Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 29 November 2001

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 29 November 2001 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I draw your attention to page 8 of today's business bulletin and to the motion in the name of Patricia Ferguson on the membership of committees. It is...

  • Local Government Elections (Proportional Representation)

    147 speeches

    The first item of business is an SNP debate on motion S1M-2487, in the name of Tricia Marwick, on proportional representation in local government elections, and one amendment to that motion. I...

  • Scottish Transport Group Pension Scheme

    45 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2486, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on the Scottish Transport Group pension scheme, and one amendment to the motion.

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. There is a motion lodged for debate today—S1M-2495—on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. I advise the Presiding Officer that the Parliamentary...

  • Deputy Presiding Officer

    6 speeches

    We will settle down to the election. I have received two valid nominations for the position of Deputy Presiding Officer. In alphabetical order, they are Cathy Peattie—who was nominated by...

  • Question Time — scottish executive

    • A9 (Ballinluig Junction)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when the report on the surveillance of the A9 at Ballinluig junction will be published. (S1O-4170)

    • Sustainable Development

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that sustainable development is a primary consideration within all its policies and programmes. (S1O-4210)

      North Lanarkshire Council (Meetings)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives from North Lanarkshire Council. (S1O-4174)

      New Deal

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have participated in the new deal self-employment programme since the new deal's inception. (S1O-4163)

      Nurses

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the recently announced additional resources for nurses' recruitment and retention are used effectively. (S1O-4198)

      Bus and Rail Services

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to facilitate the integration of bus and rail services. (S1O-4193)

      Local Government Elections

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce proportional representation for the local government elections in 2003. (S1O-4180)

      Solar Heating

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to offer financial support for the installation of solar heating. (S1O-4192)

      Prison Service

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure provision of a world-class prison service. (S1O-4160)

      Community Police

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to ensure that there are adequate numbers of community police. (S1O-4187)

      Scottish Football Partnership

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by the Scottish Football Partnership. (S1O-4203)

      Nutritional Standards

      12 speeches

      First, I ask the Parliament to welcome members of the Edinburgh branch of the United Nations Development Fund for Women—UNIFEM.

      Holiday Homes

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision not to confer upon local authorities the power to remove from owners of holiday homes the 50 per cent council tax discount...

      Mental Health

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that people diagnosed with a mental illness receive the appropriate services and resources. (S1O-4175)

      Modern Apprenticeships

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what actions it is taking to promote female participation in modern apprenticeships. (S1O-4218)

  • First Minister's Question Time — Scottish Executive

  • Social Justice

    97 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2492, in the name of Iain Gray, and two amendments to the motion.

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    3 speeches

    I call Euan Robson to move motion S1M-2481, on the suspension of standing orders for the purposes of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that...

  • Motion Without Notice

    5 speeches

    I am minded to accept a motion without notice from Patricia Ferguson on the membership of committees. The terms of the motion are the same as those of motion S1M-2495, which was set out in the...

  • Decision Time

    32 speeches

    The first question is, that amendment S1M-2487.1, in the name of Peter Peacock, which seeks to amend motion S1M-2487, in the name of Tricia Marwick, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

  • Audiology Services

    17 speeches

    The members' business debate is on motion S1M-2436, in the name of Mike Rumbles, on digital hearing aids and a review of audiology services. Motion debated, That the Parliament notes that the...

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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