Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 31 March 2004

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Wednesday 31 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 Mrs Helen McLeod, elder of St Margaret's Church of Scotland in Forfar.

  • Motion without Notice

    1 speech

    Members should be aware that I have accepted a ministerial statement on Standard Life, which will be taken immediately after decision time at 5 o'clock. I will accept a motion without notice...

  • Point of Order

    3 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I raise my point of order under rule 8.5.6 of standing orders, which concerns the notice of amendments and gives the Presiding Officer discretion to...

  • Scotch Whisky Industry (Tax Regime)

    63 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1116, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on the effect of strip stamps on the whisky industry, and two amendments to the motion. I invite members who...

  • Fraser Inquiry (BBC Tapes)

    115 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1117, in the name of David McLetchie, on the failure of the BBC to hand over tapes to the Fraser inquiry, together with two amendments to the...

  • Business Motion

    7 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-1126, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. I ask any member...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    3 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of five Parliamentary Bureau motions. Motions S2M-1129, S2M-1121, S2M-1122 and S2M-1123 are all on the designation of lead committees. Motions moved,...

  • Decision Time

    29 speeches

    There are 11 questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-1116.2, in the name of Jim Wallace, which seeks to amend motion S2M-1116, in the name...

  • Standard Life

    35 speeches

    As members will know, the next item of business is a statement by Jim Wallace on Standard Life. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement, so there should be no interventions.

  • London Olympic Bid

    22 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-811, in the name of Alex Neil, on the London Olympic bid for 2012. The debate will be concluded without any question being...

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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