Thursday, 18 September 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 18 September 2003 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on rising to the challenge of improving Scotland's health. The debate will be concluded without any questions being put.
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to raise. (S2F-208)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive is satisfied with the progress of Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service reform. (S2F-196)
To ask the First Minister whether there are any plans to issue operational guidance similar to that recently issued by Her Majesty's Government to police forces in England and Wales in respect of...
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to promote transparency in respect of costs and standards of care homes across Scotland. (S2F-205)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make extra funding available to Lothian and Borders police in recognition of the additional responsibilities that are caused by Edinburgh's capital...
To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it will make for out-of-hours general practitioner services in rural areas following the introduction of the new GP contracts. (S2O-442)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to assess the number of scallops caught around, or beyond, the 12-mile limit and landed at non-Scottish ports. (S2O-451)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it will give to address concerns regarding serious offenders being released from custody on bail. (S2O-461)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the law to give cohabitees the same rights as married couples. (S2O-430)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the east and west of Scotland European consortia meet the conditions of the N+2 rule in respect of the payment of European...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the board of VisitScotland. (S2O-429)
To ask the Scottish Executive what role it will have in the MTV awards in Edinburgh in November 2003. (S2O-426)
To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement will be made on the future of the Scottish Agricultural College. (S2O-424)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will extend the central heating installation programme to people over 80 who have partial or poorly functioning central heating systems. (S2O-419)
To ask the Scottish Executive when and how the transfer of planning control for marine fish farming developments from the Crown Estate to local authorities will take place. (S2O-447)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to meet the Scottish Tenants Organisation to discuss the effect of the new Glasgow Housing Association tenancy agreement on its clients, including...
To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency effectively monitors the involvement of community recycling groups in the...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage healthier lifestyles. (S2O-440)
The final item of business today, which is a members' business debate on motion S2M-74, in the name of Mark Ruskell, on terrestrial trunked radio masts. Motion debated, That the Parliament...
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.