Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 30 October 2003

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 30 October 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Integrated Rural Development

    78 speeches

    Good morning. The first item of business is a committee debate on motion S2M-477, in the name of Sarah Boyack, on the Rural Development Committee's report on integrated rural development.

  • First Minister's Question Time — Prime Minister (Meetings)

    8 speeches

    To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S2F-288)

    • Cabinet (Meetings)

      24 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S2F-292)

    • Local Government Finance Review

      12 speeches

      To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Executive will establish its independent review of local government finance; who will be involved in the review body; how long the review will take,...


      6 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive will take to deal with misuse of fireworks. (S2F-297)


      13 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Executive has had on the provision of a Concorde for the National Museums of Scotland. (S2F-306)

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

  • Point of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Following a point of order that I made yesterday, I attempted to lodge a motion to the effect that the Parliament should invoke section 23 of the Scotland...

    • "Building Better Cities"

      94 speeches

      The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-526, in the name of Andy Kerr, on "Building Better Cities: Delivering Growth and Opportunities", and on three amendments to the motion.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-518, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for legislation. Motion...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions, motion S2M-519 and motion S2M-522, on the approval of Scottish statutory instruments. Motions moved, That the...

  • Decision Time

    19 speeches

    There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. I remind members that, in relation to this afternoon's debate on "Building Better Cities", if the amendment in the name of...

  • European Week for Safety and Health

    17 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-442, in the name of Karen Gillon, on European week for safety and health. The debate will be concluded without any...

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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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