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BUSINESS BULLETIN 49 / 2000

Thursday 16 March 2000

Section D –  Oral questions selected for answer on 23 March 2000

 

 

1. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence it has that literature promoting homosexuality would be purchased and distributed to children by (a) local authorities and (b) individual schools in the event of the repeal of section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986. (S1O-1414)

 

2. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was undertaken in relation to the extension of casino opening hours in Scotland and whether this consultation included the attitudes of staff to the change. (S1O-1441)

 

3. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with Her Majesty's Treasury regarding the pension fund of former employees of the Scottish Bus Group. (S1O-1403)

 

4. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to improve the numbers and quality of community housing for rent in rural areas. (S1O-1433)

 

5. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it expects the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget to have on the economy of the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-1409)

 

6. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement will be made on a new operator for the Islay, Campbeltown and Tiree air routes. (S1O-1413)

 

7. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are taken by the enterprise agencies and local enterprise councils to ensure that public funding is not given to companies whose financial position is unsustainable. (S1O-1422)

 

8. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it made at the recent European Union inter-governmental conference, at both ministerial and advisory levels. (S1O-1404)

 

9. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure the viability of day care facilities, such as crèches and playgroups. (S1O-1435)

 

10. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the current service provided by Caledonian MacBrayne. (S1O-1428)

 

11. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Health and Safety Executive over the environmental implications of the decommissioning of nuclear installations in Scotland. (S1O-1443)

 

12. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it applies in deciding on the appropriate placing of its newspaper advertisements. (S1O-1419)

 

13. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to assist traditionally under-represented groups, such as young people, women and the long-term unemployed, to start their own businesses. (S1O-1426)

 

14. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure that children under twelve years of age will continue to play competitive school football tournaments in Scotland. (S1O-1440)

 

15. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is being made to advise teachers and pupils on the sensible use of computers within schools. (S1O-1406)

 

16. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations in the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities’ 1998 report Guidance on Preparing and Implementing a Multi-agency Strategy to Tackle Violence Against Women. (S1O-1415)

 

17. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to encourage the provision of childcare in Scotland. (S1O-1420)

 

18. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has about the possible take-over of Border Television, and whether it intends to make any representations to Her Majesty's Government on this matter. (S1O-1437)

 

19. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact of the local government spending settlement is on elderly people. (S1O-1429)

 

20. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taking to ensure that all children benefit from improved standards in education. (S1O-1417)

 

21. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Scottish Homes regarding the outstanding debt associated with transferred housing stock. (S1O-1416)

 

22. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with other bodies or organisations in relation to the effect on local shops of the proposed bus corridors in Shettleston, Glasgow and elsewhere. (S1O-1408)

 

23. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will send copies of all consultation documents to each Scottish Parliament partner library. (S1O-1436)

 

24. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2271 by Mr Jim Wallace on 26 November 1999, how many warrants have been issued relating to people resident in Scotland for (a) the interception of communications and (b) interference with property since 1 July 1999. (S1O-1442)

 

25. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value is of financial savings which have been made across Scotland following the recent local government financial settlement. (S1O-1423)

 

26. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the New Deal has made on long-term youth unemployment in Scotland. (S1O-1431)

 

27. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive in what way its land reform proposals will lead to the creation of new crofts and new crofting lands. (S1O-1439)

 

28. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take in order to improve transport provision for disabled people. (S1O-1410)

 

29. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the expected date is by which local authorities will be required to register land on the contaminated land register regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. (S1O-1424)

 

30. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the timescale for consultation on national priorities for Scottish schools has been decided. (S1O-1427)

 
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