Thursday, 29 November 2001
Scottish Parliament Thursday 29 November 2001 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
To ask the Scottish Executive when the report on the surveillance of the A9 at Ballinluig junction will be published. (S1O-4170)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that sustainable development is a primary consideration within all its policies and programmes. (S1O-4210)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives from North Lanarkshire Council. (S1O-4174)
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)
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)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to facilitate the integration of bus and rail services. (S1O-4193)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce proportional representation for the local government elections in 2003. (S1O-4180)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to offer financial support for the installation of solar heating. (S1O-4192)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure provision of a world-class prison service. (S1O-4160)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to ensure that there are adequate numbers of community police. (S1O-4187)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by the Scottish Football Partnership. (S1O-4203)
First, I ask the Parliament to welcome members of the Edinburgh branch of the United Nations Development Fund for Women—UNIFEM.
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...
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)
To ask the Scottish Executive what actions it is taking to promote female participation in modern apprenticeships. (S1O-4218)
To ask the First Minister when he last met the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues they discussed. (S1F-1433)
I begin by welcoming the new First Minister to his first question time. To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive's Cabinet will next meet and what issues will be discussed. (S1F-1424)
To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has to review its spending priorities in light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's pre-budget statement. (S1F-1423)
I welcome the First Minister to his first First Minister's question time and wish him every success. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive intends to take following the...
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive's plans for post-school education will contribute towards economic prosperity. (S1F-1429)
To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has to celebrate St Andrew's day. (S1F-1434)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2492, in the name of Iain Gray, and two amendments to the motion.
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...
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...
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?
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...
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.