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K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 81 / 2004

Thursday 13th May 2004

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 20th May 2004

  

Question Time

Education, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive when VisitScotland will publish a brochure to list and promote members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme. (S2O-2462)

2. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has assessed the impact of Skye Bridge tolls on the tourism industry of Skye and Lochalsh. (S2O-2403)

3. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent consideration it has given to the role of subject principal teachers in secondary schools. (S2O-2413)

4. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 is making to the improvement of education in schools. (S2O-2456)

5. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring the impact of the Route Development Fund on tourism. (S2O-2426)

6. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals are being considered to address any present difficulty in recruiting suitably qualified secondary school teachers in an area such as the Highlands. (S2O-2387)

7. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to help teachers to deal with disruptive pupils as part of its strategy to reduce antisocial behaviour. (S2O-2392)

8. John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to provide more support services for children who are vulnerable as a result of substance abuse by their parents. (S2O-2389)

9. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support the further development of the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award. (S2O-2370)

10. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive by how much it expects school rolls in secondary schools to fall by 2010. (S2O-2479)

11. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to ensure the adequate provision of social workers for the city of Edinburgh. (S2O-2378)

12. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, how frequently and in what ways it engages with local authorities about education improvement in their areas. (S2O-2459)

Finance and Communities

1. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to support and increase the engagement of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people in the life of Scotland. (S2O-2467)

2. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on its plans to provide central heating in households occupied by senior citizens. (S2O-2414)

3. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is tackling the issue of binge-drinking in deprived areas. (S2O-2425)

4. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its current target is for new housebuilding. (S2O-2446)

5. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what opportunities the accession of 10 new member states to the European Union provides for the Fresh Talent initiative. (S2O-2434)

6. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Glasgow housing stock transfer has achieved all its objectives. (S2O-2397)

7. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific support it is providing to cities and towns to carry out environmental improvement work. (S2O-2407)

8. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Public Pensions Agency will make final payments of monies remaining in the Scottish Transport Group pension funds to former members. (S2O-2405)

9. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it will make to the research by the Scottish Council for Single Homeless stating that local authorities estimate that 12,500 new, affordable, rented homes are needed every year, compared with the 4,900 completed in 2003-04. (S2O-2393)

10. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to improve provision of impartial debt advice. (S2O-2396)

11. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the community ownership housing programme. (S2O-2451)

12. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines it gives to social inclusion partnerships in respect of their definition and evaluation of best value. (S2O-2428)

General

1. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the full retention of in-patient provision at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital. (S2O-2454)

2. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government about the impact that rising petrol and diesel prices have on remote rural communities. (S2O-2383)

3. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to improve the system for the payment of fines. (S2O-2390)

4. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken in respect of the petrochemicals industry since the recent announcement by BP plc regarding the future of its olefins and derivatives division. (S2O-2431)

5. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it next intends to meet representatives of Scottish Water. (S2O-2402)

6. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the needs of retirement home owners who own a share in the equity of their property. (S2O-2375)

7. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2O-2239 by Nicol Stephen on 6 May 2004, how many passengers used Strathclyde Passenger Transport-supported rail services in each year since 1995. (S2O-2380)

8. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take in light of the National Audit Office report, Improving public transport in England through light rail. (S2O-2379)

9. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of the recent report by Scottish Chambers of Commerce on economic policy. (S2O-2373)

10. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to encourage supermarkets to provide recycling facilities for the public. (S2O-2475)

11. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to visit the Faroe Islands to assess how Faroese communities manage their local fishery resources. (S2O-2374)

12. Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will act on the recommendation of Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England, that everyone should exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. (S2O-2443)

13. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to making asthma a national priority in health care in light of new research from Asthma UK stating that for 20% of people with asthma in Scotland there are still no medicines that adequately control their condition. (S2O-2391)

14. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive whether penalty charges introduced in the Health Act 1999 are being levied on those in receipt of incapacity benefit who are uncertain as to whether they are entitled to free NHS prescriptions. (S2O-2385)

15. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made on implementing A Partnership for a Better Scotland in the year since the Scottish Parliament elections. (S2O-2487)

 

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