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Business Bulletin No. 132/2002

Thursday 19 September 2002

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on 26 September 2002

  

Question Time

1. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to reopen Laurencekirk railway station. (S1O-5655)

2. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on comments made by the secretary of the Aberdeen Local Medical Committee in the Aberdeen Evening Express on 10 September 2002 about the quality of the NHS in Grampian. (S1O-5629)

3. Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to the Government of the Republic of Ireland with regard to extending the Campbeltown to Ballycastle ferry route to include a port in Ireland in order to attract cross-border funding. (S1O-5620)

4. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on the admissibility and reliability of fingerprint evidence in criminal trials. (S1O-5632)

5. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place to reduce the number of children waiting to see a psychologist. (S1O-5617)

6. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting Scotland's historical and cultural heritage. (S1O-5638)

7. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address depopulation. (S1O-5653)

8. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to help local authorities to tackle the waiting list for home adaptations for elderly, chronically ill or disabled people. (S1O-5652)

9. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what investigation has been undertaken into the effects on tourism and the economy of bus strikes in Edinburgh. (S1O-5637)

10. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that its plans to end priority need in homelessness law are achieved. (S1O-5651)

11. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1F-1460 by Mr Jack McConnell on 6 December 2001 and the launch of the Barnardos Stolen Childhood campaign, what measures have been taken to protect children from abuse through prostitution. R (S1O-5630)

12. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific proposals it intends to make either in the context of the UK national negotiations or in any other initiative to eradicate low pay in the NHS in Scotland. (S1O-5636)

13. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the funding announced in the spending review will be used to build safe, strong communities. (S1O-5628)

14. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in closing the opportunity gap. (S1O-5644)

15. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to help the NHS in Scotland through the busy winter period. (S1O-5639)

16. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to review objectives contained within the policy document The Same as You?. (S1O-5615)

17. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive when discussions were last held with Clydeside local authorities concerning the dredging of the River Clyde. (S1O-5612)

18. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons it has drawn from the experience of the New Life for Urban Scotland Initiative and its impact on local communities such as Whitefield in Dundee. (S1O-5654)

19. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address the issue of anti-social neighbours, where the property is owned by a private landlord. (S1O-5627)

20. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an effective, modern, 21st century public transport system for Edinburgh is conditional on the adoption of a congestion charging scheme implemented by the council. (S1O-5611)

21. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the spending review will have on the A75 Trans-European Network Route. (S1O-5616)

22. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it plans to introduce to support young people with special educational needs. (S1O-5619)

23. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authority concessionary travel schemes coming into force on 30 September 2002 provide the national minimum standard for such schemes only. (S1O-5642)

24. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the public consultation on the central Scotland transport corridor studies is progressing. (S1O-5635)

25. Kate Maclean: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is offering to vulnerable young people and those from deprived backgrounds and their families in the early years of education. (S1O-5646)

26. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is targeting investment to tackle youth crime. (S1O-5648)

27. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to transfer civil service departments and government agencies to the greater Glasgow area. (S1O-5623)

28. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance forestry has to the economy. (S1O-5622)

29. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in regard to the restoration of the Campbeltown to Ballycastle ferry link. (S1O-5613)

30. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging people to use public transport. (S1O-5649)

 

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