointed to...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S6M-01318, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement...

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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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