Thursday, 28 November 2002
[THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3650, in the name of Brian Monteith, on education, and two amendments to that motion.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3641, in the name of Bill Aitken, on drugs courts, and on two amendments to that motion. If those members who are leaving the chamber could do...
The next item of business is a short debate on motion S1M-3649, in the name of Allan Wilson, on the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill, which is UK legislation.
Our first item of business this afternoon is the debate on motion S1M-3656, in the name of the First Minister, on the appointment of a junior Scottish minister. It is a short debate.
I give notice to the chamber that I will add two minutes to each section of question time to make up for the time lost.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans for the removal of the council tax rebate on second homes. (S1O-5973)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make any changes to the law on sexual offences as a result of changes announced in the Queen's speech. (S1O-5990)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications for farmers and fishermen will be of the decision by the European Commission to refrain from further action against France in respect of the...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any concerns regarding the future provision of further education in the Borders. (S1O-5983)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that all people in the Highlands and Islands have a say in the development of transport services. (S1O-5997)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are sufficient air links to the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-5962)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to tackle stalking and harassment. (S1O-5995)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to improve services for children at risk of abuse and neglect. (S1O-6001)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it called in the planning application for the development within the native School woodland at Nethy Bridge or referred it back to the Highland Council and...
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to provide a unified approach to flood prevention in the River Clyde basin. (S1O-5987)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is able to introduce a minimum wage for the NHS in Scotland set at a higher rate than the UK statutory minimum wage and, if so, whether it intends to do...
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on its creative industry strategy. (S1O-5981)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give an up-to-date assessment of the contingency arrangements for the fire services. (S1O-5964)
To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to local authorities regarding the implementation of free personal care. (S1O-5991)
. Mr John Swinney (North Tayside) (SNP): To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S1F-2296)
. David McLetchie (Lothians) (Con): To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to raise. (S1F-2297)
. Ian Jenkins (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale) (LD): To ask the First Minister whether he will confirm that there are no plans to introduce "top-up" tuition fees for universities. (S1F-2306)
. Kate Maclean (Dundee West) (Lab): I ask this notwithstanding the fact that we have already had a question on the subject. To ask the First Minister what action is being taken to improve NHS...
I invite members who are leaving to do so as quickly as they can. We are late going into the next debate and are already time pressured. The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3648,...
The next item of business is consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. Motions moved, That the Parliament agrees that the following members be appointed to committees— Dr Richard...
There are 12 questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-3650.2, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, which seeks to amend motion S1M-3650, in the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3580, in the name of Bill Aitken, on Glasgow's acute health services review. 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.