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BUSINESS BULLETIN 39 / 2000

Thursday 2 March 2000

Section D –  Oral questions selected for answer on 9 March 2000

 

  

1. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recovery plan submitted by Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust proposes a change in the provision of clinical services. (S1O-1331)

 

2. Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in Glasgow and how many applications for such orders are currently before the courts. (S1O-1317)

 

3. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taking to encourage innovation in Scotland’s business community. (S1O-1323)

 

4. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to be in a position to announce a starting date for the construction of the new crossing of the Forth at Kincardine and the eastern bypass at Kincardine. (S1O-1320)

 

5. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care of the Elderly. (S1O-1297)

 

6. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recovery plan submitted by Moray NHS Trust makes any proposals which have implications for the provision of accident and emergency services. (S1O-1324)

 

7. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Bill will not, in any circumstances, take precedence over the Race Relations Act 1976. (S1O-1349)

 

8. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is available to local communities in relation to planning legislation. (S1O-1345)

 

9. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has had with the Secretary of State for Social Security regarding the recommendations of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finance. (S1O-1312)

 

10. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms it has to monitor and control the costs of major capital projects. (S1O-1302)

 

11. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to reduce the number of child fatalities on Scotland’s roads. (S1O-1351)

 

12. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is being given to existing small and medium sized companies to improve their competitiveness. (S1O-1340)

 

13. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is practicable for Inverness College to repay a capital deficit in excess of 4 million from revenue. (S1O-1301)

 

14. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recovery plan submitted by Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust will have any implications for waiting times. (S1O-1325)

 

15. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the expected date is by which local authorities will be required to register land on the contaminated land register regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. (S1O-1316)

 

16. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will respond to the recently published survey by its Education Department on incidents of violence against local authority school staff in 1998-99. (S1O-1295)

 

17. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will now publish the names of the companies involved in the unsuccessful negotiations for a continuation of manufacturing at the Volvo plant at Irvine in order that the Volvo workforce can make representations to these companies. (S1O-1299)

 

18. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made following the consultation on the National Cultural Strategy and whether the principles of social inclusion will be emphasised in response to this consultation. (S1O-1311)

 

19. Ms Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the progress of the discussions which have taken place at the Women’s Consultative Forum (WCF) and what mechanisms have been put in place for the WCF to inform policy development. (S1O-1343)

 

20. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recovery plan submitted by Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust proposes any staff re-deployment. (S1O-1330)

 

21. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the system of financial assistance to Scottish domiciled students who have gained scholarships under the Dance and Drama Award Scheme, given that some local authorities have ceased to award discretionary bursary payments. (S1O-1304)

 

22. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive which Ministers have met their European counterparts over the past two months and what issues were discussed. (S1O-1347)

 

23. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the management of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd and what matters were discussed. (S1O-1319)

 

24. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has reached any decisions regarding the M74 Northern Extension following the Minister for Transport’s meeting with the local authorities involved in December 1999. (S1O-1352)

 

25. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure equality of access to rail services across Scotland. (S1O-1341)

 

26. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to the 3,500 BARMAC workers facing redundancy. (S1O-1339)

 

27. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to regulate the use of jet skis in Scotland’s coastal waters. (S1O-1344)

 

28. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recovery plan submitted by South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust is expected to have any impact on ambulance service provision. (S1O-1329)

 

29. Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recovery plan submitted by Argyll and Clyde Acute NHS Trust proposes any retraining or re-skilling programmes for staff. (S1O-1327)

 

30. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what use it will make of information and communication technology to improve patient care. (S1O-1337)

  
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