Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 9 June 2022

  • General Question Time

    1 speech

    Good morning. The first item of business is general question time. In order to get in as many members as possible, I would be grateful for short and succinct questions and responses.

  • Teaching Profession (Diversity)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the diversity in the teaching profession Scotland annual data report, published in May, which states that there is a continued chronic...

  • Superfast Broadband (Orkney)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government how island communities in Orkney can be involved in decisions about how superfast broadband is rolled out in their areas. (S6O-01207)

  • Benefits (Implications of Resource Spending Review)

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what the implications of its resource spending review are for the roll-out of Social Security Scotland’s planned programme of benefits. (S6O-01208)

  • Green Economy (Alignment of Education System)

    7 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that Scotland’s education system is properly aligned with the future workforce requirements of the emerging green...

  • Consultant Oncologists (NHS Tayside)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government, with regard to the recruitment of consultant oncologists in NHS Tayside, how many candidates have proceeded to interview stage to date and from which countries....

  • Debt (Essential Bills)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a report by StepChange Debt Charity Scotland, which highlighted that clients’ average arrears on essential bills had increased by...

  • National Health Service Waiting Lists

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government what new steps have been taken to tackle national health service waiting lists, which now reportedly stand at over 680,000 patients. (S6O-01212)

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • National Health Service Waiting Times

    8 speeches

    1. This time last year, there were 648 patients in Scotland’s national health service who had waited more than two years for treatment. How many people are now enduring that long wait?

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    7 speeches

    2. When Nicola Sturgeon became First Minister, 6,200 children and young people were on a mental health treatment waiting list. Of those, 25 per cent were waiting for longer than the target of 18...

  • Bus Services (Ayrshire)

    4 speeches

    Yesterday, Stagecoach announced plans to withdraw the X34 and X36 bus services from Ardrossan to Glasgow via Beith from 17 July. The loss of that vital link means that Beith, a town of 6,000 with...

  • Freeports

    2 speeches

    Bids to be one of the two Scottish freeports are starting to fly in, and more are imminent. Those could herald a huge economic boost as we look to recover from the pandemic. However, thanks to...

  • Abortion Clinics

    2 speeches

    The intimidating behaviour witnessed outside the Sandyford clinic in Glasgow appears to be escalating. On 12 May, the First Minister offered support to councils that would introduce bylaws to...

  • Economic Growth

    2 speeches

    Forecasts this week from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have shown that the United Kingdom is set to have the lowest growth of any economy in the G20, apart from...

  • Resource Spending Review (Impact on Crime)

    4 speeches

    Yesterday, we heard yet again about the impact of the Scottish National Party’s financial incompetence. It seems appropriate to ask this question following the previous one. Public services...

  • Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (Funding)

    2 speeches

    Funding for the Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network has been withdrawn by the SNP Government. This is the organisation that helps disabled people to pay for their personal assistants,...

  • Attainment Gap

    10 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on work to close the attainment gap. (S6F-01193)

  • School Meals

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister, in light of reported findings from the children’s charity, Aberlour, that over £1 million is owed in school meal debt, whether the Scottish Government...

  • Schools (Restraint of Children)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what changes have been made since the 2018 report by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland regarding concerns about the restraint of children in...

  • Displaced Ukrainians (Supersponsor Scheme)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the Scottish Government’s supersponsor scheme for displaced Ukrainians. (S6F-01203)

  • Victims of Rape and Domestic Abuse

    7 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government will take to ensure that victims of rape and domestic abuse are not retraumatised as a result of plans to allow them to formally...

  • NHS Staff Recruitment and Retention

    21 speeches

    I ask those leaving the chamber and the public gallery to do so as quickly and as quietly as possible, because business is resuming. The next item of business is a members’ business debate...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S6M-04895, in the name George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on committee meeting times. Motion moved, That the...

  • Portfolio Question Time

    1 speech

    The next item of business is portfolio question time, and the portfolio is rural affairs and islands. If any member wishes to ask a supplementary question, they should press their...

  • Agriculture (New Technologies)

    6 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it is supporting farmers to adapt to new technologies. (S6O-01198)

  • Rural Payments Schemes (Uptake)

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring uptake by farmers of rural payments schemes, including in relation to agroforestry. (S6O-01199)

  • Second Home Ownership (Rural and Island Communities)

    10 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to its cross-Government co-ordination on islands policies, what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with the social justice secretary...

  • Food Shortages and Food Prices

    9 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the impact of food shortages and rising food prices in Scotland. (S6O-01201)

  • Neospora

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to help farmers to tackle the reported increasing problem of Neospora in livestock. (S6O-01202)

  • Food and Drink Sector (Impact of Brexit)

    13 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s food and drink sector. (S6O-01203)

  • Allotments and Community Growing Projects

    8 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the impact on the food and drink supply chain, what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the...

  • Clyde Islands

    4 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for the Clyde islands. (S6O-01205)

  • Census

    36 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Angus Robertson on Scotland’s census. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions...

  • Covid-19 Inquiry

    28 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by John Swinney on the Scottish Covid-19 inquiry. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of the statement, so there should be no...

  • Scottish Local Government Elections (Candidacy Rights of Foreign Nationals) Bill: Stage 3

    45 speeches

    The next item of business is a stage 3 debate on motion S6M-04818, in the name of George Adam, on the Scottish Local Government Elections (Candidacy Rights of Foreign Nationals) Bill. The...

  • Decision Time

    5 speeches

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S6M-04818, in the name of George Adam, on the Scottish Local Government Elections (Candidacy...

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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