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Business Bulletin No. 131/2004

Thursday 16 September 2004

Section D : Oral Questions

  

Question Time

Environment and Rural Development

1. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive what the prospects are of an improved agreement being negotiated for this year from that secured at last year’s EU fishing negotiations, particularly in respect of the number of days at sea. (S2O-3312)

2. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what training and advice it will give farmers and crofters ahead of the introduction of the Single Farm Payment Scheme so that they are fully informed of cross-compliance requirements. (S2O-3303)

3. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to accelerate sewerage and water provision in the Scottish Borders in order that housing can be built. (S2O-3279)

4. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to monitor the risk of, and prevent further, landslides. (S2O-3344)

5. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve the environment in urban areas. (S2O-3361)

6. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce litter. (S2O-3288)

7. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is in discussion with the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority on the use of jet skis on the loch. (S2O-3273)

8. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact on the environment is of small hydro-electric power schemes. (S2O-3336)

9. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the recent House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report Budget 2004 and Energy, it remains committed to playing an equitable part in reducing overall UK climate change emissions. (S2O-3373)

10. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will introduce strategic environmental assessment legislation. (S2O-3363)

11. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to combat the spread of ragwort. (S2O-3302)

12. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in implementing the Large Combustion Plants Directive. (S2O-3338)

Health and Community Care

1. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on research it has commissioned to investigate the impact of a ban on smoking in public places. (S2O-3300)

2. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with NHS boards regarding reorganisation of services. (S2O-3268)

3. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to increase the number of clinical psychologists working in child and adolescent mental health teams. (S2O-3346)

4. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the number of patients who do not attend their appointments in primary care. (S2O-3269)

5. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to NHS Greater Glasgow’s request to fluoridate the drinking water supply. (S2O-3386)

6. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on legal advice on children’s health recently obtained by WWF that under international law a child has the right to clean and safe surroundings. (S2O-3387)

7. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support preventative clinics, such as well man clinics, provided by local health practices. (S2O-3366)

8. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a policy on how best to involve patients in the process for appointing new GPs. (S2O-3278)

9. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS Greater Glasgow has intimated its intention to proceed, before the end of the year, with its proposal to consult on the closure of the in-patient facility at the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital. (S2O-3276)

10. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure the early identification of people with diabetes. (S2O-3340)

11. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve cancer survival rates. (S2O-3297)

12. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it is having with the royal colleges in relation to the reconfiguration of services. (S2O-3323)

General

1. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what reliance the Affordable Housing Review is placing on assessments of affordable housing need carried out by local authorities in their local housing strategies. (S2O-3380)

2. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is giving any consideration to the creation of a national police force. (S2O-3271)

3. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the system of regulating the conduct of solicitors. (S2O-3322)

4. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it plans to improve road safety at junctions on the A90 trunk road between Dundee and Aberdeen. (S2O-3285)

5. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reducing the number of pensioners living in poverty. (S2O-3280)

6. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has responded to the consultation by the Department for Trade and Industry on the future of regional aid that closed on 6 September 2004. (S2O-3266)

7. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the new EU constitution will benefit Scotland. (S2O-3357)

8. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the performance of Bowhouse Prison at Kilmarnock. (S2O-3277)

9. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the findings of the internal review conducted earlier this year by the Children’s Reporters Administration on Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy. (S2O-3308)

10. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with industrial relations in the further education sector. (S2O-3330)

11. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to address the issue of violent crime. (S2O-3353)

12. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to complete its consideration of the report, The Scottish Human Rights Commission: Analysis of Consultation Responses. (S2O-3378)

13. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether philanthropy has a role in contributing to standards in public services. (S2O-3354)

14. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with planning authorities regarding the increase in the number of planning applications for large casinos. (S2O-3362)

15. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of issues relating to contract cost control in respect of the new Parliament building, it is appropriate for Executive-funded bodies to negotiate building contracts from design through construction with only one consortium of companies and in what circumstances a negotiated contract with a sole bidder is appropriate for large contracts. (S2O-3359)

 

 

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