Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

    Business begins at 11:40am and includes:

    • First Minister’s Questions
    • Members’ Business from George Adam MSP on Fairtrade Fortnight 2015
    • A Scottish Government Debate on Protecting Public Services and Boosting Scotland’s Economy

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

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    Committee to discuss Age and Social Isolation

    On Thursday morning the Equal Opportunities Committee will take evidence on Age and Social Isolation from witnesses including:

    • Anela Anwar, Head of Projects, Roshni
    • Susan Hunter, Senior Policy and Research Officer, YouthLink Scotland

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

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    Committee to discuss Age and Social Isolation

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    Committee visits Wester Hailes students

    On Tuesday, the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee visited Wester Hailes Education Centre, Edinburgh.

    The Committee spoke with students to gather information for their formal evidence session on the Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce.

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    Committee visits Wester Hailes students

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    Transparency key to new fiscal framework

    The Finance Committee has called for transparency and accountability in the development of a new fiscal framework for Scotland.

    Reporting on its inquiry into further fiscal devolution, the Committee also recommends that a clear timetable be agreed by the UK and Scottish Governments for the implementation of a fiscal framework.

    Find out more

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    Transparency key to new fiscal framework

 

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The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP

The Presiding Officer

The Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP is the Scottish Parliament's fourth Presiding Officer. She is responsible for representing the Scottish Parliament at home and abroad.

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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.