Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 9 October 2002

  • Introduction

    [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    To lead our time for reflection this week we welcome the Very Rev James L Weatherhead, a former Moderator of the General Assembly.

  • Education

    34 speeches

    We come now to the first item of business, which is the statement by the Minister for Education and Young People, Cathy Jamieson, on the national debate on education. I ask those who want to ask...

  • Future of Air Transport

    85 speeches

    We are beginning this debate rather late, so I appeal to the opening speakers to take less than their allotted time if possible. The debate is on motion S1M-3469, in the name of Iain Gray, on the...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. I ask Euan Robson to move motion S1M-3475, on the designation of a lead committee. Motion moved, That the Parliament...

  • Decision Time

    9 speeches

    I have three questions to put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-3469.1, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, which seeks to amend motion S1M-3469, in the name...

  • Prison Officers' Club (HMP Polmont)

    16 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3419, in the name of Michael Matheson, on the closure of the prison officers' social club at HM Prison Polmont. The debate...

What is this?

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.

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