Thursday, 2 May 2002
Scottish Parliament Thursday 2 May 2002 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3052, in the name of John Swinney, on the powers of the Scottish Parliament, and one amendment to that motion.
The next item of business is the consideration of two business motions. The first is motion S1M-3057, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, which is a timetabling motion for stage 3 of the Scottish...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. You are aware that I have secured today's members' business debate. The motion featured on what I think is called the discussion board on the Parliament's...
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in extending parental choice with regard to the treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorder. (S1O-5090)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will guarantee to provide the necessary public funds to allow the construction of a direct rail link from Glasgow city centre to Glasgow airport. (S1O-5095)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in order to reduce the cost of flights from the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-5099)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that people have better access to dental care in the Grampian region. (S1O-5115)
To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to help deal with alcohol-related problems. (S1O-5097)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Glasgow Housing Association since the result of the housing stock transfer ballot. (S1O-5094)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Glasgow City Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-5101)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive the relevant records from the Scottish Transport Group pension funds' trustees in order to enable ex gratia payments to be made. (S1O-5128)
Before we begin First Minister's question time, I invite the chamber to give a warm welcome to Señor Mas, the Prime Minister of Catalonia, and his delegation in the gallery. [Applause.]
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he plans to raise. (S1F-1856)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-1865)
To ask the First Minister what reassurance parents have received about the safety of vaccinations. (S1F-1875)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive plans to introduce any new policy or programmes designed to promote social, racial and inter-community harmony. (S1F-1871)
To ask the First Minister what progress has been made in the bid for the 2008 European football championships. (S1F-1857)
For the stage 3 proceedings on the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill, members will require the bill itself, the marshalled list, which contains the amendments that have been selected for...
Amendment 4 is grouped with amendments 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. I call Nicol Stephen to speak to and move amendment 4 and to speak to all the amendments in the group.
Amendment 1, in the name of Michael Russell, is grouped with amendments 11, 2 and 3. I call Michael Russell to move amendment 1 and to speak to the other amendments in the group.
Amendments 2 and 3 not moved.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2996, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, which seeks agreement that the Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill be passed.
I am minded at this point to accept a motion without notice to bring forward decision time, if members agree to that. Are we agreed?
There are three questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-3052.1, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, which seeks to amend motion S1M-3052, in...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3002, in the name of Alasdair Morgan, on the current situation in the middle east. The debate will be concluded without any...
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.