Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Wednesday's business in the Chamber

    Wednesday's business in the Chamber starts and 2pm and includes:

    • a Stage 1 Debate on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) Bill
    • Members' Business from Bob Doris: Efforts to Save St Rollox Railway Works

    Find out more

    Watch on Parliament TV

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    Wednesday's business in the Chamber

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    Concerns raised over Business Gateway

    The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has expressed concern about the lack of transparency, accountability and alignment of Business Gateway, a local-authority provision that aims to help businesses develop and grow.

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    Concerns raised over Business Gateway

  • John Swinney

    Cabinet Secretary gives evidence on SNSAs

    On Tuesday, the Education and Skills Committee will take evidence for its inquiry into Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSAs) inquiry.

    Witnesses will include John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

    Find out more

    Watch on Parliament TV from 9.45am

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    Cabinet Secretary gives evidence on SNSAs

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    Focus on absenteeism in local authorities

    On Tuesday, the Local Government and Communities Committee will take evidence on staff absenteeism in local authorities.

    Find out more

    Watch on Parliament TV from 9.45am

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    Focus on absenteeism in local authorities

 

What's on in Parliament

 
 
The Presiding Officer's Gavel pictured in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

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Visiting the Parliament

Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.

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MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.

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