Thursday, 10 June 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 10 June 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6511, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill.
The next item of business is consideration of motion S3M-5691, in the name of John Swinney, on the financial resolution in respect of the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Bill. Motion moved, That the...
To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to respond to the findings by Professor Richard Watt of University College London that people who rarely brush their teeth are 70 per cent more likely...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is taking action to help school nurses resolve outstanding claims under the agenda for change programme. (S3O-10856)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve affordable warmth. (S3O-10871)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had further discussions with the National Trust for Scotland since September 2009 regarding the future of the Bannockburn heritage centre. (S3O-10876)...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation. (S3O-10918)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP practices use 084 premium-rate numbers and whether it has any plans to actively discourage the use of such numbers by GP practices. (S3O-10892)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to assist crofting communities that are facing large increases in their local rabbit population. (S3O-10889)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2459)
To ask the First Minister what matters were discussed at the most recent meeting of the joint ministerial committee. (S3F-2462)
To ask the First Minister when he last spoke to the chairman of VisitScotland and what matters were discussed. (S3F-2468)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government is taking action to restrict the payment of bonuses to the highest-paid staff in the public sector. (S3F-2475)
To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in releasing the funds that have accumulated under the fossil fuel levy. (S3O-10909)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision to centralise the book contract for public and school libraries, given concerns expressed by small publishers, librarians and...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of West Lothian Council to discuss transport issues. (S3O-10861)
To ask the Scottish Executive how much was paid to its core departmental staff in bonuses in 2008-09. (S3O-10924)
To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations it has had with the construction industry and how it plans to incorporate the needs of this sector into its economic recovery plan. (S3O-10851)
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the growth of the manufacturing sector. (S3O-10907)
To ask the Scottish Government what financial assistance it provides to improve railway stations in the west of Scotland. (S3O-10908)
To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it will contribute to the Clyde fastlink project, broken down by amount, financial year and location. (S3O-10845)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take action to promote the use of microgeneration technology in corporate residential properties such as care homes. (S3O-10921)
To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made with the powers given to it under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010. (S3O-10878)
To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has and is continuing to put in place to protect the manufacturing sector in the Scottish Borders. (S3O-10917)
To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury regarding petrol prices in rural areas. (S3O-10865)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Transport Scotland regarding the consultation on developing rail freight policy in Scotland, and in particular, the timetable for...
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the use of end-year flexibility. (S3O-10853)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6531, in the name of Alex Neil, on violence against men. We have very little spare time in the debate, so members will need to stick closely to...
There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-6511.1, in the name of Murdo Fraser, which seeks to amend motion S3M-6511, in the name...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-6437, in the name of Christina McKelvie, on "My Hero, My Soldier Laddie", which commemorates Scotland's Victoria Cross...
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.