Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 4 November 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 4 November 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs

    179 speeches

    The first item of business is the non-Executive business debate on motion S1M-242, in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, on agriculture and rural affairs, and on two amendments to that motion. Before...

  • Business Motion

    2 speeches

    We turn now to the business motion, S1M-247. The text of the motion is in the business bulletin and we have already agreed that it is therefore not necessary for it to be read out again. Motion...

  • Question Time — scottish executive

    • Deeds of Conditions

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to restricting the terms of deeds of conditions whereby the appointment of a named property manager cannot be made mandatory. (S1O-527)

    • Trident

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made or will make representations to Her Majesty's Government regarding the immediate removal of the Trident installation in Scotland. (S1O-495)

      Landfill Sites

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the current planning regulations with respect to landfill sites and their proximity to residential accommodation. (S1O-543)

      Scottish Prison Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many time-off-in-lieu hours were due to Scottish Prison Service officers as at 1 September 1999, or the latest date for which figures are available. (S1O-511)

      Breast Cancer

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will identify the factors that have resulted in the improvements in survival of breast cancer patients in Scotland. (S1O-522)

      Pigmeat

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with pigmeat retailers about the labelling of pigmeat products. (S1O-541)

      Ambulance Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many ambulances are provided in Angus between the hours of 6 pm and 8 am. (S1O-513)

      Public Service Job Relocation

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what further consideration it is giving to the relocation of public service jobs, particularly in relation to departments or agencies with rural responsibilities, to...

      Stobhill Hospital

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will call for an independent consultant to carry out a design survey regarding the proposal to reduce the size of the ambulatory care and diagnostic unit...

      Police Funding

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase expenditure on policing in financial year 2000-01. (S1O-529)

      Pig Industry

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the contribution of the pig industry to the economy. (S1O-542)

      New Opportunities Fund

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government to encourage the national lottery board to expedite the release of the £17.25 million cancer...

      Ninewells Hospital

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the future of the neurosurgical unit at Ninewells hospital, Dundee. (S1O-528)

      Glasgow Council Housing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the role, remit and objectives of the new steering group set up to oversee the next phases of work on stock transfer of Glasgow council...

      Blood Donation

      12 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to launch an initiative to raise the profile of blood donation in Scotland given that only 5 per cent of the Scottish population currently...

      Marine Protection

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-385 by the Minister for Transport and the Environment on 9 August 1999, whether it has yet received advice from its nature...

      Waste Recycling

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to encourage householders to minimise their output of domestic waste and to encourage waste recycling. (S1O-498)

      Pig Industry

      6 speeches

      This is the final pig question of the day. To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to write to local authorities and other public authorities highlighting the quality of pigmeat produced...

      Youth Services

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it envisages the work of organisations offering a holistic advice service to young people, such as Off the Record in Stirling and The Corner in Dundee, being...

      School Closures

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it regards recent school closures to be as a result of the current local government spending allocation. (S1O-546)

      Council of the Isles

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what preliminary discussions have been held with the designated assemblies and Her Majesty's Government concerning the structure, functions and membership of the...

      Scotland House

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what role it envisages the establishment of Scotland House playing in promoting the interests of Scotland within Europe. (S1O-526)

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

    • Secretary of State for Scotland (Meetings)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister last met with the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues they discussed. (S1O-517)

    • Law and Order

      14 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive—I beg your pardon. [Laughter.] Today there are so many questions that the Executive deserves to answer. To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline...

      Joint Working

      195 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting joint working by local government, the national health service and Scottish Homes. (S1O-534)

  • Lead Committees

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following designations of committees: the Justice and Home Affairs Committee to be the lead committee in the consideration of the Abolition of Feudal...

  • Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

    2 speeches

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/110) be approved.— [Mr...

  • Decision Time

    14 speeches

    The first question in decision time is, that amendment S1M-242.1, in the name of Alex Fergusson, which seeks to amend motion S1M-242, in the name of Alex Salmond, on agriculture and rural...

  • Scottish Parliamentary Elections

    28 speeches

    I appeal to members who are leaving to do so quickly and quietly, so that we can proceed with the members' debate on motion S1M-212, in the name of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, on Scottish...

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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