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Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 30 March 2000

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 30 March 2000 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Scottish Service Tax

    77 speeches

    Good morning. The first item of business this morning is a Scottish Socialist party debate on motion S1M-700, in the name of Tommy Sheridan, on a Scottish service tax. There are two amendments to...

  • Housing Energy Efficiency

    46 speeches

    The next item of business is a Scottish Green party debate on motion S1M-707, in the name of Robin Harper, on housing energy efficiency, and an amendment to that motion. I call Robin Harper to...

  • Business Motion

    4 speeches

    The next item on the agenda is consideration of business motion S1M-713, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out our business programme.

  • Spending Allocations 2000-01

    28 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Mr Jack McConnell on spending allocations for 2000-01. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions.

  • Mental Welfare Commission Report

    1 speech

    Motion moved, That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Ministers intend to lay the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Report of Inquiry into the Care and Treatment of Noel Ruddle before...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Royal Hospital for Sick Children

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received concerning the proposal to relocate the royal hospital for sick children, Yorkhill. (S1O-1452)

    • Coastal Erosion

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how much it is currently spending to combat the effects of coastal erosion and how much it has spent in each of the past three years. (S1O-1469)

      Football Clubs (Supporter Involvement)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make an announcement about supporter involvement in football clubs following the deadline for responses to the leaflet, "New Mutualism—A...

      Health Promotion

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote physical activity among young people in order to improve their general health. (S1O-1454)

      Rural Housing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to exclude from the proposed extension to the right to buy those rural communities where social housing provision is already at a very low...

      Railways (Electrification)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it intends to make to the strategic rail authority regarding electrification of railways in Scotland. (S1O-1466)

      National Health Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what NHS per capita expenditure in Scotland will be compared with England and Wales and compared with the European Union average, following the Chancellor of the...

      Lip-reading Tutors

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is given to people wishing to train as lip-reading tutors. (S1O-1462)

      District Courts

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future operation of the district court service. (S1O-1448)

      Planning

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what detailed plans it has to improve the planning system to increase public participation and ensure decisions reflect the principles of sustainable development....

      Tax-varying Powers

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions there have been in its Cabinet regarding the implementation of the tax-varying powers. (S1O-1475)

      Assisted Areas

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government on the need to conclude and agree the assisted area status map so that public sector agencies across the...

      Local Government (Electoral Reform)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains committed to progress on local government electoral reform following "The Report of the Commission on Local Government and the Scottish...

      Railways (Electrification)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Railtrack to discuss the completion of the electrification of the east coast main line. (S1O-1453)

  • First Minister's Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Cabinet (Meetings)

      8 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what issues were discussed at the most recent meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-239)

    • Joint Ministerial Committees

      8 speeches

      To ask the First Minister whether there are any plans to set up further joint ministerial committees. (S1F-241)

      New Deal

      6 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what impact the new deal has had in reducing youth unemployment in Glasgow and elsewhere in Scotland. (S1F-246)

      Higher Education Funding

      8 speeches

      I will declare an interest, as I am a member of the court of the University of Strathclyde. To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive considers that higher education is being...

  • Mental Welfare Commission Report

    16 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Susan Deacon on the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland report. As the minister's statement will be followed by questions, there should be no...

  • Public Appointments

    22 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-706, on public appointments, in the name of Mr Jack McConnell.

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Tom McCabe formally to move the following motions: S1M-708, on the days on which the office of the clerk will be...

  • Decision Time

    21 speeches

    There are 10 questions to be put to the chamber. The first question is, that amendment S1M-700.2, in the name of Nicol Stephen, which seeks to amend motion S1M-700, in the name of Tommy Sheridan,...

  • Health and Safety at Work

    14 speeches

    Tonight, members' business is a debate on motion S1M-488, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, on health and safety at work in Scotland. The debate will be concluded, without any question being put,...

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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