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Business Bulletin No. 90 / 2003

Monday 16th June 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 13th June 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-816 Mr Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will include provision of a Dornoch rail bridge in its plans for upgrading the rail network.

S2W-817 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-477 by Mr Jim Wallace on 12 June 2003, whether a response from Analysys will be received before the 2003 summer recess.

S2W-818 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s proposals on regional pay bargaining for public sector workers will have on recruitment, retention and payroll budgets.

S2W-819 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights has affected conditions that can be imposed on a person accused of serious and violent crimes who applies for bail and, if so, how these conditions have been affected.

S2W-820 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the bail system.

S2W-821 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce its decision on the location of the headquarters of Forest Enterprise.

S2W-822 Mr Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds it has made available to extend the coverage in Scotland of the United Kingdom's public debate on genetic modification.

S2W-823 Mr Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the question S2O-169 by Allan Wilson on 12 June 2003, whether it will fund local outreach meetings as part of the United Kingdom's public debate on genetic modification.

S2W-824 Mr Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether one public meeting held in Glasgow as part of the United Kingdom's public debate on genetic modification is sufficient to sample Scottish public opinion.

S2W-825 Mr Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when, and where, local outreach meetings will take place in Scotland as part of the United Kingdom's public debate on genetic modification.

S2W-827 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide CCTV coverage on buses; whether it will make funding available for this purpose, and, if so, how much funding and what the criteria will be to qualify for such funds.

S2W-828 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the British Olympic Committee with regard to participation in the football tournament of the Olympic Games in 2012 in the event of London being successful in its bid to host the games.

S2W-829 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the Royal Mail’s proposal to cease rail operations will have on the (a) road network and (b) number of lorry (i) journeys and (ii) miles travelled (1) daily and (2) annually.

S2W-830 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with providers of sheltered accommodation regarding standards of warden cover.

S2W-831 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review licensing fees for licensed premises.

S2W-832 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the education budget for 2003-04 has been allocated to children with any form of special needs; how this proportion is to be allocated to each local authority, and how this comparies with the allocation in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02 and (d) 2002-03.

S2W-833 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what Glasgow City Council’s budget for occupational health aids and adaptations was in 2002-03 and is in 2003-04.

S2W-834 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what processes will be categorised as diversion of waste away from landfill.

S2W-835 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive who will be responsible for monitoring the diversion of waste away from landfill.

S2W-836 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive who is responsible for regulating packaging waste recovery notes.

S2W-837 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a review has been carried out into the effectiveness of packaging waste recovery notes.

S2W-838 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government with regard to the impact of landfill tax in Scotland and what matters were discussed.

S2W-839 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what research has been conducted into the impact of the landfill tax in Scotland.

S2W-840 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines have been issued to GPs regarding charges for reports by GPs.

S2W-841 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on GPs charging for reports sought by a charitable organisation providing a medical service to patients at no cost to the NHS.

S2W-842 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS trusts are fully compliant with the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) and EU directive 93/104/EC.

S2W-843 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS trusts have produced records to show compliance with all aspects of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) and EU directive 93/104/EC.

S2W-844 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether records in respect of entitlement to compensatory rest are available from NHS trusts.

S2W-845 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether compensatory rest is given to all NHS staff who are entitled to it.

S2W-847 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking against any NHS trusts that are non-compliant with the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833).

S2W-848 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it has made available to NHS trusts to enable them to implement the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) and what assessment it has made of any difference between such resources and the resources that trusts need in order to implement the regulations.

 

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