Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 16 September 1999

  • Introduction

    3 speeches

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 16 September 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]

  • Non-Executive Business: Transport

    242 speeches

    We now move to the main business this morning, which is the non-Executive business debate on motion S1M-151, in the name of Murray Tosh, on transport and on an amendment to that motion. I call...

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of a business motion in the name of Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out a revised business programme.

  • Continental Tyres

    16 speeches

    As announced this morning, the first item of business is the emergency debate on motion S1M-158 in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton on the subject of parity of treatment by Continental...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Stracathro Hospital

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive which services and staff posts have been withdrawn from or reduced in Stracathro hospital over the past five years and what steps are being taken to ensure the...

    • Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, if it decides to abolish the Scottish joint negotiating committee, what mechanism it intends to use to achieve the abolition. (S1O-306)

      Finance

      4 speeches

      I ask the Scottish Executive to join me in welcoming the leader of Plaid Cymru, Dafydd Wigley, who is with us today. [Applause.] To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends making...

      Student Awards Agency

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many miscalculations have occurred in awards made by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland in each of the last four academic sessions. (S1O-339)

      Domestic Violence

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to double the number of refuge places for women and their children fleeing domestic violence in Scotland. (S1O-310)

      Scottish University for Industry

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be possible to launch the Scottish university for industry in autumn 2000 as planned, given that no company has yet been set up and no chief...

      Ministerial Meetings

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive which ministers have so far met their counterparts from the Cabinet of the National Assembly for Wales. (S1O-305)

      Inverness College

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to assist Inverness College, which faces a deficit of £4 million, in providing high-quality further and higher education. (S1O-331)

      Deer Farming

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider giving hill livestock compensatory allowance payments to deer farmers. (S1O-327)

      Rail Services

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to the Strategic Rail Authority regarding the issuing of directions and guidance by it in respect of rail services to or from...

      Health Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve services for those who suffer from terminal illness. (S1O-300)

      Tourism

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Tourism Strategy to be published in January 2000 will address the problem of high transport costs faced by the tourism industry in island areas. (S1O-308)

      Education Service

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether all pupils in Scotland with records of needs are receiving appropriate educational provision. (S1O-322)

      St Mary's Episcopal Primary School, Dunblane

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether any ministers have plans to visit St Mary's Episcopal Primary School, Dunblane, before the end of the year. (S1O-334)

      Fisheries

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made representations to Her Majesty's Government requesting that the Scottish Executive lead European and international fisheries negotiations on...

      Stracathro Hospital

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what assurance can be given that the proposed closure of wards 15 and 6 at Stracathro hospital, Brechin, will not prejudice the outcome of the acute services review...

      "Making it work together"

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the total cost of the launch of "Making it work together: A programme for government" on 6 September 1999. (S1O-314)

      Local Government Finance

      4 speeches

      As well as welcoming Dafydd Wigley to the chamber, we should welcome back the sadly missed Keith Raffan. To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to ensure that Scottish local...

      Health Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the action it is taking to prevent heart disease in Scotland. (S1O-323)

      People's Juries

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive why £1 million has been earmarked to support people's juries rather than the existing network of local community and voluntary groups and whether it has any...

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

  • Water Industry

    32 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Sarah Boyack on the water industry. The minister will take questions at the end of the statement, so there should be no interventions.

  • Homelessness

    52 speeches

    We move on to the debate on motion S1M-154, in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, on homelessness. There is also an amendment to the motion. Members who wish to speak in this debate may now press...

  • Decision Time

    18 speeches

    There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-151.2, in the name of Sarah Boyack, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

  • Salmon Farming

    24 speeches

    We now move to members' business and motion S1M-98, in the name of Mr Tavish Scott, on the crisis in salmon farming. The debate will last 30 minutes and will be concluded without any question...

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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