Thursday, 2 December 2004
Scottish Parliament Thursday 2 December 2004 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:30]
The first item of business today is a debate on motion S2M-2096, in the name of Lewis Macdonald, on a sustainable aquaculture industry, and three amendments to the motion.
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive's Cabinet. (S2F-1243) I asked that as slowly as I could.
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues will be discussed. (S2F-1244)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-1253)
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive will ensure that the Parole Board for Scotland upholds the rights of victims and their families. (S2F-1252)
To ask the First Minister how many public sector jobs will be cut under its efficient government strategy and how that will impact on services to the public. (S2F-1255)
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Executive is addressing sectarian abuse and violence. (S2F-1260)
To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it will take to make the primary and secondary school modern language programme more successful. (S2O-4318)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether tourism would be boosted by the establishment of statutory marine national parks. (S2O-4407)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for VisitScotland's marketing strategy. (S2O-4334)
To ask the Scottish Executive when the independent body reviewing local government finance will meet to consider the benefits of land value taxation. (S2O-4391)
To ask the Scottish Executive what funding assistance is offered to organisations involved in the prevention of domestic abuse. (S2O-4397)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to sustain and invigorate Borders communities. (S2O-4408)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is a good use of public resources for local authorities to compete in the private housing market for homes rather than build new local authority-owned...
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging the development of one-stop shops for local authority services. (S2O-4356)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive a progress report on the work of the independent review into local government finance. (S2O-4296)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve housing support services. (S2O-4375)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding plans to alter legislation on possession which would introduce an offence of having drugs in...
To ask the Scottish Executive when the review of strategic road projects will begin in order to ensure that gaps in the network are closed and that bypasses for those communities seeking them are...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce racially motivated attacks in Edinburgh. (S2O-4317)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-2093, in the name of Tom McCabe, on efficient government, together with three amendments to the motion.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-2091, in the name of Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for legislation. Motion...
There are eight questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-2096.2, in the name of Rob Gibson, which seeks to amend motion S2M-2096, in the name...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-2055, in the name of Mike Rumbles, on domestic abuse services for all victims. Motion debated, That the Parliament...
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.