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Business Bulletin No. 19 / 2004

Thursday 29th January 2004

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 5th February 2004

  

Question Time

1. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider reforming the way voluntary organisations receive government funds. (S2O-1232)

2. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Home Office regarding qualified asylum seekers working in classrooms. (S2O-1231)

3. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce absenteeism from schools. (S2O-1220)

4. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to assist schools in the provision of transport to museums and visitor attractions. (S2O-1216)

5. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications of the referral of First Group to the Competition Commission by the Office of Fair Trading are for the Scotrail franchise. (S2O-1267)

6. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how funding to support and promote breastfeeding in Scotland compares to such funding in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (S2O-1208)

7. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive the completed STAG 2 study into the possible reopening of Laurencekirk Railway Station from Aberdeenshire Council. (S2O-1265)

8. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement in respect of the extent of falling school rolls. (S2O-1269)

9. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met NHS Fife. (S2O-1214)

10. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the Irish Government's decision to fund nearly 500,000 of scientific research into creating a safer MMR vaccine, what its position is on whether calls for further research into MMR should be resisted. (S2O-1256)

11. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in the implementation of its national strategy for golf. (S2O-1221)

12. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to protect employment in the financial services sector in Edinburgh. (S2O-1244)

13. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the number of students at Scottish universities who applied for international student visas last year. (S2O-1252)

14. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to assist the formation and sustainability of individual football supporters' trusts. (S2O-1260)

15. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute hospitals with consultant-led services it estimates there will be in (a) 5, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years' time. (S2O-1263)

16. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it is making for the transportation of a Concorde aircraft to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune. (S2O-1239)

17. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it selected participants for the "Chatham House Rules" discussions which contributed to Options for Change - Report to the Scottish Executive's Development Department on the content of a possible Planning Bill. (S2O-1253)

18. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a role for greater mediation in the civil courts system. (S2O-1257)

19. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address the issue of odour emissions from wastewater treatment plants. (S2O-1218)

20. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will continue to fund the Business Broadband Incentive scheme next year. (S2O-1238)

21. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the City of Edinburgh Council regarding the redevelopment of major sporting facilities, including the Royal Commonwealth Pool, in the city. (S2O-1230)

22. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it now expects to publish its review of area tourist boards and what factors will influence its conclusions. (S2O-1215)

23. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support the development of an integrated transport system. (S2O-1251)

24. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to assist social inclusion projects with funding. (S2O-1236)

25. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support a proof of age scheme for the sale of alcohol. (S2O-1261)

26. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water over connecting new developments in Glasgow to the water and drainage infrastructure. (S2O-1259)

27. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of COSLA and what issues will be discussed. (S2O-1226)

28. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it can further reduce homelessness, particularly among drug users and vulnerable young people. (S2O-1237)

29. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will now publish its review of area tourist boards. (S2O-1213)

30. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to afford greater protection to bus drivers on duty. (S2O-1262)

 

 

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