Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 9 December 1999

  • Introduction

    8 speeches

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 9 December 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • National Waste Strategy

    29 speeches

    The first item of business is a statement by Sarah Boyack on a national waste strategy. There will be 20 minutes of questions after the statement, so the statement should be heard without...

  • Housing

    24 speeches

    Three months ago, I confirmed the Executive's intention to publish a draft housing bill next year. I am pleased now to be able to outline some of the key elements of the bill. Today's statement...

  • Draft Standing Orders

    14 speeches

    We move to the main debate, which is on motion S1M-354, in the name of Mr Murray Tosh, who is the convener of the Procedures Committee, on the first report of that committee.

  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    24 speeches

    We move to the next item of business, a debate on motion S1M-213, in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, which seeks the Parliament's agreement to the general principles of the Adults with Incapacity...

  • Business Motion

    4 speeches

    We now come to the business motion and two other Parliamentary Bureau motions. The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-364, in the name of Tom McCabe, on behalf of the...

  • Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

    1 speech

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No 4) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/143) be...

  • Devolution

    3 speeches

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 2) Order 1999 be approved.— [Iain Smith.]

  • Question Time — scottish executive

    • Rural General Practitioners

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the support available to general practitioners serving rural communities. (S1O-822)

    • Strategic Rail Authority

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement made by Sarah Boyack on 7 October 1999, whether the proposed strategic rail authority will have powers and resources to provide grant aid...

      Anti-drug Education Programme

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any evidence it holds on the effectiveness of its anti-drug education programme in reducing the extent of drug use among young people. (S1O-826)

      Student Finance

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to report to the Parliament on any recommendations from the independent committee of inquiry into student finance. (S1O-790)

      National Park

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when a decision is to be taken on the boundaries of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park. (S1O-811)

      Roads (A75)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish a route action plan for the A75. (S1O-821)

      Fire Service

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what fire service property and equipment is now owned privately as a consequence of construction through the private finance initiative or public private...

      Banking Facilities

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage Scotland's banks to provide banking facilities in local communities. (S1O-798)

      Hill Farming

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to promote hill farming in the Scottish Borders. (S1O-818)

      Landfill

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take steps to ensure that any residents in the districts of Mount Vernon, Carmyle, Baillieston and Sandyhills affected by any problems associated...

      Pig Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that Scotland retains a viable pig industry into the 21st century. (S1O-795)

      Fur Farming

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to ban fur farming. (S1O-797)

      Teachers

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the morale of teachers in North Lanarkshire. (S1O-814)

      Airport Rail Links

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve rail links to Scottish airports. (S1O-809)

      Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the Deputy Minister for Local Government last met representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and what issues were discussed. (S1O-787)

      Concessionary Fares

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how much local authorities spent in the year 1999-2000 on concessionary fares for bus, rail and ferry services in Scotland. (S1O-801)

      Polio Centre

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a centre of excellence to provide health care and therapies to people with polio. (S1O-825)

      Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (Meetings)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the First Minister has met the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry since May 1999. (S1O-791)

      Island General Practitioners

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards introducing flexibility into the postgraduate education allowance to address the travel costs faced by island-based general...

      Local Government Boundaries

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be any possible consequences for local government boundaries arising from any legislative provision for the future reduction in the number of...

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    26 speeches

    Resumed debate.

  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

    7 speeches

    The next item of business is the financial resolution, motion S1M-254, in relation to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill. I ask Jack McConnell to move that motion. Mr McConnell, you have...

  • Decision Time

    13 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S1M-354.1, in the name of Mr Tommy Sheridan, which seeks to amend motion S1M-354, in the name of Murray Tosh, on the Procedures Committee report, be agreed...

  • Pollokshaws Sports Centre

    29 speeches

    Members' business today is motion S1M-275, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on Pollokshaws sports centre. The debate lasts 30 minutes and I ask those who are not staying for the debate to leave...

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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