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Business Bulletin No. 121 / 2003

Thursday 18th September 2003

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on 25th September 2003

  

Question Time

1. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will consult on proposed new rights of appeal in planning cases. (S2O-503)

2. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to support the growth of social firms and the social economy. (S2O-471)

3. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how much landbanked aggregate there is in Scotland and where information is kept on mineral permissions granted by local authorities. (S2O-501)

4. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances it would consider enforcing a three-mile exclusion zone for the protection of inshore fisheries. (S2O-483)

5. Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to resolve the nursery nurses dispute. (S2O-505)

6. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive when, and how, it will implement the ending of the Over Thirty Months Scheme for cattle. (S2O-494)

7. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to encourage newly-qualified veterinary surgeons to consider working in the rural, farming and crofting environment. (S2O-486)

8. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is being made available to colleges to facilitate the review of HNC and HND qualifications. (S2O-490)

9. John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Transport Scotland will have in the introduction of the national concessionary travel scheme for elderly people and people with disabilities. (S2O-481)

10. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that organisations within the social economy play a key role in community regeneration. (S2O-470)

11. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure that local authority housing departments protect elderly people who feel threatened by anti-social neighbours. (S2O-469)

12. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how the 0.5% rise in the number of children referred to children's reporters for offences between 1998 and 2001 compared with the rise in crime rates over this period. (S2O-475)

13. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any NHS boards are facing financial crisis. (S2O-508)

14. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children were knocked down by cars in the streets around their schools last year. (S2O-484)

15. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to resource and support alternative sports such as skateboarding and mountain biking. (S2O-487)

16. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the OECD report on educational performance and on what lessons can be learned from Finland's level of educational performance. (S2O-504)

17. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with Her Majesty’s Government and the Strategic Rail Authority regarding rail infrastructure investment in Scotland. (S2O-509)

18. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last had discussions with Fife Constabulary about the level of police cover in Fife. (S2O-482)

19. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote languages in schools so that the business sector will be better able to compete in a multi-lingual market. (S2O-495)

20. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of Scottish Water. (S2O-473)

21. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the City of Edinburgh Council’s Education Department and what issues were discussed. (S2O-489)

22. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what public expenditure has been incurred and committed in preparation for possible entry into the European common currency. (S2O-467)

23. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review current procedures and guidelines on public consultations on the establishment of medium-secure care centres. (S2O-474)

24. Rosie Kane: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in its discussions with the Home Office and South Lanarkshire Council regarding Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre. (S2O-506)

25. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is improving adult literacy. (S2O-493)

26. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve road safety. (S2O-477)

27. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve road safety. (S2O-478)

28. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the restructuring of the National Library of Scotland will involve the abolition of the Board of Trustees. (S2O-498)

29. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether current public sector wage levels are adequate. (S2O-507)

30. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency concerning the proposed fish farm on the River Tweed. (S2O-491)

 

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