Thursday, 9 January 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 9 January 2003 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3744, in the name of Euan Robson, on the draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2003.
Our next item of business, to which we come early, is a debate on motion S1M-3743, in the name of David McLetchie, on the general principles of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill.
The next item of business is the debate on motion S1M-3728, in the name of Tom McCabe, on the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill.
The next item is consideration of business motion S1M-3745, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme.
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will be in a position to give completion dates for the upgrading of the A8000 and the dualling of the A1. (S1O-6173)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve services for young people in secure accommodation. (S1O-6201)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to aid fishing communities. (S1O-6211)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is tackling fraud within the national health service. (S1O-6188)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards providing free portable oxygen on the national health service. (S1O-6178)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform Scottish Screen. (S1O-6194)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards implementation of the new contracts for national health service consultants. (S1O-6210)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Network Rail and what issues were discussed. (S1O-6184)
To ask the Scottish Executive what alternatives to the fluoridation of the water supply it is considering to improve oral health. (S1O-6202)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether assimilation of children of asylum seekers into the state education sector has been monitored. (S1O-6172)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote safe sex amongst teenagers. (S1O-6196)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to improve the educational attainment of looked after children. (S1O-6192)
I thank the First Minister for the good wishes and sympathy that he has expressed to my dear colleague Winnie Ewing and her family. To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the...
To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to discuss. (S1F-2384)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive will take to minimise the impact of job losses in the Inverclyde electronics industry on workers, their families and the wider...
To ask the First Minister what advice the Scottish Executive has received from officials about government records over 30 years old that have been, or will be, released in January 2003 under the...
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has any plans to strengthen sentencing policy in relation to weapons of violence. (S1F-2389)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3748, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, on the review of child protection, and two amendments to that motion.
I invite Euan Robson to move Parliamentary Bureau motion S1M-3746, on committee substitutes. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees the following nominated committee substitutes for the Liberal...
Seven questions will be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S1M-3744, in the name of Euan Robson, on the draft Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3485, in the name of Mr Keith Harding, on breast cancer awareness. The debate will be concluded without any question being...
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.