Thursday, 2 September 1999
Scottish Parliament Thursday 2 September 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business this morning is a debate on motion S1M-109 in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, which proposes that the Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill be treated...
I remind members of what the standing orders say about question time. They provide that "a member may ask a supplementary question only on the same subject matter as the original question and...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it still endorses the contents of "The Scotland Bill: A Guide", published by the Scottish Office in December 1997. (S10-203)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will congratulate Inverclyde Council and its partners on the staging of the recent tall ships event in Greenock. (S1O-204)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on how it intends to use the internet to provide assistance for business start-ups. (S1O-231)
I want to place on record a registrable interest in the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union due to an existing constituency agreement with the Livingston constituency Labour party, and the...
I, too, have to declare a registered interest. I am currently a member of the Library Association. To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement an integrated information strategy...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to monitor the effectiveness of town and city centre closed-circuit television systems. (S1O-223)
To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided to enable improvements to be made to the Glasgow to Cumbernauld rail link and whether it intends to fund any new stations on this route....
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has set targets for the elimination of poverty in Scotland. (S1O-192)
To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to improve the frequency of bus services in Lanarkshire. (S1O-219)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish an audit of the parliamentary questions it has been asked, broken down by MSP and topic. (S1O-206)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to take to address the decline in the number of tourists visiting Scotland. (S1O-233)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will deal with submissions and responses to the green paper "Investing in Modernisation-an Agenda for Scotland's Housing". (S1O-221)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many storage units exist in Scotland containing animal remains resulting from the BSE cattle cull and what are their locations. (S1O-201)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve public services for the disabled. (S1O-226)
To ask the Scottish Executive if it is aware of new employment opportunities identified by the local enterprise companies covering the Forth valley, Fife and Lothian areas. (S1W-245)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on what provision is being made to promote the take-up of warm deal grants to pensioners and families on low incomes. (S1O-238)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is working with the Ministry of Defence in preparing a plan for economic aid to the island of Unst to help replace the jobs to be lost at the RAF Saxa...
We now move to open question time. I stress that supplementary questions should refer to the same topic.
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it proposes to take in relation to funding the Scottish Civic Forum. (S1O-200)
We now move on to the debate on motion S1M-107, in the name of Mr Sam Galbraith, on a national cultural strategy.
The question is, that motion S1M-107, in the name of Mr Sam Galbraith, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?
We now move to the debate on members' business, on motion S1M-94, in the name of Maureen Macmillan. This debate will be concluded in 30 minutes. Motion debated, That the Parliament notes the...
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.