Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 3 September 2003

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Wednesday 3 September 2003 (Afternoon) [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon and welcome back from the recess. The first item of business this afternoon is time for reflection, which will be led by the Rev Ian Dickie from Granton Baptist church in Edinburgh.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-284, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme. Motion...

  • Scottish Economy

    107 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-287, in the name of Jim Wallace, on the Scottish economy, and on three amendments to that motion.

  • Standing Orders (Changes)

    22 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-286, in the name of Iain Smith, on the Procedures Committee's report on First Minister's question time and minor changes to standing orders....

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    3 speeches

    I will take things very slowly to get us up to 5 o'clock. The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions.

  • Decision Time

    32 speeches

    There are 11 questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-287.2, in the name of John Swinney, which seeks to amend motion S2M-287, in the name of...

  • European Structural Funds (South of Scotland)

    39 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-177, in the name of Jeremy Purvis, on European structural funds and the south of Scotland. Motion debated, That the...

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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.

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