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.
The Official Report is the full and authoritative written report of proceedings in the Scottish Parliament and its committees.
Committees play a central role in the work of the Parliament, including taking evidence from witnesses, scrutinising legislation and conducting inquiries.
Bills are draft laws that can be introduced by a member of the Scottish Government, a parliamentary committee, or an individual member of Parliament.
The Debating Chamber is used for full meetings of the Members of the Scottish Parliament, including First Minister's Questions.
Motions, Questions and Answers
Parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. Motions are used by MSPs as a device to initiate debate or propose a course of action.
Research Briefings and Fact Sheets
Research briefings are written by research specialists in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). They are used by MSPs to support parliamentary business.
The Parliamentary Bureau's role includes proposing and amending the Parliament’s business programme, and establishing the remit and membership of committees.
The Parliament's procedures are primarily governed by the Standing Orders. These Rules are revised from time to time.
Recess is a period when the Parliament is not dissolved, but is not meeting for a particular length of time. Find out the dates of forthcoming periods of recess.
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