Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 11 May 2000

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 11 May 2000 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Drugs Action Plan

    29 speeches

    The first item of business is a statement by Angus MacKay on the drugs action plan. The minister will take questions at the end of the statement, so there should be no interventions. In view of...

  • Telecommunications

    45 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-803, in the name of Mr Andy Kerr, on behalf of the Transport and the Environment Committee, on that committee's report on the inquiry into...

  • Business Motion

    4 speeches

    The next item is consideration of motion S1M-826, in the name of Tom McCabe, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following programme of...

  • Question Time — scottish executive

    • Civil Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what its current policy is in regard to civil service job dispersal within Scotland. (S1O-1657)

    • New Deal

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ask the appropriate joint ministerial committee to initiate a review of the new deal. (S1O-1679)

      Housing (Glasgow)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the proposed Glasgow housing association's VAT liability. (S1O-1694)

      Scottish Arts Council

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Scottish Arts Council will play in the development of the creative industries. (S1O-1663)

      Homelessness

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take as a result of the recent survey into begging and homelessness carried out by the University of Glasgow on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree...

      Tiree Mart (Funding)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding for the new mart facility on Tiree will be made available. (S1O-1688)

      Industrial Museums

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address the financial situation of industrial museums in Scotland, particularly the Scottish Mining Museum at Newtongrange, Midlothian....

      Wick Airport

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-1544 by Sarah Boyack on 6 April 2000, whether the necessary funding will be made available for resurfacing the main runway at...

      Mobile Phone Licences (Funds)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with Her Majesty's Government about the application in Scotland of the funds raised during the current mobile phone licence...

      National Health Service

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for walk-in-walk-out hospitals and one-stop clinics in Scotland. (S1O-1686)

      Railways (Electrification)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made or proposes to make regarding the electrification of the east coast main line. (S1O-1664)

      Manufacturing

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement about productivity levels in Scotland's manufacturing industry and any work it is undertaking in conjunction with industry to...

      Draft Land Reform Bill

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government or other bodies on the use of private land for defence training purposes and what consideration has been...

      Road Safety (Children)

      5 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, in the light of the findings of the recent study "Road Accidents and Children Living in Disadvantaged Areas", what steps are being taken to address the link between...

  • First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive

  • Special Educational Needs

    36 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-823, in the name of Peter Peacock, on special educational needs. Members who want to speak in the debate should press their request-to-speak button.

  • Lead Committees

    1 speech

    I ask Tom McCabe to move motion S1M-827, on the designation of lead committees. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees: The Social Inclusion,...

  • Decision Time

    12 speeches

    We now come to decision time. There are five questions to be put. The first question is, that motion S1M-803, in the name of Andy Kerr, on the Transport and the Environment Committee report, be...

  • The Black Cuillin

    26 speeches

    We now move on to members' business, which is a debate on motion S1M-769, in the name of John Munro, on the Black Cuillin. The debate will be concluded after 30 minutes, without any questions...

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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