Thursday, 4 December 2008
Scottish Parliament Thursday 4 December 2008 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-3013, in the name of Ted Brocklebank, on broadcasting.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-3014, in the name of Derek Brownlee, on local government finance.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages meeting all of its expenditure commitments as outlined in its draft budget for 2009-10. (S3O-5067)
To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its news release of 12 November 2007 that stated that an extra 150 police officers would be recruited by the end of the financial year, whether those...
To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving the crofting community. (S3O-5137)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has determined a date on which the findings of the strategic transport projects review will be announced. (S3O-5096)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will quantify the cuts that would be required to local government and other services in Ochil were they to meet the United Kingdom Government efficiency...
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the management of Glasgow Prestwick international airport following the publication of the airport's development master plan. (S3O-5058)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with the City of Edinburgh Council and TIE Ltd regarding the Edinburgh trams project. (S3O-5055)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it expects the level of economic growth to change in each year to 2012. (S3O-5057)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-1243)
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will support the 16 days of global activism to tackle violence against women. (S3F-1253)
To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government intends to respond to the findings of an Educational Institute of Scotland survey that children's education in nearly two-thirds of...
To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the Auditor General for Scotland's report into the extension to the First ScotRail passenger rail franchise. (S3F-1266)
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. During First Minister's question time, the First Minister said that the Minister for Justice would prevent searches of MSPs' offices by the police. My...
. Marilyn Livingstone (Kirkcaldy) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to upgrade and improve the health centre facilities at Whyteman's Brae, Kirkcaldy. (S3O-5084)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that as much as possible is being done to introduce telehealth links ensuring easier, faster and more local access to health care. (S3O-5060)
To ask the Scottish Government how it is preparing for winter pressures on the national health service. (S3O-5091)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the level of support services available to people with multiple disabilities in the Perth and Kinross Council area. (S3O-5059)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report from the short-life working group examining options for assisting women who have no recourse to public funds, referred to by the...
. Bill Wilson (West of Scotland) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Government whether it has estimated or will estimate how bullying impacts on the NHS and in other areas, in light of an increasing...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce regular reporting on hospital-acquired infection rates and, if so, whether the reports will be broken down by hospital. (S3O-5063)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS Orkney regarding the benefits of locating a CT scanner in Orkney. (S3O-5135)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prevent NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde from withdrawing funding from St Margaret of Scotland hospice in Clydebank in light of public and...
To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met with the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S3O-5089)
To ask the Scottish Executive what savings it expects the Scottish Ambulance Service to achieve in the current financial year. (S3O-5098)
To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of referrals for cancer treatment in NHS Grampian are seen within 62 days. (S3O-5061)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist epilepsy nurses are employed in the national health service and what action it has taken to increase this number. (S3O-5099)
The next item of business is a statement by Adam Ingram on a report into child protection services in Aberdeen. The minister will take questions at the end of his 10-minute statement; therefore,...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-3011, in the name of Stewart Maxwell, on forced marriages.
There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-3013.1, in the name of Iain Smith, which seeks to amend motion S3M-3013, in the name...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-2650, in the name of Alison McInnes, on "Safe drivers are made, not born". The debate will be concluded without any question...
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.