Thursday, 29 April 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 29 April 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6216, in the name of Patrick Harvie, on a living wage.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6215, in the name of Robin Harper, on democratic reform.
To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of various recently reported high-profile child protection issues, whether it has reconsidered its overall child protection strategy. (S3O-10284)
To ask the Scottish Executive what bodies for which the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth is responsible, apart from Caledonian MacBrayne, have subsidiaries based in tax...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports an increase in domestic aviation between Scotland and other mainland United Kingdom airports. (S3O-10310)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made to upgrade the A96 at the Inveramsay bridge. (S3O-10306)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains committed to freedom of information. (S3O-10311)
To ask the First Minister what engagements he has planned for the rest of the day. (S3F-2355)
I am delighted to hear that my party is so popular with so many opponents. I am not in the least surprised at that development. To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime...
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2357)
To ask the First Minister what measures the Scottish Government is taking to encourage women to give up smoking during pregnancy. (S3F-2368)
To ask the First Minister how ministers will respond to the Ipsos MORI poll carried out for the Scottish Government showing that only 25 per cent of secondary teachers believe that they are...
To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government will confirm its preferred minimum price per unit of alcohol. (S3F-2365)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether any national health service boards have recently announced a need to reduce services, nurse training or the recruitment of nurses and doctors as a...
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to ensure that dispensing GP practices in rural areas are protected. (S3O-10313)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make any changes to the energy assistance package to increase uptake of the scheme. (S3O-10292)
To ask the Scottish Executive how the required numbers of palliative care specialists and nurses are established and calculated and what these numbers are, broken down by national health service...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it reallocated any of the £128,000 that was repaid to it by the Scottish-Islamic Foundation to any other organisation or charity in the financial year...
To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis the recently announced £31 million from Barnett consequentials for housing will be distributed. (S3O-10266)
To ask the Scottish Government what support it has received for its proposals to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. (S3O-10331)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Aberdeen city alcohol and drugs partnership on its current priorities. (S3O-10261)
To ask the Scottish Executive what reciprocal health care arrangements are in place between the Isle of Man and the national health service in Scotland. (S3O-10332)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that the views of local communities are taken into account when considering the provision of pharmacy and dispensing services. (S3O-10321)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce its proposed minimum price per unit of alcohol before the stage 1 debate on the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill. (S3O-10324)
To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to allocate the £31 million from Barnett consequentials for affordable housing developments. (S3O-10326)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6223, in the name of Adam Ingram, on changing lives: a confident, competent social care workforce.
There are 11 questions to be put as a result of today's business. I remind members that, in relation to the debate on a living wage, if the amendment in the name of Alex Neil is agreed to, the...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S3M-6031, in the name of Nanette Milne, on Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association. The debate will be concluded...
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.