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BUSINESS BULLETIN 26 / 2000

Friday 11 February 2000

Section E -   Written questions lodged on 10 February 2000

 

  

S1W-4297 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are being made for the pupils of St Thomas Aquinas School, Glasgow to travel to the Woodside site during the rebuilding of their school.

 

S1W-4298 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is being made within the plans for the rebuilding of St Thomas Aquinas School in Glasgow for (a) a specific area designated for support for learning; (b) a safe haven area to protect pupils who are being victimised; (c) a shower area for pupils and staff; (d) a language unit for pupils with recognised special educational needs; (e) staff rooms; (f) specific science storage space; (g) specifically designed rooms for the teaching of music, and (h) adequate storage space for musical instruments.

 

S1W-4299 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many general purpose classrooms there will be in St Thomas Aquinas School in Glasgow on completion of the new building and whether these rooms will be of the same size as the current rooms.

 

S1W-4300 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the creation of the Glasgow Southern orbital road link will coincide with that of the M77 extension, if not, when it envisages its completion and whether this will result in any job losses in Ayrshire.

 

S1W-4301 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether access to the Eaglesham Moor Road from the M77 extension will be fully available to all traffic from both directions.

 

S1W-4302 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many female police surgeons are currently employed in Scotland, what percentage this represents of all police surgeons and what measures it intends to take to promote the recruitment of female police surgeons.

 

S1W-4303 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the adult population of Aberdeenshire are registered with a NHS dentist.

 

S1W-4304 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the implications of the Competition Act 1998 for Scotland’s water authorities.

 

S1W-4305 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-3838 by Wendy Alexander on 2 February 2000, what assistance it will give to housing associations seeking charitable status.

 

S1W-4306 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will implement self-financing pay awards, similar to those in local authorities, in 2000-01 for staff under its own direct responsibility.

 

S1W-4307 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it anticipates proposed changes in housing benefit will have on the financial viability of the proposed Glasgow housing stock transfer.

 

S1W-4308 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive why tenants and trades union representatives have been excluded from the Glasgow Housing Stock Transfer Steering Group.

 

S1W-4309 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to restore vacant and derelict industrial land to productive use; how many hectares of such land were reclaimed in each of the last three years, and how many hectares of such land remain.

 

S1W-4310 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has in forthcoming legislation to reform factoring arrangements for the owners of former council housing.

 

S1W-4311 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the public consultation exercise regarding the addition of fluoride to the public water supply.

 

S1W-4312 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive at what point in the process of NHS Trusts matching activity with resources does it consider that clinical prioritisation becomes rationing.

 

S1W-4313 Ms Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to publish and implement the recommendations of the report of the Expert Advisory Group on Infertility Services in Scotland.

 

S1W-4314 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures have been taken to ensure that all people who would benefit are given the appropriate home care best suited to their needs.

 

S1W-4315 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to launch NHS Direct in Scotland.

 

S1W-4316 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are guidelines in the NHS in Scotland regarding time limits for the termination of pregnancies in order to ensure uniformity of provision.

 

S1W-4317 David McLetchie: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will arrange for the Scottish Parliament Information Centre to compile a regular monthly update of the number of votes in the Parliament, which also gives a breakdown of the number of times members of a party have voted in the same way as members of other parties and whether this information will be made available on the Parliament website.

 

S1W-4318 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the allocation of overall local authority funding is currently distributed on the basis of deprivation indicators and what indicators are used.

 

S1W-4319 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to upgrade the A77 at Bogend Toll, Symington, its junction with the A78 junction, Sandyford Toll, Whitletts, and its junction with the A70, A713 and Doonholm Road, and whether indicative timescales exist for the implementation of any or all of these works.

 

S1W-4320 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-519 by Donald Dewar on 4 November 1999, what progress it is making in identifying opportunities for the work of Executive and related departments to be located nearer to the communities they serve.

 

S1W-4321 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, as a matter of courtesy, MPs are notified of Ministerial decisions on structure plans and local plans or to call in proposals by planning authorities to issue planning consents contrary to approved development plans and notifications of intention to develop by local authorities, if so, how long this practice has existed and, if not, when this practice ceased.

  

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