Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 30 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 questions as possible, I would appreciate short and succinct questions and responses.

  • Scottish Government-funded Bodies (Pay Settlements)

    8 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is regarding negotiating pay settlements with bodies, groups and organisations funded by the Scottish Government. (S6O-01308)

  • High-speed Broadband (Rural Areas)

    6 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of high-speed broadband to rural locations. (S6O-01309)

  • Ayr Cemetery

    4 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with South Ayrshire Council regarding the current situation at Ayr cemetery. (S6O-01310)

  • Minimum Income Guarantee Steering Group

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the minimum income guarantee steering group. (S6O-01311)

  • United Kingdom Government’s Policy Programme (Brexit)

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the potential impacts on Scotland’s economy and society of the United Kingdom Government’s policy programme, including...

  • Housing Developments (Social Infrastructure)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government how many housing developments in Scotland are currently unable to progress as a result of funding for schools and social infrastructure not being in place....

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Policing (Spending Priority)

    16 speeches

    1. I declare an interest, as my wife is a serving police officer in Moray. Last week, the chief constable of Police Scotland, Sir Iain Livingstone, said that the Scottish Government had...

  • Waiting Times (Cancer)

    10 speeches

    2. On Tuesday, the Scottish Government published figures that show the worst cancer waiting times on record. Even during Covid, cancer remained Scotland’s biggest killer, with over 36,000...

  • Aviation Industry (Summer Period)

    2 speeches

    What discussions has the Scottish Government had with the aviation industry in Scotland regarding the busy summer period?

  • Teacher Numbers (Rural Areas)

    2 speeches

    This week, The Press and Journal reported that Aberdeenshire Council requested 49 new secondary school teachers to start in August but secured only 25. There is a problem in attracting new...

  • Cancer Care Services

    2 speeches

    At the end of last week, The Lancet reported on the crisis at the Beatson west of Scotland cancer centre. There were leaked emails about a system that is stretched to the limits of endurance, and...

  • DriveAbility Scotland

    2 speeches

    DriveAbility Scotland, which is based in my constituency, provides essential driving assessments for disabled drivers and offers them support and advice. It takes as short a time as six weeks to...

  • Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services

    9 speeches

    In 2005-06, 1,929 people were admitted to residential drug and alcohol services in Scotland but, in 2021-22, only 511 placements were approved. That is a drop of nearly 75 per cent. I have heard...

  • Police (Cost of Living)

    2 speeches

    In the past two weeks, I have received many reports from constituents who are serving police officers in the Lothian region. As they are serving officers, I shall not name them. They include a...

  • Ferry Services

    8 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to reduce breakdowns on ferry services to Scotland’s islands. (S6F-01290)

  • LGBT Inclusive Education

    4 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister, as the end of pride month approaches, whether she will provide an update on the implementation of Scotland’s reportedly world-leading LGBT-inclusive education....

  • “A New Deal for Tenants”

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Government is making towards introducing an effective national system of rent controls by the end of 2025 as set out in its strategy,...

  • Asylum Seekers (Accommodation)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what recent discussions the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers based in...

  • Rural Workers (Abuse)

    5 speeches

    7. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will respond to reported calls by the industry to establish a gamekeeping task force to tackle abuse of rural workers. (S6F-01286)

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The Guardian has uncovered an internal Scottish Government memo that confirms that the Government “almost certainly” made changes to...

  • Decision Time

    1 speech

    There are no questions to be put as a result of today’s business. That therefore concludes decision time, and we move on to members’ business. 12:48 Meeting suspended....

  • Action Mesothelioma Day 2022

    13 speeches

    I ask members of the public who are leaving the public gallery to do so quickly and quietly, please, because we are about to continue with our business. Thank you very much indeed. The next item...

  • Dundee Drugs Commission

    23 speeches

    The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S6M-04364, in the name of Michael Marra, on Dundee drugs commission review report. The debate will be concluded without...

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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