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Business Bulletin No. 147/2001

Friday 19 October 2001

Section D : Oral Questions selected for answer on 25 October 2001

  

Question Time

1. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications of Railtrack plc going into administration will be for the re-establishment of a rail link to the Scottish Borders. (S1O-3936)

2. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government about combating terrorism. (S1O-3927)

3. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes in Glasgow have been fitted with central heating under its initiative to supply central heating to the homes of elderly people. (S1O-3934)

4. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that the Chief Scientist Office actively seeks applications for research into multiple sclerosis. (S1O-3938)

5. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in support of National Energy Efficiency Week, it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government in support of the rate of Value Added Tax on "Do It Yourself" materials used to improve the energy efficiency of households being reduced from 17.5% to 5%. (S1O-3951)

6. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the new safety measures at the Ballinluig junction on the A9, what progress is being made to improve safety on other parts of the road. (S1O-3956)

7. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to fund fully nurse career development and training. (S1O-3920)

8. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive why spending on the Scottish Police College will fall from 12.8 million in 2002-03 to 11.7 million in 2003-04 as detailed in the draft budget for 2002-03. (S1O-3922)

9. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether discussions have taken place with Her Majesty's Government on the impact in Scotland of the forthcoming UK legislation on broadcasting. (S1O-3921)

10. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has given the Health Technology Board for Scotland in relation to its consideration of prescribing beta interferon to people with multiple sclerosis. (S1O-3924)

11. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it plans to give to parents and communities in Dumfries and Galloway regarding the local authority's schools option appraisal process and on what basis it will allocate funding to support the outcome of that process. (S1O-3948)

12. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs last met representatives of Stirling Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-3926)

13. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it will make available to Glasgow City Council for investment in housing should tenants vote against housing stock transfer. (S1O-3929)

14. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it assesses the distinct educational needs of children in remote and rural areas to ensure that an appropriate quality of services is provided. (S1O-3944)

15. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in improving the standard of treatment and after care for heart disease. (S1O-3945)

16. Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that looked after children are provided with an education that supports and encourages them in the realisation of their full potential. (S1O-3954)

17. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any timetable for implementation is being prepared in response to the Race Equality Advisory Forum report, Making it Real: A Race Equality Strategy for Scotland. (S1O-3953)

18. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S10-3669 by Mr Alasdair Morrison on 28 June 2001, whether there is now a target rate of growth for the Scottish Economy and whether it expects the long-term trend rate of growth to rise, fall or stay the same in the coming five years. (S1O-3931)

19. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to modify the definition of a "vulnerable witness" in relation to adolescent and adult complainants in cases involving sexual assault. (S1O-3918)

20. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any correspondence from individuals seeking access to police road traffic accident reports under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill. (S1O-3917)

21. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with DAKS Simpson in Larkhall and Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire following the announcement that the factory is to cease manufacturing in spring 2002. (S1O-3923)

22. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is undertaking into any link between increased levels of skin cancer and the use of sun tanning parlours. (S1O-3930)

23. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has held any discussions with the Scottish Prison Service regarding its contract with Premier Prison Services to run Her Majesty's Prison, Kilmarnock. (S1O-3933)

24. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it is giving to measures to support prospective adopters through the initial stages of the adoption process. (S1O-3939)

25. Kate MacLean: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is taking any action to reduce the stigma of suffering from mental health illnesses. (S1O-3941)

26. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the number of small- and medium-sized business failures in the first three quarters of this year has risen in comparison with the same period in 2000. (S1O-3916)

27. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the hydroelectric power production of British Alcan at Kinlochleven and Fort William will qualify for the incentives to be introduced as from 1 January 2002 under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Draft Order 2001. (S1O-3919)

28. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to simplify the system of student financial support. (S1O-3935)

29. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the Area Waste Plan for the north east to be finalised. (S1O-3928)

30. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps will be taken to address the current shortage of Gaelic-medium teachers following the recently announced 1 million extra investment in Gaelic broadcasting and teaching. (S1O-3949)

 

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