The subject on this occasion is the choice of the Scottish National Party using the facility to debate issues in Scotland under the expanded role for the Grand Committee agreed by parliament after the last general election and further enhanced in November 1995.
This will be the eighth time the committee, made up of all 72 Scottish MPs, has met in Scotland in the present parliamentary session.
James Douglas-Hamilton, minister of state at The Scottish Office will open the debate in Highland Council Buildings, Inverness at 12.15pm and also close the discussion at 2pm. An adjournment debate will follow.
The timetable for the Inverness sitting of the Scottish Grand Committee will be as follows:
1130 Oral Questions
1215 Debate on 'The health service in Scotland' opens
1400 Debate closes; adjournment debate begins
1430 Adjournment debate ends.