Thursday, 5 June 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 5 June 2003 (Morning) [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S2M-103, in the name of Peter Peacock, on young people. There are three amendments to the motion. I ask members who wish to...
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-102, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved,...
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Enterprise regarding the future of the Pentair Enclosures factory at Macmerry. (S2O-93)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in view of the possible closure of Church of Scotland homes for elderly people. (S2O-88)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the Campbeltown to Ballycastle ferry tendering process. (S2O-94)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to improve standards in the health service across the Highlands. (S2O-124)
To ask the Scottish Executive what support it offers carers. (S2O-104)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to increase diversity in the judiciary. (S2O-121)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in regard to the implementation of the "Right for Fife" review of Fife's health services. (S2O-113)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by its working group on extending legislation to protect women and disabled, lesbian, gay, bisexual and older people against hate crimes....
To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings it plans to have in respect of the bid from the National Museums of Scotland for a Concorde aircraft to be added to the collection of the Museum of...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the environmental implications of new nuclear power stations being built at Torness or Hunterston. (S2O-103)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it next plans to meet Fife NHS Board. (S2O-78)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on use by ministers—I repeat, by ministers—of the word "ned" in relation to young people. (S2O-98)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to respond to concerns raised with regard to the proposed relocation of Scottish Natural Heritage from Edinburgh to Inverness. (S2O-102)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many discussions it has had with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities in the past two years regarding a pay review for nursery nurses. (S2O-101)
To ask the Scottish Executive what further plans it has to attract health professionals to return to work in the NHS. (S2O-106)
To ask the First Minister what powers the Scottish Executive has to abolish the council tax and whether it will use these powers in view of comments made by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that...
To ask the First Minister how communities affected by pollution can make use of the new online pollution register. (S2F-59)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive is satisfied with the performance of Scottish Water. (S2F-40)
There are four questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-103.3, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, which seeks to amend motion S2M-103, in the name...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-89, in the name of Jamie Stone, on rural rail services. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. I...
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.