Thursday, 25 October 2007
Scottish Parliament Thursday 25 October 2007 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-679, in the name of Mary Scanlon, on free personal care.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-677, in the name of Bill Aitken, on police numbers.
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide Barra with a purpose-built airport runway. (S3O-920)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is on the handling by the Crown Office of the anthrax outbreak in the Scottish Borders which led to the death of Pascal Norris. (S3O-983)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take through the planning system to protect parkland and other green space in Glasgow. (S3O-971)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met VisitScotland and what issues were discussed. (S3O-972)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-213)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's view is on the ruling by the House of Lords on 17 October 2007 removing the right to compensation for victims of a certain...
To ask the First Minister whether the outcome of the 2007 comprehensive spending review places constraints on the Scottish Government's ability to deliver for the people of Scotland. (S3F-222)
To ask the First Minister what action will be taken following the ruling by Lord Macphail on the provision of free personal care. (S3F-225)
. Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Executive what new measures it will take to promote a sustainable livestock industry after the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak...
To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional funding has been made available to address flooding in Lanarkshire. (S3O-933)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to review the procedure for designating sites of special scientific interest. (S3O-985)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it reached its decision not to provide funding in 2007 for agri-environment management agreements expiring this year. (S3O-917)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will set increased recycling targets. (S3O-967)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is on the action it is taking to minimise the impact on farmers and crofters of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey. (S3O-964)
To ask the Scottish Executive what additional support it can provide for the sheep sector to help it recover from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S3O-949)
. Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, or will take, to address fuel poverty resulting from the policy of energy suppliers to backcharge...
To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on the specific health needs of ethnic and religious minorities. (S3O-975)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure access to hospitals for all sections of the community. (S3O-922)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it still intends to implement the 2007 Scottish National Party manifesto pledge to double the number of school nurses. (S3O-959)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assist local authorities to meet sustainable targets for the construction of affordable housing for purchase and rent. (S3O-947)
To ask the Scottish Executive what spending priorities have been allocated to health in the 2007 strategic spending review. (S3O-924)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-681, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on alcohol. I invite members who wish to take part in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons now.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. At First Minister's question time today, in response to my question, the First Minister said that the previous Government had committed itself only to a...
There are nine questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-679.1, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, which seeks to amend motion S3M-679, in the...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S3M-383, in the name of Michael McMahon, on the public-social partnership pilot in North Lanarkshire. The debate will be...
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.