Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 17 June 1999

  • Introduction

    3 speeches

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 17 June 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 10:30]

  • Holyrood Project

    99 speeches

    I welcome this debate. It is right that the Parliament should take stock and consider how we should proceed. However, I hope that it will take a decision today, as I believe that that is...

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    Before we adjourn for lunch, we will take business motion S1M-55 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. I will take one speech against the motion if anyone indicates...

  • Question Time

    1 speech

    The first item of business this afternoon is question time. As this is our first question time, I shall take a couple of minutes to explain the procedure, particularly for those members who have...

  • Scottish EXECUTIVE

    • Caledonian MacBrayne

      6 speeches

      It is an honour to have the first question in this Parliament and it is on a subject that is important to the constituency-

    • Farming

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what its immediate priorities will be to stimulate recovery in the Scottish farming industry. (S1O-14)

      Further and Higher Education

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive if it will inform the Parliament of the provision it intends to make as a result of the comprehensive spending review for an increase in grant to further and higher...

      Football Development

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the development of the Scottish football partnership to encourage the development of talented young footballers in Scotland. (S1O-27)

      Pre-school Education

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to implement a range of pre-school initiatives relating to nurseries, day nurseries and playgroups. (S1O-56)

      Schools (Books and Equipment)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how much it intends will be spent in total on new books and equipment for schools in Scotland over the next three years. (S1O-30)

      Drug Treatment Programmes

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the provision of drug treatment programmes in Scotland in the next year. (S1O-8)

      Representative Office (Brussels)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it believes that the Scottish representative office will open in Brussels. (S1O-32)

      Pre-school Education

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to increase the number of nursery places available for three-year-olds. (S1O-57)

      Gaelic-medium Education

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop Gaelic-medium education. (S1O-33)

      Long-term Care

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to implement the recommendations of the royal commission on long-term care which fall under its competence. (S1O-51)

      Victims of Crime

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to bring forward plans to support, and keep informed, victims of crime who are required to appear in court in Scotland. (S1O-41)

      Bed Blocking

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to ensure that the division of responsibilities between local authorities and the national health service for the delivery of health-related...

      Roads (Aberdeen)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to act to expedite the building of the western peripheral route round Aberdeen. (S1O-12)

      Lockerbie

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to discuss with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs the administration of the trial of those accused in the Lockerbie air...

      Homelessness

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to propose to deal with the record and climbing levels of homelessness in Scotland. (S1O-58)

      Fire Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to implement to protect fire service pensions in the light of the proposed review of the fire service in Scotland. (S1O-65)

      Health Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to promote patient-centred health care in Scotland. (S1O-60)

  • Open Question Time

    1 speech

    We now move to open question time. The format is slightly different, in that once a question has been answered by a minister, any member may ask a supplementary question, indicating a wish to do...

  • Scottish Executive

    • Partnership Agreement

      13 speeches

      Will the First Minister answer this in a phrase or two? To ask the Scottish Executive to explain how the partnership agreement lives up to the desire for radical change in Scottish society which...

    • Tax

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to increase the tax burden on people resident in Scotland during this session of the Parliament. (S1O-24)

      Children and Young People

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it proposes to ensure that the interests and views of children and young people are taken into account in future legislation. (S1O-17)

  • Tuition Fees

    101 speeches

    The next item of business is the motion on tuition fees in the name of Jim Wallace. I have selected amendment S1M-2.4 in the name of John Swinney. Mr Wallace will open the debate, and then the...

  • Committees

    18 speeches

    The final item of business for today is the motion from the Parliamentary Bureau on the establishment of parliamentary committees. I remind members that the motion has to be taken without debate,...

  • Decision Time

    44 speeches

    We now move to decision time. I hope that everyone can hear me, as I will be putting important questions on the three motions. The first question is, that amendment S1M-52.1, in the name of...

What is this?

The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.

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