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BUSINESS BULLETIN 146 / 2000

Thursday 28 September 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 5 October 2000

 

 

Question Time

1. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Transport and the Environment next intends to meet representatives of Dumfries and Galloway Council. (S1O-2350)

2. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to assist the road haulage industry. (S1O-2349)

3. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new jobs will be created as a result of its announcement on 19 September 2000 that free central heating will be installed for all pensioners and social tenants across Scotland. (S1O-2342)

4. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the Scottish Arts Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2365)

5. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the proportion located in Glasgow of manufacturing jobs and investment being attracted to Scotland. (S1O-2374)

6. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the evaluation of the 18 pilot Diversion from Prosecution schemes carried out by the Social Work Research Centre and on the decision to extend the scheme. (S1O-2336)

7. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to repeal current road tolling legislation. (S1O-2341)

8. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the introduction of the aggregates tax will have on the cost of the upgrading of the A77. (S1O-2362)

9. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports any relaxation of the regulations covering the employment of children. (S1O-2376)

10. Mr Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive how soon incapable adults will benefit from the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. (S1O-2330)

11. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of total Skye Bridge toll income goes towards (a) repayment of debt; (b) interest charges on the capital cost of the project; (c) annual maintenance costs; (d) toll collection costs; (e) administration, and (f) profit. (S1O-2379)

12. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers are available to Procurators Fiscal in relation to bail conditions when the grounds of bail are allegedly breached. (S1O-2377)

13. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in processing Regional Selective Assistance applications from rural areas. (S1O-2355)

14. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the recommendations made in the report Review of the Regulatory Burden: IACS and Inspections in Scotland have been implemented since its publication in January 2000. R (S1O-2363)

15. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Fife Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2366)

16. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it intends to make in response to the report by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools The Use of ICT in Learning and Teaching. (S1O-2329)

17. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the National Farmers Union of Scotland and what issues were discussed. (S1O-2359)

18. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has met officials from Railtrack Scotland since the fire at Taynuilt railway station and, if so, what plans there are to regenerate the site. (S1O-2357)

19. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve transport links to the Northern Isles. (S1O-2348)

20. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates that pensioner poverty will be eradicated. (S1O-2356)

21. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-1879 by Ross Finnie on 8 June 2000, what further action has been taken in relation to the possibility that crops contaminated with GM seed have entered the human and animal food chains. (S1O-2343)

22. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will put in place to discourage young women from taking up smoking. (S1O-2334)

23. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline any emergency initiatives available to local authorities in the event of a rapid increase in homelessness. (S1O-2333)

24. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its announcement on 19 September 2000 of free central heating for pensioners and families, how many private pensioner homes will have central heating installed over the next five years. (S1O-2337)

25. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is being made to ensure that ranger services are provided in the National Parks. (S1O-2344)

26. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive when an overall Scottish target for the reduction of emissions causing climate change will be announced and how and when separate targets for industry, commerce, transport and other sectors will be set. (S1O-2369)

27. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure high standards in the sewerage system. (S1O-2338)

28. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on moving towards a dispatch priority response service in the Scottish Ambulance Service. (S1O-2351)

29. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the employment implications of the housing stock transfer proposal in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland. (S1O-2340)

30. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make funding available to the City of Edinburgh Council for flood prevention schemes. (S1O-2346)

 
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