BUSINESS BULLETIN 78 / 2000
Wednesday 10 May 2000
Section E - Written questions lodged on 9 May 2000
S1W-6648 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to bring forward a Bill dealing with the confiscation of assets of suspected drug dealers.
S1W-6654 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households in Scotland reside in non-permanent homes such as caravans, mobile homes and chalets.
S1W-6655 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any amendments made to council tax liability and banding since its inception.
S1W-6656 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider redressing any anomalies in council tax liability for householders in non-permanent homes by adjusting the banding arrangements, by offering appropriate rebates or by any other means.
S1W-6657 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to questions S1W-2029 lodged on 18 October 1999 and S1W-4614 lodged on 22 February 2000, when it expects to give a substantive answer to question S1W-2029 and whether it will give an explanation for the delay.
S1W-6658 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of assistance or grants have been given by Scottish Enterprise, Fife Enterprise or other government agencies to Marconi Simulation (now Alenia Marconi Systems) at its Hillend, Fife operation since 1995.
S1W-6659 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5060 by Mr Jack McConnell on 23 March 2000 and in the light of the Presiding Officer's ruling that the terms and effects of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill do require a financial resolution to be moved under rule 9.12 of the Parliament's Standing Orders, whether it now intends to lodge the necessary motion to allow such a resolution to be passed.
S1W-6660 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in preparing the Route Action Plan for the A75 announced on 31 March 2000, it considered the status of the A75 in the European Union's Trans-European Road Network and in the Ireland-UK-Benelux Road Upgrading Project.
S1W-6661 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has investigated the possibility of attracting European funding in relation to the Route Action Plan for the A75.
S1W-6662 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it made any representations to Her Majesty's Government regarding the possible consequences in Scotland of the decision to detrunk the A7 south of the Scottish-English border.
S1W-6663 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to retain the A7 as a trunk road.
S1W-6664 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4391 by Sarah Boyack on 29 February 2000, whether it will detail, for each study, consultation and report, the date of publication or expected publication and the date made available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.
S1W-6665 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the extent of the problem caused by the use of lead solder in water pipes in newly built houses, as regards the number of houses affected and the geographical areas affected.
S1W-6666 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce regulations to ensure that water pipes in all new houses are inspected in order to check on the purity of the water and the use of lead solder.
S1W-6667 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive from which dates it expects funding from the new Objective 2 round and the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance to be available.
S1W-6668 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government urging the introduction of export credit guarantee cover for the sale of pelagic fish from Scotland to Russia and the Baltic States.
S1W-6669 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many summary criminal diets were introduced in Glasgow Sheriff Court during (a) March 1999 and (b) March 2000.
S1W-6670 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what was the average amount of additional time spent in prison by prisoners who lost remission during 1999.
S1W-6671 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners were released from Scottish prisons during 1999 and, of these, how many had their sentences increased by loss of remission.