Scottish Parliament debates

Wednesday, 8 December 2004

  • Official Report 8 December 2004

    Scottish Parliament Wednesday 8 December 2004 [THE DEPUTY PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]

  • Time for Reflection

    2 speeches

    Good afternoon. The first item of business is time for reflection. Our time for reflection leader today is Marie Cooke, who is co-ordinator of the youth service of the Roman Catholic diocese of...

  • Points of Order

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. This is a point of order under rule 13.2 of standing orders, which governs ministerial statements. Michael Ferguson, who is a patient at the state hospital...

  • Local Government Finance Settlement

    49 speeches

    The next item is a ministerial statement on the local government finance settlement and non-domestic rate poundage. As is normal in these circumstances, the minister will take questions at the...

  • Ferry Services (Clyde and Hebrides)

    75 speeches

    I regret that I could not call the three remaining members whose names were on my screen, but I had to protect the next item of business, which is a debate on motion S2M-2117, in the name of...

  • Business Motion

    1 speech

    The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-2130, in the name of Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out its business programme. Motion moved,...

  • Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    5 speeches

    The next item of business is the consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Margaret Curran to move motion S2M-2123, on the approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. Motion...

  • Decision Time

    21 speeches

    There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-2117.1, in the name of Fergus Ewing, which seeks to amend motion S2M-2117, in the name...

  • Older Volunteers

    12 speeches

    The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-2033, in the name of Sarah Boyack, on "Retire into Action: a study of the benefits of volunteering to older people", which...

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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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