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Summary

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  2. The Economy Committee took evidence on the economic impact of the creative industries from the culture secretary and Scottish Enterprise
  3. Culture, Europe and external affairs ministers were in the hot seats first in portfolio questions, and were followed by infrastructure, investment and cities ministers
  4. The Scottish Conservatives led a debate on rural affairs, which raised the issue around CAP payments to farmers and crofters
  5. Decision time was followed by a member’s debate highlighting the 30th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal

Live Reporting

By Colin Bell and Craig Hutchison

All times stated are UK

  1. That concludes Holyrood Live's coverage of the Scottish Parliament

    That concludes Holyrood Live's coverage of the Scottish Parliament on 9 March 2016.

    Scottish Parliament at night
  2. Minister has no doubt this year's Great Daffodil Appeal will be a great success.

    The minister says the government values the work Marie Curie does in supporting people coming to the end of their lives.

    She says she has no doubt this year's Great Daffodil Appeal will be a great success.

    Daffodil
  3. Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Framework for Action

    Ms Watt highlights the Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Framework for Action.

    Maureen Watt

    The publication of a Palliative and End of Life Care Strategic Framework for Action on December 18, 2015 provides a clear and strong message to support future focus on palliative care.

    The minister says Marie Curie are a vital part of this. 

  4. Minister praises Great Daffodil Appeal

    Public Health Minister Maureen Watt praises the Great Daffodil Appeal and she praises all who gave donations.

    Marie Curie
    Image caption: Marie Curie

    Ms Watt also praises the staff and volunteers of Marie Curie.   

  5. Marie Curie also support those bereaved

    Labour MSP Patricia Ferguson says Marie Curie also support those who have lost someone to cancer.

    Labour MSP Patricia Ferguson

    Ms Ferguson says it is incumbent on all of us who have an interest in Marie Curie to lend a voice and tell people that the charity also support those who are bereaved. 

  6. Background: Marie Curie

    Marie Curie was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. 

    Together with her husband Pierre, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903, and she went on to win another in 1911.

    Marie Curie

    Marie devoted herself to continuing the work that they had begun together. 

    She received a second Nobel Prize, for Chemistry, in 1911.  

    The Curie's research was crucial in the development of x-rays in surgery. 

    She died on 4 July 1934 from leukaemia, caused by exposure to high-energy radiation from her research. 

    It was Marie Curie's daughter Eve who gave the charity permission to use her mother's name. 

  7. Praise for staff and volunteers of Marie Curie

    Mr McArthur praises all the staff and volunteers of Marie Curie for their exceptional work and for helping people die with dignity. 

  8. Get behind the daff

    Lib Dem MSP Liam McArthur says he will get behind the daff.

    Lib Dem MSP Liam McArthur
    Image caption: Lib Dem MSP Liam McArthur says he will Get Behind the Daff

    Marie Curie says everyone's getting behind the daffodil.

    Take a look at what everyone else is doing to support the Great Daffodil Appeal 2016.

    Share what you're doing with #GetBehindTheDaff

  9. Hospices around the country provide 'outstanding care'

    Conservative MSP Nanette Milne says Marie Curie have long been promoting the need to talk about death and dying in a country where this is normally swept under the carpet.

    Conservative MSP Nanette Milne

    Ms Milne says the two emblems she will wear every year is the poppy and the Marie Curie daffodil. 

    The former GP says staff in hospices around the country work with people regardless of race or creed and the level of care is remarkable and outstanding.

  10. Background: Marie Curie in Scotland

    Marie Curie in Scotland provide care and support for more than 7,400 people living with a terminal illness in Scotland each year.

    Marie Curie In Scotland
    Image caption: Marie Curie In Scotland

    Marie Curie Support Line advisers are available to help those living with cancer and their families on: 

    0800 090 2309

  11. SNP MSP says the Daffodil appeal is inspiring.

    SNP MSP David Torrance also welcomes the Marie Curie staff and volunteers in the gallery.

    Marie Curie staff and volunteers
    Image caption: Marie Curie staff and volunteers

    He says Marie Curie is a charity like no other and he says he never fails to be impressed by all who participate in the Daffodil appeal, it is inspiring.

  12. Praise for 'amazingly caring' Marie Curie nurses

    Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm also praises the work of all the fundraisers, staff and volunteers of Marie Curie.

    Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm
    Image caption: Labour MSP Malcolm Chisholm

    Mr Chisholm says the work of the "amazingly caring" Marie Curie nurses must also be praised. 

  13. In 30 years the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal has raised £80m

    The East Kilbride MSP says there is much to do on palliative care but the will is there to do it.

    Coat with Marie Curie Daffodil

    Ms Fabiani says in 30 years the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal has raised £80m.

    She praises all the fundraisers for their work and she applauds the work of Marie Curie and calls on everyone to support the appeal. 

  14. 'Everyone should have the right to palliative care where they need it'

    Ms Fabiani says Marie Curie also participates in policy formation, saying "everyone should have the right to palliative care where they need it".

    Woman in hospital bed holding man's hand

    She praises the report from the Health Committee: We Need to Talk About Palliative Care.

  15. Marie Curie nursing service is so vital says MSP

    Ms Fabiani praises all the Marie Curie workers and volunteers for their excellent work.

    Linda Fabiani

    The East Kilbride MSP  says everyone knows about the Marie Curie nursing service which is so vital.

    It helps people stay at home where they are surrounded by loved ones and are most comfortable.

  16. Background: The great daffodil appeal 2016

    The great daffodil appeal 2016:

    "Every March, thousands of people across the country join together to get behind the Great Daffodil Appeal and raise money for Marie Curie Nurses."

    The great daffodil appeal 2016 website homepage

    "By collecting, donating, shopping or doing something they love, they’re supporting people living with a terminal illness, and their families." 

  17. Appeal provided for over 30,000 hours of nursing care and emotional support in 2015 in Scotland

    Ms Fabiani believes that money raised in Scotland in 2015 funded over 30,000 hours of nursing care and emotional support. 

    The SNP MSP understands that this means there is support for over 7,500 people living with a terminal illness, and their carers and families, in their own homes in 31 local authorities and in Marie Curie hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

    Marie Curie fundraisers

    Ms Fabiani considers that fundraising allows the charity to work in partnership with NHS boards and local authorities to develop new and innovative, integrated services that provide person-centred care. 

    The SNP MSP applauds the work of staff and volunteers across Marie Curie who, it considers, work toward its vision of a better life for people and their families living with a terminal illness, and notes calls to encourages many people as possible to support the campaign this year. 

  18. Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal runs throughout March

    SNP MSP Linda Fabiani uses her motion to welcome Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal, which is now in its 30th year and runs throughout March 2016. 

    Marie Curie
    Image caption: Marie Curie was the first person to win two Nobel prizes for her pioneering research into radioactivity

    Ms Fabiani says, since 1986, the Great Daffodil Appeal has raised over £80 million for the charity across the UK. 

    The SNP MSP the substantial contribution made by over 80 local Marie Curie fundraising groups, such as the East Kilbride Fundraising Group, to the Great Daffodil Appeal every year to support Marie Curie services across Scotland. 

  19. Decision time

    MSPs pass the amended motion from the Scottish Conservative's debate on CAP.

    62 MSPs backed it and 53 voted against.  

    Chamber

    Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead's amendment was passed with 62 MSPs backing it and 53 against.

    The amendments from Labour and the Lib Dems fell.