BUSINESS BULLETIN 183 / 2000
Tuesday 28 November 2000
Section E - Written questions lodged on 27 November 2000
S1W-11556 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its ports policy is.
S1W-11557 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fund the integration of statistics SMR01, CMR and SIRS in order to link the ISD database.
S1W-11558 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to review prosecution practice and policy in the light of any recent trials.
S1W-11559 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions took place at the recent meeting of the Fisheries Council in Brussels.
S1W-11560 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the legal implications are of Sheriff Margaret Gimblett's decision at Greenock Sheriff Court last year to acquit three women who had damaged a research barge related to the Trident nuclear weapon system.
S1W-11561 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will start its public consultation on its priorities for passenger railways in Scotland in advance of issuing to the Strategic Rail Authority its directions and guidance for the renewal of the Scottish passenger rail franchise.
S1W-11562 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the use of abuse prevention programmes in schools forms part of the criteria by which a school is assessed by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools and, if not, what plans it has to include such a criterion for future assessment.
S1W-11563 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10882 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 16 November 2000, whether it has obtained assurances that jobs at Burtons Biscuits are secure given the intention of Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst to rationalise production across various sites and what its understanding is of the term "rationalise" in this particular context.
S1W-11564 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Health and Community Care will reply to my letter of 26 October 2000 regarding the provision of residential care for the elderly in the Scottish Borders.
S1W-11565 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its central heating for pensioners programme is on target to commence in April 2001.
S1W-11566 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce a right of appeal against new community council schemes introduced by local authorities.
S1W-11567 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10393 by Ross Finnie on 30 October 2000, why it is not planning an initiative along the lines of the Rural Stress Action Plan recently launched by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.