Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 28 October 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 28 October 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]

  • European Structural Funds

    115 speeches

    The first item of business this morning is a debate on motion S1M-230, in the name of Mr Jack McConnell, on European structural funds. The amendment in the name of Mr Tommy Sheridan has been...

  • Fisheries Council

    37 speeches

    We turn now to the ministerial statement on the European Union Fisheries Council, which will last for about 20 minutes. Then we will come to the business motion.

  • Business Motion

    7 speeches

    We now move to the business motion. I call Tom McCabe.

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Education Funding

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the increase in money for education that will be available in 2000-01 to each of Fife, Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Angus, and Perth and...

    • Scottish Legal Aid Board

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to ensure that accounts rendered to the Scottish Legal Aid Board are settled timeously. (S1O-483)

      North Ayrshire Council

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from North Ayrshire Council about the impending deficit in the council's direct labour organisation. (S1O-472)

      Scotland House

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to use Scotland House to secure new markets and jobs in the expanding European Community. (S1O-451)

      Out-of-town Retail Development

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, given current planning presumptions against major out-of-town retail developments, whether any further major out-of-town retail developments will be permitted in,...

      Poverty

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to use its own Scottish indicators to measure poverty in Scotland. (S1O-448)

      Health Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can confirm that its health priorities are unchanged and that it stands by its manifesto pledge on waiting lists. (S1O-491)

      Residential Homes

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision not to grant the application by the Federation of Small Businesses for the setting up of an inquiry under section 211 of the...

      Local Government Finance

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact is of the reduction by £1 million in its social work budget made by East Lothian Council as a consequence of reductions in local government...

      Pig Industry

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support the UK Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in his efforts to assist the UK pig industry by requesting financial aid from...

      Rural Development

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure that employment opportunities in rural areas do not suffer as a result of transport restrictions on rural economic...

      Natura 2000 Directive

      7 speeches

      Thank you for the reminder, Presiding Officer. My question is: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to meet the demands of the European Union Natura 2000 directive on...

      Education Funding

      14 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the increase in money for education that will be available in 2000-01 to Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire councils as a consequence of...

      Charity Shops

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what recent representations it has received concerning the discretionary relief from business rates allowed to charity shops. (S1O-453)

      Objective 2 Funding

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the change to objective 2 status will have in Dundee, specifically in relation to the exclusion of the science and technology park and the universities...

  • Open Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Secretary of State for Scotland (Meeting)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister last met the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues were discussed. (S1O-485)

    • SNP Leader (Meetings)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many meetings the First Minister has had with the leader of the SNP and whether further meetings between them are planned. (S1O-477)

      NHS Pay Negotiations

      12 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive which national health service pay bargaining groups have settled their 1999-2000 pay negotiations, which have yet to agree and what percentage pay rises have been...

  • Scottish University for Industry

    71 speeches

    The next item of business is the debate on motion S1M-227 in the name of Nicol Stephen, and on the amendment to that motion, on the Scottish university for industry.

  • Lead Committee

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following designation of lead committee— The Rural Affairs Committee to consider the Organic Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SSI...

  • Decision Time

    16 speeches

    There are five questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is that amendment S1M-230.2, in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, which seeks to amend motion S1M-230, in the...

  • Regional Selective Assistance

    10 speeches

    We now move to members' business. I ask those who are leaving to do so quickly and quietly. The final item of business today is a debate on motion S1M-128, in the name of Allan Wilson, on...

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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