Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 20 November 2003

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 20 November 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Poverty in Scotland

    104 speeches

    Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on S2M-625, in the name of Carolyn Leckie, on poverty in Scotland, and three amendments to the motion.

  • World Peace

    46 speeches

    The next item of business is motion S2M-618, in the name of Tommy Sheridan, on world peace. There are three amendments to the motion and an amendment to one of the amendments.

  • First Minister's Question Time

    1 speech

    Like everyone else, I regret that interruption—and I deplore members of this Parliament applauding people in the public gallery who interrupt the Parliament. Before we start First...

  • Dental Services

    49 speeches

    The next item of business is a statement by Tom McCabe on modernising dental services in Scotland. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement; therefore there should be no...

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Further to the disruption of First Minister's question time, is it in order when such incidents occur for members in the chamber to applaud and...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

    • Voting Systems

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take on voting systems in light of the Electoral Commission's pilot schemes. (S2O-777)

    • Multiple Sclerosis

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in ensuring that the same standard of care is available throughout Scotland for people with multiple sclerosis. (S2O-760)

      Dungavel

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in its discussions with national health service boards and local authorities over provision of health and education services for families...

      Affordable Homes

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to respond to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations' campaign for 10,000 affordable homes across Scotland. (S2O-798)

      Hospitals (Vending Machines)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to remove all vending machines that sell unhealthy food from hospitals in Scotland. (S2O-799)

      Social Housing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in respect of its house building programme, with particular reference to social housing. (S2O-811)

  • Fuel Poverty

    6 speeches

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since the Scottish fuel poverty statement of August 2002 in meeting its target of ending fuel poverty. (S2O-769)

    • Scottish Water

      8 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to influence the actions and decisions of Scottish Water where such actions and decisions are supported by the Water Industry Commissioner for...

    • Speed Restrictions (Kinbrace Primary School)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive when suitable speed restrictions will be introduced at Kinbrace Primary School on the A897. (S2O-808)

      Wind Energy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring that local communities and manufacturing industry gain economic benefits from wind energy. (S2O-794)

      Compulsory Entitlement Cards

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Home Office regarding the proposed introduction of compulsory entitlement cards. (S2O-809)

      Textile Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to secure the future of the remnants of the textile industry, given the recent announcement of the closure of Chilton Scotland Ltd, Girvan....

      Street Prostitution

      4 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address the issue of street prostitution. (S2O-767)

      Zero-waste Strategy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the benefits that the adoption of a zero-waste strategy would have on the environment, agriculture and employment. (S2O-802)

  • Fuel Poverty

    58 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-627, in the name of Margaret Curran, on progress in respect of fuel poverty in Scotland, to which there are two amendments. The time for the...

  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill

    17 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-543, in the name of Margaret Curran, on the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, which is UK legislation, and one amendment to the motion.

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The Parliament will be aware of the unfolding tragedy in Istanbul today. I know that the matter was raised at First Minister's question time but, in view...

  • Presiding Officer's Ruling

    1 speech

    I wish to make one point of clarification, following the issues that were raised by Duncan McNeil and other members before lunch time. Having made inquiries, I wish to state that the normal...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions, motion S2M-620, on membership of a committee, and motions S2M-621, S2M-622 and S2M-623, on the approval of...

  • Decision Time

    46 speeches

    There are potentially 18 questions to be put as a result of today's business. I point out, in relation to this morning's debate on poverty in Scotland, that if the amendment in the name of...

  • Maternity Services (Glasgow)

    43 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-511, in the name of Sandra White, on the review of maternity services in Glasgow. The debate will be concluded without...

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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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