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D : Oral Questions selected
E : Written questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 109 / 2004

Thursday 24th June 2004

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 1st July 2004

  

Question Time

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to improve public access to fishing on rivers. (S2O-2883)

2. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact on the environment will be of meeting its renewable energy targets for 2010 and 2020. (S2O-2991)

3. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what input its Environment and Rural Affairs Department has had to the consultation on the third-party right of appeal in respect of planning applications with an environmental impact. (S2O-2967)

4. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what priority it places on domestic water conservation measures. (S2O-2921)

5. Mr Alasdair Morrison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the application to the European Union to safeguard the Scottish salmon fishing industry. (S2O-2955)

6. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve Scotland's marine environment. (S2O-2960)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to meet its environmental targets in cities. (S2O-2994)

8. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the fact that one community-recycling business in the Highlands has recently gone out of business and that four others are faced with closure due to their exclusion from contracts arising from the strategic waste fund. (S2O-2979)

9. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage diversification in the use of forests and timber. (S2O-2909)

10. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the final wording of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. (S2O-2917)

11. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Minister for Environment and Rural Development has had with the Minister for Communities on the implications for rural development of the supply of social housing in rural areas. (S2O-2992)

12. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive how the environmental impact of multiple proposed windfarm developments in a given area should be assessed. (S2O-2977)

Health and Community Care

1. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with plans for the provision of new hospital and primary care facilities in the Lothian area. (S2O-2884)

2. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in improving health and well-being within social inclusion partnership areas in Glasgow. (S2O-2961)

3. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that maintenance of the status quo will be one of the options in NHS Highland's consultation on the future of maternity services in Caithness and north-west Sutherland. (S2O-2932)

4. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 6.40 prescription charge deters patients from seeking the medicines they need. (S2O-2996)

5. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is addressing the findings of the Audit Scotland follow-up report on medical equipment, Better equipped to care?. (S2O-2907)

6. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how the efficacy of distinction awards as a driver of clinical improvement is measured. (S2O-2922)

7. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce colonoscopies as the standard test for colorectal cancer as part of the national bowel cancer screening programme, in line with practice in most of the United States of America and Europe. (S2O-2999)

8. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address any shortage of GPs. (S2O-2931)

9. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether midwives can provide an appropriate standard of maternity care. (S2O-2965)

10. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. (S2O-2956)

11. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to expand training at Dundee Dental Hospital. (S2O-2905)

12. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make an announcement on its proposal to add fluoride to the drinking water supply. (S2O-2987)

General

1. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with its plans to enable local authorities to undertake prudential borrowing to fund the provision of affordable rented housing. (S2O-2885)

2. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in improving road safety around schools. (S2O-2951)

3. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist manufacturing industry. (S2O-2935)

4. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how the role of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Inland Revenue will be co-ordinated to ensure that organisations receive tax exemption when recognised as a Scottish charity. (S2O-2984)

5. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making towards implementing the commitment to ensure that every school is an integrated community school by 2007. (S2O-2911)

6. Susan Deacon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that necessary infrastructure is in place to support housing and other new developments. (S2O-2924)

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve the funding of Citizens Advice Bureaux. (S2O-2993)

8. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address the shortage of affordable housing in the Highlands. (S2O-2933)

9. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to increase the contribution of cycling to its integrated transport system. (S2O-2953)

10. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Coatbridge College about terms and conditions and security of employment for academic staff. (S2O-2950)

11. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports auxiliary fire units throughout Scotland. (S2O-2901)

12. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place, or will be put in place, to continue the work of environmental tourism managers and analogous posts from the existing tourist boards in the new local tourism hubs network. (S2O-2980)

13. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the future of the Royal Highland Show showground. (S2O-2904)

14. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that childcare is available for parents in areas of multiple deprivation. (S2O-2954)

15. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it anticipates any problems arising from the operation of the TETRA police telecommunication system. (S2O-2982)

 

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