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BUSINESS BULLETIN 96 / 2000

Wednesday 7 June 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 June 2000

 

 

S1W-7649 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has investigated or intends to investigate any discrepancies and anomalies in ticket prices in newly published railway timetables issued by train operators.

S1W-7650 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to allow boat dredging for cockles in the Solway.

S1W-7651 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the incidence is of prolonged side effects following the use of corticosteroids.

S1W-7652 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to compensate patients who have suffered adverse effects of corticosteroids.

S1W-7653 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that all patients are provided with product information for drugs prescribed and dispensed.

S1W-7654 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give an update on the Ossian project and when it will be possible to book accommodation.

S1W-7655 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on the Ossian project to date and how much remains to be spent.

S1W-7656 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts let to external consultants and advisors in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99 were (i) put out to competitive tender; (ii) not put out to competitive tender and (iii) let on a non-commercial basis, specifying in each case the names of the individuals or organisations which carried out work and the value of the contract, and what the total value was of all contracts in each of the categories in each of the years above.

S1W-7657 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Tourist Board and each local tourist board annually since 1997.

S1W-7658 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by Scottish Enterprise annually since 1997.

S1W-7659 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by each local enterprise company annually since 1997.

S1W-7660 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by Reporters to (i) Children's Panels and (ii) the Children's Hearing System since 1997.

S1W-7661 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by each water authority annually since 1997.

S1W-7662 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the fuel costs of each local authority social work department have been annually since 1997.

S1W-7663 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Prison Service annually since 1997.

S1W-7664 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Executive and The Scottish Office annually since 1997 broken down by Department.

S1W-7665 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency annually since 1997.

S1W-7666 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs have been incurred by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited annually since 1997.

S1W-7667 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what direction and guidance it has given to the Strategic Rail Authority regarding the Orton Loop and the improvement of the Aberdeen to Inverness line.

S1W-7668 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to question S1W-5364 lodged on 1 March 2000.

S1W-7669 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number was of accused persons who appeared on Petition at Sheriff Courts in Scotland charged with murder during the years 1997, 1998 and 1999 and the number from whom pleas to culpable homicide were accepted by the Crown, broken down by gender.

S1W-7670 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the steps to be taken in the consultation process regarding the proposal to transfer Glasgow's council housing stock.

S1W-7671 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses are expected to graduate from the College of Nursing at Ninewells Hospital in the year 2000 and how many of these graduates are expected to be employed by Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust in the year following their graduation.

S1W-7672 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any deterioration of the road bridge over the Montrose basin; whether it has seen the current engineering reports on the bridge; whether it will publish these engineering reports; whether it will work with Angus Council to expedite the replacement of the bridge, and whether it will ensure that during the bridge replacement an alternative bridge suitable for heavy vehicles will be in place.

S1W-7673 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts it is making to promote arts and culture in rural areas.

S1W-7674 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how much support Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise currently give to community groups seeking to promote wider access to arts and culture facilities in rural areas.

S1W-7675 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any proposals to establish a community arts centre in Fort William.

S1W-7676 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the trunk road network requires to be repaired during this financial year.

S1W-7677 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many kilometres of non-trunk road network there are and what percentage requires to be repaired during this financial year.

S1W-7678 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the road network showed improvement or deterioration in terms of maintenance need for the last year for which figures are available.

S1W-7679 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of Scotland's local roads network will be resurfaced this financial year.

S1W-7680 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether whole life asset management rather than just road maintenance is required to link communities effectively and promote social and economic development.

S1W-7681 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider revising flood defence legislation to take account of river catchment areas rather than local authority boundaries.

S1W-7682 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce coterminous boundaries for local enterprise companies, tourist boards and local authorities.

S1W-7683 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision regarding any Bellwin funding for the city of Edinburgh following the recent flooding, when such payments would be made and whether it can make a projection of the sum to be provided.

S1W-7684 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it sought derogation from European Commission directives regarding state aid to Caledonian MacBrayne's operation of ferry services and, if it did not, why it did not seek a delay such as that granted to the Greek Government for services to their island communities.

S1W-7685 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has sought or obtained regarding any effect of European Commission directives on state aid to ferry services if such operations were devolved to a transport authority.

S1W-7686 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the operation of the Renfrew Ferry requires to go out to tender following European Commission directives regarding state aid to ferry services and, if this is not a requirement, why it is not.

S1W-7687 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the Strategic Issues Joint Working Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7688 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the "It Pays to Pay" Implementation Working Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7689 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, including their remuneration and expenses, of the Deprivation Review Steering Group, together with the criteria for selecting members of the group, its budget allocation and the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7690 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children subject to home supervision requirements by Children's Panels in the last year have not been allocated to a social worker within (a) one month, (b) six months and (c) one year of the order being made, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-7691 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of any additional costs it will incur as a result of the climate change levy and whether it will detail any such costs broken down by department.

S1W-7692 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of any additional costs to health boards as a result of the climate change levy and whether it will detail any such additional costs broken down by health board.

S1W-7693 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of any additional costs to centrally funded further and higher education institutions as a result of the climate change levy and whether it will detail any such costs.

S1W-7694 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken any assessment of any additional costs to local authorities as a result of the climate change levy, whether it will detail any such costs broken down by local authority and whether it intends to make an allocation in next year's local government finance settlement to cover any such costs.

S1W-7695 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government about proposals to allow 44 tonne trucks on Scottish roads.

S1W-7696 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many unfilled Lord Lieutenant posts there are in Scotland and when these are expected to be filled.

S1W-7697 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the implementation of the McIntosh Report recommendation that councils should be provided with a statutory power of general competence.

S1W-7698 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, during the development of its integrated transport policies, consideration was given to introducing a levy on customer parking at out-of-town retail developments specifically in order to improve the ability of town centres to compete with such developments.

S1W-7700 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with head injuries have been discharged from hospitals in Scotland in each of the last five years.

S1W-7701 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with head injuries in Scotland receive physiotherapy services in the community.

S1W-7702 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with head injuries in Scotland receive speech therapy services in the community.

S1W-7703 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what physical and speech rehabilitation services are available over the long term for patients with head injuries in Scotland.

S1W-7704 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-1312 by Henry McLeish on 9 March 2000, whether it will list all the meetings it has had with the Department of Social Security regarding the recommendations of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finance.

S1W-7705 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners died of hypothermia in each health board area in each year since 1992.

S1W-7706 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations it has had with the Department of Media, Culture and Sport regarding the New Opportunities Fund in Scotland.

S1W-7707 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to fund fourth year tuition fees for students from other parts of the UK studying at Scottish universities.

S1W-7708 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers local authorities have to ensure property developers do not prolong or do not finish developments, and what action it plans to take to strengthen local authorities' powers to deal with such situations.

 
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