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BUSINESS BULLETIN 42 / 2000

Tuesday 7 March 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 March 2000

 

 

S1W-5036 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposed residential housing development at Pettinan, South Lanarkshire meets national planning policy guidelines and, if not, what steps it intends to take in relation to the development.

 

S1W-5037 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that the new accommodation booking service, Project OSSIAN, will meet the needs of small hotels, guests houses and bed and breakfasts with less than five rooms, what consultation it has had with such accommodation providers regarding OSSIAN and what feedback it has received.

 

S1W-5038 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what part improved signage of tourist attractions and tourist facilities will play in the implementation of the national tourism strategy.

 

S1W-5039 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between the Deputy Minister for Highlands and Islands and Gaelic and the Minister for Transport and the Environment on improving the signage of tourist attractions and tourist facilities from motorways and strategic trunk roads, and what has been the outcome of those discussions.

 

S1W-5040 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan is funded.

 

S1W-5041 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how the funding which enables police forces to patrol motorways and trunk roads is calculated.

 

S1W-5042 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total amount of public funding is currently spent annually on education courses for prospective teachers of Gaelic.

 

S1W-5043 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the reduction in financial support under the Crofters Building Grants and Loan Scheme will have upon levels of population in the Western Isles and in each of the crofting counties.

 

S1W-5044 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the levels of financial assistance available to crofters for house improvements under the Crofters Building Grants and Loan Scheme.

 

S1W-5045 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will place in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre a copy of the letter written by its Chief Agricultural Officer to administrators of the Crofters Building Grants and Loan Scheme as referred to in The Herald of Wednesday 1 March 2000, whether there will be any job redundancies of those administrators as a result of any changes to the Scheme; whether it remains committed to providing the Scheme and, if so, why it has reduced the financial benefits available under it and whether it will publish the rates for grant and loans for building a house (a) at 1990 levels and (b) at current levels, in real terms.

 

S1W-5046 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide a breakdown of the distribution of applications received under the Countryside Premium Scheme or equivalent, by Rural Affairs Department region, in each of the last three years.

 

S1W-5047 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what charges an NHS Trust makes to the NHS for a triple heart bypass operation.

 

S1W-5048 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish (a) the brief for Development of A Sex Advice Service with "Off the Record", Grampian Health Board’s successful bid to the Innovation Fund for Children’s Services and (b) details of the criteria used by the Panel to decide which bids were successful.

 

S1W-5049 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide full details of the procedures used by Cromarty Firth Port Authority in awarding contracts for harbour services.

 

S1W-5050 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will initiate an inquiry and if necessary make representations to Her Majesty's Government into allegations of irregularity in the awarding of contracts for harbour services by the Cromarty Firth Port Authority.

 

S1W-5051 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the members of the board of the Cromarty Firth Port Authority.

 

S1W-5052 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it proposes to take to tackle the effects of water pollution from agricultural sources.

 

S1W-5053 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any information from Moray Council regarding the current and projected rolls for Boharm School since the previous figures were circulated, and if so, what the updated figures are.

 

S1W-5054 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what circumstances led the Minister for Children and Education to believe that completion of a deal involving the Scottish Football Association taking over the management of Hampden was imminent and when he was advised that it was imminent.

 

S1W-5055 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all the co-funders of the Hampden redevelopment consider the Scottish Football Association deal to be the best option for the future operation and management of the stadium.

 

S1W-5056 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an alternative option lead by Glasgow City Council concerning the future management and operation of the National Stadium was proposed earlier this year and, if so, to provide full details of that option.

 

S1W-5057 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive why it will not sign up to any plan which does not have the Scottish Football Association in control and why this is an essential element of any plan.

 

S1W-5058 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive why the Scottish Football Association deal for the National Stadium is being pursued when the interim administrators for Queens Park FC consider that an alternative, better option for the stadium and the co-funders is available.

 

S1W-5059 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a letter has been received by the Minister for Children and Education from Gordon Christie of Arthur Andersen Consulting dated 24 February 2000; whether this letter states "whilst the Scottish Football Association deal appeared to be the next best option, it stresses that unless the additional funding is available, that deal would be impossible to progress." and what reaction it will give to this letter.

 

S1W-5060 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, if the terms and effects of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill require a financial resolution to be moved under rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders, it intends to lodge the necessary motion to allow such a resolution to be made.

 

S1W-5061 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will prioritise action to end fuel poverty as one of its social justice targets in view of this winter’s record level of "excess winter deaths".

 

S1W-5062 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what it intends to do to tackle fuel poverty following the record level of "excess winter deaths" this winter.

 

S1W-5063 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what the take-up for the Warm Deal has been against target since the scheme’s inception.

 

S1W-5064 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what the take up of its Healthy Homes Initiative has been against target since inception.

 

S1W-5065 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes have benefited from the Healthy Homes Initiative as distinct from the Warm Deal.

 
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