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BUSINESS BULLETIN 102 / 2000

Thursday 15 June 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 22 June 2000

 

 

Question Time

1. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review its guidelines on field trials for genetically modified crops in the light of the comments of the UK Minister for the Environment on 14 June 2000 regarding contamination and the distance between GM crops. (S1O-2000)

 

2. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the DTZ Pieda report on the Skye Bridge which was prepared between May 1998 and June 1999. (S1O-1972)

 

3. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote better air quality in Scotland. (S1O-2024)

 

4. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the information provided by Midlothian Council regarding its proposals for the A701 upgrade is in the public domain and, if not, whether it can be made available to public scrutiny. (S1O-1997)

 

5. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its response to the Carers National Association Scotland’s report Caring on the Breadline. (S1O-1985)

 

6. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish Towards a Just Conclusion. (S1O-2007)

 

7. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it can play in encouraging better collaboration between oil producers and the oil fabrication industry in order to develop a long-term strategy for Scotland’s oil fabrication industry. (S1O-2014)

 

8. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to offer 24 hour access to mental health services. (S1O-2018)

 

9. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the soya bean used in, and potentially leaking in some cases from, implants is derived from genetically modified soya bean plants or non-genetically modified soya bean plants. (S1O-1981)

 

10. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is making any further progress in encouraging the movement of freight by rail. (S1O-2029)

 

11. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the adequacy of telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas. (S1O-2001)

 

12. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total amount is that will be provided to support the revised Scottish Prison Service drugs strategy and what percentage of that total will be spent on mandatory random testing. (S1O-1989)

 

13. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to ensure that direct rail links between Stonehaven and Glasgow are protected. (S1O-1973)

 

14. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make Glasgow a special case and grant it additional funds to implement the new licensing system for houses in multiple occupancy. (S1O-2017)

 

15. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it is providing to the Scottish Youth Parliament in the current financial year. (S1O-1980)

 

16. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what new initiatives are under way to improve the position regarding delayed discharges from hospital. (S1O-2032)

 

17. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to protect the current level of investment in specialist services provided by Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust. (S1O-1992)

 

18. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the issue of speeding vehicles in built-up areas. (S1O-2004)

 

19. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will issue guidelines to local authorities regarding schools supplementing income by installing vending machines which sell soft drinks and confectionery and, if so, what these guidelines will be. (S1O-2010)

 

20. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its regulations for early education and childcare have the flexibility to permit local areas to meet their differing needs. (S1O-1993)

 

21. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received the recommendations of the inquiry into the Ayr United stadium planning application and whether it will give an assurance that it will publish its verdict quickly. (S1O-1987)

 

22. Ms Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote equal opportunities and tackle racism. (S1O-2030)

 

23. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive in what ways it is listening to the views and concerns of Scotland’s local communities. (S1O-2013)

 

24. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce a cull ewe scheme in the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-1974)

 

25. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in establishing a network of Healthy Living Centres. (S1O-1994)

 

26. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the Knowledge Economy Task Force to report. (S1O-1995)

 

27. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations are in place governing the sale of offensive weapons including replica swords, daggers and axes, either through retail outlets or through mail order. (S1O-1988)

 

28. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is undertaking any initiatives on smoking aimed at primary school-age children. (S1O-1998)

 

29. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that the local labour market has the necessary skills base to benefit from any increase in jobs in construction projects generated by both the Public/Private Partnership programme in Glasgow’s schools and the proposed housing stock transfer in Glasgow. (S1O-2005)

 

30. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive why it has decided not to designate the University of the Highlands and Islands as an institution eligible for funding by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. (S1O-2022)

 
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