Thursday, 16 May 2002
Scottish Parliament Thursday 16 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-3106, in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, on investment and reform in health and community care, and two amendments to that motion.
Presiding Officer, I gave you advance notice of this point of order. Earlier this morning, the Executive issued and posted on its website a press release announcing the introduction into...
The next item is the business motion S1M-3110, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out the business programme.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. If the Executive does any briefing between now and the publication of the Local Government in Scotland Bill, will it be ruled out of order?
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the terms and conditions of private sector cleaning and catering contracts at Hairmyres hospital, Lanarkshire. (S1O-5204)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the formulae used to distribute funding to public bodies. (S1O-5211)
To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has given to Lothian NHS Board regarding the 1 per cent per annum strategic change deduction agreed by the board's chief executive. (S1O-5213)
To ask the Scottish Executive what statutory or other influence it has over ScotRail's train timetabling. (S1O-5207)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that Scottish Water maximises the amount of work that is contracted out locally, particularly in rural areas. (S1O-5242)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on implementing the new deal: next phase programme. (S1O-5239)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken following the publication of the report on hospital acquired infection by the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland. (S1O-5229)
To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to address the levels of freight costs faced by island communities. (S1O-5205)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated increase is in the NHS drugs bill for 2002-03. (S1O-5230)
To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures it has in place to consult with those local authorities that are not members of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. (S1O-5202)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to reinstate accident and emergency services at the Dunbar hospital, Thurso. (S1O-5212)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many schoolchildren currently suffer from ME and chronic fatigue syndrome. (S1O-5196)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will build on the fall in the fear of crime as reported in the 2000 Scottish Crime Survey. (S1O-5240)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive regards myalgic encephalomyelitis as a neurological illness. (S1F-1904)
To ask the First Minister whether the draft UK communications bill will have an impact on Scottish culture. (S1F-1915)
I call Duncan McNeil to ask question 5. I repeat: Duncan McNeil—question 5! [Laughter.]
To ask the First Minister whether VisitScotland is maximising tourism opportunities. (S1F-1912)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Not least in the light of the presence of our visitors in the distinguished visitors' gallery, will there be an early opportunity for the Minister for...
We come now to a debate on motion S1M-3103, in the name of the First Minister, on the golden jubilee, and one amendment to the motion.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3105, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the national waste strategy, and two amendments to that motion.
I appeal for the careful attention of members. There are six motions from the Parliamentary Bureau. If no one wants to object to any of them, I will ask Euan Robson to move them all in one go. As...
I have 14 questions to put to the chamber for decision time, so I will concentrate. The first question is, that amendment S1M-3106.1, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, which seeks to amend motion...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-2622, in the name of Marilyn Livingstone, on cross-party support for a review of the construction industry in Scotland. 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.