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Business Bulletin No. 69/2003

Wednesday 14th May 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 14th May 2003

  

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

S2W-95 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government on the current General Agreement on Trade in Services negotiations.

S2W-96 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what decision-making powers and responsibilities it would lose under the current European Union proposals on better market access to environmental services.

S2W-97 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the current General Agreement on Trade in Services negotiations will have on large and small businesses.

S2W-98 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to reverse its decision not to accept the recommendations of the report by the Office of Fair Trading on entry to NHS pharmaceutical dispensing contracts.

S2W-99 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with Her Majesty's Government on entry to NHS pharmaceutical dispensing contracts and, if so, what the outcomes were.

S2W-100 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next visit the Scottish Agricultural College Craibstone campus and which minister will visit.

S2W-101 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any meetings with the board of the Scottish Agricultural College to discuss the proposed closure of the Craibstone campus and, if so, what the outcomes were and which ministers attended.

S2W-102 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the current proposed southern route for the Aberdeen western peripheral road.

S2W-103 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the funding for the Aberdeen western peripheral road will be met by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils.

S2W-104 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable and timescales will be for each task that has to be undertaken before the Aberdeen western peripheral road tender can be let.

S2W-105 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil and public servants it estimates that it and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies will require in each of the next four years.

S2W-106 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the volume of paperwork that livestock farmers are required to complete and what measures it will take to amend the sheep tagging scheme to a compulsory tagging only scheme when stock leaves a farm.

S2W-107 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will conduct a review of the maintenance of roads in rural areas and publish the results of such a review, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-108 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will direct the Scottish Agricultural College to cease moving any further staff to Edinburgh in advance of the Parliament having an opportunity to debate the future of the college, given the position of the college management that no decision will be taken without the Parliament having considered the issue, and whether it will intervene to prevent any further action being taken that would have the effect of implementing any decision by the college management in respect of this matter.

S2W-109 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it or any of its agencies contributed to the Burns An’ A’ That Festival 2003.

S2W-110 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive on what stretches of road in the south of Scotland fatal and serious road accidents have been recorded in each year since 1999.

S2W-111 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of drink-driving were reported to the procurator fiscal in each year since 1997, broken down by sheriff court district.

S2W-112 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34889 by Mrs Elish Angiolini on 31 March 2003, under what circumstances a drink-driving offence would be recorded as such by police but not reported to the procurator fiscal.

S2W-113 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30312 by Mrs Elish Angiolini on 17 October 2002, how many reports to procurators fiscal were marked "no proceedings" for a reason of (a) time-bar, (b) delay by police/reporting agency, (c) lack of court resources, (d) procurator fiscal staff shortage and (e) delay by procurator fiscal in 2002-03, broken down by sheriff court district.

S2W-114 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30310 by Mr Jim Wallace on 18 October 2002, how many offences of (a) illegal importation of drugs, (b) producing, manufacture or cultivation of drugs and (c) supply or possession with intent to supply of drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 the police recorded in 2002, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-115 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many reports procurators fiscal received from HM Customs and Excise in 2002-03 and, of these, how many (a) were marked "no proceedings" on account of delay on the part of HM Customs and Excise and (b) proceeded to trial.

S2W-116 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33923 by Mrs Elish Angiolini on 10 March 2003, how many cases have been marked "no proceedings" in 2002-03 because of a non-court disposal, broken down into warnings, conditional offers, fiscal fines and diversions from prosecution.

S2W-117 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-29801 by Colin Boyd QC on 7 October 2002, whether it will give a breakdown of the non-court costs for the Crown Office in 2002-03.

S2W-118 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-24605 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 23 April 2002, when the study on the impact and resource implications of the working time regulations on the NHS will be complete.

S2W-119 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS trust spent in 2002-03 on paying consultants to cover junior doctors’ shifts and how this compares to the cost had the shifts been covered by junior doctors.

S2W-120 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS operations were cancelled in 2002-03 as a result of a consultant being unavailable through having covered a junior doctor’s shift the previous night.

S2W-121 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to discuss with the royal colleges how the impact on patient care of implementing the working time regulations in the NHS can be minimised.

S2W-122 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its review of area tourist boards.

S2W-123 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a compulsory registration scheme for accommodation providers.

S2W-124 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a compulsory quality assurance scheme for accommodation providers.

S2W-125 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to give responsibility for tourism to its Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department.

S2W-126 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what train operating companies have indicated an interest in running the passenger rail franchise.

S2W-127 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the oil and gas industry about the number of job losses in the offshore contracting sector.

S2W-128 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet (a) Aberdeenshire Council and (b) Aberdeen City Council.

S2W-129 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of the fish processing industry.

S2W-130 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Presiding Officer what commissions for art or photographic work to be displayed in the new Parliament building have been, or are in the process of being, awarded.

S2W-131 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Presiding Officer what arrangements have been made with Scottish museums and galleries for the display of artefacts and paintings in their care in the new Parliament building.

S2W-132 Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to Fife Council to ensure that urgent consideration is given to the creation of a new secondary school at Tay Bridgehead in north-east Fife.

S2W-133 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is being given to the establishment of a full-time fire station in Penicuik to provide fire cover for the increase in population in the area.

 

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