Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 16 December 1999

  • Introduction

    1 speech

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 16 December 1999 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Motion without notice

    74 speeches

    Presiding Officer, I have given you notice that I would like to move a motion without notice, in my name, about the agricultural business improvement scheme. I submitted the motion to you this...

  • Act of Settlement

    102 speeches

    We proceed to this morning's business, which is a debate on motion S1M-117, in the name of Michael Russell, on the Act of Settlement. I call Mike Russell to open the debate.

  • Hampden Park

    34 speeches

    We come now to the statement on Hampden Park. As this statement is rather longer than is usual, I will time the 20 minutes' question time from when the minister sits down.

  • Business Motion

    2 speeches

    We must move on to the next item of business, motion S1M-381, in the name of Tom McCabe, on the business programme. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following programme of...

  • Deputy Conveners

    2 speeches

    We now come to motion S1M-388, on deputy committee conveners. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the party from which the deputy convener should be appointed for its committees be as...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    1 speech

    We begin this afternoon with question time. I remind members of the requirement of the standing order that supplementary questions should be brief and relate to the same matter as the original...

    • Prime Minister (Meetings)

      6 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...

    • Housing Partnership Initiative

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what statutory requirements it will put in place to ensure that new landlords responsible for ex-council housing stock following its transfer under the new housing...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer by Lord Hardie to question S1O-619 on 18 November 1999, whether it will now make representations to the Criminal Injuries Compensation...

      Prisons

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether a speculative bid may be made by a private company for the purchase of Penninghame and Dungavel prisons and Dumfries young offenders institution, and whether...

      Rural Schools

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to safeguard the future of rural schools in Scotland. (S1O-881)

      Prostate Cancer

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths there have been in the last five years from prostate cancer. (S1O-855)

      Poverty

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether poverty is increasing. (S1O-865)

      Child Welfare

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2202 by Mr Jim Wallace on 11 November 1999, what the time scale is of the UK interdepartmental working group examining the...

      Prisoners (Drug Misuse)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what external consultation has taken place or will take place before the conclusion and publication of "Partnership and Co-ordination—the Scottish Prison...

      Pig Farming

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to offset any financial disadvantages which may be imposed on pig farmers due to new pig welfare legislation banning the stall and tether...

      Hunting with Dogs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to safeguard the welfare of 700 foxhounds in the event of a ban of hunting with dogs being endorsed by the Scottish Parliament. (S1O-866)

      Rural Transport Strategy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to support and develop a rural transport strategy. (S1O-864)

      Smoking

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will implement to encourage and support people in Scotland who wish to cease smoking cigarettes. (S1O-854 )

      Local Authority Leisure Facilities

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what safeguards for ownership of public assets will be put in place when local authorities wish to transfer ownership of leisure facilities to arm's-length trusts....

      Road Accidents

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it plans to reduce the level of fatal and serious road accidents. (S1O-886)

      Holyrood Project

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what are the implications for its budget if the cost of the Holyrood project increases beyond that currently planned for. (S1O-892)

      Housing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with housing organisations relating to a single social tenancy and the right to buy. (S1O-888)

      Child Care Strategy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive why the first priority in its child care strategy as set out in "Making it work together—a programme for government", of setting up a new national child care...

  • Open Question Time — scottish executive

  • Health Service

    153 speeches

    We now move to the debate on motion S1M-383, in the name of Susan Deacon, and the amendments to it. Before the debate starts, it is only fair to tell members that we already have more requests to...

  • Decision Time

    18 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S1M-117.1, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, which seeks to amend motion S1M-117, in the name of Michael Russell, on the Act of Settlement, be agreed to....

  • Cornton Vale Prison

    26 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S1M-297, on Cornton Vale prison, in the name of Dr Sylvia Jackson. I ask members who want to speak in this debate to press...

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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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