Thursday, 23 September 1999
Scottish Parliament Thursday 23 September 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-163, in the name of Angus MacKay, on crime prevention. There is also an amendment to that motion.
The next item is the business motion, S1M-167.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the high value of sterling was a major factor in the recent job losses at Agritay Ltd in Dundee. (S1O-361)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the introduction of an independent appeal mechanism for farmers suffering penalties in relation to their European Union subsidy...
To ask the Scottish Executive what level of response there has been, through consultation on the housing green paper, to the anti-social tenant measures outlined therein. (S1O-373)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the establishment of the Dumfries and Galloway economic forum. (S1O-342)
To ask the Scottish Executive what it intends to do to address the inequalities in health between men and women in Scotland. (S1O-366)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a Scottish equivalent of the national roads maintenance condition survey in England. (S1O-367)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with Scottish Power regarding the site and future use of the former Kincardine power station. (S1O-350)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with the Scottish Prison Service in relation to women offenders. (S1O-360)
To ask the Scottish Executive when work will commence on the scheduled major improvements to the A9 at Berriedale and between Navidale and the Ord of Caithness. (S1O-352)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in the opening of a new rail station at Dysart. (S1O-348)
To ask the Scottish Executive what selection criteria have been employed in determining the membership of the new board of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. (S1O-375)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that enhanced powers to seize the assets of organised criminals, similar to those of the Criminal Assets Bureau in the Republic of Ireland,...
To ask the Scottish Executive what contingency plans it has for investment in housing and housing maintenance where tenants reject stock transfer proposals by ballot. (S1O-374)
To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-267 given by Mr Sam Galbraith on 9 September 1999, whether it will make a statement on the up-to-date position on the...
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in the community planning process currently being undertaken by Scottish local authorities. (S1O-372)
To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it will give local authorities on the implementation of an article 4 direction to restrict permitted development and require application to be made for...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering measures to improve concessionary travel schemes for pensioners. (S1O-346)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to set up a national register for deaf people. (S1O-344)
I remind members that supplementary questions have to be on the same subject as the main question.
To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the First Minister has met the Chancellor of the Exchequer since 1 July 1999 to discuss matters relating to the public expenditure survey and its...
To ask the Scottish Executive what are the details of its education policy. (S1O-358)
To ask the Scottish Executive what is the current position in regard to the establishment of the council of the isles. (S1O-354)
We proceed now to the debate on motion SM1-165, on the voluntary sector, in the name of Jackie Baillie. Because of the large number of members who want to be called in this debate, speeches from...
There are three questions that will have to be put as a result of today's business. Before that happens, I will make an announcement about the voting system. As members noticed yesterday—I...
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.