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Thursday, 3 June 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 3 June 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6469, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on the national health service.
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to support nurseries in the independent sector in Fife that have seen the rates on their buildings increase by between just under 30 per...
To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to engage with the development of the United Kingdom Government legislation to transfer further powers to Scotland. (S3O-10817)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in revising or withdrawing section 5 of "The Autism Toolbox", "Overview of Interventions", following its acceptance of the findings of...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether national health service patients referred to private facilities for treatment have recourse to the NHS's complaints process and, if not, for what reason and...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report to the Parliament on the outcome of its review of ferry services. (S3O-10748)
A dh'fhaighneachd do Riaghaltas na h-Alba dè bhios e a' dèanamh a dh'obair le comhairlean a tha ag iarraidh, no tha deònach, sùil a thoirt air siostam anns am biodh foghlam...
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in respect of the community health and care partnership framework in Glasgow. (S3O-10740)
To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S3F-2445)
To ask the First Minister what progress has been made to meet the Scottish Government's target of recruiting 1,000 additional police officers. (S3F-2456)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will accept the view of the Health and Sport Committee that the Government should seek to amend the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill at stage...
To ask the First Minister what the benefits to Scotland will be of designating 2014 as the next year of homecoming. (S3F-2446)
To ask the Scottish Executive when the common performance management platform will be running in all eight Scottish police forces and the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency. (S3O-10764)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many prison officers have been prosecuted for crimes involved in supplying drugs to prisoners since 1999. (S3O-10784)
To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of those prosecuted for carrying a knife in the last year have received a sentence of six months or less. (S3O-10781)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its responsibilities are regarding policing. (S3O-10816)
To ask the Scottish Government what action will be taken following the report of the short-life working group on naloxone. (S3O-10805)
To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made to ensure swift justice following a conviction. (S3O-10796)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider reviewing the discounts given on sentences to accused persons who plead guilty at different stages of the trial process. (S3O-10783)
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to improve the legal protection of wildlife corridors in the urban environment. (S3O-10814)
To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution rural specialist food production has made to the Scottish gross domestic product in the last year and whether information is available on the...
To ask the Scottish Executive what work is under way to increase proportionality in the penalty system for farmers breaching European Union rules. (S3O-10827)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging new entrants into crofting. (S3O-10828)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote food and drink from the north-east. (S3O-10793)
To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to promote the development of waste management infrastructure. (S3O-10755)
The next item of business is a statement by Jim Mather on VisitScotland. The minister will take questions at the end of his statement and there should therefore be no interventions or interruptions.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6472, in the name of Michael Russell, on student fees.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would like to make a correction to an answer that was given by the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism during this afternoon's ministerial...
The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Bruce Crawford to move motions S3M-6481 and S3M-6482, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments on advice...
There are 10 questions to be put as a result of today's business. I remind members that, in relation to the debate on student fees, if the amendment in the name of Claire Baker is agreed to, the...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S3M-6086, in the name of Bill Butler, on bank on Owen. The debate 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.