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BUSINESS BULLETIN 5 / 2000

Thursday 13 January 2000

Section E -   Written questions lodged on 12 January 2000

 

 

S1W-3663 Mr Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive when appointments will be made to the Food Standards Agency.

 

S1W-3664 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether assistance under the Infectious Salmon Anaemia Re-Start Scheme is currently limited to a "de minimis" level of €100,000 cumulative over 3 years and, if so, what action it is taking to raise the limit so as to allow full payment of justified claims.

 

S1W-3665 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding was set aside for allocation to each Health Board to cope with any potential winter epidemic and whether that funding has proved to be sufficient in every case.

 

S1W-3666 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Spring supplementary estimates will be placed before the Finance Committee and to what level the information will be given.

 

S1W-3667 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-498 by Sarah Boyack on 4 November 1999, whether it is working on proposals for charges on householders for the uplift of domestic refuse.

 

S1W-3668 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make urgent investigations into the 30,000 shortfall in funding faced by Women’s Aid, Glasgow; whether it has any plans to make available additional funding to prevent its closure and what plans it has to maintain the long term future and work of Women’s Aid, Glasgow through the necessary level of funding.

 

S1W-3669 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the annual report of Women’s Aid, Glasgow and, if so, whether it plans to respond to their statement that they do not have sufficient funds to feed women and children or give them emergency night clothing.

 

S1W-3670 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what its planned expenditure is on television advertising on domestic violence this year and whether it will show how this figure compares with the 600,000 expenditure last year.

 

S1W-3672 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fund a feasibility study into a rail link for Edinburgh Airport.

 

S1W-3673 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3270 by Mr Jim Wallace on 11 January 2000, whether it is able to break down the administrative costs of issuing fixed penalty fines by type of fine and by constabulary area and, if not, whether it will provide an estimate of these costs.

 

S1W-3674 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3423 by Sarah Boyack on 16 December 1999, whether it will publicise the criteria which it will use to determine whether the proposed Public Private Partnerships for the M77 Fenwick to Malletsheugh motorway extension demonstrate value for money.

 

S1W-3675 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make public the report of the National Audit Office investigation into Moray College, Elgin.

 

S1W-3676 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to report to the Parliament on meetings of the British Irish Council by way of ministerial statement or otherwise.

 

S1W-3677 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what compensation was paid to each Chief Executive for loss of office at each outgoing NHS Trust in 1999.

 

S1W-3678 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3423 by Sarah Boyack on 16 December 1999, whether this answer confirms that the entire final costs of the proposed Public Private Partnerships for the M77 Fenwick to Malletsheugh motorway extension will be paid for from the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

 

S1W-3679 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has taken every measure available to it to prevent the collapse of the Scottish pig industry.

 

S1W-3680 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what process is being used to determine the location of the headquarters for the Scottish University for Industry.

 

S1W-3681 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Crichton Campus in Dumfries is one of the locations being considered for the headquarters of the Scottish University for Industry.

 

S1W-3682 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister will use his visit to Crichton Campus in Dumfries on 21 January as an opportunity to consider its suitability as the location of the headquarters of the Scottish University for Industry.

 

S1W-3683 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3181 by Sarah Boyack on 23 December 1999, whether any specific representations have been made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the level of excise duty on heavy vehicles and its impact on the trading position of Scottish road haulage firms and, if so, (a) what were they and (b) what answer was received.

 

S1W-3684 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3178 by Henry McLeish on 23 December 1999, what its target percentage is for private funding in the higher and further education sectors and whether it has any plans to sell off to any consortia any interests the Executive holds in institutions active in these sectors.

 

S1W-3685 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will supplement the work of the Drug Enforcement Agency by reviewing and amending existing drug treatment programmes for addicts, such as the methadone programme, in the light of the death of 15 year old Kerry-Ann Kirk, from Coatbridge.

 

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