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Business Bulletin No. 48/2002

Wednesday 20 March 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged on 19 March 2002

  

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S1W-24099 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many statutory instruments it has made since July 1999, (b) how many such instruments amended existing statutory instruments and (c) how many regulatory forms issued by it have been reviewed for regulatory impact and what the results were of any such review.

S1W-24208 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23494 by Cathy Jamieson on 12 March 2002, whether any local authorities or other local agencies have plans to involve private companies or private finance in assisting those who are temporarily or permanently excluded from school and what its position is on the suitability of any such plans.

S1W-24209 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average quarterly start-up rate of new businesses was between (a) the first quarter of 1995 and the third quarter of 1999 and (b) the third quarter of 1999 and the latest date for which figures are available, and what the explanation is for any reduction in the start-up rate of new businesses between these dates.

S1W-24210 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been requested by Her Majesty’s Government to undertake consultation on the inclusion of higher education services in ongoing negotiations about strengthening the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

S1W-24211 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has undertaken on including higher education services in the General Agreement on Trade in Services and what responses it has received to any such consultation.

S1W-24212 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what conclusions it has reached following any consultation that it has undertaken on including higher education services in the General Agreement on Trade in Services and whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government recommending that such services be included in current negotiations on this matter.

S1W-24213Δ Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received the final report of the MVA study into the benefits of reopening the Stirling - Alloa - Kincardine rail line.

S1W-24214Δ Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any changes proposed to the structure of the Office of the Accountant in Bankruptcy.

S1W-24215Δ Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in improving the opportunities for victims to participate in the criminal justice system.

S1W-24216 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a shortage of consultants in maxillofacial and oral surgery and, if so, what the shortage is, broken down by NHS board area.

S1W-24217 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are currently on the waiting list for maxillofacial and oral surgery in (a) Scotland and (b) each NHS board area.

S1W-24218 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) target waiting time and (b) average waiting time is for patients on the waiting list for maxillofacial and oral surgery to receive a first appointment with a consultant in (i) Scotland and (ii) each NHS board area.

S1W-24219 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on the care and resettlement of offenders, including offenders from outwith Scotland who have resettled in Scotland following release.

S1W-24220 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on reimbursing the costs of care and resettlement of offenders, including any costs incurred by parties outwith the local authority and police force areas where the offender normally resides.

S1W-24221Δ Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are for Scotland of the announcement by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Tuesday 19 March 2002 about competition in the water industry in England and Wales.

S1W-24222 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what size of area was planted with (a) all types of GM crops, (b) GM spring oilseed rape and (c) GM winter oilseed rape and how many trials were carried out for each type of GM crop in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2001.

S1W-24223 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what size of area it intends to plant with (a) all types of genetically modified (GM) crops, (b) GM spring oilseed rape and (c) GM winter oilseed rape and how many trials will be carried out for each type of GM crop for the year 2002.

S1W-24224 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made, or plans to make, to Her Majesty’s Government on Scotland being given full fiscal autonomy.

S1W-24225 Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to protect the children of parents who misuse drugs.

S1W-24226 Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategies are in place for partnership working between agencies providing support for drug misusers where children are involved.

S1W-24227 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-19339, S1W-19397 and S1W-23505 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 26 November 2001, 11 January 2002 and 12 March 2002, whether it will give full details of any direct discussions with Her Majesty’s Government about the impact of the European Commission’s Physical Agents directives on the agriculture and transport sectors and why the information requested was not given in the answer to question S1W-23505.

S1W-24228 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23623 by Lewis Macdonald on 7 March 2002, whether the economic impact assessment will differentiate between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

S1W-24229 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will present proposals for the provision of portable liquid oxygen that may be prescribed by GPs.

S1W-24230 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assist small businesses in Inverclyde.

S1W-24231 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of small businesses and what issues will be discussed.

S1W-24232 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its most recent plans are for improving Scotland’s skills base.

S1W-24233 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the circular documents or any other mailings intended for distribution to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools that it has issued in each of the last three years and how many pages each such mailing contained.

S1W-24234 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to establish an open prison for women.

S1W-24235 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of a recent fire at HM Prison Cornton Vale, the current fire evacuation system in the prison is satisfactory.

S1W-24236 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place at HM Prison Cornton Vale to separate drug users from other inmates.

S1W-24237 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what inquiry or other investigation is currently taking place in respect of the recent fire in a cell at HM Prison Cornton Vale.

 

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