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BUSINESS BULLETIN 35 / 2001

Thursday 1 March 2001

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 8 March 2001

 

 

Question Time

1. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will notify constituency MSPs of planning appeals lodged from within their constituencies. (S1O-3079)

2. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future of open-cast mining. (S1O-3071)

3. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek an agreement with the Parliament’s Committees on a list of areas in which more statistical information is needed to inform good decision making, and whether it will provide resources for such improvements. (S1O-3082)

4. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that local authorities are making progress in reducing the amount of waste being landfilled in preparation for the implementation of the Landfill Directive. (S1O-3077)

5. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-13333 by Malcolm Chisholm on 27 February 2001, whether it intends to commission further research into the costs of free personal care for younger disabled people. (S1O-3050)

6. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to initiate an awareness campaign on dangers to children arising from use of the Internet. (S1O-3055)

7. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps will be taken to respond to the fact that around 30% of all domestic abuse begins during pregnancy, as highlighted by the Minister for Health and Community Care on 27 February 2001. (S1O-3072)

8. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress it has made in locating public sector jobs outwith Edinburgh. (S1O-3083)

9. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it will give to the information from the recent British Medical Association Scotland survey regarding the proportion of general practitioners who believe that the quality of hospital services has declined in the last five years. (S1O-3084)

10. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage the installation of fire sprinklers in homes. (S1O-3064)

11. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to improve career opportunities for women in the light of the pay differences highlighted in the Equal Opportunities Commission Report, Just Pay: Making Work Pay for Women. (S1O-3060)

12. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest figures are on average waiting times for patients within Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust. (S1O-3081)

13. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive how the current remit of Scotland Against Drugs will be re-focused or enhanced. (S1O-3080)

14. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what submissions it has received regarding the draft Land Reform (Scotland) Bill. (S1O-3054)

15. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits are anticipated from the proposed Scottish secure tenancy. (S1O-3062)

16. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to address the fact that children from low income families are more likely to die in road accidents than children from more affluent families. (S1O-3068)

17. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional measures are being taken to support vulnerable people living independently in the community. (S1O-3065)

18. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households will benefit from the transitional water and sewerage charges relief scheme. (S1O-3076)

19. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will help to fund the establishment of football supporters’ trusts and what the reasons are for its position on this matter. (S1O-3048)

20. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it has made to the proposals affecting it in the Scottish Affairs Committee Report, Poverty in Scotland. (S1O-3073)

21. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been treated by the NHS to date in 2000-01 compared to 1996-97. (S1O-3074)

22. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will issue advice and guidance on the setting up of football supporters’ trusts. (S1O-3070)

23. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the current fare structure of Caledonian MacBrayne. (S1O-3066)

24. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had or plans to have with Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive concerning the Glasgow Crossrail scheme. (S1O-3056)

25. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to tackle anti-social behaviour. (S1O-3057)

26. Mr John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider giving compensation to those whose main activity is the haulage of livestock. (S1O-3059)

27. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is proposing to issue any guidelines to NHS Trusts on their consultation procedures. (S1O-3085)

28. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make additional financial aid available to the catching and processing sectors in the light of the current situation in the fishing industry. (S1O-3049)

29. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8534 by Mr Jim Wallace on 6 July 2000, whether any cases in the last six months have been abandoned because of a breach of statutory time limits and, if so, how many. (S1O-3052)

30. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to support fishermen during the period of the cod recovery plan. (S1O-3069)

 

 
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