Thursday, 19 December 2013
1. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that, in the last year, the conviction rate in criminal cases has fallen by 7 per cent. (S4O-02737)
3. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the costs of promoting the white paper on independence. (S4O-02739)
4. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how the United Kingdom Government’s proposed energy market reforms will impact on the Scottish economy. (S4O-02740)
5. To ask the Scottish Government how it encourages the emergency services to use social media as a means of communicating with the public. (S4O-02741)
6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that Scotland’s social care system is world leading. (S4O-02742)
7. To ask the Scottish Government what measures there are for young disabled adults to access bespoke respite services. (S4O-02743)
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide support for the proposed centre for innovation that is to be based in Edinburgh and named after the Nobel laureate, Professor Peter...
9. To ask the Scottish Government how the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 supports carers. (S4O-02745)
10. To ask the Scottish Government what benefits the Commonwealth games will bring to West Scotland. (S4O-02746)
1. In this last First Minister’s question time of the year, I wish everyone—and I mean everyone—a happy Christmas and a very peaceful new year. To ask the First Minister what...
2. I add my best wishes to all for a very happy and peaceful Christmas and new year period. To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S4F-01777)
3. To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-01778)
4. To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will commemorate the passing of 25 years since the Lockerbie disaster. (S4F-01794)
5. To ask the First Minister when the Scottish Government will publish the next set of statistics for the Scottish welfare fund. (S4F-01785)
6. To ask the First Minister what the impact will be on the Scottish Government’s energy policy of Scottish Power’s decision not to go ahead with its proposed wind turbine...
The next item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-08323, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on discontinuation of the Home Office’s go home campaign. The debate will...
The first item of business this afternoon is a debate on motion S4M-08576, in the name of Kenneth Gibson, on the Finance Committee’s report on the draft budget 2014-15.
The next item of business is consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move motions S4M-08657, on committee membership; S4M-08658, on substitution on...
There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S4M-08576, in the name of Kenneth Gibson, on the Finance Committee’s report on...
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.