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BUSINESS BULLETIN 131 / 2000

Thursday 7 September 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 14 September 2000

 

 

Question Time

1. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it is making available to local authorities to prepare bids for Public/Private Partnership funding for school buildings and how they are being informed of the availability of "pump prime" funding and other forms of assistance. (S1O-2211)

 

2. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in relation to public consultation on the Tayside acute services review. (S1O-2237)

 

3. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Unison and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2231)

 

4. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to increase the number of NHS dentists and what specific action is planned to assist in the reduction of levels of tooth decay in adults and children. (S1O-2221)

 

5. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made by the committee on the establishment of a South of Scotland University since the commitment to its establishment in the Partnership Agreement. (S1O-2244)

 

6. Ms Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the level of monitoring by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency of the Paterson’s landfill site. (S1O-2227)

 

7. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made by the working group set up to consider the proposals of the Kerley Committee and when it expects their findings to be published. (S1O-2233)

 

8. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects digital hearing aids to be made available through the NHS in the Grampian area on the basis proposed for all NHS areas. (S1O-2242)

 

9. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide financial assistance for repairs to St Abb’s Harbour. (S1O-2238)

 

10. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received concerning the allocation of Social Inclusion Partnership funds in Glasgow. (S1O-2216)

 

11. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the impact of the aggregates tax in Scotland. (S1O-2239)

 

12. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the changes in manufacturing output and Scottish GDP were in the most recent quarter for which official figures are available. (S1O-2218)

 

13. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Finance last met representatives of CoSLA and what issues they discussed. (S1O-2214)

 

14. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its draft Housing Bill. (S1O-2240)

 

15. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial assistance it plans to offer to farmers wishing to convert their land to organic production. (S1O-2234)

 

16. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the special funding package for the Highlands and Islands approved by the European Commission will improve this region. (S1O-2217)

 

17. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5761 by Rhona Brankin on 13 April 2000, how work to take forward the role of sport in promoting social inclusion has progressed. (S1O-2245)

 

18. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its National Cultural Strategy will assist in combating social exclusion. (S1O-2209)

 

19. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in establishing a national theatre company. (S1O-2226)

 

20. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the consultation process before any further special areas of conservation are declared. (S1O-2243)

 

21. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has held with Forth Valley Health Board and Tayside Health Board over the reshaping of the National Health Service in their areas. (S1O-2206)

 

22. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to remove the 90 head limit on claims under the Beef Special Premium Scheme. R (S1O-2222)

 

23. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to raise public awareness of, and to make provision for, the education of children regarding sexual abuse. (S1O-2224)

 

24. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the demand for secure unit places for children exceeds the number of places available. (S1O-2246)

 

25. Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that adequate, comfortable and appropriate housing will be available to cope with the predicted rise in the percentage of the population made up of older people. (S1O-2223)

 

26. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to tackle the levels of dental disease among children in the Greater Glasgow Health Board Area. (S1O-2219)

 

27. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to help the scallop industry. (S1O-2215)

 

28. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in helping low income households pay their water charges. (S1O-2208)

 

29. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policies are for supporting the voluntary sector. (S1O-2232)

 

30. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive who is liable should genetically modified (GM) crop material from GM crop sites damage neighbouring farms or local biodiversity. (S1O-2205)

 
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