Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 30 September 1999

  • Introduction

    2 speeches

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 30 September 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]

  • Non-Executive Business: Education

    143 speeches

    The first item of business this morning is a non-Executive debate on motion S1M-172, in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, on education, and amendments to that motion.

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is the consideration of business motion S1M-175, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out the revised business programme. Any...

  • Beattie Media

    25 speeches

    There is now a ministerial statement on Beattie Media and the activities of professional lobbying firms. I will conclude this business no later than 12:57, and preferably earlier.

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    1 speech

    The first item this afternoon is question time and I make my usual plea for short questions and answers. I call Duncan Hamilton.

    • Islands Needs Allowance

      12 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to the efforts of Argyll and Bute Council to secure special islands needs allowance for the area. (S1O-391)

    • Accident and Emergency Units

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can give an assurance that plans are in place to ensure that there is no repeat during the coming Christmas and new year period of the situation...

      Students Awards Agency

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what the current backlog for processing applications with the Student Awards Agency for Scotland is and when it is expected to be cleared. (S1O-380)

      Secretary of State for Scotland (Meeting)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what is on the agenda for the next meeting between the First Minister and the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S1O-383)

      Paisley

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will back the campaign organised by the Paisley Daily Express , "It pays to be in Paisley". (S1O-408)

      Local Enterprise Companies

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether local enterprise companies in central Scotland are achieving their performance targets. (S1O-394)

      Local Government Funding

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how much flexibility local authorities are allowed in respect of the indicative spending guidelines it sets for each authority. (S1O-406)

      Housing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to amend local authority regulations to ensure safety in houses of multiple occupation. (S1O-388)

      East Ayrshire Council

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what recommendations have been made by the Accounts Commission regarding the financial problems of East Ayrshire Council, and what plans the Executive has to...

      Fish Farming

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in the light of the £9 million aid package on offer to the salmon farming industry, it will consider the provision of support to wild fishery...

      Pig Industry

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it plans to put in place to improve the competitiveness of the pig industry in Scotland. (S1O-398)

      Sea Transport

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to review Scotland's strategic transport links by sea. (S1O-402)

      Road Safety

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce traffic calming or other measures to protect pedestrians on the A78 trunk road from the IBM plant to Inverkip. (S1O-403)

      Late Payment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will name the 10 local authorities, identified by the Forum of Private Business in Scotland on 12 July, who pay 35 per cent or more of their external...

      Driving Test Centres

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been consulted by or has made representations to the Driving Standards Agency over its programme of review of the viability of driving test centres...

      Aberdeen City Council

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will congratulate Aberdeen City Council on its recent success in the world in bloom competition. (S1O-396)

      Bus Services

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to ensure that a comprehensive bus service is available to all areas of Scotland, with particular regard to rural and village communities....

      Petrol Pricing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations, if any, it has made to Her Majesty's Government regarding the publication date of the Office of Fair Trading report on petrol pricing in the...

      Levi Strauss Co

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement as to the possible outcome of recent discussions with the Levi Strauss Co. (S1O-405)

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

  • Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill

    73 speeches

    We move on to the stage 1 debate on the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill. I invite members who wish to speak to register by pressing their buttons.

  • Lead Committee

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee— The Education Culture and Sport Committee to consider the Educational Development, Research and...

  • Decision Time

    22 speeches

    There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-172.1, in the name of Mr Sam Galbraith, which seeks to amend S1M-172, in the name of...

  • Mallaig Road

    29 speeches

    The final item today is motion S1M-140 in the name of Fergus Ewing, on the upgrading of the Mallaig road. The debate will be concluded after 30 minutes without any question being put. Motion...

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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