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BUSINESS BULLETIN 53 / 2000

Wednesday 22 March 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 21 March 2000

 

 

S1W-5462 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider directly funding community based and voluntary sector drugs projects such as the Grampian Addiction Problem Service.

 

S1W-5463 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will identify all planning applications, notices of intention to develop, listed buildings applications and other such forms of application which have (a) been called in and are awaiting Public Inquiry and (b) been to Public Inquiry but which still await decision by Ministers, both as at 21 March 2000.

 

S1W-5464 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage the construction of environmentally sensitive housing, along the lines of Greenwich Millennium Village in London.

 

S1W-5465 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the ratio is of pupils to teachers in nursery schools in public and private provision and what the explanation is for any variation between the two.

 

S1W-5466 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4703 by Ross Finnie on 9 March 2000, whether projected workload was the sole criterion used and, if not, what other criteria were considered and what weighting was given to each criterion in the decision to place new posts in the Area Office network.

 

S1W-5467 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4703 by Ross Finnie on 9 March 2000, what weighting was given to geographical displacement of civil service posts in making the decision to place posts in the Area Office Network.

 

S1W-5468 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how many secondary schools are currently located on split sites.

 

S1W-5469 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the European Convention on Human Rights will have on police boards.

 

S1W-5470 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future operation of the Procurator Fiscal’s Office.

 

S1W-5471 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to allow District Courts to use community service as part of their sentencing regime.

 

S1W-5472 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to appoint a national trainer to co-ordinate training for District Court members.

 

S1W-5473 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what surveillance testing, based on serological, virological, microbiological or pathological findings, was conducted by it or other bodies and over what period, in terms of Article 13 of EC Directive 91/67/EEC, which enabled the United Kingdom to maintain that Scotland was free from Infectious Salmon Anaemia.

 

S1W-5474 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a Route Action Plan for the A701 and, if so, whether it will publish details and place a copy of the Plan in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

 

S1W-5475 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many rural partnerships are currently operational in Scotland, and in which local authority areas they are based.

 

S1W-5476 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive to outline the sources of funding for local rural partnerships and the length of time for which these commitments will be guaranteed.

 

S1W-5477 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to alter accommodation or build new accommodation for any of its existing or proposed departments.

 

S1W-5478 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the recommendations of the organisation C Change with regard to pre- and post-test counselling in relation to hepatitis C.

 

S1W-5479 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus in Scotland.

 

S1W-5480 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice has been given to health boards in terms of the prevention and treatment of hepatitis C virus.

 

S1W-5481 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the European Commission and Her Majesty's Treasury about the implications of reform of the Common Agricultural Policy for the future of whisky industry employment in Scotland, particularly in rural areas.

 

S1W-5482 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to legislate for the introduction of individual learning accounts in Scotland.

 

S1W-5483 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review legislation with regard to the offence of dog fouling and, in particular, whether any consideration is being given to bringing the provisions of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 into line with the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996, as introduced in England and Wales.

 

S1W-5484 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dog fouling offences have been reported to Procurator Fiscals’ offices in each of the past three years, broken down by region.

 

S1W-5485 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been prosecuted in respect of dog fouling offences in each of the past three years, broken down by region.

 

S1W-5486 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of disease caused by exposure to dog fouling have been reported within the NHS in Scotland in each of the last three years, broken down by region.

 

S1W-5487 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of revenue support grant was allocated through the 2000-01 local government finance settlement to allow councils to tackle the problem of dog fouling.

 

S1W-5488 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members of staff are employed within each local authority with the specific remit of tackling dog fouling.

 

S1W-5489 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund has been pledged towards projects aimed at changing youth attitudes regarding rape and violence against women.

 

S1W-5490 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek an independent review of the Larkhall rail project.

 

S1W-5491 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gave to rail alternatives, in particular the reopening of the Bilston Glen line, when considering proposals for the A701.

 

S1W-5492 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to propose any rail projects to the Strategic Rail Authority and, if so, to provide details of these projects.

 

S1W-5493 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3535 by Sarah Boyack on 28 February 2000, what guidance and directions it proposes to give to local authorities and transport operators regarding joint ticketing and pricing initiatives in the light of recent Office of Fair Trading decisions on such initiatives.

 

S1W-5494 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will conduct a feasibility study into the viability of a rail loop from Dyce to Dyce airport via the industrial estate, and whether such a study will include consultation with all interested parties.

 

S1W-5495 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive the extra monies allocated to the NHS in Scotland as a result of the increased tobacco duty announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2000-01 budget

 

S1W-5496 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the monies allocated to the NHS in Scotland as a result of the increased tobacco duty announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2000-01 budget will be in addition to funds allocated through the Barnett formula.

 

S1W-5497 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it estimates the implementation of the Climate Change Levy (CCL) will have on employment in Scotland in each of the next five years and whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government requesting that introduction of the CCL be delayed until such time as it can be implemented in a way which minimises the impact on jobs.

 

S1W-5498 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how much extra funding, earmarked for health and generated by the increase in tobacco duty announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2000-01 budget, it will receive and what percentage share of the amount available over the UK as a whole this figure represents.

 
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