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    Malawian President to address Parliament

    The President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Professor Peter Mutharika, is to address all MSPs on Thursday at 1pm.

    The President will be welcomed to the Parliament by the Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, who will also host a reception in his honour.

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    Malawian President to address Parliament

  • FMQs

    Thursday's business in the Chamber

    Thursday's business begins at 11:40am and includes:

    • General & First Minister's Questions
    • Stage 3 Amendments: Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill
    • Appointment of member of the Standards Commission for Scotland

    Find out more: Business Bulletin


    Thursday's business in the Chamber

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    Dog breeding: calls for more regulation

    On Thursday morning the Public Petitions Committee will hear from Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP on a petition calling for action to be taken on irresponsible dog breeding.

    Watch live from 9.00 am

    Find out more about the petition


    Dog breeding: calls for more regulation

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    Send your petition to Parliament

    Find out how to submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

    By petitioning Parliament you can raise awareness of a particular campaign and put issues on the agenda which may not have been considered.

    Take action & submit a petition


    Send your petition to Parliament

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Education Programmes

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Educational Resources

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Business Bulletin

The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the 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.