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Business Bulletin No. 42/2003

Tuesday 4 March 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 3 March 2003

  

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

S1W-34391 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive to which institutes involved in aquaculture research, other than the Ardtoe Marine Farming Unit of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, the Minister for Environment and Rural Development was referring at the meeting of the Rural Development Committee on 18 February 2003 (Official Report, c 4352); what research these institutes are conducting, and how this research is more "sophisticated" than that conducted by the authority.

S1W-34392 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will place in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre a copy of the Sea Fish Industry Authority preliminary study carried out by Dr M.A. James, Dr B.R. Howell and Professor J.A. Young of Fisheries Resources Management Ltd; whether the authority has made the employees at the Ardtoe Marine Farming Unit aware of the full text of the report and, if not, whether it will make representations to the authority to do so in view of the possible redundancies at the unit.

S1W-34393 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to prevent the closure of the Ardtoe Marine Farming Unit by the Sea Fish Industry Authority.

S1W-34394 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is appropriate and safe for botox injections to be administered by a non-medical person in a non-medical setting.

S1W-34396 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any potentially harmful effects arising from the cumulative effect of botox injections and, if so, what the evidence is for this position.

S1W-34397 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any minister or official will attend the Working Party on Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Brussels on 4 March 2003 which is discussing implementation of the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant under each member state's law and, if so, what issues will be raised.

S1W-34398 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any further meetings with Angus Council to discuss the funding of the replacement for the Montrose Bridge over the River South Esk and, if so, what the outcomes of the meetings were.

S1W-34399 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs have been (a) created and (b) lost in the Highlands and Islands in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2001 and (iv) 2002.

S1W-34400 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs have been (a) created and (b) lost in each local enterprise company area in (i) 1999, (ii) 2000, (iii) 2001 and (iv) 2002.

S1W-34401 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest figures are for the number of people that have migrated (a) into and (b) out of each local authority area.

S1W-34402 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the effects of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease will be with regard to job and economic losses in (a) the Scottish Borders, (b) Dumfries and Galloway and (c) Scotland over the next five years.

S1W-34403 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its aim of zero growth in the amount of municipal waste produced by 2010, contained in the National Waste Plan 2003, is achievable without an increase in the level of public and local authority participation in waste minimisation, given the projected increases in waste produced.

S1W-34404 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to encourage the procurement of new infrastructure for municipal waste processing through the private sector.

S1W-34405 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the 35% increase by 2010 in the operating costs for collecting, treating and disposing of municipal waste, and further 5% increase by 2020, as referred to in the executive summary of the National Waste Plan 2003, is reflected in its spending proposals to 2005-06.

S1W-34406 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a breakdown of the target of (a) recycling and (b) composting 25% of municipal waste by 2006.

S1W-34407 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when local authorities can begin bidding for funding under the Strategic Waste Fund, as referred to in the executive summary of the National Waste Plan 2003, and when the first round of funding will be awarded.

S1W-34408 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members will be of the Stakeholder Advisory Group which will facilitate the forward management and direction of the national waste plan.

S1W-34410 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how incidents of fighting as a breach of prison discipline are recorded for the performance indicators contained in paragraphs 2.2(a) and 2.2(b) of Schedule F to the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-34411 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33537 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 February 2003, why it is unable to provide a record of offences of violence at HM Prison Kilmarnock reported to the procurator fiscal.

S1W-34412 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33537 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 February 2003, how many incidents of alleged (a) assault and (b) fighting have been dealt with in the orderly room at HM Prison Kilmarnock in each quarter since the prison opened.

S1W-34413 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how incidents of fighting as a breach of prison discipline are recorded in respect of the accrual of performance points under Schedule F to the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock.

S1W-34414 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33537 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 February 2003, why it is unable to provide a record of convictions in relation to offences of violence at HM Prison Kilmarnock.

S1W-34415 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33537 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 February 2003, how it is able to monitor performance of HM Prison Kilmarnock under Schedule F of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Ltd for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock for performance indicators 2.2(a) and 2.2(b), which require that for performance points to be accrued an assault must be proven on adjudication or by criminal conviction, if it is unable to state the number of incidents of violence at the prison in relation to which convictions or adjudications have been obtained.

S1W-34416 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive why a 96-year-old resident in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency, whose home has two 40-year-old storage heaters, in the living room and hallway, that were described in representations by North Lanarkshire Social Work Department as leaving the hallway "like a fridge", has been refused a new central heating system under its central heating installation programme, following representations from the local councillor, friends and the social work department.

S1W-34417 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency have been (a) refused and (b) provided with heating systems under its central heating installation programme in each year since the programme became operational.

S1W-34418 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have been (a) refused and (b) provided with heating systems under its central heating installation programme in each year since the programme became operational.

 

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