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BUSINESS BULLETIN 22 / 2001

Monday 5 February 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 2 February 2001

 

 

S1W-13030 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement made during the Alcohol Misuse Debate on 7 December 2000, when it will launch the consultation process leading to the development of a national plan for action.

S1W-13031 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive when the rules governing the central heating initiative will be published, what the results were of home energy efficiency schemes in 1999-2000, and whether it will describe the benefits from both schemes.

S1W-13032 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the incidence of cancer among residents of Cowdenbeath and Lochore is any greater than the average incidence in equivalent population groups in other parts of Scotland.

S1W-13033 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will undertake an investigation into a possible link between the chemical plant sited near Cowdenbeath and the incidence of cancer amongst local residents.

S1W-13035 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the members of the Parole Board for Scotland, giving their age and length of service.

S1W-13036 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 26 transferred life prisoners in Scotland are categorised as (a) unrestricted in terms of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, (b) unrestricted and transferred from jurisdictions where the government is not a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights, (c) restricted in terms of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, (d) restricted and transferred from jurisdictions where the government is not a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights.

S1W-13037 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to remove the power of Scottish Ministers to alter the security categorisation of prisoners and invest such power in another place; if so, in what place and whether it will introduce amendments to the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill.

S1W-13038 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take any action on the information concerning e-commerce in Scotland in chapter 9 of the report Business in the Information Age: International Benchmarking Study 2000 by the Department of Trade and Industry.

S1W-13039 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued or plans to issue guidance to valuation boards on whether the siting of an automated teller machine within retail premises would have any effect on that premise's business rates.

S1W-13040 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the amount of recycled aggregates that will be substituted for virgin aggregates as a result of the proposed aggregates tax.

S1W-13041 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it is making with the Roman Catholic Church to ensure that continuing professional development for teachers includes optional elements of specific relevance to teachers in Catholic schools.

S1W-13042 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it is making with the Roman Catholic Church to ensure that the Scottish Qualification for Headship includes optional elements that reflect the particular duties that relate to headship of Catholic Schools.

S1W-13043 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are being made for the distribution of the new resources for tackling drug misuse announced in September 2000.

S1W-13044 Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce the final outcome of the tendering exercise for the maintenance of trunk roads.

S1W-13045 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many special advisors with responsibility for contact with the press, or with permission to brief the press on behalf of the First Minister, were employed as of (a) 1 February 2001, (b) 1 October 2000 and (c) 1 July 1999.

S1W-13046 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total salary, office and associated costs were for special advisors who act as press and information officers, or who are permitted to contact the press on behalf of the First Minister, as of (a) 1 February 2001, (b) 1 October 2000 and (c) 1 July 1999.

S1W-13047 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of Working together for Scotland: A Programme for Government were printed and what the costs were of printing and publishing the document.

S1W-13048 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what means of distribution were employed and what the target market was for Working together for Scotland: A Programme for Government.

S1W-13050 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage local authorities and all other public bodies to put Remploy and Blind Workshops on their list of suppliers to compete for contracts under the Best Value regime.

S1W-13051 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what research projects are in receipt of funding from the Chief Scientist Office during 2000-01.

S1W-13052 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what research projects received funding from the Chief Scientist Office in each year from 1997-98 to 1999-2000.

S1W-13053 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria research projects must meet in order to receive funding from the Chief Scientist Office.

S1W-13054 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to take any action in relation to any general practitioners who are administering single measles vaccinations and, if so, what action will be taken.

S1W-13055 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it proposes to take to improve road safety on the A90 north of Ellon.

S1W-13056 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive when the ballot on the proposed Glasgow housing stock transfer is scheduled to take place.

S1W-13057 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all development areas as defined under the regional selective assistance scheme; what proportion of the Scottish population lives in each, and how much grant assistance has been made available to each in each year since May 1999.

S1W-13058 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil service jobs have been relocated to (a) Stirling, (b) Perth and Kinross, (c) Angus, (d) Fife and (e) Clackmannanshire local authority areas since July 1999 and how many are expected to be moved to each area in the next 12 months.

S1W-13059 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail all capital funding given to local authorities and public bodies in the Highlands and Islands Parliamentary region in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000 for the provision or improvement of island infrastructure including marine works, roads and coastal defences, broken down by project and by local authority.

S1W-13060 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail all funding given to local authorities and public bodies in the Highlands and Islands Parliamentary region for the provision or improvement of ferry services to islands or on mainland to mainland routes in (i) 1999 and (ii) 2000, broken down by project and local authority.

S1W-13062 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be any additional costs to local authorities as a result of the McCrone settlement and, if so, whether it will publish these costs, broken down by each authority.

S1W-13063 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the document Fair Shares for All from July 1999, when it will publish the technical report for the second Arbuthnott formula.

S1W-13064 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the factors to be taken into account in assessing needs for the first and second Arbuthnott formulae.

S1W-13065 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether unemployment rates are double-counted in the second Arbuthnott formula.

S1W-13066 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons were for the change in the measure of rurality between the first and second Arbuthnott formulae.

 

 
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