Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 27 April 2000

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 27 April 2000 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Caledonian MacBrayne

    19 speeches

    Good morning. The first item of business is a statement on state aid for Caledonian MacBrayne. The minister will take questions at the end of her statement and therefore there should be no...

  • Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    88 speeches

    We come now to the debate on motion S1M-637, in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, on the general principles of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill.

  • Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill

    Motion moved, That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the expenditure...

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-776 on the business programme, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, as set out in the business bulletin.

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. You will be aware that the legal opinion, sought at very short notice and delivered to you this morning, suggested that your agreement to accept the...

  • Question Time — Scottish executive

  • Student Finance

    4 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to amend the Education Authority Bursaries (Scotland) Regulations 1995 to allow local authorities the discretion to make awards to students...

    • Housing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether its housing policy will preserve the right to rent with equal importance as the right to buy. (S1O-1559)

    • Shipbuilding

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress there has been on talks to secure the roll-on-roll-off ferry contract and the type 45 destroyer contract for the BAe Systems yards at Govan and...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      8 speeches

      I declare an interest as a River Tweed commissioner. To ask the Scottish Executive what controls are in place to prevent the release of genetically modified salmon or other GM fish species into...

      Roads (A75)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the planned improvements to the A75 and the time scale for their implementation as outlined in the A75 route action plan are sufficient to prevent any...

      Private Sector Housing

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase expenditure on private sector housing in Scotland. (S1O-1591)

      New Community Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress new community schools in Scotland are making. (S1O-1578)

      Lung Cancer

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the "Health of the Nation" target has had upon death rates from lung cancer among women. (S1O-1567)

      Drug Courts

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to learn from the experience of drug courts in the United States. (S1O-1579)

  • Student Finance

    6 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Executive when detailed guidance will be given to universities and colleges as to proposed arrangements for the new maintenance grant and graduate contribution scheme to be...

    • Sheriff Courts (Guidance)

      9 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it provides to sheriff courts on granting bail to offenders who are awaiting sentence, having admitted multiple offences such as theft by ...

    • Genetically Modified Organisms

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the genetically modified trial crop at Daviot will be planted. (S1O-1551)

      Housing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish the Ernst & Young report "Better Homes—Stronger Communities—a report on the Key Financial Issues" commissioned as part of...

  • First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive

    • Cabinet (Meetings)

      4 speeches

      I know that I speak for the Parliament when I say how pleased I am to see the First Minister back in his place again. [Applause.] We wish him all the best for the operation to come. To ask the...

    • Prime Minister (Meetings)

      6 speeches

      I shall stop short of asking the First Minister whether he comes here often, but I will say that I am very pleased to see him here this afternoon. I am well aware that there is nothing more...

      Inward Investment

      4 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what progress has been made in attracting investment from outside the UK to areas of Scotland such as Fife. (S1F-278)

      Assisted Areas Map

      6 speeches

      On behalf of the Liberal Democrat group, I extend our good wishes to the First Minister for his forthcoming spell in hospital. To ask the First Minister whether he will discuss changes to the...

      Post Offices

      4 speeches

      To ask the First Minister, further to the statements by the Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs on 27 January and 8 March that the Scottish Executive would be conveying concerns about the future of...

      Parliament (Media Coverage)

      6 speeches

      To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has made any representations to the BBC, ITV and the Scottish Media Group regarding the coverage of the Scottish Parliament. (S1F-274)

  • Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill: Stage 1

    86 speeches

    Presiding Officer, I feel that you have let the Parliament down by selecting the Executive's amendment for today's debate. I can ask only that other members' bills are better protected by you...

  • Lead Committees

    Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees— The Justice and Home Affairs Committee to consider The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2000; and, The...

  • Decision Time

    10 speeches

    There are four questions to be put to the chamber as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S1M-637, in the name of Wendy Alexander, on the general principles of the...

  • Maternity Units

    40 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S1M-718, in the name of Irene Oldfather, on the relocation of maternity units. I appreciate that there has been great...

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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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