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Business Bulletin No. 153/2001

Monday 29 October 2001

Section E : Written questions lodged on 26 October 2001

  

S1W-19407 Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve the provision of speech therapy for children under 5 in the light of the British Stammering Association's Parental Awareness campaign.

S1W-19408 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the results of the beach management trials carried out at Whitesands, Troon and Ayr; whether it will extend the trials to other beaches and, if so, which ones and what plans it has to establish beach management committees for any beach included in the trials.

S1W-19409 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the European Union in respect of Directive 76/160/EEC on the quality of bathing waters.

S1W-19410 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what reassurances it has sought from UEFA and other international sporting bodies that any bid by the Scottish Football Association to host the European Football Championship in 2008 will not be influenced by the circumstances surrounding the recent bid by Her Majesty's Government to host the World Athletics Championships in 2005.

S1W-19411 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what reassurances it has sought from international sporting bodies that any bids to host international sporting events in Scotland in the future will not be influenced by the circumstances surrounding the recent bid by Her Majesty's Government to host the World Athletics Championships in 2005.

S1W-19412 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on any implications for any future bids to host international sporting events in Scotland in the light of the circumstances surrounding the recent bid by Her Majesty's Government to host the World Athletics Championships in 2005 and the representations made by Richard Caborn MP, the Minister for Sport, to members of the International Association of Athletics Federations over the possible venue for these championships.

S1W-19413 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it costs the NHS to purchase a digital hearing aid.

S1W-19414 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what health funding, in addition to the annual budget assignment, was allocated to Lanarkshire Health Board in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000 and (d) 2000-01.

S1W-19415 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what the collection rate for non-domestic water charges as a percentage of the total amount billed was in each water authority in each year from 1995-96 to 2000-01.

S1W-19416 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive when the appointment of the new Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice-General will be announced. R

S1W-19417 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many premises currently hold an off-trade liquor licence.

S1W-19418 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members of its Committee on Liquor Licensing Law in Scotland are drawn from organisations representing the (a) on-trade and (b) off-trade licensed sectors.

S1W-19419 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive which member of the Committee on Liquor Licensing Law in Scotland was appointed to represent the views of the off-trade licensed sector during their review of liquor licensing law.

S1W-19420 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any requests from industry bodies to be included in the membership of the Committee on Liquor Licensing Law in Scotland since membership was announced.

S1W-19421 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive which company holds the contract to maintain the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's vessels.

S1W-19422 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when each of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's vessels will enter dry dock for maintenance.

S1W-19423 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it will cost for each of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's vessels to be entered into dry dock for maintenance.

S1W-19424 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when each of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's vessels were last entered into dry dock for maintenance.

S1W-19425 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from local authorities on any possible increase in road construction and maintenance costs following the introduction of the Aggregates Tax and what the estimated increase and additional costs would be for each authority.

S1W-19426 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the impact on the amount of construction materials being imported as a result of the introduction of the Aggregates Tax.

S1W-19427 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fishing boats fishing for shellfish within the six mile limit were boarded by officers of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency and how many of these led to prosecutions in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S1W-19428 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a developer is in breach of planning legislation in circumstances where construction has begun without obtaining planning permission and where retrospective planning permission has been applied for but not yet granted, and what powers are available to local authorities to order work to cease on developments which have retrospective planning applications pending but not yet approved.

S1W-19429 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that it meets the demand for experienced and skilled legal practitioners to support the needs of asylum seekers.

S1W-19430 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the estimated 141,000 tenants have applied under the central heating installation programme since April 2001 and how many have benefited.

S1W-19431 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it plans to take to prevent materials exempt from the Aggregates Tax being incorporated into Private Finance Initiative and Design Build Finance and Operate projects.

S1W-19432 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it plans to take to protect the rural economy against the effect of any small quarry companies closing as a result of the introduction of the Aggregates Tax.

S1W-19433 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the collection centrally of domestic water rates by the proposed single water authority would have on the revenue levels of local authorities.

S1W-19434 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a breakdown by local authority area of the 20 million allocated for the buying of books and equipment that was announced on 26 October 2001.

S1W-19435 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the health and safety record of the company 3Ed during the current Project 2002 refurbishment programme of secondary schools in Glasgow.

S1W-19436 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any fines imposed on companies during the course of the current Project 2002 refurbishment programme of secondary schools in Glasgow.

S1W-19437 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what the names were of the contractors called upon to repair the fire alarm system at (a) Holyrood RC Secondary School, (b) St Roch's Secondary RC School and (c) Shawlands Academy in Glasgow as a result of work carried out under the current Project 2002 refurbishment programme and what the contractors' costs were in each case.

S1W-19438 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of any possible increase in the volume of heavy goods vehicle traffic having to obtain construction materials from outwith local areas due to the closure of small local quarries following the introduction of the Aggregates Tax.

S1W-19439 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget of Scottish Natural Heritage was in each year since 1997 and how much was spent on (a) the environment and (b) internal organisational functions.

 

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