Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 11 November 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 11 November 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]

  • Millennium Date Change

    56 speeches

    The first item of business is the statement and debate on the millennium date change problem and a report on the readiness of the Scottish infrastructure. It will be a two-stage process: after...

  • Two Minutes' Silence

    1 speech

    It is now the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month. I invite members and visitors in the gallery to stand and join in the nation's two minutes' silence in remembrance of those who gave...

  • Millennium Date Change

    45 speeches

    Resumed debate.

  • Business Motion

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-266, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme. Before asking...

  • Subordinate Legislation

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Mr McCabe to move motion S1M-257 on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Angus Hospitals

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the physical state of hospital buildings in Angus and what plans exist for their modernisation and replacement. (S1O-601)

    • Domestic Violence Service Development Fund

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the specific areas to which the £3 million pledged to the domestic violence service development fund will be channelled....

      Devolution

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement by the Prime Minister on 25 October 1999 about the transfer of functions from the Secretary of State for Scotland to other ministers of...

      Ambulance Staff

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive to detail any known statistics on the incidence of violence towards ambulance staff in the greater Glasgow area. (S1O-582)

      Rural Economy

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it proposes to assist the rural economy. (S1O-596)

      Millan Commission

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive which organisations have already given evidence to the Millan commission and on how many occasions the commission has met. (S1O-551)

      Residential Property (Surveys)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to bring forward proposals to replace multiple surveys with a single "seller survey" in the residential property market. (S1O-592)

      Secretary of State for Social Security (Meetings)

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the First Minister has met the Secretary of State for Social Security since May 1999. (S1O-565)

      Parliamentary Questions

      11 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2044 by Donald Dewar on 1 November 1999, what measures it intends to implement to improve on its present performance by giving...

      Long-Term Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in Scotland have been assessed as in need of long-term care and are currently in hospital awaiting placement in residential and nursing home care....

      Information and Communications Technology

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of what plans local authorities intend to make to provide technical support in schools to assist teachers in the light of the provision for...

      Ministry of Defence Contracts

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government to ensure that the Scottish economy benefits to the same extent as other areas of the UK from the...

      Infectious Salmon Anaemia

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in discussions with the European Commission to relax or modify the regulations relating to the control of infectious salmon anaemia and...

      Prescription Charges

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend the existing provision for exemption from prescription charges to include sufferers from life-threatening conditions such as...

      Scallop Fishing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1660 by Mr John Home Robertson on 6 October, whether it has considered any detailed representations from the fishing industry...

      Digital Television

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have taken place between it and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport over the issue of digital television as it affects Scotland. (S1O-604)

      Health Boards

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reconsider the geographical boundaries of health boards to take account of recent health reforms in Scotland. (S1O-556)

  • Open Question Time — Scottish Executive

  • Temporary Sheriffs

    22 speeches

    Following this morning's court decision, I now call Jim Wallace to make a statement on temporary sheriffs.

  • Subordinate Legislation

    30 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-228, in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, recommending that the Maximum Number of Judges (Scotland) Order 1999 be approved. Those who wish to speak...

  • Decision Time

    2 speeches

    The first question is, that motion S1M-257, in the name of Tom McCabe, on the approval of a statutory instrument, be agreed to. Motion agreed to. That the Parliament agrees that the Food...

  • Pardon for Executed Soldiers

    15 speeches

    The next item of business is the members' debate on motion S1M-223, in the name of Dr Elaine Murray. Following Mr McCabe's remarks, and in view of the number of people who wish to speak in this...

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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