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Business Bulletin No. 116/2003

Thursday 11 September 2003

Section D : Oral Questions selected for answer on 18 September 2003

  

Question Time

1. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make extra funding available to Lothian and Borders Police in recognition of its additional responsibilities caused by Edinburgh's capital city status, including policing state occasions, the Parliament and the Edinburgh International Festival. (S2O-418)

2. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it will make for out-of-hours GP services in rural areas following the introduction of new GP contracts. (S2O-442)

3. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to assess the number of scallops caught around, or beyond, the 12-mile limit and landed at non-Scottish ports. (S2O-451)

4. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it will give that will address concerns regarding serious offenders being released from custody on bail. (S2O-461)

5. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the law to give cohabitees the same rights as married couples. (S2O-430)

6. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the East and West of Scotland European consortia meet the conditions of the N+2 Rule in respect of the payment of European structural funds. (S2O-466)

7. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the board of VisitScotland. (S2O-429)

8. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it will have in the MTV Awards in Edinburgh in November 2003. (S2O-426)

9. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement will be made on the future of the Scottish Agricultural College. (S2O-424)

10. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will extend the central heating installation programme to people over 80 who have partial or poorly-functioning central heating systems. (S2O-419)

11. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive when and how the transfer of planning control for marine fish farming developments from the Crown Estate to local authorities will take place. (S2O-447)

12. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether expenditure by non-departmental public bodies is properly controlled and achieves value for money. (S2O-409)

13. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to meet the Scottish Tenants Organisation to discuss the affect of the new Glasgow Housing Association tenancy agreement on its clients, including elderly people and people with mental incapacities. (S2O-465)

14. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency effectively monitors the involvement of community recycling groups in the implementation of area waste plans. (S2O-443)

15. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage healthier lifestyles. (S2O-440)

16. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Prison Kilmarnock offers good value for money based on its performance. (S2O-422)

17. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to St. Andrews International Golf Club's decision to apply directly to the Executive for planning approval for the proposed development at Feddinch, St. Andrews. (S2O-421)

18. Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet the chairman of HBOS plc. (S2O-427)

19. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts it has made to assist with the resolution of the nursery nurses' industrial action. (S2O-425)

20. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote activity-based education in schools. (S2O-458)

21. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in respect of the erection of agricultural buildings that are inappropriate for a local area and exempt from planning consent requirements. (S2O-446)

22. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether sufficient funding is given to Highland Council to maintain the road infrastructure in its area. (S2O-433)

23. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider allowing alcohol to be sold at Murrayfield Stadium and selected football grounds on a trial basis. (S2O-437)

24. Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the funding situation of Scottish universities and the impact on them of tuition fees being charged at English universities. (S2O-453)

25. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government regarding the consultation process on the interim storage of laid-up submarines. (S2O-411)

26. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to modernise the planning system. (S2O-459)

27. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken to investigate any improper access to drug treatments in the Ayrshire area. (S2O-407)

28. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Office of the Rail Regulator, the Strategic Rail Authority and Network Rail regarding track maintenance and improvements. (S2O-423)

29. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reverse the decline in the number of secondary school pupils taking maths and science-based subjects. (S2O-414)

30. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what structures it has in place to monitor, review and examine the implementation of the McCrone agreement. (S2O-449)

 

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