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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business begins at 2pm and includes:

    • Topical Questions (if selected)
    • a Scottish Government debate on Securing the Interests of Scotland's Rural Economy following the EU Referendum
    • Members' Business from Monica Lennon MSP on Feminine Hygiene Products

    Business Bulletin


    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

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    Topical Questions

    The Presiding Officer has selected the following Topical Question for answer on Tuesday:

    Alex Cole-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that NHS staff feel able to raise concerns about the service.

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    Find out more: Business Bulletin


    Topical Questions

  • Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP launching the #SeeingScotland competition in the Debating Chamber

    Show us what Scotland means to you!

    Inspired by our 'Harry Benson: Seeing America' exhibition, we're running an exciting new Instagram competition which will be judged by Harry Benson himself!

    Just share your photos of life in Scotland on Instagram using #SeeingScotland to enter.

    Read the news release

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    Show us what Scotland means to you!

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    Parliament launches Sustainable Travel Plan

    The plan details the Parliament’s current travel patterns and outlines activities to encourage more walking, cycling, public transport use as well as encouraging lift shares and fuel efficient driving.

    Sustainable Travel Plan 2016-2020 (pdf)


    Parliament launches Sustainable Travel Plan


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Presiding Officer welcomes Indonesian ambassador

Presiding Officer welcomes Indonesian ambassador

On Thursday, the Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, welcomed His Excellency Dr Rizal Sukma, Ambassador of Indonesia, on an official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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How the Parliament Works

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

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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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