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Member's business

Members of the Scottish Parliament who are not in the government can raise subjects for debate during a 45 minute period after decision time known as member's business.

The procedure is similar to adjournment debates in Westminster.

The MSP who is proposing the debate speaks first, followed by other MSPs with an interest in the issue.

A government minister then responds, bringing the debate to a close.

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