Thursday, 7 February 2002
[THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business is a Scottish National Party debate on motion S1M-2703, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on Scotland's road network, and two amendments to the motion.
We come to the Scottish National Party debate on motion S1M-2697, in the name of Michael Russell, on class sizes and pupil attainment, and two amendments to that motion. I ask those members who...
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S1M-2707, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. I draw members'...
Question 1 has been withdrawn.
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the children's hearings system complies with the European convention on human rights. (S1O-4642)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve housing standards in the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh. (S1O-4597)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the provision of out-of-school care. (S1O-4643)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Lothian and Borders fire board in order to discuss funding of pensions. (S1O-4625)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 26 independent assessors appointed to oversee ministerial appointments to non-departmental public bodies have political affiliations. (S1O-4634)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the operation of immunology clinics. (S1O-4621)
To ask the Scottish Executive when a priority dispatch system for the Scottish Ambulance Service will be implemented. (S1O-4628)
To ask the Scottish Executive what additional financial resources it will make available for the implementation of action points identified in its "Plan for Action on Alcohol Problems" and how...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Her Majesty's Government in order to discuss issues relating to asylum and immigration. (S1O-4646)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve educational provision for school pupils with disabilities. (S1O-4636)
To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have taken place with local authorities other than the five cities to discuss the cities review. (S1O-4641)
To ask the First Minister what issues he intends to raise when he next meets the Prime Minister. (S1F-01627)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-01633)
I declare an interest as a member of the GMB. To ask the First Minister what role trade unions have in improving public services. (S1F-01636)
To ask the First Minister whether any member of the expert group on the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has any links with any pharmaceutical company that produces the vaccine. (S1F-01642)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2619, in the name of Alex Neil, on the general principles of the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) (Scotland) Bill. I invite members...
The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. I ask Euan Robson to move motion S1M-2708, on the designation of lead committees. Motion moved, That the Parliament...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Today, a written answer was published for a parliamentary question that Des McNulty lodged. The written answer states that copies of the second...
There are eight questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-2703.1, in the name of Wendy Alexander, which seeks to amend motion S1M-2703, in the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-2533, in the name of Donald Gorrie, on musical instrument instructors. Motion debated, That the Parliament notes with...
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.