Business in the Debating Chamber usually takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and from 11.40am on Thursdays. All debates and other business are shown live - and are available to afterwards at Parliament.TV.
Please note that the Scottish Parliament election takes place on Thursday 5 May. Before the election, the Parliament is dissolved and no parliamentary business takes place. During dissolution there are no MSPs, Committees or Cross-Party Groups.
Find out more in our Election 2016 pages.
The Chamber is the focal point for the Scottish Parliament’s business. It is where Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) meet to debate topical issues and decide on new laws.
The Minutes of Proceedings formally record all items of business taken and the results of any decisions, divisions and elections held.
The Journal of Parliamentary Proceedings contains the minutes of chamber proceedings, notices of bills, instruments and draft instruments, reports of committees, and other matters which the Parliament considers should be included.
Find out how you can attend Parliament debates. See our Visiting The Parliament section.
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Fact Sheets are produced by information specialists with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). They provide factual information about parliamentary business.