Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 8 September 2022

  • General Question Time

    1 speech

    Good morning. The first item of business is general question time. Short and succinct questions and responses will enable us to get in as many questions as possible.

  • Residential Outdoor Education Centres

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions ministers have had with residential outdoor education centres regarding the provision of bed spaces for 2023. (S6O-01340)

  • Scotland-domiciled Students (Scottish Universities)

    8 speeches

    2. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the number of Scotland-domiciled students attending Scottish universities. (S6O-01341)

  • University of Dundee (Pensions)

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had and has planned with the University of Dundee’s management team regarding the reported pensions dispute between the university...

  • School Meals Debt and Access to Universal Free School Meals

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of increasing hidden hunger due to the cost of living crisis, what action it is taking to address school meals debt and expand access to...

  • Energy Price Rises Report

    6 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government when it will respond to the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee’s report on energy price rises. (S6O-01344)

  • National Planning Framework 4 (Derelict and Abandoned Buildings and Land)

    4 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government how the national planning framework 4 will help to address vacant, derelict and abandoned buildings and land, including across Aberdeen city. (S6O-01345)

  • Wind Farms (Removal of Objections)

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government whether it supports property purchases, direct payments to property owners and the use of non-disclosure agreements as a means of removing objections to...

  • First Minister’s Question Time

  • Ferries Procurement

    10 speeches

    1. I start by welcoming the decisive action that was announced by our new Prime Minister to halt rising energy bills. That vital support will save families £1,000 on their bills, and it...

  • Cost of Living Crisis

    7 speeches

    2. The cost of living crisis is a national emergency. Therefore, I welcome that we have finally seen action from the United Kingdom Government, but I do not believe that it goes far enough. Let...

  • Suicide Prevention

    2 speeches

    As the First Minister is aware, this is international, as well as national, suicide prevention week. Without scaremongering, I would say that both domestic and business inflationary pressures may...

  • Rowan Glen Yoghurt Factory

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware of the worrying news of the possible closure of Rowan Glen yoghurt factory in my constituency, with the potential loss of 50 jobs. That would be a hugely...

  • E coli

    2 speeches

    I am concerned about the E coli outbreaks that are being experienced in nurseries in Musselburgh, and my colleague Martin Whitfield has raised concerns about the outbreaks in Haddington. In the...

  • Nuclear Power and Fracking

    2 speeches

    At Prime Minister’s question time yesterday, we heard Liz Truss advocating her belief that nuclear power and now fracking have a role in abating the energy crisis. I know that the...

  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway (Staffing)

    2 speeches

    I would kindly ask the First Minister not to seek to politicise my family life, just as I would never seek to do so when it comes to hers. I have received reports from national health service...

  • Nursing (Pay)

    2 speeches

    The First Minister will be aware of the Sunday Mail investigation showing that the use of private agency nurses in the national health service is spiralling out of control, but can the First...

  • Tenants (Support)

    9 speeches

    3. To ask the First Minister what further steps the Scottish Government will take to support tenants facing the cost of living crisis. (S6F-01341)

  • A9 and A96 (Dualling)

    6 speeches

    4. To ask the First Minister, in light of the loss of life as a result of road traffic incidents on the A9 over the summer, on sections of the road that have not been dualled, what plans the...

  • National Health Service (Overtime)

    4 speeches

    5. To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of overtime in Scotland’s NHS. (S6F-01338)

  • Sexual and Violent Crime

    5 speeches

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government plans to take in light of reported figures showing that sexual and violent crime in Scotland has risen significantly over the last...

  • Fair Tax Week

    11 speeches

    I ask the members of the public who are departing the gallery after First Minister’s question time to please do so quickly and quietly, as we hope to start our next item of business...

  • Presiding Officer’s Statement

    1 speech

    Members will be aware that Buckingham Palace has advised that the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision...

  • Portfolio Question Time

    1 speech

    We now move to portfolio question time. The portfolio is constitution, external affairs and culture. I remind members that questions 1 and 5 and questions 4, 7 and 8 are grouped together and that...

  • Copenhagen Office (Opportunities)

    4 speeches

    1. To ask the Scottish Government what trade, investment and cultural opportunities it expects to arise from its Nordic office in Copenhagen. (S6O-01332)

  • Copenhagen Office (Opening)

    9 speeches

    5. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the opening of its new Nordic office in Copenhagen. (S6O-01336)

  • Brexit (Impact on Scotland)

    6 speeches

    3. To ask the Scottish Government how it continues to assess the impact of Brexit on Scotland. (S6O-01334)

  • Ukrainian Refugees (Support for Organisations)

    5 speeches

    4. First, I echo the comments of the Presiding Officer and the cabinet secretary and say, on behalf of Scottish Labour and my colleagues, that our thoughts are with Her Majesty and her family...

  • Ukrainian Refugees (Support)

    4 speeches

    7. To ask the Scottish Government in what ways it will continue to ensure refugees arriving from Ukraine will be provided with adequate shelter and support on arrival in Scotland. (S6O-01338)

  • Supersponsor Scheme

    13 speeches

    8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the supersponsorship scheme. (S6O-01339)

  • International Office Network (Programme for Government)

    5 speeches

    6. To ask the Scottish Government what next steps the programme for government proposes for Scotland’s international office network. (S6O-01337)

  • Displaced People from Ukraine

    28 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Neil Gray on displaced people from Ukraine. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions or...

  • National Mission on Drugs

    31 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Angela Constance, who will give an update on the national mission on drugs. The minister will take questions at the end of her statement, so there...

  • Future of Scottish Ferries

    36 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Jenny Gilruth on the future of Scottish ferries. The minister will take questions at the end of the statement, so there should be no interventions or...

  • Covid-19: Winter Vaccination Programme

    27 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Humza Yousaf on protecting those most at risk: the Covid-19 vaccination programme, winter 2022. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to move motion S6M-05910, on committee membership, and...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. I propose to ask a single question on two Parliamentary Bureau motions. As no member has objected, the question is, that...

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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