Thursday, 19 June 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 19 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-162, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on the water industry. There are two amendments to the motion.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-161, in the name of David Davidson, on care homes for the elderly. There are three amendments to the motion. I invite members who want to speak...
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-158, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme.
The first item of business this afternoon is a statement by the First Minister on the inquiry into the Holyrood project. The First Minister will take questions at the end of his statement and...
To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Justice will next visit the Stirling district and whom she will meet there. (S2O-246)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is helping people from deprived communities to participate in creative cultural activity. (S2O-231)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish details of payments made to farmers and crofters under the less favoured areas support scheme for 2003. (S2O-204)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will remove charges for NHS prescriptions, in the light of plans to do so in Wales. (S2O-206)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to widen access to minority sports. (S2O-222)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will commence a review of prescription charges for people with chronic health conditions and young people in full-time education or training. (S2O-251)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to criticisms of prison conditions made by Her Majesty's chief inspector of prisons for Scotland. (S2O-219)
To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of its transport budget will be spent on public transport in each year of this parliamentary session. (S2O-227)
To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress has been made in negotiations with Her Majesty's Government about payments of financial assistance to those infected with hepatitis C through...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will extend the time limit for commencement of High Court cases beyond 110 days. (S2O-214)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether children's relatives are entitled to receive remuneration in respect of fostering them. (S2O-221)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on transportation by road of large volumes of waste to landfill sites. (S2O-218)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has set any targets for kerbside recycling. (S2O-228)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is in the public interest to vary the interdict granted to Tony Freeman of Solutions RMC preventing Robert Winter of Breast Cancer Research (Scotland)...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of Angus Council to discuss the A92 Dundee to Arbroath upgrading and Montrose bridge replacement projects. (S2O-209)
1. Mr John Swinney (North Tayside) (SNP): To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-94)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-102)
To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has, and what action it has taken in this session of the Parliament, to build a sustainable future in Scotland. (S2F-101)
To ask the First Minister what impact any constitutional changes arising from the recent reshuffle of the Cabinet of Her Majesty's Government will have on the Scottish Executive. (S2F-100)
To ask the First Minister how Glasgow will benefit from the west coast main line railway upgrade. (S2F-99)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's plans are for increasing police numbers. (S2F-89)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-144, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the draft Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003. I invite members who...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-137, in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, on the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill, which is UK legislation. I invite...
The next item of business is consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. I have been advised that two members wish to oppose two of the motions. I remind members that under rule 10.6.5...
Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment Order 2003 be approved.—[Tavish Scott.]
Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/260) be approved.—[Tavish...
Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that Mrs Margaret Smith be appointed a member of the Equal Opportunities Committee.—[Tavish Scott.]
There are 12 questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-162.3, in the name of Allan Wilson, which seeks to amend motion S2M-162, in the name of...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-31, in the name of Sandra White, on investment in Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. Motion debated, That the Parliament notes...
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.