Words and Meanings Bill: A set of proposals that might become a law, if Parliament agrees. Constituency: The country is divided up into different constituencies for elections. Each constituency elects an MSP to look after it. Debate: A formal discussion that takes place between the MSPs in the Debating Chamber of the Parliament. In a debate arguments from different points of view are exchanged and aired. It will often lead to a vote. Constituency MSPs: These MSPs are elected to represent one particular Constituency in Scotland. There are 73 of them. MSPs: Members of the Scottish Parliament. The individuals elected to serve and represent the people of Scotland in Parliament. There are 129 MSPs. Regional MSPs: These MSPs are elected by a proportional representation system. There are 56 Regional MSPs in the Scottish Parliament. They have the same responsibilities as Constituency MSPs, although they cover a larger area. Represent: To act on behalf of someone else. MSPs represent the people living in the area where they were elected. Scottish Government: The Government of Scotland is formed by the party or parties holding a majority of seats in the Parliament. It includes the First Minister and a Cabinet of Ministers who have specific responsibilities eg. The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning. Scrutinise: When MSPs ask questions and keep an eye on the Government. They also study bills going through Parliament.