Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 24 March 2004

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Wednesday 24 March 2004 (Afternoon) [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    The first item of business this afternoon is time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader today is Father Philip Tartaglia of St Mary's, Duntocher, Clydebank.

  • Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

    177 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-682, in the name of Andy Kerr, on the general principles of the Local Governance (Scotland) Bill, and one amendment to the motion.

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Tomorrow, the Scottish Green Party will be asking members to support its motion on a legal opinion about genetically modified crops. Could you advise...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-1085, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved,...

  • Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

    2 speeches

    We are a little back to front, as I forgot to take the financial resolution. I ask Tavish Scott to move motion S2M-777, in the name of Andy Kerr, on the financial resolution in respect of the...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Tavish Scott to move motions S2M-1080 and S2M-1081, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on the designation of...

  • Decision Time

    17 speeches

    There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-682.2, in the name of Tommy Sheridan, which seeks to amend motion S2M-682, in the...

  • Millennium Development Goals

    19 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-972, in the name of Des McNulty, on millennium development goals. The debate will be concluded without any question being...

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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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