Thursday, 27 November 2003
Scottish Parliament Thursday 27 November 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business today is a debate on motion S2M-660, in the name of Margaret Curran, on violence against women, and three amendments to the motion.
To ask the First Minister what contingency plans are in place in the event of terrorist attacks in Scotland. (S2F-388)
To ask the First Minister what representations will be made to Her Majesty's Government in order to rectify any error made by the Office for National Statistics resulting in the loss of objective...
To ask the First Minister what outcome the Scottish Executive expects to be reached on quotas and days at sea for Scotland's fishermen in the forthcoming December negotiations in Brussels. (S2F-381)
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive's support for the completion of the M74 accords with its sustainable transport policy. (S2F-383)
To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has set for its commitment in "A Partnership for a Better Scotland" to ensure that new homes and public buildings increasingly incorporate solar...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in light of the sentence of John Walsh at Stranraer sheriff court. (S2O-862)
To ask the Scottish Executive when the consultation on widening the right of appeal in the planning system will commence. (S2O-835)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its strategy is for the provision of barrier-free transport in urban areas for those with mobility problems. (S2O-857)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting the provision of dermatology services. (S2O-832)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to measure the impact of the decline in Scotland's population. (S2O-843)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure that there is continued provision of acute health services in the west Highland area. (S2O-849)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will extend the December deadline for horse owners applying for an equine passport. (S2O-821) The publication of that question has already prompted a...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the establishment of a fully devolved Scottish opportunities fund accountable to the Parliament. (S2O-827)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for introducing transport accessibility audits. (S2O-854)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to tackle the issue of domestic abuse. (S2O-833)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures, in addition to postal ballots, it is considering to increase turnout at elections. (S2O-859)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in tackling the shortage of NHS dentists. (S2O-842)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding to local authorities for roads is adequate to maintain road infrastructure. (S2O-845)
To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-3812 by Lewis Macdonald on 17 November 2003, on what basis it set the target that 18 per cent of electricity generated in...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-661, in the name of Tom McCabe, on physical activity: the need for improvement and the cost of failure. There are two amendments to the motion.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-651, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for legislation. Motion...
There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-660.2, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, which seeks to amend motion S2M-660, in the...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-564, in the name of Des McNulty, on world AIDS day 2003. The debate will be concluded without any question being put....
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.