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Business Bulletin No. 65/2003

Thursday 8th May 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on day date

  

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

S2W-1 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to VisitScotland that it should display on the visitscotland.com website online booking system full contact details of those accommodation providers that subscribe to the website, ensuring equal prominence with the contact details of the VisitScotland call centre.

S2W-2 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to HM Inspector of Fire Services and the Health and Safety Executive in relation to proposals to close 42 fire auxiliary units in the Highland Council area.

S2W-3 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports an inquiry into proposals to close 42 fire auxiliary units in the Highland Council area.

S2W-4 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers of direction it has in relation to non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs); what its policy is on the use of such powers, and how it will ensure that all NDPBs operate and make decisions in an accountable and responsive manner.

S2W-5 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce legislation to confer powers on local authorities to enable them to determine whether the existing 50% council tax discount for holiday homes should be removed in whole or in part and in respect of specific types of property; if so, whether it will enable local authorities to retain the additional revenue yielded, and what the cumulative total of revenue forgone in council tax receipts as a result of the 50% discount has been in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority.

S2W-6 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to extend the length of period for which aid will be made available to the fishing industry.

S2W-7 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications there have been for the fisheries rates relief package.

S2W-8 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will accept, or propose amendments to, the latest European Commission cod recovery plan.

S2W-9 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what risk assessment procedures exist within the enterprise network to minimise any exercise of bad commercial judgement and waste of public money.

S2W-10 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in allowing prisoners night access to toilet facilities at HM Prison Peterhead.

S2W-11 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to regenerate town and village centres.

S2W-12 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the basis of valuation of premises for the purposes of the business rate levy.

S2W-13 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available to small trust harbours.

S2W-14 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of NHS chiropodists by expanding training places.

S2W-15 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS chiropodists there are in each NHS board area.

S2W-16 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will increase the ability of GPs to commission NHS chiropody services directly and expand demand-led chiropody services.

 

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