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BUSINESS BULLETIN 141 / 2000

Thursday 21 September 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 20 September 2000

 

 

S1W-9930 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether tenement law takes precedence over planning consent after planning consent has been given which will result in changes to a tenement property.

S1W-9992 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to set an advisory cost limit on answers to parliamentary questions, what any advisory cost limit would be, what research it has carried out into the cost of answers, how many questions it estimates have exceeded any proposed cost limit to date, and what potential savings it calculates could be achieved as a result of setting an advisory cost limit.

S1W-9993 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is possible to de-list a listed property and, if so, what procedure is involved.

S1W-9994 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5858 by Mr Jack McConnell on 28 April 2000, what the timescale is for the publication of the Notes on Sections to the Scotland Act 1998 and why they have not yet been published.

S1W-9995 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will withdraw the proposal in the Transport (Scotland) Bill which enables a levy on workplace parking to be introduced following recent reports that Edinburgh City Council would not introduce such levies.

S1W-9996 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, in the light of the report in the Scottish Daily Express of 19 September 2000 that Scottish pupils who wish to study at Oxford or Cambridge or to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine courses in 2001 require to have their applications completed by 15 October 2000, whether such a deadline will be complied with, whether it will use its powers under section 9 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1996 to ensure that, for such students, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) will have discharged its functions by 15 October 2000, or whether it has received sufficient assurances from the SQA that such a deadline will be met.

S1W-9997 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the net outward migration from the Highlands and Islands in the 18 to 30 age group was in each year from 1996 to present.

S1W-9998 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of all work and procedures, including time expended by its own and Scottish Natural Heritage’s employees, involved in consulting on and making a designation order in respect of (a) a Special Area of Conservation and (b) a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

S1W-9999 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether extra finance is being given to Glasgow City Council in the current financial year specifically for speech therapy and, if so, how much.

S1W-10000 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on reviewing interpretation and translation services.

S1W-10001 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what vetting was done of the organisations who form Premier Prison Services Limited prior to the awarding of the contract for Her Majesty's Prison, Kilmarnock in 1997.

S1W-10002 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost of the contract for Her Majesty's Prison, Kilmarnock will be to the Scottish Prison Service and what proportion of this is the capital element.

S1W-10003 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any problems are anticipated to arise from Her Majesty's Prison, Kilmarnock operating a system of governance within the prison which is different from the system employed in the rest of the prison estate.

S1W-10004 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-2237 by Susan Deacon on 14 September 2000, whether it will intervene to ensure that the review of the acute services in Tayside is not being driven by financial considerations.

S1W-10005 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8592 by Rhona Brankin on 24 July 2000, when it decided to introduce charges for Stirling residents wishing to park on the esplanade at Stirling Castle and how much revenue this is expected to generate on an annual basis.

S1W-10006 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that stand alone ambulatory and diagnostic care centres, as proposed in two options contained in the review of acute services in Tayside for Perth and Angus, are safe options for patients in these respective areas.

S1W-10007 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Opera have decided not to mount any main-scale performances outwith the central belt between January 2001 and March 2001 and, if this is so, whether Scottish Opera is fulfilling all its obligations as the national opera company.

S1W-10008 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to tackle the levels of severe alcohol addiction in Scotland.

 
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