Thursday, 27 April 2006
Scottish Parliament Thursday 27 April 2006 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on the Scottish rural development plan.
Question 1 has been withdrawn.
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform has had with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Minister for Health and...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review its current stance on abolishing the rule of 85. (S2O-9595)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends, during this parliamentary session, to introduce a statutory aggravation for offences motivated by malice or ill-will towards an individual based...
To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders have been applied for in South Lanarkshire and how many have been granted by courts in Lanark and Hamilton respectively. (S2O-9627)
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact varying tolls on the Forth road bridge would have on congestion in the Lothians. (S2O-9657)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions transport department officials have had with Orkney Islands Council, since the beginning of 2006, in relation to internal transport arrangements...
To ask the First Minister what evidence the Scottish Executive requires in order to remove an NHS target in the interests of patient care. (S2F-2254)
To ask the First Minister what input HM Treasury has to the spending commitments of the Scottish Executive. (S2F-2249)
To ask the First Minister what plans the Scottish Executive has to commemorate the 300 th anniversary of the 1707 union of the Parliaments. (S2F-2247)
To ask the First Minister what assistance will be available to small businesses that have to upgrade their private water supplies as a result of new regulations governing such supplies. (S2F-2260)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has published guidelines on the maximum length of time between collections of perishable household waste. (S2O-9600)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for discussions with supermarkets and other major retailers in respect of the sales of poultry and egg products. (S2O-9614)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken by Scottish Water to further improve water quality in Scotland in the next four years. (S2O-9625)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has responded to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's public consultation on the revised oil spill contingency plan and the environmental impact of...
To ask the Scottish Executive what account will be taken of community concerns regarding the designation of any coastal and marine national park. (S2O-9645)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment the Environment and Rural Affairs Department has made of the environmental impact of European directive 2002/91/EC. (S2O-9617)
To ask the Scottish Executive what input the Minister for Health and Community Care has had to Cabinet discussions about the health implications of the proposed Beauly to Denny transmission line....
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting breastfeeding to new mothers. (S2O-9650)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the implementation of the delivering for health agenda. (S2O-9631)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by NHS Lothian in ensuring the provision of national health service dentistry in West Lothian. (S2O-9646)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve health in areas of deprivation. (S2O-9639)
To ask the Scottish Executive how the new picture archiving computer system—PACS—will assist the sharing of diagnostic information. (S2O-9634)
To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements have been achieved in the performance of NHS 24. (S2O-9648)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to carry out the annual inspection of NHS Western Isles. (S2O-9593)
The next item of business is a debate on the new Scottish historic environment policy series.
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S2M-3933, in the name of Alasdair Morgan, on Wanlockhead Museum Trust and Museum of Lead Mining. Motion debated, That the...
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.