Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 25 November 1999

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 25 November 1999 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]

  • Law and Order

    147 speeches

    The first item of business this morning is a non-Executive debate on motion S1M-316, in the name of Phil Gallie, on law and order, and amendments to that motion. I call Phil Gallie to speak to...

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-315, in the name of Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. Any member who wishes to speak against the motion should...

  • Question Time — scottish executive

    • Prime Minister (Meetings)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail what specific matters of mutual interest were discussed at the last meeting between the First Minister and the Prime Minister and what...

    • Teachers

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place to promote continuing professional development of teachers working in remote and sparsely populated rural areas of Scotland. (S1O-727)

      Listed Buildings

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to ensure that publicly funded organisations maintain category A and B listed buildings and structures within their ownership. (S1O-669)

      Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reimburse farmers and crofters for the costs incurred in presenting their applications to the agricultural business improvement scheme. (S1O-709)

      Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to ensure that the findings of the Millan committee are taken account of during the passage of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill. (S1O-672)

      Peterhead Prison

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were applied to the mothballing of the special unit at Peterhead prison. (S1O-725)

      Perth and Kinross Council

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from and what meetings it has had with Perth and Kinross Council regarding ensuring that its budget is in line with guideline...

      Housing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in its programme of tackling dampness in Scotland's housing stock. (S1O-715)

      Enterprise Policy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on enterprise policy proposals in advance of the publication of the pre-budget statement. (S1O-676)

      Student Loans

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what delays have occurred processing student loan applications this year, and whether it will hold a public inquiry into the Student Loans Company. (S1O-691)

      Business Rates

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the current review of business rates will address the particular concerns of small businesses. (S1O-731)

      Housing Debt

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what the current level is of housing debt owed by Glasgow City Council. (S1O-711)

      Consumer Strategy White Paper

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government on the consumer strategy white paper and its potential impact on Scotland. (S1O-726)

      Teacher Training

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have entered, and successfully completed, teacher training courses over the past 10 years. (S1O-721)

      Rail Safety

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Railtrack regarding safety at railway level crossings in Scotland. (S1O-689)

      Non-domestic Rates

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the revaluation of non-domestic rates will have on small businesses in East Renfrewshire. (S1O-717)

      Drugs Budget

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to ensure that the NHS drugs budget for 1999-2000 is adequate to cover the increasing costs of "patient packs". (S1O-712)

      Fire Regulations

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the advice to be given on the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/1840) as amended. (S1O-733)

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

  • Freedom of Information

    19 speeches

    I shall make a statement on the publication today of the Executive's consultation document on freedom of information, "An Open Scotland". Copies are being made available to members through the...

  • Carers Strategy

    34 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-317, in the name of Iain Gray, on the Executive's commitment to the introduction of a carers strategy, and an amendment to that motion.

  • Decision Time

    17 speeches

    We now come to decision time. The first question is, that amendment S1M-316.1, in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, which seeks to amend motion S1M-316, in the name of Phil Gallie, on law and order, be...

  • Kintyre Economy

    24 speeches

    We now move to members' business. I make my usual appeal for members who are not staying to leave quietly. Members' business today is motion S1M-261, in the name of George Lyon, on the Kintyre...

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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