Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 15 November 2001

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 15 November 2001 (Morning) [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill

    84 speeches

    Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2445, in the name of Jim Wallace, on the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill, which is UK legislation, and an amendment to...

  • Scotland's Natural Heritage

    87 speeches

    We move to the next item of business, which is a debate on motion S1M-2444, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the Executive's vision for the protection and promotion of Scotland's natural heritage....

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motions. The first motion to be considered is motion S1M-2453, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on a change to decision time....

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    The next motion for consideration is business motion S1M-2451, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business— Wednesday 21...

  • Question Time

    1 speech

    The first item of business this afternoon is question time.

  • Scottish Executive

    • Inverness Airport

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd can offer to encourage provision of new services at Inverness airport. (S1O-4076)

    • Railtrack

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what impact Railtrack plc going into administration will have on planned joint capital projects with public and private sector organisations. (S1O-4086)

      Ophthalmology Services

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the statement by Professor John Forrester in the Aberdeen Evening Express of 26 October 2001 regarding the possibility of patients losing...

      Devolved School Management

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how a balance will be struck between any benefits from decision making through devolved school management schemes and the additional work load for headteachers....

      Primary Care Trusts (General Practitioner Services)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to intervene so that the additional money it made available to primary care trusts specifically for improving local general practitioner...

      Deafblindness Services

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14825 by Malcolm Chisholm on 18 April 2001, whether it will now issue guidance similar to that issued in England and Wales...

      Strathclyde Passenger Transport

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to assist Strathclyde Passenger Transport with improving the integrated transport facilities of west central Scotland. (S1O-4115)

      New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the new Edinburgh Royal infirmary will offer an enhanced service compared with the present services provided by the Royal hospital for sick children,...

      Dumfries and Galloway Health Board (Dental Services)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Dumfries and Galloway Health Board concerning dental provision in the area. (S1O-4087)

      Teacher Training (Mature Students)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether transitional arrangements will be made for mature students currently on teacher training courses so that they are not financially disadvantaged by any...

      Debt Advice

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that debt advice is widely available and accessible. (S1O-4106)

      Nursing Students (Financial Treatment)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to ensure equitable financial treatment of students undertaking nursing diploma courses and those undertaking nursing degree courses....

      Oil and Gas Sector (Scottish Executive Strategy)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has, within its overall enterprise strategy, any plans to publish a strategy for its future role in relation to the oil and gas sector in Scotland. (S1O-4077)

      Science Research and Development (Funding)

      4 speeches

      Before I ask my question, let me tell the chamber that we are joined in the visitors gallery by a large number of our leading scientists, who are participating in the first "Science and the...

  • First Minister's Question Time — scottish executive

    • Cabinet (Meetings)

      12 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1372)

    • Secretary of State for Scotland (Meetings)

      10 speeches

      I thought that this was a Parliament, not a pantomime, but seasonal touches on the Government benches are always welcome. I generously welcome back Mr Wallace for the third time in his capacity...

      Drug Misuse

      11 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive is making in tackling drug misuse. (S1F-1386)

      Beatson Oncology Centre

      8 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive will take to improve the quality of care and treatment provided to cancer patients at the Beatson oncology centre in Glasgow. (S1F-1371)

  • School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    19 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2275, in the name of Jack McConnell, on the general principles of the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. I ask members who wish to...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motion

    1 speech

    We move to consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S1M-2443, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be...

  • Motion without Notice

    2 speeches

    Unless members disagree, I am minded to accept a motion without notice from Euan Robson to bring forward decision time. Do members agree to that?

  • Decision Time

    22 speeches

    There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-2445.1, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, which seeks to amend motion S1M-2445, in...

  • Rural Economy

    27 speeches

    The final item of business today is a member's business debate on motion S1M-2260, in the name of Annabel Goldie, on the rural economy. The debate will conclude 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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