Thursday, 29 May 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 29 May 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:31]
The first item of business this morning is a debate on the First Minister's statement on the Scottish Executive's programme.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-71, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out the new business programme. Motion...
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on protests on 29 May 2003 about the environmental effect of the testing of depleted uranium weapons at Dundrennan. (S2O-47)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the results of the area tourist board network review. (S2O-37)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will carry out an urgent survey of the A9 at Kessock junction and undertake any improvements identified. (S2O-34)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent steps have been taken with Her Majesty's Government to formulate policies and strategies to ensure that Scottish economic growth matches that achieved...
To ask the Scottish Executive what the commencement date will be for the construction of the Edinburgh tram network. (S2O-39)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reducing the amount of on-call work carried out by Scottish Ambulance Service staff. (S2O-3)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it next plans to meet the Scottish Agricultural College and what matters will be discussed. (S2O-2)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet the Forth bridgemaster as a matter of urgency to discuss measures to relieve peak-hour congestion levels on, and leading on to, the Forth road...
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions there have been with City of Edinburgh Council about its new housing system for homeless people. (S2O-20)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of any implications of the congestion charging scheme in London for similar schemes proposed in Scotland. (S2O-42)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its first steps will be to achieve economic growth. (S2O-53)
To ask the Scottish Executive how the national waste strategy will ensure the future of community-based recycling schemes. (S2O-57)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is anticipated on the construction of the Borders railway. (S2O-27)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the board of the Scottish Agricultural College regarding its rationalisation proposals. (S2O-43)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce legislation for a statutory independent charity regulator, supported by an accessible appeals procedure and incorporating a new definition...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of NHS consultant surgeons. (S2O-67)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Can you provide an assurance that the format for today's First Minister's question time does not set a precedent? Two political parties in this Parliament...
To ask the First Minister when he will reconvene the Cabinet sub-committee on sustainable Scotland and what issues will be discussed. (S2F-21)
To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive will introduce measures to tackle antisocial behaviour. (S2F-30)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to ensure that there is a national review of nursery nurses' pay and conditions. (S2F-29)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. We are about to move to Parliamentary Bureau motions, two of which refer to the Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill. That legislation tries to close...
The next item of business is consideration of four motions, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. The first is motion S2M-72, on days on which the office of the...
There are four questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S2M-72, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on days when the office of the clerk is open, be...
The final item of business today is the members' business debate on motion S2M-10, in the name of Adam Ingram, on the Scottish Agricultural College. The debate will be concluded without a...
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.