Thursday, 13 May 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 13 May 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6266, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill. We have a little time in hand, although not...
The next item of business is consideration of motion S3M-5673, in the name of John Swinney, on the financial resolution on the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the Parliament,...
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the United Kingdom Government's legislative programme is expected to have on the Scottish Government's legislative plans. (S3O-10526)
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the growing up in Scotland reports, what measures are being taken to tackle child poverty. (S3O-10499)
To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it attaches to delivering health services at a local level. (S3O-10456)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (S3O-10467)
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with European Union environment ministers regarding the labelling of food products with genetically modified contents. (S3O-10507)
To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met NHS Lothian and what issues were discussed. (S3O-10476)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2388)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the signs of economic recovery in Scotland highlighted in the latest Bank of Scotland purchasing managers' index report....
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government will take to better protect medical records. (S3F-2401)
To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to support Scotland's fishing fleet and help avoid the early closure of fisheries. (S3F-2395)
The next item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-6233, in the name of Jim Tolson, on the bluelight initiative. The debate will be concluded without any question being put....
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will exceed its target of 2 per cent cash-releasing efficiency savings in 2010-11. (S3O-10494)
To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to businesses in Edinburgh to help them cope with increased business rates. (S3O-10452)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will make representations to the United Kingdom Government for the restoration of a fiscal stimulus programme for the Scottish economy. (S3O-10516)
To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the United Kingdom Government regarding proposed cuts to the access for all small schemes fund. (S3O-10519)
To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the implications of any future cuts to the Scottish budget on the West of Scotland and Scotland in...
To ask the Scottish Government how many third sector organisations based in Lanarkshire have successfully applied for funding from the Scottish investment fund since 1 September 2008. (S3O-10492)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made to pilot a business rates incentivisation scheme across Scotland's local authorities. (S3O-10503)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the voluntary sector. (S3O-10496)
To ask the Scottish Government how much Highlands and Islands Enterprise invested in economic development in 2009-10. (S3O-10520)
To ask the Scottish Executive when a minister last had a meeting with representatives of the Scotch whisky industry and what issues were discussed. (S3O-10485)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support bus services across Scotland. (S3O-10453)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the recommendation by the Financial Services Authority in its recent consultation paper to increase the minimum initial capital threshold from...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6295, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on the national health service quality strategy.
There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-6266.1, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S3M-6266, in the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-5959, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on "Pushed off the EDGE". It will be concluded without any question being put. Motion...
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.