Thursday, 22 April 2004
Scottish Parliament Thursday 22 April 2004 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a statement by Frank McAveety on the cultural review. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement and there will be no interventions.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1184, in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, on mental health, and three amendments to the motion.
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's response will be to the march to be held in Glasgow on 24 April 2004 in support of the abolition of the council tax in favour of an...
To ask the First Minister how the responsibilities of the devolved regions and nations are reflected in the draft European constitution. (S2F-827)
To ask the First Minister what penalties will be paid by Reliance Secure Task Management Ltd in respect of any breach of its contract to escort prisoners. (S2F-807)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's position is in respect of whether a cull in seal numbers is necessary. (S2F-825)
I want to detain members for just a couple of minutes. At long last, I can today inform Parliament of the arrangements for our migration to Holyrood, our occupation of the building and its formal...
I declare an interest in that members of my family have received grants from sportscotland. To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in light of the diversion of lottery funding for...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last reviewed its guidance on safety in outdoor education. (S2O-1965)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to the chief social work inspector's findings in his report "Progress with Complexity" that mental health services for looked-after children...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of current underspends in various local authorities, it will direct such local authorities to spend these available resources on schools. (S2O-2007)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the new local tourism hubs network strategy. (S2O-2016)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take as a result of the findings of the report on the Miss X case. (S2O-2048)
To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on school education about environmentally and socially sustainable development. (S2O-2053)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make an announcement in respect of the planning inquiry into Arbroath supermarkets. (S2O-2043)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that free debt advice is available to all who require it. (S2O-1981)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action within its responsibilities it is taking to support those who are excluded from using the traditional financial sector due to their credit history. (S2O-2031)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will protect communities affected by planning applications that might have a negative impact on their environment or quality of life. (S2O-2013)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider amending section 90 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Bill to introduce a lower age limit for restriction of liberty orders. (S2O-2021)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making to ensure a comprehensive response to its consultation papers on planning reform. (S2O-2061)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of recent newspaper reports, it has agreed its share of funding for the Borders railway. (S2O-2049)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to start the review of tolled bridges referred to in "A Partnership for a Better Scotland". (S2O-1972)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take, or propose that Her Majesty's Government should take, any measures to assist the motorist in Scotland, in light of the necessity of a motor car...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review its policy on the privatisation of prison escort services. (S2O-2001)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve rail services between Perth, Fife and Edinburgh. (S2O-2012)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Will parliamentary approval be sought for the £210,000 expenditure that is proposed for the opening of the new Holyrood building?
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1185, in the name of Jim Wallace, on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and three amendments to the motion.
There are eight questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-1184.1, in the name of Stewart Stevenson, which seeks to amend motion S2M-1184, in...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-1076, in the name of Tricia Marwick, on multiple sclerosis awareness week. The debate will be concluded without any question...
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