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Business Bulletin No. 153 / 2003

Thursday 13th november 2003

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 20th November 2003

  

Question Time

1. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take on voting systems in light of the Electoral Commission's pilot schemes. (S2O-777)

2. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in ensuring that the same standard of care is available throughout Scotland for people with multiple sclerosis. (S2O-760)

3. Rosie Kane: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in its discussions with NHS boards and local authorities over provision of health and education services for families held in the Dungavel House immigration removal centre. (S2O-772)

4. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to respond to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations' campaign for 10,000 affordable homes across Scotland. (S2O-798)

5. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to remove all vending machines that sell unhealthy food from hospitals in Scotland. (S2O-799)

6. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in respect of its housebuilding programme, with particular reference to social housing. (S2O-811)

7. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since the Scottish Fuel Poverty Statement of August 2002 in meeting its target of ending fuel poverty. (S2O-769)

8. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to influence the actions and decisions of Scottish Water where such actions and decisions are supported by the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland. (S2O-787)

9. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive when suitable speed restrictions will be introduced at Kinbrace Primary School on the A897. (S2O-808)

10. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring that local communities and manufacturing industry gain economic benefits from wind energy. (S2O-794)

11. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Home Office regarding the proposed introduction of compulsory entitlement cards. (S2O-809)

12. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to secure the future of the remnants of the textile industry, given the recent announcement of the closure of Chilton (Scotland) Ltd, Girvan. (S2O-779)

13. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address the issue of street prostitution. (S2O-767)

14. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the benefits that the adoption of a zero waste strategy would have on the environment, agriculture and employment. (S2O-802)

15. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what reviews have taken place of the likely impact of the Working Time Directive on the road haulage industry. (S2O-797)

16. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what stage the reviews of maternity services in south east Scotland and Tayside are at. (S2O-813)

17. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Midlothian has featured on any of the shortlists for the relocation of public bodies. (S2O-806)

18. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to increase the availability of physiotherapy and speech and language therapy services for children in north east Scotland. (S2O-775)

19. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has encouraged or commissioned research on the prevalence of EFA deficiency in children on the autistic spectrum. (S2O-781)

20. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons' report on HM Prison Inverness. (S2O-764)

21. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how local communities will be consulted with regard to planning applications for wind farms producing more the 50 megawatts. (S2O-780)

22. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with regard to the teaching of modern languages in primary schools. (S2O-796)

23. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of health concerns surrounding the terrestrial trunked radio system, what steps it has taken to satisfy itself that the health guidelines contained in National Planning Policy Guideline 19: Radio Telecommunications are wholly adequate. (S2O-804)

24. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional preparations are being made by the NHS to cope with winter pressures. (S2O-816)

25. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support Glasgow City Council in meeting the increased costs created by the extended maintenance and health and safety regimes required for the Clyde Tunnel. (S2O-814)

26. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it will give about the safety of cervical smear tests for women following the recent experience at the Newlands Medical Practice in Bathgate and what steps it is taking to promote the uptake of cervical smear tests whilst bearing in mind concerns that women may have. (S2O-807)

27. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether building new roads leads to economic growth. (S2O-801)

28. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the targets outlined in its draft budget 2004-05 will be delivered by the civil service. (S2O-812)

29. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has regarding the continued provision of consultant-led specialisms at the Borders General Hospital. (S2O-810)

30. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it plays as Scotland's representative in the European Union. (S2O-795)

 

 

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