Thursday, 3 October 2002
[THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
We have three short debates this morning. The first is a debate on motion S1M-3386, in the name of Mike Rumbles, on behalf of the Standards Committee, on an amendment to the "Code of Conduct for...
We come now to the second debate, which is on the Standards Committee's "Report on Replacing the Members' Interests Order: Proposal for a Committee Bill".
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3428, in the name of Mike Rumbles, on behalf of the Standards Committee, on its first report of 2002, on lobbying. I call on Mike Rumbles, as...
We move to the next item of business, which is consideration of the business motion S1M-3451, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out a business...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reduce the risk of meningitis. (S1O-5668)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the principles of the national waste strategy are adhered to by local authorities. (S1O-5688)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent action it has taken to encourage closing the pay gap between men and women. (S1O-5662)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring that all parts of Scotland benefit from the spending review 2002. (S1O-5697)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect the rights of children and adolescents under the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill. (S1O-5700)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposed Glasgow housing stock transfer will take place on 28 November 2002. (S1O-5701)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making with the expansion of new community schools. (S1O-5714)
To ask the Scottish Executive what stage the discussions with the lead agency for the redevelopment of Waverley railway station have reached. (S1O-5703)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the number of new community schools. (S1O-5669)
To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to rural post offices to expand the public services that they offer. (S1O-5676)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to improve the disposable income of those households in Glasgow currently living in poverty. (S1O-5699)
We move to First Minister's questions. I call John Swinney.
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-2151)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-2140)
To ask the First Minister whether he has met the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Secretary of State for Scotland to discuss the sale of the Scottish Media Group. (S1F-2139)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive is doing to ensure adequate community access to sports and leisure facilities built through public-private partnership schemes. (S1F-2146)
To ask the First Minister what steps have been taken to secure a place for Scotland on the board of the new Office of Communications. (S1F-2132)
To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive is making in reducing the prison population at HM Prison Cornton Vale. (S1F-2154)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer.
The next item is a debate on motion S1M-3450, in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, on action against coronary heart disease and stroke, and on two amendments to that motion.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. During the previous debate, Karen Gillon accused our members of not voting for the School Meals (Scotland) Bill to proceed beyond stage 1.
We come now to consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Euan Robson to move motion S1M-3452, on the designation of a lead committee. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that...
I have eight questions to put to the chamber, so attention, please. The first question is, that motion S1M-3386, in the name of Mike Rumbles, on behalf of the Standards Committee, on the "Code of...
Members should move along and clear the chamber. The final item of business is the members' business debate on a motion in the name of George Lyon, on the Gourock to Dunoon ferry services. 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.