Thursday, 28 April 2005
Scottish Parliament Thursday 28 April 2005 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S2M-2667, in the name of Andy Kerr, that the general principles of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill be agreed to.
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities regarding sheltered housing tenants' concerns about the financial burden of supporting people charges. (S2O-6492)
To ask the Scottish Executive what new action it will take in light of the increase in violent attacks on firefighters in Tayside in the last six months. (S2O-6520)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a national strategic rail development plan for Scotland over and above the local initiatives in the partnership agreement. (S2O-6498)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote participation in Europe day. (S2O-6534)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-1614)
To ask the First Minister how improved access to broadband will help the Scottish economy. (S2F-1607)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has had any meetings with NHS Greater Glasgow to discuss the provision of capital equipment. (S2F-1604)
Now that the lights have come back on, we can turn our attention to energy. To ask the First Minister what steps have been taken to provide guidance to local authorities on suitable locations for...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the network of special protection areas. (S2O-6537)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in achieving mountainous area status for the most disadvantaged and peripheral areas. (S2O-6521)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the current position is with regard to a horse strategy for Scotland. (S2O-6499)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact has been of initiatives to encourage greater recycling of domestic waste. (S2O-6531)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review legislation on the environmental impact of, and environmental safety in relation to, demolition activity. (S2O-6539)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure that environmental damage caused by developers does not adversely affect communities. (S2O-6508)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to publish more information about the amount of subsidies that farmers receive. (S2O-6485)
To ask the Scottish Executive when, in this calendar year, it expects to consider revised byelaws for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park. (S2O-6503)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to improve flood prevention measures and whether any such measures will inform revision of the relevant planning guidelines. (S2O-6543)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether, now that it has published separate Scottish data for some of the indicators on the World Health Organisation's European health for all database, it will...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the replies it received to its questionnaire on the current and future role of community hospitals. (S2O-6500)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards implementing its strategy and action plan for improving sexual health. (S2O-6545)
To ask the Scottish Executive how the work of the four national health demonstration projects is being developed to inform practice across Scotland. (S2O-6509)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the current performance of NHS 24. (S2O-6489)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S2M-2736, in the name of Cathy Jamieson, on supporting safer, stronger communities and the reform of Scotland's criminal justice services. I think...
The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. I ask Margaret Curran to move motion S2M-2731, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. Motion moved, That the...
The next item of business is motion S2M-2284 on a financial resolution in respect of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament, for the purposes of...
I have reflected on the points of order that were raised during First Minister's questions today. Standing orders are clear. Under rule 8.17.2, points of order take precedence over the question...
There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S2M-2667.1, in the name of Carolyn Leckie, which seeks to amend motion S2M-2667, in the...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-2573, in the name of Paul Martin, on reviewing arrangements for managing sex offenders. The debate will be concluded...
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