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Business Bulletin No. 121 / 2003

Thursday 18th September 2003

Section A : Daily Business List

  

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Executive Debate on Rising to the Challenge of Improving Scotland’s Health

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

1. Mr John Swinney: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Prime Minister and what issues he intends to discuss. (S2F-202)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Scottish Executive’s Cabinet. (S2F-201)

3. Robin Harper: To ask the First Minister when he will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what issues he intends to raise. (S2F-208)

4. Jackie Baillie: To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive is satisfied with the progress of Crown Office reform. (S2F-196)

5. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the First Minister whether there are any plans to issue operational guidance similar to that recently issued by Her Majesty's Government to police forces in England and Wales in respect of the possession of cannabis resin. (S2F-206)

6. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Executive is taking to promote transparency in respect of costs and standards of care homes across Scotland. (S2F-205)

2.30 pm Question Time

1. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make extra funding available to Lothian and Borders Police in recognition of its additional responsibilities caused by Edinburgh’s capital city status, including policing state occasions, the Parliament and the Edinburgh International Festival. (S2O-418)

2. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it will make for out-of-hours GP services in rural areas following the introduction of new GP contracts. (S2O-442)

3. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to assess the number of scallops caught around, or beyond, the 12-mile limit and landed at non-Scottish ports. (S2O-451)

4. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it will give that will address concerns regarding serious offenders being released from custody on bail. (S2O-461)

5. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the law to give cohabitees the same rights as married couples. (S2O-430)

6. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the East and West of Scotland European consortia meet the conditions of the N+2 Rule in respect of the payment of European structural funds. (S2O-466)

7. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the board of VisitScotland. (S2O-429)

8. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it will have in the MTV Awards in Edinburgh in November 2003. (S2O-426)

9. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement will be made on the future of the Scottish Agricultural College. (S2O-424)

10. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will extend the central heating installation programme to people over 80 who have partial or poorly-functioning central heating systems. (S2O-419)

11. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive when and how the transfer of planning control for marine fish farming developments from the Crown Estate to local authorities will take place. (S2O-447)

12. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether expenditure by non-departmental public bodies is properly controlled and achieves value for money. (S2O-409)

13. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to meet the Scottish Tenants Organisation to discuss the affect of the new Glasgow Housing Association tenancy agreement on its clients, including elderly people and people with mental incapacities. (S2O-465)

14. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency effectively monitors the involvement of community recycling groups in the implementation of area waste plans. (S2O-443)

15. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage healthier lifestyles. (S2O-440)

16. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Prison Kilmarnock offers good value for money based on its performance. (S2O-422)

17. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to St. Andrews International Golf Club’s decision to apply directly to the Executive for planning approval for the proposed development at Feddinch, St. Andrews. (S2O-421)

18. Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet the chairman of HBOS plc. (S2O-427)

19. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts it has made to assist with the resolution of the nursery nurses' industrial action. (S2O-425)

20. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote activity-based education in schools. (S2O-458)

21. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in respect of the erection of agricultural buildings that are inappropriate for a local area and exempt from planning consent requirements. (S2O-446)

22. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether sufficient funding is given to Highland Council to maintain the road infrastructure in its area. (S2O-433)

23. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider allowing alcohol to be sold at Murrayfield Stadium and selected football grounds on a trial basis. (S2O-437)

24. Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the funding situation of Scottish universities and the impact on them of tuition fees being charged at English universities. (S2O-453)

25. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government regarding the consultation process on the interim storage of laid-up submarines. (S2O-411)

26. Withdrawn

27. Withdrawn

28. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Office of the Rail Regulator, the Strategic Rail Authority and Network Rail regarding track maintenance and improvements. (S2O-423)

29. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reverse the decline in the number of secondary school pupils taking maths and science-based subjects. (S2O-414)

30. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what structures it has in place to monitor, review and examine the implementation of the McCrone agreement. (S2O-449)

3.10 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Rising to the Challenge of Improving Scotland’s Health

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

debate on the subject of—

S2M-74 Mr Mark Ruskell: Terrestrial Trunked Radio Masts—That the Parliament considers that there should be a halt to the introduction of terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) masts throughout Scotland until such time as (a) safety standards specifically relating to TETRA technology are drawn up and (b) TETRA masts and equipment are fully tested against such standards and any adverse health effects identified and made public.

 

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