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Business Bulletin No. 111 / 2003

Thursday 4th September 2003

Section D : Oral Questions

  

Question Time

1. Mr Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address any concerns relating to delays in accessing drug treatment and rehabilitation. (S2O-365)

2. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to ensure that local authorities and the police will be able to enforce forthcoming legislation on the misuse of fireworks. (S2O-372)

3. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with stakeholders and the rail industry over reopening the Edinburgh south suburban railway line to passenger services. (S2O-384)

4. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be an increase from last year in the number of students accepted for physical education degrees and diplomas in universities and colleges. (S2O-370)

5. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for a review of public consultation processes. (S2O-362)

6. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the conclusions of its assessment of the reasons for the shortfall in the number of dentists in some areas. (S2O-367)

7. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the results of its consultation on water fluoridation and whether it will reassure people that the public water supply will not be fluoridated against their will. (S2O-404)

8. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with trade unions regarding the future of the fire service. (S2O-374)

9. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will congratulate Scottish Opera on its recent performance of Wagner’s Ring at the Edinburgh Festival and take action to address the financial position of Scottish Opera and keep ticket prices low to increase public access to opera. (S2O-388)

10. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make specific funding available to local authorities for the maintenance of roads used by lorries transporting timber. (S2O-392)

11. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how per capita health funding in the Orkney Islands compares with that in the Western Isles. (S2O-368)

12. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that there is an integrated approach between the environment and rural development divisions within its Environment and Rural Affairs Department. (S2O-401)

13. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will increase funding for sport and the arts to enable them to make a full contribution to reducing anti-social behaviour. (S2O-397)

14. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it has made to discuss with Her Majesty's Government the economic implications of its policies for the north east. (S2O-376)

15. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what long-term support it will give to develop and retain the skills of the 112 new apprentices starting at Clyde shipyards. (S2O-394)

16. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it still plans to reduce road traffic to 2001 levels by 2021. (S2O-400)

17. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the number of serious and fatal road accidents on the A90 in Aberdeenshire. (S2O-391)

18. Rosie Kane: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government regarding the implications for the health of children in the Dungavel immigration removal centre if they do not have access to proper meals. (S2O-386)

19. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the provision of dental services in the Dumfries and Galloway area. (S2O-383)

20. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the administration of Scottish Water. (S2O-395)

21. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what input it has had into the review by HM Treasury of the housing market as part of its economic assessment of membership of the single currency. (S2O-364)

22. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Department for Transport, given the Executive’s responsibility for road safety, regarding the training sheriffs receive in the application of road traffic law on careless driving offences that have caused death or serious injury and, in particular, section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. (S2O-398)

23. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it is making to Her Majesty's Government and the European Union to protect the water industry in the light of the current negotiations on liberalisation under the General Agreement on Trade in Services. (S2O-402)

24. Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are to address the funding implications for higher education in Scotland of higher student tuition frees in England. (S2O-390)

25. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on pre-school modern language learning. (S2O-381)

26. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle odour emissions from waste water treatment works. (S2O-382)

27. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate the possibility of testing all primary school children for dyslexia as part of its commitment to promoting equality and inclusion in education. (S2O-396)

28. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what timescale is in place for consultation on, and implementation of, the Common Agricultural Policy reforms. (S2O-385)

29. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the social housing stock in the Borders. (S2O-377)

30. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring the action local authorities are taking to meet their recycling targets. (S2O-379)

 

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