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Business Bulletin No. 146/2003

Tuesday 4 November 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 3 November 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-3793 Mr Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend the remit of the Caledonian MacBrayne Users Committee Scotland to include passengers on Northlink ferries.

S2W-3804 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer what powers are held by Lord Fraser in relation to the Holyrood inquiry and whether the inquiry has any power to compel the attendance of witnesses or require the production of documents and tapes.

S2W-3805 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers have been dismissed for neglect of duty in the last 10 years.

S2W-3806 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what laws, regulations, policies or guidance there are regarding dismissal from the police force in relation to an offence where a police officer has been found not guilty of that offence in a court of law.

S2W-3807 Mr Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish comparative budget data showing departmental expenditure on a consistent basis in each year from 1999 to 2003.

S2W-3808 Mr Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish comparative budget data showing departmental expenditure on a consistent basis in each year from 1993 to 1998 and, if so, when.

S2W-3809 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government regarding the increase in the interest rate level of student loans and whether it was consulted by Her Majesty's Government before the interest rate was increased.

S2W-3810 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of its renewable energy targets, what the current output of all categories of electricity generation is, expressed also as a percentage of UK output.

S2W-3811 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what new electricity generation plants are currently under construction; how many applications for construction have been approved, and how many applications are currently under consideration.

S2W-3812 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of its renewable energy targets, what it estimates the output of all categories of electricity generation will be in 2010.

S2W-3813 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases in the (a) Sheriff and (b) High Court involving allegations of physical and/or sexual abuse against children have been abandoned in the last four years because of the (i) unwillingness or (ii) inability of child witnesses to undergo cross-examination by defence lawyers.

S2W-3814 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases in the (a) Sheriff and (b) High Court involving allegations of rape have been abandoned in the last four years because of (i) unwillingness or (ii) inability of complainers to undergo cross-examination by defence lawyers.

S2W-3815 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases have been abandoned or postponed in the (a) Sheriff and (b) High Court because of the absence of members of juries in the last four years and what action has been taken in relation to those who were absent for spurious reasons.

S2W-3816 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Sheriff courts are fitted with CCTV systems for interviewing witnesses and how many of these are used for High Court hearings.

S2W-3817Δ Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make an announcement about the appointment of a new Chair of Scottish Enterprise.

S2W-3818 Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer what percentage of the oak, stored in Rosyth, which was sourced and purchased for use in the debating chamber of the new Parliament building, is fit for its original use.

S2W-3819 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is given to bidders for the Scotrail franchise to ensure that the needs of cyclists are taken into account.

S2W-3820 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when the newly upgraded stretch of the A830 between Kinsadel and Arisaig will be opened; whether there have been any delays to the opening of the road and, if so, what the reasons are for any such delay.

S2W-3821 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will include dualling any parts of the (a) A9, (b) A96, (c) A82 and (d) A95 in the next round of trunk road improvements and, if so, which stretches of each road it is planning to dual.

S2W-3822 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will propose a long-term plan for the upgrading of the trunk road network.

S2W-3823 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to reduce the expenditure of any non-departmental public body and, if so, which expenditure it plans to reduce.

S2W-3824 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made regarding the restructuring of Network Rail and, in particular, the creation of a Scottish region of the company and what the reasons are for its position on the matter.

S2W-3825 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2924 by Malcolm Chisholm on 13 October 2003, how much the shortfall in wages referred to in that answer was.

 

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