Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 12 December 2002

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 12 December 2002 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Children and Young People (Services)

    108 speeches

    Good morning. Our first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3698, in the name of Irene McGugan, on children's and young people's services in Scotland. I invite members who want to take...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is business motion S1M-3694, which is set out in the business bulletin. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees— (a) as a revision to the business programme...

  • Motion without Notice

    24 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I seek your agreement to move that a motion without notice be taken, to allow the Parliament to consider motion S1M-3706 now.

  • Scottish Information Commissioner

    74 speeches

    I ask Jackie Baillie to move motion S1M-3701, on behalf of the selection panel, on the appointment of the Scottish information commissioner.

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    7 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Euan Robson to move S1M-3702, on the approval of a statutory instrument. Motion moved, That the Parliament...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Business Failures

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the recently published business failure rate in Scotland will have on the economy. (S1O-6083)

    • Firefighters (Pensions)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken in the light of recent developments to ensure that firefighters' pensions will be fully funded without any need to cut front-line services....

      Forth Bridge (Refurbishment)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Network Rail about the timetable for refurbishment and remedial work on the Forth bridge. (S1O-6078)

      Canals

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what its strategy is with regard to improving the infrastructure of canals. (S1O-6108)

      National Health Service (Innovation and Good Practice)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting innovation and developing good practice within the NHS. (S1O-6095)

      School Standards

      10 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to improve standards of literacy and numeracy in schools. (S1O-6101)

      Defibrillator Provision

      6 speeches

      Before I ask my question, I declare an interest as a patron of the Borders-based charity, Scottish HART, which stands for Scottish Heart at Risk Testing. To ask the Scottish Executive what public...

      Deprivation (Glasgow)

      22 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive whether the city of Glasgow is a special case with regard to the provision of Executive funding to address poverty and deprivation and their consequences. (S1O-6103)

      Broadband (Highlands and Islands)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the availability of broadband across the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-6080)

      Transport (North-East)

      7 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision on whether it will make a substantial contribution to the £247 million that is needed to implement the north-east Scotland...

  • First Minister's Question Time

  • Fisheries 2003

    85 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3700, in the name of Ross Finnie, on fisheries 2003, and two amendments to that motion.

  • Decision Time

    30 speeches

    There are 10 questions to put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S1M-3698.2, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, which seeks to amend motion S1M-3698, in the name...

  • Debt and Lending

    14 speeches

    Tonight's members' business debate, on the subject of debt and lending, is introduced by Donald Gorrie. Motion debated, That the Parliament is concerned by the number of households badly affected...

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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