Thursday, 26 February 2004
Scottish Parliament Thursday 26 February 2004 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business this morning is a debate on motion S2M-943, in the name of Peter Peacock, on a better deal for young people, and on two amendments to that motion.
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive ensures that projects that specialise in the rehabilitation of young offenders are effective and represent good use of taxpayers' money. (S2F-674)
To ask the First Minister whether any new measures are planned to help rural communities to access land for affordable housing. (S2F-666)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive intends introducing random drug testing in schools. (S2F-672)
To ask the First Minister who will make the final decision about whether genetically modified crops are grown commercially in Scotland. (S2F-655)
Question 1 has been withdrawn.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers have any plans to visit galleries or museums in Fife. (S2O-1350)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support the Scottish skiing industry. (S2O-1361)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote and encourage participation in the European year of education through sport. (S2O-1354)
To ask the Scottish Executive what public investment the commitment to build 300 new schools by 2009 represents and what possibilities such investment offers in respect of sustainable energy....
To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it will publish the review of area tourist boards. (S2O-1347)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the role is of Mohs micrographic surgery in the management of skin cancer in the NHS. (S2O-1334)
To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to setting interim targets as part of its policy to stabilise road traffic at 2001 levels by 2021. (S2O-1370)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will discuss with Glasgow City Council the council's level of uncollected council tax. (S2O-1341)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are currently awaiting transfer from NHS hospitals to care homes. (S2O-1352)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will liaise with mobile phone operators to promote greater awareness of mobile phone theft. (S2O-1372)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in its review of NHS prescription charges. (S2O-1340)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-944, in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, on building and supporting the national health service work force, and three amendments to the motion.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-942, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for the consideration of...
There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-943.1, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, which seeks to amend motion S2M-943, in the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-827, in the name of Johann Lamont, on planning for a co-operative development agency. The debate will be concluded without...
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.