Members’ Business

Members’ Business is any item of business, other than a Member’s bill, proposed by an MSP who is not a member of the Scottish Government or a junior Scottish Minister.

This is generally a debate on an issue affecting a particular locality but could also be a debate on a general issue, or a procedural matter.

A period of up to 45 minutes is set aside for such business at each meeting of the Parliament. By convention, the debate is on a motion, but the motion is not moved and the debate ends without a vote.