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BUSINESS BULLETIN 80 / 2001

Thursday 17 May 2001

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 24 May 2001

 

 

Question Time

1. Mr Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in reducing the amount of freight that travels by road. (S1O-3483)

2. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of how many patients with multiple sclerosis would take beta interferon if that drug were readily available on prescription. (S1O-3462)

3. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to improve the education of looked-after children. (S1O-3495)

4. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its policy on external affairs. (S1O-3468)

5. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that all health professionals play a full role in NHS Scotland. (S1O-3481)

6. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what new action it is taking to increase the number of available women's refuge spaces. (S1O-3479)

7. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in developing relationships with other devolved administrations in Europe. (S1O-3477)

8. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that children with visual impairment receive the best possible support in mainstream education throughout Scotland. (S1O-3463)

9. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in establishing one-stop health clinics. (S1O-3496)

10. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what expenditure it has committed from the Scottish Assigned Budget towards the objective of increasing renewable energy capacity. (S1O-3492)

11. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has contacted the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council about the funding deficits at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. (S1O-3476)

12. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to review the effectiveness of Restriction of Liberty Orders. (S1O-3475)

13. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that out of school activities benefit all children. (S1O-3482)

14. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to publicise its proposals for a water services bill. (S1O-3467)

15. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the recommendation to create a national offshore wave and tidal energy test centre in a report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on 8 May 2001, what steps it will take to encourage the establishment of such a centre in Scotland. (S1O-3478)

16. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review its policy on the closure of small rural schools. (S1O-3486)

17. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on electoral reform for local government. (S1O-3484)

18. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive when the good practice guidance on the administration of medication in schools will be published. (S1O-3473)

19. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources are being allocated to assist local authority education departments to prepare suitable curriculum material to raise awareness of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers and to tackle any increase in racist incidents perpetrated by young people. (S1O-3461)

20. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the funding made available to assist businesses affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak is disbursed to those businesses immediately. (S1O-3472)

21. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the 5 million funding from Scottish Enterprise to Dumfries and Galloway announced on 10 May 2001 to assist with economic restructuring will be used to provide interest-free loans for local businesses affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and what conditions will apply to such loans. (S1O-3466)

22. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the needs of people with attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (S1O-3465)

23. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that people with mental health problems receive a consistent standard of care, support and treatment throughout Scotland. (S1O-3494)

24. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a departmental breakdown of how the additional money made available as a result of the 2001 UK Budget will be spent. (S1O-3491)

25. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend the powers of local authorities. (S1O-3474)

26. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is being given to the tourism industry in Kintyre. (S1O-3490)

27. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to establish any new bodies to assist established agencies in the fight against illegal drugs. (S1O-3469)

28. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its departmental expenditure limits for this financial year will supplemented by funds from Annually Managed Expenditure. (S1O-3480)

29. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines have been issued to Scottish Ministers during the current UK General Election campaign. (S1O-3487)

30. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to the development of football academies. (S1O-3488)

 
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