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BUSINESS BULLETIN 13 / 2000

Tuesday 25 January 2000

Section E -   Written questions lodged on 24 January 2000

 

 

S1W-3890 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to ensure the protection of the environment in the light of the announcement that the Scottish NATO Pol organisation has applied to the Health and Safety Executive for a variation license to handle certain explosives at Loch Striven.

 

S1W-3924 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether health boards are able to contribute capital funding to housing associations and local authorities to facilitate adaptations to (a) allow disabled tenants to remain in residence; (b) to alleviate future health problems of disabled tenants, or (c) where there would be an improvement in health for a disabled tenant or members of their household.

 

S1W-3925 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive which air quality monitoring sites failed to meet the targets of four days and 35 days for particulate levels in each of the last three years and on how many days in each year each site failed to meet either of these targets.

 

S1W-3926 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive why the number of new business start ups in Scotland dropped to their lowest level in five years in the third quarter of 1999 and what plans it has to reverse this decline.

 

S1W-3927 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the current plans for the Abbotsholm Business Park.

 

S1W-3928 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Parliament will be asked to approve a Special Grant Order removing the legal hurdle which prevents the Home Office paying money to Scottish local authorities.

 

S1W-3929 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to the answer to question S1W-3620 by Sir David Steel on 20 January 2000, whether the materials removed from the Holyrood site were sent to landfill or for land reclamation use and, if so, what percentage was sent for each purpose.

 

S1W-3930 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide to MSPs a copy of the survey and sources of information referred to in its document A New Single Social Housing Tenancy for Scotland: Rights and Obligations and Opportunities which support the conclusion that "Some 83% of all Scots aspire to own their own homes and even more strikingly, close to 3 out of 5 current council tenants share that aspiration".

 

S1W-3931 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits it envisages for housing associations in pursuing charitable status and whether it intends to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the existing charity laws which could subsequently change the status and rights of tenants of registered charitable housing associations.

 

S1W-3932 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Glasgow gets a "fair deal" in terms of the allocation of resources.

 

S1W-3933 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools in Scotland do not have school boards.

 

S1W-3934 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive where in Scotland the two mammalian rendering plants approved to process specified risk material are situated.

 

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