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BUSINESS BULLETIN 146 / 2000

Thursday 28 September 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 27 September 2000

 

 

S1W-10075 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consult teachers, parents and others directly involved in education regarding its response to any interim conclusions of the reports of the Education, Culture and Sport and Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committees into this year's exam results.

S1W-10085 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what its strategy is for the funding of improvements to take advantage of the new economy, in particular to widen access to high speed data services such as Integrated Services Digital Network and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.

S1W-10086 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage public sector take-up of communications systems such as Integrated Services Digital Network and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and what the potential cost of such take-up might be.

S1W-10087 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in adopting the recommendations of the report of the Meat Inspection Charges Task Force.

S1W-10088 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the cost to abattoirs of meeting the requirements of EU Directive 64/433 on veterinary supervision and of implementing the recommendations of the report of the Meat Inspection Charges Task Force.

S1W-10089 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Food Standards Agency and the Meat Hygiene Service monitors the cost to abattoirs of veterinary inspections and, if so, whether it will make available figures for each of the last six years.

S1W-10090 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-6777 by Susan Deacon on 9 June 2000, what progress has been made on developing a national leaflet to provide advice to schools and parents on the treatment of headlice and when the leaflet will be published.

S1W-10091 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive when it is planned to review the linear accelerators at Glasgow Western Infirmary.

S1W-10092 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for radiotherapy treatment at Glasgow Western Infirmary.

S1W-10093 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what the target number of nurses to be trained in prescribing a limited range of medicines is by the end of 2001.

S1W-10094 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5668 by Mr Jim Wallace on 7 September 2000, whether information contained in the review relating to medical records and patient statistics is commercially confidential information and, if not, how such information can be obtained.

S1W-10095 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many studies have been commissioned since June 1999 into the use of private finance in the NHS.

S1W-10096 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been commissioned and/or undertaken concerning links between malnutrition and poverty since June 1999.

S1W-10097 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding was committed in 1999-2000, will be committed in the current financial year and is estimated to be committed for any future years for which figures are available, for research into links between cancer and poverty.

S1W-10098 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the drop out rate was amongst students and mature students in higher education last year.

S1W-10099 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the Programme for Government commitment to encourage the improvement and integration of concessionary fare schemes on public transport for pensioners and those with special needs.

 

 
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