Thursday, 13 September 2007
Scottish Parliament Thursday 13 September 2007 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-457, in the name of Hugh Henry, on education.
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for regeneration within the Levenmouth area of Fife. (S3O-571)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it now expects construction work on the Aberdeen western peripheral route to begin. (S3O-592)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report back to the Parliament on its work on continuing to progress the Edinburgh airport rail link project. (S3O-602)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the benefits of local enterprise companies are in relation to growing the local economy. (S3O-606)
Before I ask my question, I am sure that Parliament will want to join me in congratulating Alex McLeish and the Scotland team on their superb result last night. [ Applause. ] I thank the...
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S3F-127)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-128)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government proposes to take to review the number of quangos. (S3F-129)
To ask the First Minister what the estimated revenue and capital costs are for implementing primary 1 to primary 3 class sizes of 18 across the country by 2011. (S3F-146)
To ask the First Minister what action Scottish ministers will take to deal with the increased risk of flooding across Scotland. (S3F-136)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Would it be in order to ensure that Parliament takes the earliest opportunity to express its congratulations and best wishes to a former Deputy First...
. Karen Whitefield (Airdrie and Shotts) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to invest in and support the public library network. (S3O-588)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent meetings it has held with interested parties to progress its priorities for culture. (S3O-572)
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to promote the celebration of St Andrew's day this year. (S3O-597)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it is in discussions with the United Kingdom Government about the European treaty. (S3O-616)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review arrangements for the annual tartan day celebrations in the United States of America. (S3O-595)
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had regarding the preservation of Scotland's Roman heritage. (S3O-617)
Question 1 has been withdrawn.
To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources it intends to make available for the provision of Gaelic education. (S3O-603)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to enhance the lives of young people across Scotland. (S3O-600)
The next item of business is a statement by Elish Angiolini on the case of Angus Sinclair. The Lord Advocate will take questions at the end of her statement and there should therefore be no...
The next item of business is a statement by John Swinney, on national developments in planning. The cabinet secretary will take questions at the end of his statement; there should therefore be no...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-445, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on the draft Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005...
There are four questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-457.2, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, which seeks to amend motion S3M-457, in the name...
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Yesterday, the Parliament refused to endorse the Government's skills strategy—a defeat for the Government. Today, in response to Robert Brown's...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-273, in the name of Brian Adam, on Macmillan Cancer Support's recovered but not covered campaign. 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.