Thursday, 2 October 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 2 October 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business is a debate on antisocial behaviour, which will be concluded without any question being put.
To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S2F-236)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S2F-237)
To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet sub-committee on sustainable Scotland will next meet and what will be on the agenda. (S2F-244)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's timetable is for the introduction of digital hearing aids across Scotland. (S2F-239)
To ask the First Minister whether he will reconsider the level of support to be given to those infected with hepatitis C through contaminated blood products in light of the recent comments by...
To ask the First Minister what criteria the Scottish Executive will apply in determining whether its policy of disposal—I mean dispersal—of Government jobs throughout Scotland has...
To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it will apply when assessing the business case produced to support a request for Executive funding of the Borders railway. (S2O-523)
To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Ministry of Defence about whether the decision on the acceptability of the proposals for decommissioning submarines at...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be represented at the justice and home affairs council of the European Union in Luxembourg on 2 and 3 October 2003. (S2O-513)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the provision of respite care for people with dementia. (S2O-519)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to tackle traffic congestion around schools. (S2O-541)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to increase the percentage of electricity generated in Scotland from renewable sources. (S2O-547)
To ask the Scottish Executive what funds have been committed by the Strategic Rail Authority to rail projects in Scotland. (S2O-557)
To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given since May 2003 to the provision of a Maybole bypass. (S2O-542)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last had discussions with Fife Constabulary about the level of police cover in Fife. (S2O-512)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prepare the NHS for winter pressures. (S2O-548)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the council tax. (S2O-546)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support and resource the free availability of emergency contraception at all current outlets including pharmacies. (S2O-543)
The next item of business is consideration of motion S2M-435, in the name of Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau. The motion sets out a business programme for the...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-326, in the name of Margaret Mitchell, on private escorting of abnormal loads. This debate will be concluded without...
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.