Thursday, 4 November 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 4 November 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a Labour Party debate on motion S3M-7330, in the name of Andy Kerr, on managing Scotland's finances. Time is tight, so I ask members to be careful...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking specifically to tackle rising unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds. (S3O-11840)
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding its decision to abolish Consumer Focus and what it considers the devolved implications to be...
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to prevent the closure of rural primary schools in Argyll and Bute. (S3O-11761)
To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to use the vessel MV Isle of Arran, which sails on the Islay route, on other CalMac Ferries routes when MV Finlaggan comes into service. (S3O-11829)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can guarantee the completion of its announced school building programme on time and on budget. (S3O-11817)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Strathclyde partnership for transport. (S3O-11824)
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support Scotland's airports. (S3O-11762)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to support a publicly owned postal service. (S3O-11830)
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2672)
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the study by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs that placed alcohol above heroin and crack cocaine in terms of...
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on new, non-replacement, fossil fuel-fired power stations. (S3F-2673)
To ask the First Minister, further to the reported comment of the "source close to the Scottish Government" in The Sunday Times that the Scottish Government was in the business of controlling the...
Question 1 was not lodged.
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on access to podiatry services being based on clinical need rather than ability to pay. (S3O-11852)
To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the intended closure of Glasgow's Western infirmary, what action has been taken to ensure that its patients continue to receive a high standard of care....
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a position on the involvement of supporters trusts in the ownership and governance of football clubs, given their community links and benefits. (S3O-11820)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve the standard of patient care in hospitals. (S3O-11782)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage sexually active individuals under the age of 25 to undergo testing for chlamydia. (S3O-11846)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the incidence of malignant melanoma. (S3O-11764)
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to develop and expand the impact of the community empowerment action plan. (S3O-11799)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it holds statistics relating to the incidence of cancer, stillbirth and birth deformities in Scottish armed forces personnel and their families. (S3O-11812)
To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of NHS Lanarkshire. (S3O-11832)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been an increase in the number of patients receiving insulin pump therapy in the past three years and, if so, what the cost has been to the...
To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on blood testing for the presence of xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus. (S3O-11828)
To ask the Scottish Executive how national health service dentists can be encouraged to relocate to the far north. (S3O-11784)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether training in the national health service continues to be a priority for the Scottish Government. (S3O-11823)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase confidence in out-of-hours medical coverage and deal with confusion regarding accessing services. (S3O-11765)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-7295, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.
The next item is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S3M-7335, on committee membership. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that— Bill Kidd be appointed to replace Jamie...
There are six questions to be put as a result of today's business. In relation to the debate on managing Scotland's finances, if the amendment in the name of John Swinney is agreed to, the...
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S3M-6931, in the name of Rob Gibson, on investing in the future of Scotland's peatlands. The debate will be concluded without...
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.