A record of what is said in Parliament. Besides speeches given in debate, they also include written and spoken questions and their answers and also give lists of divisions. Official and unofficial records of British parliamentary debates, diaries and proceedings are listed in a separate section of this finding list. The correct citation for a British debate is: vol.number/House/Series/Date/Column number example: 213 HC 5s. 8 Feb. 1928 Col.136 [See also under Hansard].
Proceedings in the Parliament involving discussion by MSPs on the motions before them.
Proceedings in the Parliament involving discussion by MSPs, usually based on a motion (sometimes with amendments) moved at the beginning of the debate. Debates may sometimes take place on a subject, without there being a motion, or on a motion that is not moved (see members' business).