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BUSINESS BULLETIN 32 / 2001

Monday 26 February 2001

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 1 March 2001

 

 

Question Time

1. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further develop the community schools initiative. (S1O-3022)

2. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish a policy on external affairs. (S1O-3013)

3. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources for investment in housing stock are available to housing associations and local authorities not pursuing stock transfer. (S1O-3044)

4. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Stirling Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-3030)

5. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken to further encourage school and workplace cycling initiatives in the light of the recent evaluation of the Scottish Cycle Challenge Initiative. (S1O-3039)

6. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the current fare structure of Caledonian MacBrayne. (S1O-3009)

7. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific initiatives it has introduced or will be introducing to assist and develop tourism. (S1O-3023)

8. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will clarify the remit of the Working Group on a replacement for poindings and warrant sales. (S1O-3002)

9. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has had with South Lanarkshire Council with regard to the opencast development at Broken Cross Muir. (S1O-3028)

10. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to facilitate tenant participation in rural areas. (S1O-3035)

11. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to review the effectiveness of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. (S1O-3010)

12. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take on the sale of houses to tenants of Cumbernauld Development Corporation which were constructed using calcium chloride but sold after the use of this substance in construction was banned in 1977. (S1O-3007)

13. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to the Bank of Scotland and the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding the impact of retaining the bankís Head Office in Edinburgh in the event of any merger involving the bank. (S1O-3014)

14. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to help integrate young asylum seekers into the education system. (S1O-3008)

15. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the next steps will be in progressing the transport strategy for Aberdeen. (S1O-3021)

16. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-2893 by Mr Jack McConnell on 1 February 2001, what further measures are being taken to improve discipline in schools. (S1O-3045)

17. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the latest additional funding package of £100 million to tackle drug misuse over the next three years will be spent on (a) treatment and aftercare, (b) prevention and (c) enforcement measures. (S1O-2998)

18. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to progress the aims of the Better Government for Older People programme in the light of the report from the Scottish pilot projects. (S1O-3040)

19. Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made or will make to Her Majestyís Government regarding the potential impact on employment in Scotland of a defence diversification policy and budget which provides increased assistance to companies diversifying as a result of Ministry of Defence savings in Scotland or other changes in the defence industry. (S1O-3043)

20. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence exists on the importance of early years education. (S1O-3038)

21. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for the re-organisation of NHS acute services. (S1O-3005)

22. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in establishing a task force to develop a national physical activity strategy as promised in Towards a Healthier Scotland. (S1O-3006)

23. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the implementation of the recommendations contained in The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities is proceeding according to schedule. (S1O-3027)

24. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government regarding the impact of section 57(2) of the Scotland Act on devolved matters. (S1O-3015)

25. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to regulate property management factors in Scotland. (S1O-2997)

26. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take action to ensure that every person in Scotland has equal access to medical services. (S1O-3036)

27. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to establish an independent body to deal with complaints against solicitors as recommended in the January 1999 report of the Scottish Consumer Council. (S1O-2999)

28. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the New Housing Partnership budget for 2000-01 has been spent. (S1O-3004)

29. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will clarify the remit of the Working Group on a replacement for poindings and warrant sales. (S1O-3001)

30. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to secure the future of Aberdeenís tourist information centre. (S1O-3025)

 

 
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