Thursday, 10 January 2002
Scottish Parliament Thursday 10 January 2002 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2565, in the name of Margaret Smith, on behalf of the Health and Community Care Committee, on its report into hepatitis C.
The next item is a statement by Cathy Jamieson on the education of looked-after children. The minister will answer questions at the end of her statement, so there should be no interventions.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-2589, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out a business programme.
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in implementing the discipline task group report "Better Behaviour—Better Learning" and in ensuring that all schools have a...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to support families and improve parenting skills. (S1O-4405)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many social inclusion partnership boards are under investigation for misapplication of funds. (S1O-4418)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken following its "For Scotland's children" report to address the exclusion of vulnerable children from services through deregistration from...
To ask the Scottish Executive what its main priorities will be in 2002. (S1O-4400)
To ask the Scottish Executive what comparative data concerning the performance of local authorities in meeting the requirements of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 are currently available....
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is seeking to promote small businesses throughout Scotland. (S1O-4389)
To ask the Scottish Executive what role partnership with Her Majesty's Government will play in delivering its priorities for the year ahead. (S1O-4401)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the relevant community councils and local authorities to discuss the proposed Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park. (S1O-4388)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the likely economic impact on the fish catching and fish processing industries of the 2002 quotas for white fish and for pelagic fish...
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in mainstreaming sustainable development across all areas of policy. (S1O-4403)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1532)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-1527)
To ask the First Minister what the current position is regarding the closure of individual learning accounts. (S1F-1525)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to ensure that all major tourist attractions accept the euro. (S1F-1530)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to stimulate the West Lothian economy. (S1F-1536)
The next item of business is the debate on motion S1M-2582, in the name of Miss Annabel Goldie, on the Scottish Economy. The chamber is just about quiet enough for me to ask Miss Goldie to speak.
The next item of business is consideration of motion S1M-2577, in the name of Alex Fergusson, on a foot-and-mouth disease public inquiry, and two amendments to that motion. As explained in...
There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S1M-2565, in the name of Margaret Smith, on behalf of the Health and Community Care...
I ask members who are leaving the chamber to do so quickly and quietly. The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-2404, in the name of Iain Smith, on strategic...
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.