Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 9 September 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 9 September 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Programme for Government

    153 speeches

    Good morning. The main item of business this morning is a debate on motion S1M-127, in the name of the First Minister, on the Executive's programme for government and an amendment to that motion,...

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of a business motion from the Parliamentary Bureau setting out a revised business programme. I call Mr Tom McCabe to move the motion.

  • Question Time

    1 speech

    We proceed this afternoon with question time, and I remind members that it is question time and not statement time. I also advise members that three questions—Nos 9, 10 and 14—have...

  • Scottish Executive

    • Citizens Justice

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on support for local community involvement in regeneration through citizens juries. (S1O-279)

    • Child Care

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the progress being made towards a national child care strategy. (S1O-250)

      Victims of Crime

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on how it intends to keep victims informed of the progress of cases against offenders. (S1O-261)

      Tobacco

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline its proposals for action to prevent young Scots from becoming addicted to tobacco. (S1O-281)

      Stobhill Hospital

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Health during her visit to Stobhill hospital will meet the Medical Staff Association to discuss its concerns in connection with revised site...

      Landraise

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what the current policy is on the use of landraise for the disposal of domestic and non-domestic waste. (S1O-286)

      Dental Health

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to promote dental health in Scotland. (S1O-259)

      Tourism

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to assist the tourism sector in areas of rural Scotland such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Highlands and Islands in the light of...

      Railways

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop the electrification of Scotland's railways. (S1O-252)

      Secretary of State for Scotland

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister expects to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what subjects he expects to discuss. (S1O-247)

      Health Care

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to enable acute hospital and primary care trusts to meet the aspirations for joint investment funds set out in the "Designed to Care" white...

      Yorkhill Hospital

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure the retention of the paediatric cardiac surgery service at Yorkhill hospital. (S1O-296)

      Teachers

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to help bring about a settlement in the dispute over teachers' pay and conditions. (S1O-267)

      National Stadium

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a detailed statement on the current financial situation at Hampden stadium and the Scottish football museum and on the implications for the...

      Railways

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the railway network in Scotland. (S1O-248)

      Signum Circuits

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has taken place in relation to the Borders printed circuit board manufacturer Signum Circuits' request for regional selective assistance which would...

      Court Proceedings

      5 speeches

      Phil Gallie, just in time. [Laughter.]

  • Open Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Concordats

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-886 by Donald Dewar on 24 August 1999, what the current position is in respect of the development of concordats. (S1O-258)

    • Prime Minister (Meetings)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the First Minister has met with the Prime Minister since 1 July 1999 to discuss matters relating to the governance of Scotland and whether further...

  • Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

    12 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Executive what resources, in terms of funding and expertise, are being made available to tackle the algae responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), and to ascertain...

  • Programme for Government

    82 speeches

    The next item of business is the continuation of this morning's debate on motion S1M-127, in the name of the First Minister, on the Executive's programme for government. I ask members who want to...

  • Time for Reflection

    27 speeches

    The next item of business is the debate on motion S1M-131, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on time for reflection in the chamber. There is an amendment to the motion. It is a very short debate, and...

  • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees— (a) to apply for admission to membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, such membership to be effective immediately on approval of...

  • Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the following Orders be approved— The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 1999...

  • Public Finance and Audit Bill (Lead Committee)

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Audit Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill.— [Mr McCabe.]

  • Decision Time

    19 speeches

    There are seven questions that I must put to the chamber. The first is, that amendment S1M-127.1, in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, which seeks to amend motion S1M-127 on the Executive programme...

  • Clackmannanshire and West Fife (Unemployment)

    26 speeches

    We move to the debate on members' business, on motion S1M-116, in the name of Mr Nick Johnston. Motion debated, That the Parliament calls the Scottish Ministers' attention to the problems 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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