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Thursday, 24 June 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 24 June 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6635, in the name of Iain Smith, on tourism.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6633, in the name of Ross Finnie, on free personal care for the elderly.
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities and other bodies regarding the inspection and maintenance of air conditioning systems. (S3O-11068)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains its intention to extend the council tax freeze in 2011-12. (S3O-11058)
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to provide enhanced opportunities and more support for care leavers. (S3O-11061)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to help East Renfrewshire Council address on-going difficulties over the catchment area for St Ninian's high school. (S3O-11057)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the language skills of five-year-olds starting school. (S3O-11076)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with officials in Libya concerning the situation of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi. (S3O-11043)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2498)
To ask the First Minister what the implications of the emergency budget are for Scotland. (S3F-2499)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government is satisfied that published figures on the number of cancelled national health service operations provide an accurate picture. (S3F-2510)
To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that the Moredun Research Institute and other research institutes in Scotland are best placed to secure future...
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide capital funding to NHS Lanarkshire to allow progress to be made in improving primary health care facilities in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. (S3O-11040)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assurance it can give that the consultant-led maternity services at Caithness general hospital in Wick will be safeguarded for future years. (S3O-11088)
To ask the Scottish Executive when ministers last met the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what issues were discussed. (S3O-11042)
To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it will use to assess the pilot national health service board elections that took place in Dumfries and Galloway and Fife on 10 June 2010. (S3O-11063)
To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that front-line health workers are protected from violence in the workplace. (S3O-11059)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the regulation of private letting agencies. (S3O-11046)
To ask the Scottish Executive what early intervention measures it is taking to tackle sight loss. (S3O-11078)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the 1,500 people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Orkney to be registered. (S3O-11079)
To ask the Scottish Executive what adjustments it is making to the low-cost initiative for first-time buyers scheme. (S3O-11060)
To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that proposals by national health service boards to reduce expenditure on services are fully consulted on with the affected community. (S3O-11077)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last discussed the concerns of disabled employees with trade unions that represent national health service staff. (S3O-11041)
To ask the Scottish Executive how levels of patient care will be shown to be protected despite targets to reduce staffing numbers in the national health service. (S3O-11045)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-6636, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on the "Independent Review of Sheriff and Jury Procedure".
The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S3M-6645, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on committee membership. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that— Mr...
There are 11 questions to be put as a result of today's business. I remind members that, in relation to the debate on tourism, if the amendment in the name of Jim Mather is agreed to, the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-6139, in the name of Bill Kidd, on deaf awareness week 2010. The debate will be concluded without any question being put....
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.