Thursday, 25 February 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 25 February 2010 [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a Liberal Democrat debate on motion S3M-5809, in the name of Margaret Smith, on education.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-5808, in the name of Robert Brown, on justice.
To ask the Scottish Government whether recently reported concerns regarding the use of public funds by members of Strathclyde partnership for transport had previously been brought to the...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the A82 and A83. (S3O-9571)
To ask the Scottish Executive what legal protection is available to local residents during major road projects. (S3O-9584)
To ask the Scottish Executive what additional European funding Scotland has received since the start of the recent economic crisis. (S3O-9621)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it received the report of the public local inquiry on the proposed A92 road orders in relation to the A92 east of Newport-on-Tay in Fife, and when it expects to...
To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it attaches to Scotland's built heritage. (S3O-9638)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many general practitioner practices it has taken action against since May 2007 for having broken their contract with NHS Lanarkshire. (S3O-9604)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2222)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on recently reported concerns regarding the use of public funds by members of Strathclyde partnership for transport. (S3F-2227)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government will take to assist in resolving the current dispute between First ScotRail and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport...
To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the Electoral Commission regarding the conduct of the proposed referendum on independence. (S3F-2229)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider extending the community right-to-buy provisions in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 to urban areas. (S3O-9650)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is committed to protecting the native Scottish black bee on Colonsay. (S3O-9612)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since the creation of the local biodiversity action plan for Glasgow and what discussions the Scottish Government has had with Glasgow...
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that any recommendations regarding the future of the single farm payment will address the decline in livestock in Scotland. (S3O-9631)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in achieving its greener Scotland objectives. (S3O-9611)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made towards meeting its 40 per cent recycling target. (S3O-9640)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress there has been in reviewing the west of Scotland catch composition rules since the December 2009 European Union agriculture and fisheries council...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken in response to the conclusions in the recent Her Majesty's inspectorate of prisons report on HMP Cornton Vale. (S3O-9614)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to combat serious and organised crime in the west of Scotland. (S3O-9587)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on specialist firearms training remaining a requirement for police officers who are to be armed. (S3O-9634)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support Scottish Conservative proposals to amend the law on double jeopardy at stage 2 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill. (S3O-9565)
To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has made of the 620 responses to its consultation on high hedges and other nuisance vegetation. (S3O-9657)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-5807, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on the Brian Pack inquiry into the single farm payment.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Under rule 6.2, "Functions of all committees", it is clear that a committee may "examine such matters within its remit ... as it may determine appropriate...
There are 12 questions to be put as a result of today's business. I remind members that, for the questions relating to the debate on justice, if the amendment in the name of Kenny MacAskill is...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-5459, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on Perth 800. The debate will be concluded without any question being put. Motion...
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