Thursday, 2 December 2010
Scottish Parliament Thursday 2 December 2010 [The Presiding Officer opened the meeting at 09:15]
Good morning. The first item of business is a debate on motion S3M-7159, in the name of Jeremy Purvis, on the Scottish economy.
To ask the Scottish Executive what economic assistance it will provide the local community in Kinloss with to offset the impact of the proposed closure of the Royal Air Force base. (S3O-12210)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on implementing the improvements identified in the strategic transport projects review. (S3O-12150)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many funded places in higher education will be transferred to unfunded places under its budget proposals. (S3O-12201)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are of the draft budget proposals on transport projects for Aberdeen and the north-east. (S3O-12213)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make changes to the education maintenance allowance. (S3O-12220)
To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the number of firefighters in Scotland. (S3O-12174)
To ask the Scottish Government how many churches and charities have been required to reapply for exemption from water and sewerage charges following transfer of responsibility for administration...
To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is being made for new cases requiring free child advocacy, given that Barnardo's take note project is reportedly not properly up and running and has...
To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S3F-2749)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government has further plans for tackling sectarianism. (S3F-2761)
To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government will meet the Scottish National Party's manifesto pledge to ensure two hours of PE in schools. (S3F-2757)
To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government supports the creation of a single police force for Scotland. (S3F-2756)
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to reduce the number of territorial NHS boards. (S3O-12166)
To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified nurse graduates have been employed by NHS Grampian in each of the last six intakes. (S3O-12170)
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill is expected to have on the level of supply of rented housing. (S3O-12157)
To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Parkinson's UK. (S3O-12152)
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that homoeopathy has a role to play in health care. (S3O-12177)
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since 2007 in the early diagnosis and treatment of people with mental health problems. (S3O-12154)
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the announcement by the United Kingdom Minister of State for Housing and Local Government on removing security of tenure from tenants of...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the violence against women fund, the Rape Crisis specific fund and the children's services Women's Aid fund will be maintained in 2011-12 and, if so, at what...
To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions ministers have had with the Scottish Ambulance Service regarding the future provision of air ambulance services in Orkney. (S3O-12161)
To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the replacement of the care services for older people currently delivered by the Mansionhouse unit. (S3O-12186)
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce bedblocking for dementia patients in Glasgow hospitals caused by the need to obtain orders under the Adults with Incapacity...
To ask the Scottish Government how the money for preventive treatment announced for national health service boards in the draft budget will help support Glasgow City Council in looking after...
The next item of business is a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, on the forensic science services modernisation programme. The cabinet secretary will take questions...
The next item of business is a debate on motion S3M-7484, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill.
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S3M-7533, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revision to today's business to cancel...
There are five questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-7519.2.1, in the name of Gavin Brown, which seeks to amend amendment S3M-7519.2, in...
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.