Thursday, 8 January 2004
Scottish Parliament Thursday 8 January 2004 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business this morning is a debate on motion S2M-762, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, on delivering a quick, effective youth justice system.
To ask the First Minister when he next plans to meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to raise. (S2F-487)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed—in their totality—at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S2F-493)
I return the compliments of the season to the First Minister. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's response is to the research released this week by the Aberdeen fertility...
To ask the First Minister what assistance the Scottish Executive will provide to ensure that Scotland is the best place in the world to celebrate hogmanay. (S2F-497)
To ask the First Minister what benefits will result from his plans regarding the use of private sector expertise in the civil service in Scotland. (S2F-501)
To ask the First Minister what steps will be taken to ensure the prosperity of fishing communities following the outcome of the agriculture and fisheries council in Brussels in December 2003....
Question 1 is withdrawn.
To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it will undertake in respect of the provisions for nuclear waste handling and renewable energy developments in the United Kingdom Energy Bill...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether portable breath testing equipment used by police forces is calibrated to detect 9 micrograms or more of alcohol in 100ml of breath as well as being able to...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered supporting the establishment of a centre of excellence for training railway professionals. (S2O-1024)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact will be on the staffing of primary schools if significant numbers of primary teachers move to secondary schools to teach. (S2O-1030)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it assists former prisoners in gaining employment. (S2O-1020)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in implementing the sustainable Scottish marine environment initiative. (S2O-1035)
To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it will undertake with local communities in its review of the west Edinburgh planning framework. (S2O-1015)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government regarding digital terrestrial television reception. (S2O-1016)
To ask the Scottish Executive what feedback it has received regarding the additional information that it now provides in respect of performance of schools. (S2O-1043)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in assessing the business case for the Borders railway. (S2O-1037)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its environmental priorities are for 2004. (S2O-1040)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will liaise with the City of Edinburgh Council in support of the initiative of the people of Oxgangs to transport fixtures and fittings from three...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the transitional funding arrangements for organisations previously receiving money from the landfill tax credit scheme. (S2O-1044)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made towards meeting the organic targets identified in its "Organic Action Plan". (S2O-1034)
To ask the Scottish Executive what role its national planning policy guidelines will play in decisions about the relocation of football clubs. (S2O-1021)
To ask the Scottish Executive what information is provided to local communities regarding proposed wind farm developments. (S2O-1027)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Have you had notification from the First Minister to correct an inaccurate statement that he made in response to my question during First Minister's...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-761, in the name of Margaret Curran, on improving Scotland's homes. There are three amendments to the motion.
There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-762.2, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, which seeks to amend motion S2M-762, in the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-474, in the name of Susan Deacon, on the horse racing industry in Scotland. Motion debated, That the Parliament recognises...
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