Thursday, 6 March 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 6 March 2003 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business is a debate on motion S1M-3986, in the name of David McLetchie, on the record of the Scottish Executive.
We come to business motion S1M-3976, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, which is set out in the business bulletin. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees— (a) the following programme of...
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to deal with the selling of alcohol to under-age young people. (S1O-6572)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to change the council tax system and, if so, when and in what way. (S1O-6576)
To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been made to the Department for Work and Pensions about the impact of changes to the method of payment of benefits on urban and rural...
To ask the Scottish Executive on what criteria its decisions to disperse civil service and executive agency posts are based. (S1O-6586)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the provision of emergency ambulances in Dumfries and Galloway is adequate. (S1O-6570)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in tackling pollution. (S1O-6595)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the achievements of its learn to let go campaign have been. (S1O-6568)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to help children living with parents who misuse drugs and alcohol. (S1O-6566)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans for further development of hospital services in the Lothians. (S1O-6582)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve road safety. (S1O-6593)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the effects of the outcome of the negotiations on general practitioner contracts on the provision of GP services in the islands....
To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it has made for consultation with the voluntary sector during the development of its response to the McFadden commission recommendations on charity...
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to sponsor investment and enterprise in deprived communities. (S1O-6573)
1. 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-2554)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he will raise. (S1F-2553)
To ask the First Minister what impact the amnesty on illegal firearms will have on making communities safer. (S1F-2567)
To ask the First Minister whether the performance of Scottish Enterprise is satisfactory. (S1F-2550)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to attract more immigrants that can contribute to growth and development to Scotland. (S1F-2568)
A-nis, tha sinn a' gluasad gu deasbad na Gàidhlig. Following is the simultaneous interpretation: We now move to the debate on Gaelic. The member continued in English. The next item of...
The next item of business is consideration of seven Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Euan Robson to move motions S1M-3977, S1M-3978, S1M-3979, S1M-3980, S1M-3981, S1M-3982 and S1M-3998 en...
I ask for a bit of hush as I have an announcement to make. As required by the new standing orders that were agreed to yesterday, I wish to inform members that this session of the Parliament will...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3691, in the name of Linda Fabiani, on Scotland's Fairtrade towns. The debate will be concluded without any questions 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.