Back to the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin No.187/2005: Tuesday 20 December 2005
Archive Home

Business Bulletin 1999-2011

Minutes of Proceedings 1999-2011

Journal of Parliamentary Proceedings Sessions 1 & 2

Committees Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Annual reports

Contents An A B C D E F G H I J

Section E – Written questions lodged on 19 December 2005

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S2W-21880Δ Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in the light of the responses to its White Paper, Modernising the Planning System, and in particular whether any of its proposals have been amended or developed further.

S2W-21881 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of comments by former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, that European states were being "disingenuous" in indicating that they have no evidence of rendition flights through member states, whether it will make further representations to Her Majesty’s Government in order to clarify that no such flights have taken place through Scottish airports.

S2W-21882 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the salaries have been of the chief executives or their equivalents of each Scottish Executive agency and non-departmental public body in each year since 1999.

S2W-21883 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-13787 and S2W-13788 by Nicol Stephen on 8 February 2005, what further progress has been made in the pursuit of the cost of repairs to the Erskine Bridge following the damage caused by an offshore structure colliding with the bridge.

S2W-21884 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all primary schools provide a year of tuition on a musical instrument.

S2W-21885 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive whether musical instruments are provided for tuition in all primary schools.

S2W-21886 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive whether professional music teachers are employed to teach instrumental music in primary schools.

S2W-21887 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a student who cannot afford tuition but who shows musical potential after one year’s tuition would be provided with an instrument and tuition to fulfil such potential.

S2W-21888 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions are being made to harmonise the variable provision and quality of music teaching across the country and to ensure that all children are offered the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument in school.

S2W-21889 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to foster and promote the Scottish cultural tradition in fiddle music to enhance tourism, similar to the position in Ireland.

S2W-21890 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the definition of kidnap is within Scots Law.

S2W-21891 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government in respect of the request by the Council of Europe for its members to communicate any knowledge they have regarding the transfer of individuals across European borders by the CIA as part of the process of extraordinary rendition in respect of any such transfers occurring within Scottish jurisdiction.

S2W-21892 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-21240 by George Lyon on 14 December 2005, how many deaths from cancer there have been within each former European parliamentary constituency in each year since the Chernobyl incident, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-21893 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the membership is of the Crofting Advisory Group with whom ministers are consulting ahead of the final draft of the Crofting Reform Bill.

S2W-21894 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many meetings of the Crofting Advisory Group have been held; where such meetings were held, and on what dates.

S2W-21895 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what future meetings of the Crofting Advisory Group are planned.

S2W-21896 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-21461 by Allan Wilson on 19 December 2005, whether it will publish the letter from the Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning to his Whitehall counterpart referred to in the answer.

S2W-21897 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make in respect of the UK Government’s current consultation on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

S2W-21898 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it makes any financial contribution to the operation of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or to the financial compensation which the authority awards to victims.

Contents An A B C D E F G H I J