Thursday, 25 November 1999
Scottish Parliament Thursday 25 November 1999 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]
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...
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...
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...
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)
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)
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)
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)
To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were applied to the mothballing of the special unit at Peterhead prison. (S1O-725)
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...
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in its programme of tackling dampness in Scotland's housing stock. (S1O-715)
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)
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)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the current review of business rates will address the particular concerns of small businesses. (S1O-731)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the current level is of housing debt owed by Glasgow City Council. (S1O-711)
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)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have entered, and successfully completed, teacher training courses over the past 10 years. (S1O-721)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Railtrack regarding safety at railway level crossings in Scotland. (S1O-689)
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the revaluation of non-domestic rates will have on small businesses in East Renfrewshire. (S1O-717)
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)
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)
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.