Thursday, 26 June 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 26 June 2003 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business is a debate on motion S2M-143, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the draft Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-136, in the name of Andy Kerr, on the Fireworks Bill, which is United Kingdom legislation.
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will empower people with disabilities to make their own choices about their care. (S2O-305)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether any action will be taken to improve public transport links between north and south Lanarkshire. (S2O-262)
To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has about withdrawal of bus services in the Scottish Borders. (S2O-273)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the development of new incineration facilities. (S2O-281)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve opportunities for sporting participation and achievement. (S2O-265)
To ask the Scottish Executive when its sexual health strategy will be implemented. (S2O-276)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Greater Glasgow NHS Board regarding any shortfall in funding and budget cuts. (S2O-303)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to tackle childhood obesity. (S2O-299)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to tackle alcohol-related violence. (S2O-280)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether Seroxat will be withdrawn from use in the treatment of depression. (S2O-259)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to phase out and eliminate the use of means testing. (S2O-271)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to strengthen the national grid to accommodate the expansion of renewable energy opportunities in the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-279)
To ask the Scottish Executive what opportunities there will be to increase rail services to and from Fife under the next rail franchise. (S2O-263)
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive enforces honesty and integrity amongst its members. (S2F-131)
To ask the First Minister whether he intends to restrict electronic tagging of children to those children who might otherwise be placed in secure accommodation. (S2F-136)
To ask the First Minister what comparison has been made in terms of value for money between offering financial support to the Church of Scotland to keep care homes open and finding alternative...
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-202, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for the final stage...
We now move to final stage proceedings on the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill. I will first make the usual announcement about the procedures that we will...
Amendment 3, in the name of John Home Robertson, is grouped with amendments 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Amendment 1, in the name of John Home Robertson, is in a group on its own.
Amendment 5 moved—[Mr John Home Robertson]—and agreed to.
Amendment 6 moved—[Mr John Home Robertson]—and agreed to.
Amendment 7 moved—[Mr John Home Robertson]—and agreed to.
As soon as I can find the right point in my script, we will move to debate on motion S2M-121, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing)...
The next item of business is consideration of three parliamentary bureau motions. Motions moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in...
We are a bit ahead of ourselves, so I am minded to take a motion without notice to bring forward decision time. Motion moved, That, under Rule 11.2.4 of Standing Orders, Decision Time on Thursday...
There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S2M-143, in the name of Ross Finnie, on the draft Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-110, in the name of Irene Oldfather, on valuing carers. Motion debated, That the Parliament recognises the hard work and...
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.