Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 2 June 2004

  • Introduction

    Scottish Parliament Wednesday 2 June 2004 (Afternoon) [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. The first item of business, as it is every Wednesday, is time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader today is the Dalai Lama—to whom I say tashi deleg, welcome,...

  • Point of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. As leader of the parliamentary Labour Party, I seek your ruling on a point of order relating to the rights of backbenchers. The motion that we are about to...

  • International Situation

    119 speeches

    The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1374, in the name of John Swinney, on the international situation, and four amendments to the motion.

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item is consideration of motion S2M-1358, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved, That the Parliament...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    2 speeches

    The next item of business is consideration of 11 Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Patricia Ferguson to move motions S2M-1379 to S2M-1389 inclusive, all on the designation of lead committees....

  • Decision Time

    23 speeches

    There are 16 questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-1374.5, in the name of Andy Kerr, which seeks to amend motion S2M-1374, in the name of...

  • Affordable Housing (North-east Fife)

    22 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-1329, in the name of Iain Smith, on affordable housing in north-east Fife. The debate will be concluded without any question...

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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