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BUSINESS BULLETIN 75 / 2001

Thursday 10 May 2001

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 17 May 2001

 

 

Question Time

1. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce its proposals regarding the 200 million additional funding allocated to it as a result of the 2001 UK budget. (S1O-3450)

2. Kate MacLean: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the early intervention programme in primary schools. (S1O-3426)

3. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage employment opportunities for those aged over 50 years. (S1O-3428)

4. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether updated information on the use of anti-social behaviour orders is now available and what procedures are in place to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of such orders. (S1O-3459)

5. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that initiatives to combat drug misuse are firmly rooted in communities. (S1O-3457)

6. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in ensuring good relations between the police and ethnic minority communities. (S1O-3452)

7. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will offer support to OSPREY, the International Student Advisory Council in Scotland, in order to save it from closure and enable it to continue its work in offering advice and assistance to overseas students studying in Scotland. (S1O-3455)

8. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any research exists to suggest that pupil attainment has increased since 1997. (S1O-3451)

9. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make members of non-departmental public bodies accountable to parliamentary committees. (S1O-3422)

10. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive how it differentiates between technical and other types of consultation exercise. (S1O-3443)

11. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 2001 Integrated Administration and Control Scheme will take into account the introduction of the Less Favoured Area Scheme. (S1O-3432)

12. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what further plans it has to provide emergency cash flow aid for tourist businesses in the areas affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (S1O-3437)

13. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to assist myalgic encephalomyelitis sufferers. (S1O-3454)

14. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any impact assessment has been or will be carried out to quantify possible job losses in the quarrying industry in Scotland if a flat rate tax of 1.60 per tonne on all aggregates extracted in Scotland is introduced from April 2002. (S1O-3419)

15. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on use of the Health Improvement Fund. (S1O-3449)

16. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to officially recognise British Sign Language. (S1O-3446)

17. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether New Deal participants are finding real and sustained employment. (S1O-3458)

18. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Perth and Kinross Council and what issues were discussed. (S1O-3433)

19. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering a review of the regulations governing planning applications, particularly in relation to controversial applications. (S1O-3444)

20. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with local authorities on local implementation of the McCrone settlement. (S1O-3417)

21. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of Scottish Enterprise Borders. (S1O-3448)

22. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the review of ambulance control rooms to be concluded. (S1O-3431)

23. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to establish any new bodies to assist established agencies in the fight against illegal drugs. (S1O-3460)

24. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its policy on external affairs. (S1O-3447)

25. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in tackling truancy and indiscipline in schools. (S1O-3425)

26. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will implement a system of direct funding for area tourist boards. (S1O-3442)

27. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what work it is undertaking with local authorities to ensure that the national athletics teams have adequate year-round training facilities in Scotland. (S1O-3427)

28. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received about a new stadium for Falkirk Football Club. (S1O-3445)

29. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is regarding toxin testing of scallops. (S1O-3438)

30. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it intends to provide to pensioners in local authority houses in the Lothians which have old or partial central heating systems. (S1O-3453)

 
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