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BUSINESS BULLETIN 131 / 2000

Thursday 7 September 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 September 2000

 

 

S1W-9681 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) miles of trunk road and (b) railway stations there are in each local authority area.

 

S1W-9682 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8043 by Mr Jim Wallace on 31 August 2000, what date or approximate timescale is envisaged for announcing its decisions on the future of the Diversion from Prosecution scheme.

 

S1W-9683 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Sure Start funding was given to voluntary organisations in 1999-2000 and what the allocation is in the current financial year.

 

S1W-9684 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive when the extension to special educational needs teaching hours will be brought into effect.

 

S1W-9685 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether schools are to receive extra funding to cover any changes to teachers’ pay and transport contracts following the extension to special educational needs teaching hours.

 

S1W-9686 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any approaches have been made to it by the Scottish Pre-school Play Association for additional funding and, if so, when.

 

S1W-9687 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the running costs of its Rural Affairs Department, or its predecessor departments, were in each of the last ten years and how many staff the department employed in each of these years.

 

S1W-9688 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-9009 by Henry McLeish on 5 September 2000, why it expects that an increase in the number of liquid petroleum gas outlets would have a positive impact on tourism and, in particular, what assumptions underpin this expectation and whether it will quantify the extent of the expected positive impact.

 

S1W-9689 Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget is for the GM Crop trial at Roskill Farm, Munlochy.

 

S1W-9690 Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it can give that farmers whose crops are accidentally cross pollinated from GM crop trials cannot be sued by GM seed companies for breaches of patent.

 

S1W-9691 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact any proposed relocation of Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise Collection and Co-ordination Unit in Paisley would have on its efforts to tackle drug problems in the north east of Scotland, in particular as regards any implications any such proposal would have for the co-ordination between agencies of local intelligence relating to drugs, and whether it has received any reassurances from Her Majesty’s Government on these issues.

 

S1W-9692 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it proposes to take in the light of the 40% rise in applications for housing made in North Ayrshire under homeless persons legislation between 1996-97 and 1998-99, reported in Statistical Bulletin: Housing Series HSG/2000/S.

S1W-9693 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the consultation period will be for the codes of practice and regulations under Part 5 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act.

 

S1W-9694 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many secure units for young people were provided in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

 

S1W-9695 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children were accommodated in secure units in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

 

S1W-9696 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children were assessed as requiring secure accommodation in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

 

S1W-9697 Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what organisations it consulted before allowing the GM crop trial at Roskill Farm, Munlochy to go ahead, how far in advance they were consulted and what questions they were asked.

 
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