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BUSINESS BULLETIN 81 / 2001

Friday 18 May 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 17 May 2001

 

 

S1W-15686 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received and what response it has made or plans to make on the amended terms and conditions for gallery attendants at the National Museums of Scotland.

S1W-15687 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received and what response it has made or plans to make on the proposal for a flexible retirement policy for staff at the National Museums of Scotland.

S1W-15785 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive in which local authority areas the morning-after pill is available via school nurses.

S1W-15816 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate the extent of any cutbacks in local authority "best garden" competitions and any other such initiatives which improve the local environment.

S1W-15817 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations about withdrawing reliefs on water and sewerage charges from charitable and voluntary bodies.

S1W-15818 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the report of the Scottish Breast Screening Development Task Group on the extension of the upper age limit for routine invitation for breast screening will be published.

S1W-15819 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive why hydro-electric power schemes generating over 10 megawatts are not classed as renewable while less powerful ones are.

S1W-15820 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any increase in the birth rate is anticipated at the end of 2001 as is predicted in Wales and, if so, what resources will be made available for the recruitment of necessary NHS staff.

S1W-15821 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many local authorities operate public drinking restriction zones, and (b) how many times the police have been recorded as intervening following a breach of the restrictions that apply in such zones and how many successful prosecutions from such interventions have there been since the zones were first established, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-15822 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the registered community council insurance schemes which currently exist, giving the rates paid and the claim excesses operated, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-15823 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has given to local authorities on the operation of common good funds.

S1W-15824 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list each common good fund which currently exists specifying how much funding was distributed by each fund in 2000-01, broken down by local authority.

S1W-15825 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to allow health boards to vary the remuneration rates for key NHS staff in order to attract and retain them.

S1W-15826 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has issued to NHS Trusts regarding the disposal of assets pending the implementation of resource account budgeting and the flat rate charge which will apply to all assets held.

S1W-15827 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive applications under the Rural Stewardship Scheme.

S1W-15828 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive where ministerial cars are based overnight.

S1W-15829 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what expenses were paid to the First Minister and to each Minister and junior Scottish Minister in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

S1W-15830 Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide dedicated funding for the treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis sufferers.

S1W-15831 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve road safety at the Ballinluig junction on the A9.

S1W-15832 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-15179 and S1W-15270 by Ross Finnie on 19 April 2001 and 8 May 2001 respectively, why it will not publish a list of the premises which have had stock slaughtered on the basis that they were contiguous with infected premises and whether it will now name the 661 farms in Dumfries and Galloway where animals have been slaughtered on this basis.

S1W-15833 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15180 by Ross Finnie on 19 April 2001, whether it will name the 160 farms in Dumfries and Galloway on which stock has been slaughtered because they had been classified as having dangerous contacts with farms which were infected or suspected to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease.

S1W-15834 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on the outcome of the Agriculture Council which took place in Luxembourg on 24 April 2001.

S1W-15835 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the work of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s Dounreay Particles Advisory Group, (a) where samples of suspected irradiated particles removed from Dounreay beach are sent for analysis, (b) how many samples have been analysed since directions were issued, (c) how many samples are currently awaiting analysis, (d) how many samples to date have contained irradiated particles and at what level, (e) how any irradiated particles will be disposed of, (f) what the anticipated costs of analysis and final disposal are to the Scottish Executive and SEPA and (g) whether any of these costs will be recovered from other sources.

S1W-15836 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had regarding the future development of the Ravenscraig site in Lanarkshire.

S1W-15837 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pre-school education places for (a) three-year-olds and (b) four-year-olds are now available in each parliamentary constituency in Glasgow, specifying in each case the number of places in local authority managed establishments and the number provided through partnership arrangements.

S1W-15838 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-14972 and S1W-14973 by Mr Jack McConnell on 1 May 2001, whether it intends to ensure that the information to be provided by the Chairman of the Scottish Qualifications Authority to Mr Brian Monteith will be made available to all MSPs and how it intends to make this information accessible to interested parties other than MSPs.

S1W-15839 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-15005, S1W-15006, S1W-15009, S1W-15010, S1W-15011, S1W-15012, S1W-15013, S1W-15014, S1W-15015 and S1W-15016 by Mr Jack McConnell on 2 May 2001, whether it intends to ensure that the information to be provided by the Chairman of the Scottish Qualifications Authority to Michael Russell will be made available to all MSPs and how it intends to make this information available to interested parties other than MSPs.

S1W-15840 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much compensation has been paid out by each water authority since 1997.

S1W-15841 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many claims for compensation each water authority has received since 1997.

S1W-15842 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many claims for compensation have been upheld by each water authority since 1997 and what the reason for the decision was in each case.

S1W-15843 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to increase the production of raspberries to ensure that any marketing opportunities which exist can be utilised to the greatest extent possible.

S1W-15844 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to ensure the survival of the berry industry in the light of any reduction in payments to growers from Scottish Soft Fruit Growers Ltd for last year’s crop.

S1W-15845 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the article entitled "Scottish cull for cash illegal" in The Sunday Telegraph on 13 May 2001.

S1W-15846 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-13520 by Susan Deacon on 12 March 2001, how many hospital wards are (a) mixed sex and (b) single sex, in each health board area.

S1W-15847 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3323 by Susan Deacon on 18 January 2000, how much of the £4.2 million made available for ending mixed sex hospital wards has been spent in each health board to date.

S1W-15848 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its planning policy is in relation to out-of-town retail and leisure developments.

S1W-15849 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 removed, or the draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill is intended to remove, any remaining provisions in the Schools Sites Act 1841 which require education authorities to restore to feudal superiors land granted under that Act for school buildings once the schools in question have closed down and educational uses have ceased.

S1W-15850 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive which health Trusts source patient meals from outwith Scotland, specifying in each case the amount spent on such meals on 2000-01 and the proportion of the total budget for patient meals which this figure represents.

 
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