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BUSINESS BULLETIN 84 / 2000

Thursday 18 May 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 25 May 2000

 

 

Question Time

1. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to announce which of the initial bids for support from the modernising government fund have been successful at the initial stage of the process. (S1O-1806)

 

2. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans now are for the future funding of Councils of Voluntary Service. (S1O-1795)

 

3. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure that all Scots achieve an acceptable minimum level of literacy and numeracy. (S1O-1783)

 

4. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to upgrade the A76 road from Kilmarnock to Dumfries. (S1O-1793)

 

5. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5907 by Henry McLeish on 2 May 2000, how much of the 4 million in Regional Selective Assistance given to Kvaerner since 1 April 1989 was awarded in connection with its operation in Clydebank. (S1O-1791)

 

6. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the guidelines for genetically modified crop trial sites and in particular the exclusion distance between genetically modified and conventional crops. (S1O-1774)

 

7. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to monitor the role of Social Inclusion Partnerships in meeting the needs and priorities of women. (S1O-1796)

 

8. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making with the modernisation of government in Scotland. (S1O-1804)

 

9. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is committed to reducing traffic growth and whether this will be a key objective of its draft Transport Bill. (S1O-1768)

 

10. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the extent to which any public funding should be provided for the National Trust for Scotland’s plans for the Glencoe visitor centre and Glencoe itself, and in particular for the Trust’s planned 66 seat restaurant and shops, and what assessment has been made of any effect this initiative may have on existing businesses in Glencoe and Ballachulish. (S1O-1778)

 

11. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any new proposals by the European Commission to reduce the size of the fishing fleet. (S1O-1758)

 

12. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most up to date plans are for the upgrading of the A1 and the Edinburgh City bypass. (S1O-1755)

 

13. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what the explanation is for the time period taken by the Health Service Funding Authority and its Health Gains Division to give notification of 2000-01 budgets for health councils. (S1O-1762)

 

14. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in increasing employment opportunities for disabled people. (S1O-1770)

 

15. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency will play in the policing of Regulated Fishing Orders. (S1O-1753)

 

16. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the Kvaerner Energy Working Group has met and what the dates of those meetings were. (S1O-1763)

 

17. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive the report of the McCrone Committee of Inquiry into the professional conditions of teachers. (S1O-1790)

 

18. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the loss of assisted area status to Arbroath will have on the local economy. (S1O-1785)

 

19. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any representations to Her Majesty’s Government, Glasgow City Council or the Scottish Football Association about the possibility of Mike Tyson fighting in Glasgow this year. (S1O-1765)

 

20. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of any current diversion from prosecution schemes. (S1O-1769)

 

21. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many posts in the Scottish Executive, including its agencies, have been created in or transferred to the South of Scotland since 1 July 1999 and what plans it has for the future transfer or creation of such posts. (S1O-1794)

 

22. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to provide incentives for home owners and developers to install solar heating mechanisms in homes and whether there is any evidence that the present upfront costs are a disincentive. (S1O-1773)

 

23. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement it gives to local authorities to follow best practice in relation to general management and personnel issues. (S1O-1752)

 

24. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline its strategy for dealing with economic difficulties faced by rural communities. (S1O-1766)

 

25. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to tackle patterns of persistent offending among young people in Scotland. (S1O-1798)

 

26. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how many health boards are currently, or are considering, consulting with their communities on the future shape of NHS services in their area. (S1O-1801)

 

27. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with poverty groups regarding the increases in water charges and initiatives to counter any effect on people in poverty. (S1O-1767)

 

28. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to bring the Scottish Police Service under the remit of the proposed Freedom of Information Bill. (S1O-1757)

 

29. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address the issue of volatile substance abuse in Scotland. (S1O-1800)

 

30. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce unemployment in North Ayrshire. (S1O-1805)

 
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