Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 7 October 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 7 October 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:32]

  • Memorandum of Understanding and Concordats

    218 speeches

    Our business this morning is a debate on a motion on the memorandum of understanding and an amendment lodged by the Scottish National party.

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    We now move to the next item of business. I call Mr Tom McCabe to move business motion S1M-196.

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    1 speech

    The first item of business this afternoon is question time. As usual, I urge members to bear in mind the requirement for supplementary questions to be brief and to relate properly to the same...

    • Free School Transport

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether any children have ceased to benefit from free school transport in Kilbarchan, Bridge of Weir and Erskine due to recent redefinition of routes to schools by...

    • Immunisation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of children due to enter primary school next year will not receive the diphtheria and anti-tetanus injections they would normally receive in the next...

      Secure Accommodation

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the number of secure accommodation places available in Scotland. (S1O-422)

      Health Boards and Trusts

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that meetings of health boards and health trusts are open to the press and public. (S1O-435)

      Police

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to address the rising level of police ill health retirals as a consequence of injury on duty and stress-related illness. (S1O-434)

      Roads (Dumfries and Galloway)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it has had with Dumfries and Galloway Council concerning trunk roads in that area and whether it will make a statement on the upgrading of trunk...

      European Funding

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to address the potential loss of European regional funding to Glasgow City Council of up to £500,000. (S1O-424)

      Social Inclusion

      14 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has for improving the stability of funding for voluntary organisations working in the field of social inclusion. (S1O-416)

      Telecommunications Masts

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a ban on the erection of telecommunication masts in conservation areas. (S1O-440)

      Street Lighting

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements will be made for the provision of street lighting in the village of Longriggend following the proposed closure of Longriggend remand centre. (S1O-429)

      Foresterhill Laboratories

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the meeting between the reference laboratories working group and director of reference laboratories at Foresterhill, referred to by the Minister for Health...

      Urban Foxes

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to deal with the growing problem of foxes in the urban environment in Scotland. (S1O-445)

      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-414)

      Fishing Industry

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has conveyed to the Secretary of State for Scotland the fishing industry's concerns relating to the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order (SI...

      Popular Music

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it is planning to promote the Scottish popular music industry, and whether it will include popular music in the national cultural strategy. (S1O-418)

      Oban Hospital

      2 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to resolve the current situation at Oban hospital, where Argyll and Clyde Acute Hospital Trust is unable to accept the North British Hotel...

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

    • Scottish Assigned Budget

      12 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what increases or decreases have been applied to the Scottish assigned budget since 1994 as a result of European structural funds allocated to Scotland. (S1O-430)

    • Drugs

      10 speeches

      Sir David, my question refers to Mr Angus MacKay. With your permission, I wish to inform members that I believe Mr MacKay is getting married tomorrow. I am sure that the chamber will want to...

      Housing

      17 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to introduce proposals to allow local authorities to ring-fence housing stock suitable for older people from right-to-buy legislation. (S1O-444)

  • Railways

    29 speeches

    We come now to the ministerial statement from Sarah Boyack. The minister will take questions at the end of the statement. There should, therefore, be no interventions during it.

  • Agriculture (Agenda 2000)

    44 speeches

    We now move to the debate on motion S1M-185, in the name of Ross Finnie, on Agenda 2000 and the development of agriculture in Scotland, and amendments to that motion.

  • Standards Committee

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that Dr Richard Simpson be appointed to the Standards Committee.— [Mr McCabe.]

  • Lead Committees

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following designations of lead committees— The Justice and Home Affairs Committee to consider the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill;...

  • 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) (No 3) (Scotland)...

  • Decision Time

    25 speeches

    I am afraid that there are no fewer than 10 questions to be put. The first question is on the amendment without notice which was moved by the First Minister during this morning's debate and which...

  • Voluntary Organisations

    43 speeches

    We now move to members' business: motion S1M-156 on criminal checks for voluntary organisations. The debate will last for half an hour, so we will conclude at 17:40. I call Andrew Wilson to open...

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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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