Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 30 October 2002

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Wednesday 30 October 2002 (Afternoon) [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:31]

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    It is a great privilege to welcome the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks, to lead our time for reflection.

  • Business Motion

    3 speeches

    Our next item of business is consideration of the business motion S1M-3514, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme. I...

  • Fishing

    33 speeches

    The next item of business is the statement by Ross Finnie on fishing. As the minister will take questions at the end, there should be no interventions during the statement.

  • Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    40 speeches

    Today's first debate is on motion S1M-3236, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the general principles of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill. As soon as Mr Finnie has put away...

  • Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of the financial resolution to the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act...

  • Decision Time

    5 speeches

    There are two questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S1M-3236, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the general principles of the Water Environment and...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. With regard to the earlier debate, I seek clarification on whether in a debate when time is shortened for a ministerial statement, the time for opening and...

  • Nordic Council

    10 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3388, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on the 50 th anniversary of the Nordic Council. The debate will be concluded without...

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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