Thursday, 13 February 2003
[THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Before we start this morning, I inform members that there are problems with the automated cameras; therefore, I have exceptionally authorised two manned cameras to be situated on the floor. The...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3869, in the name of Alex Neil, on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee's report on the future of tourism.
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that every local authority provides at least one course of swimming lessons to all pupils prior to their leaving primary school. (S1O-6409)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote harmonisation of the terms and conditions of national health service ancillary workers. (S1O-6424)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Fife Council on improving the council's record on recycling. (S1O-6421)
I have a more general question. To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase investment in building up locally based companies, especially in areas that have suffered from large...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve rail services around Aberdeen and the north-east. (S1O-6434)
To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it has made to support the increased use of recycled aggregates. (S1O-6433)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees are officially low paid and what action it is taking to address the issue of poverty because of low pay. (S1O-6457)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support out-of-school care provisions. (S1O-6454)
To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures it follows if a housing association becomes insolvent. (S1O-6412)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the fishing industry and what matters were discussed. (S1O-6428)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the management of Caledonian MacBrayne and what issues were discussed. (S1O-6407)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on promoting access for disabled people to public transport. (S1O-6430)
To ask the First Minister what time scales have been set for the release of papers relating to the Central Scotland police investigation of 1996 regarding Thomas Hamilton. (S1F-2512)
To ask the First Minister what arrangements the police and other agencies are making to ensure that convicted or suspected criminals from Northern Ireland are prevented from continuing illegal...
To ask the First Minister what arrangements are in place for advance consultations on initiatives by Her Majesty's Government that impact on Scotland. (S1F-2501)
To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive's policy paper on health will be published. (S1F-2511)
The next item of business is stage 3 consideration of the Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill. There being no amendments to the bill, we will move straight to the debate on motion S1M-3886, in the name...
The next item of business is motion S1M-3680, in the name of Colin Boyd.
The next item of business is consideration of parliamentary bureau motion S1M-3891, on the approval of a statutory instrument. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the draft Child...
There are five questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S1M-3893, in the name of Pauline McNeill, on the Justice 2 Committee report on the Crown...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3774, in the name of Robert Brown, on lead pipes in drinking water supplies. 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.