Thursday, 18 November 2004
Scottish Parliament Thursday 18 November 2004 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1960, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, that the general principles of the Fire (Scotland) Bill be agreed to, and two amendments to...
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-1206)
To ask the First Minister what effect a community right of appeal would have on new building developments and planning applications to local authorities. (S2F-1208)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Executive's position is on the fluoridation of public water supplies. (S2F-1212)
To ask the First Minister how many cases of hospital-acquired infection there are and what targets the Scottish Executive has set for its control. (S2F-1215)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many dedicated white-fish vessels there are in the Scottish fleet. (S2O-4118)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the necessary environmental protection has been put in place to prevent flooding and whether it will issue up-to-date guidance to local authorities on the...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to address any negative impact on the environment of derelict land and property. (S2O-4073)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent meetings it has had with representatives of dairy farmers. (S2O-4106)
To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has set for reducing levels of obesity. (S2O-4080)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the performance of NHS 24. (S2O-4078)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it will have with national health service boards and local authorities in respect of what further action is required to reduce the number of delayed...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether any health authorities are projecting financial deficits for the current year and, if so, which authorities and what the projected deficits are. (S2O-4074)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce bedblocking. (S2O-4128)
To ask the Scottish Executive what additional measures it intends to take to make the public appointments system fairer and more transparent. (S2O-4034)
To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoner programme requests cannot be met due to resource constraints. (S2O-4049)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the implementation of its recently published guidance on the closure of rural primary schools. (S2O-4047)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in schools to raise awareness of the dangers of abuse of drugs and alcohol and to promote health and welfare. (S2O-4030)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist Lothian and Borders police to improve their response times. (S2O-4103)
The next item of business is business motion S2M-2028, in the name of Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for consideration of stage 3 of the...
The next item of business is stage 3 of the Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Bill. For the first part of the stage 3 proceedings members should have the bill—that is, SP bill 15—the...
Group 1 is on the maximum age of the child. Amendment 1, in the name of Carolyn Leckie, is grouped with amendments 2 to 5. If amendment 1 is agreed to, I cannot call amendments 2 to 5.
Amendment 6 is in a group on its own.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-1968, in the name of Elaine Smith, that the Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Bill be passed. I call Susan Deacon to speak to and to move the motion.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-2014, in the name of Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for legislation. Motion...
The next item of business is consideration of motion S2M-1623, in the name of Andy Kerr, on the financial resolution in respect of the Fire (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament, for...
There are five questions to be put. The first question is, that amendment S2M-1960.2, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, which seeks to amend motion S2M-1960, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, on the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-1837, in the name of Karen Whitefield, on diabetes in Scotland. The debate will be concluded without any question being put....
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.