Thursday, 14 June 2007
Scottish Parliament Thursday 14 June 2007 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-169, in the name of Patrick Harvie, on Trident.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-173, in the name of Robin Harper, on carbon offsetting. Members should leave the chamber if they are not participating in the debate.
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to help address the needs of carers. (S3O-207)
To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis of the 7,000 patients presenting at the Vale of Leven hospital integrated care project has been carried out by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S3O-211)
To ask the Scottish Executive which footballing organisations and representatives ministers have met since May 2007. (S3O-233)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to implement the national waste strategy. (S3O-213)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its vision is for the national health service in Scotland. (S3O-216)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards finalising plans for its £5 million pilot scheme to provide free nutritious school meals. (S3O-258)
Perhaps appropriately, given the question I have to ask, I regret the fact that I am not at an engagement this morning: I refer to the funeral of Lord Ewing. He was one of the leaders of the...
I, too, read with shock, anger and deep concern the press coverage of the report into the alleged abuse at Kerelaw residential school in Ayrshire. People will be filled with horror that Kerelaw,...
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-52)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on the Federation of Small Businesses' recently published annual index of wealth and the comparison with other small...
To ask the First Minister what action is being taken to ensure that funding for Scottish universities does not fall further behind that of those in other parts of the United Kingdom. (S3F-53)
To ask the First Minister whether he intends to work constructively with the United Kingdom Government on issues of mutual concern. (S3F-69)
Question 1 was withdrawn by Michael Matheson. He and his wife have just had a baby and, on behalf of the chamber, I congratulate him.
To ask the Scottish Executive what terms of reference, timescale and resources will be required for Audit Scotland to carry out a full review of the procedures used to forecast the costs of the...
To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it plans to introduce the Better Regulation Commission's one in, one out rule in relation to new regulations. (S3O-172)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the work undertaken by credit unions to address financial exclusion. (S3O-259)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will engage with the voluntary sector in order to support carers in employment and seeking employment. (S3O-248)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will grow the economy of all parts of Scotland. (S3O-204)
. John Park (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to bring forward a criminal justice bill. (S3O-246)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has to strengthen the legislation on antisocial behaviour. (S3O-257)
To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to efficiency savings in the justice and communities budget. (S3O-228)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken in implementing the commitment to provide 1,000 extra police officers. (S3O-179)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve access to legal aid in Shetland. (S3O-202)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to meet representatives of Victim Support Scotland. (S3O-245)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many retailers were prosecuted in 2006-07 for selling cigarettes to people under the age of 16. (S3O-201)
The next item of business is a debate on free personal care. Before I invite Nicola Sturgeon to open the debate, I ask members to be aware that there are still active court proceedings in...
The next item of business is consideration of one Parliamentary Bureau motion. I ask Bruce Crawford to move motion S3M-179, on substitution on committees. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer.
There are potentially 10 questions to be put as a result of today's business. In relation to this morning's debate on Trident, I point out that if the amendment in the name of Michael McMahon is...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-12, in the name of Rob Gibson, on Scottish-Norwegian commercial co-operation. The debate will be concluded without any...
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.