Scottish Parliament debates

Thursday, 4 December 2003

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Thursday 4 December 2003 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]

  • Scottish Parliament (Financial Powers)

    151 speeches

    Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S2M-697, in the name of Mr John Swinney, on financial powers of the Parliament, and three amendments to the motion.

  • European Parliament (Number of Seats)

    28 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-694, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on European Parliament seat numbers. There is one amendment to the motion.

  • First Minister's Question Time

    • Cabinet (Meetings)

      12 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S2F-402)

    • Prime Minister (Meetings)

      10 speeches

      To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S2F-407)

      Obesity

      10 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's position is in response to the programme "Stop Chewin' the Fat" and recent reports that Scottish children are among the most obese in the...

      Commonwealth Games

      8 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what economic benefits there would be from a bid to bring the Commonwealth games to Scotland in 2014. (S2F-422)

      Free Bus Travel (Strathclyde)

      10 speeches

      To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to ensure the continuation of free bus travel for elderly people throughout the Strathclyde area. (S2F-412)

      Holyrood Inquiry

      4 speeches

      To ask the First Minister how the Holyrood inquiry will now obtain potential evidence from BBC Scotland, in the light of the recent decision by BBC governors to endorse the decision by BBC...

  • Question Time — Scottish Executive

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Before the chamber empties, I ask whether we could welcome to the gallery Luis Eduardo Garcia, a Columbian trade union leader with Sinaltrainal. The reason...

  • Bathing Water Quality

    75 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-695, in the name of Allan Wilson, on protecting bathing water quality. There are three amendments to the motion. I ask those members who are...

  • Business Motion

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-686, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for legislation. Motion...

  • Decision Time

    36 speeches

    There are 10 questions to be put as a result of today's business. I ask members to note that, in relation to this morning's debate on the financial powers of the Parliament, if the amendment in...

  • Unity Enterprise (Glasgow Airport)

    10 speeches

    The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-578, in the name of Trish Godman, on Unity Enterprise at Glasgow airport. The debate will be concluded without any...

What is this?

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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