Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 18 November 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 18 November 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Ethical Standards in Public Life Bill

    20 speeches

    The first item of business is a statement by the Deputy Minister for Local Government on the publication of a draft ethical standards in public life bill. The minister will take questions at the...

  • Scottish Economy

    137 speeches

    This morning's main debate is on the modernisation of the Scottish economy. I call Henry McLeish to speak to and move the motion.

  • Business Motion

    5 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-299.

  • Standards Committee

    3 speeches

    Should not also the motion relating to the Standards Committee be moved?

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Freedom of Information

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what provision will be made in order to enforce any future freedom of information legislation. (S1O-648)

    • A8000

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how the proposed upgrading of the A8000 will be funded, what the time scale for the upgrading is likely to be and whether the A8000 will be a trunk road after...

      North of Scotland Water Authority

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met the North of Scotland Water Authority and what matters were discussed. (S1O-630)

      Caledonian MacBrayne

      9 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the chairman of Caledonian MacBrayne and what matters were discussed. (S1O-647)

      Female Offenders

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering options for alternatives to prison for female offenders. (S1O-625)

      Immigration and Asylum

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be concluding a concordat regarding the terms of the forthcoming immigration and asylum legislation with Her Majesty's Government. (S1O- 667)

      Police Funding

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the process which determines the level of funding made available to individual police forces in Scotland. (S1O-654)

      Scottish Football Association

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport last met the Scottish Football Association and what they discussed. (S1O-658)

      Acute Services Review

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recommendations of the acute services review will be submitted to the Scottish Parliament for approval. (S1O-659)

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority about delays in handling claims from Scottish victims. (S1O-619)

      Juvenile Offenders

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that the actions of the sheriff in Ayr sheriff court on 9 November 1999 in relation to Ryan Ingram who had pleaded guilty to three separate...

      Police Budgets

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to address the position whereby Scottish police forces have to cover the entire cost of policing visiting dignitaries from existing...

      Fife Health Board

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the provision of acute services by Fife Health Board. (S1O-638)

      Portmoak Airfield

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the future of the Scottish Gliding Union Portmoak airfield in Kinross and any potential dangers presented by the developments...

      Rail Network (Coal Transportation)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any discussions with English Welsh and Scottish Railway to increase its capacity to transport Scottish coal on the national rail network....

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1109 by Ross Finnie on 5 November 1999, whether it is satisfied that there is no risk of genetically modified crops in test...

      Halfway Houses

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider the proposal for a number of halfway houses, which would allow women to live under supervision with their children, as an alternative to...

      Trading Standards Officers

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support and strengthen the work of trading standards officers in Scotland's local authorities. (S1O-660)

      Speech and Language Impairments

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what level of provision is made throughout Scotland in secondary schools for pupils with speech and language impairments. (S1O-617)

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

  • Digital Scotland

    50 speeches

    The next item of business is the debate on motion S1M-295, in the name of Peter Peacock, on the digital Scotland initiative. In light of this morning's experience, the times that have been agreed...

  • Decision Time

    18 speeches

    We come to decision time. I must put six questions to the chamber. I trust that everyone is ready with the new technology and is paying attention. I hope that the announcement about coats has not...

  • Domestic Water Supply (Bo'ness)

    16 speeches

    I make my usual appeal to members who are leaving to do so quietly and quickly—and, on this occasion, to take their coats with them. We now move to the members' debate on motion S1M-189, in...

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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