Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 3 February 2022

  • 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. The first item of...

  • Budget (Local Authorities)

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether its draft budget will enable local authorities to deliver a consistent level of core services. (S6O-00716)

  • Four-day Working Week (Trials)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to introduce trials for a four-day working week. (S6O-00717)

  • Speed Limits (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale)

    7 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of failure to comply with the 20mph speed limit in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale have been recorded since its introduction,...

  • Outdoor Education Sector

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions ministers have had with the outdoor education sector since December 2021. (S6O-00719)

  • Gambling Addiction Services

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the services available to people with gambling addiction. (S6O-00720)

  • Bullying in Schools

    6 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support local authorities in dealing with instances of bullying in schools. (S6O-00721)

  • Department for Work and Pensions (£10 Christmas Payment)

    6 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the £10 Christmas payment will continue to be paid by the Department for Work and Pensions to recipients of disability living allowance and...

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Covid-19 (Protective Measures in Schools)

    14 speeches

    1. The Covid pandemic began more than two years ago. The Scottish Government has had all that time to make our schools fit for use. Why, then, are we in the position, after so much time, that one...

  • Energy Price Increase

    9 speeches

    2. Today, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets announced an inflation-busting energy price increase that will cause pain and distress to hundreds of thousands of people across our country....

  • Heat and Smoke Alarms (Financial Support)

    2 speeches

    I would like to raise the issue of financial help for people who qualify, through Care and Repair Scotland, for help in installing heat and smoke alarms. In part of Midlothian, in my...

  • North-east Scotland (Oil and Gas Industry)

    2 speeches

    More than six weeks ago, an open letter that was signed by more than 50 north-east councillors and business leaders, which decried the potentially devastating impact of recent statements on oil...

  • Mental Health Support

    3 speeches

    Today is time to talk day, which is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. It is supported in Scotland by See Me and the Co-op and is promoted by trade unions such as the Union of...

  • Deposit Return Scheme

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to recent reported criticism of its plans for its deposit return scheme. (S6F-00776)

  • Independence Referendum

    10 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the Scottish Government’s plans to hold an independence referendum. (S6F-00773)

  • Ferry Services (Public Ownership)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will give a commitment to keep ferry services in public ownership. (S6F-00752)

  • Air Pollution

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is working with local authorities to reduce air pollution. (S6F-00755)

  • Gambling (Women)

    2 speeches

    A recent report identified that thousands of women in Scotland could be at risk of gambling harm. That has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Gambling can have a serious detrimental effect on...

  • Transvaginal Mesh

    2 speeches

    Despite the pain and suffering that we know has been felt by many who have had surgical transvaginal mesh implants, on 25 January, the Scottish Government signed a deal with mesh providers to...

  • Long Covid (Support)

    2 speeches

    Today, the Office for National Statistics confirmed that 100,000 Scots are living with long Covid. However, an answer to a parliamentary question that I received last week...

  • Coastal Communities

    13 speeches

    The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S6M-02692, in the name of Ariane Burgess, on revitalising coastal communities. The debate will be concluded without any...

  • Portfolio Question Time

  • Rural Affairs and Islands

    1 speech

    Good afternoon. I remind colleagues that Covid-related measures are still in place and that face masks should be worn while moving around the chamber and the wider Holyrood campus. The next item...

  • Food (Country of Origin Indication)

    7 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent survey, which found that 65 per cent of those asked preferred to see the national flag of Scotland on their food. (S6O-00708)

  • Fish Catching and Processing Sectors

    15 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the fishing industry to grow to meet any increased capacity within the catching and processing sectors. (S6O-00709)

  • Geographical Indication Scheme

    7 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its position on the effectiveness in Scotland of the United Kingdom geographical indication scheme, which replaced the...

  • Agriculture (New Entrants)

    12 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it is supporting new entrants into agriculture. (S6O-00711)

  • Allotments and Community Garden Spaces (Edinburgh)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what support it will provide to help increase the numbers of allotments and community garden spaces available in Edinburgh. (S6O-00712)

  • Young Farmers (North East Scotland)

    10 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding support for young farmers in the north-east to support and promote...

  • Agriculture (Support)

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what support the agricultural sector receives in Scotland, and how this compares with the rest of the United Kingdom. (S6O-00714)

  • Fox Hunting (Ban)

    7 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider a complete ban on fox hunting. (S6O-00715)

  • Cost of Living

    76 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S6M-03042, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on the cost of living.

  • ScotRail

    67 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...

  • Decision Time

    22 speeches

    There are six questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Richard Lochhead is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Liz...

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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