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    Festival of Politics 2017 programme launch

    Today the programme for the 2017 Festival of Politics has been announced.

    The theme of the Festival, which takes place from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 October, will be rebellion and revolution, and will feature a mix of political discussion, music and film.

    See the images from the programme launch on our Facebook page

    Find out more: read the news release


    Festival of Politics 2017 programme launch

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    Government ‘can help close gender pay gap'

    The Scottish Government could use devolved powers to help close the gender pay gap, and boost Scotland’s economy, according to the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee gender pay gap report, ‘No Small Change’. It calls on the Government to take action in a range of devolved areas, including making care a priority sector, supporting those returning to work after career breaks, and advertising more jobs as flexible.

    Find out more


    Government ‘can help close gender pay gap'

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    This week's Topical Questions

    To ask the Scottish Government about:

    • Assistance for workers following RBS moving jobs to India (Jamie Greene)
    • Additional funding for Scotland, following the Conservative and Democratic Unionist parties agreement (Lewis Macdonald)
    • Permanently available inpatient pediatric services at St John's Hospital (Alison Johnstone)

    Read the full text of the motions


    This week's Topical Questions

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Subject to approval, Tuesday's business will begin at 2pm and include:

    • a statement by the First Minister on EU negotiations and Scotland’s Future
    • Stage 3 proceedings on Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill
    • a Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motion on the Appointment of a New Scottish Information Commissioner

    Business Bulletin


    Tuesday's business in the Chamber


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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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MSP pages

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

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Our education section has games, help with coursework and lots more.

Education Programmes

Our education programmes are run for schools, colleges and other educational groups.

Educational Resources

Download resources for individual or classroom use.

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How the Parliament Works

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