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BUSINESS BULLETIN 70 / 2000

Thursday 27 April 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 4 May 2000

 

 

Question Time

1. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any additional funding has been allocated to the Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust to cover health support services for asylum seekers accommodated at Kingsway Court and other sites in Glasgow. (S1O-1605)

 

2. Mr Andy Kerr: To ask the Scottish Executive what factors have contributed to the rise in Scottish manufacturing exports. (S1O-1632)

 

3. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, in the light of the move towards inclusion of pupils with special needs in mainstream schools, what provision sportscotland has made for these pupils in their school sports programmes. (S1O-1631)

 

4. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how the extra money given to further education colleges will promote lifelong learning. (S1O-1630)

 

5. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the memorandum on local government finance by Professor Arthur Midwinter dated 25 April 2000 and what response it is proposing to make. (S1O-1636)

 

6. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Health Technology Assessment Centre will ensure equality of access throughout Scotland to new and existing drugs and treatments. (S1O-1597)

 

7. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what factors have led to the high proportion of caesarean births in Scotland and what reasons there are for disparities between different health board areas. (S1O-1615)

 

8. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to increase the number of specialist nurses for multiple sclerosis patients and what the current number of such specialist nurses is. (S1O-1607)

 

9. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the legislation regarding the registration of childminders. (S1O-1634)

 

10. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to make a policy statement on debt recovery law in Scotland. (S1O-1602)

 

11. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the membership of the board of the proposed Glasgow Housing Association. (S1O-1622)

 

12. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to monitor the environmental and economic impact of the construction of the M77. (S1O-1616)

 

13. Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current number of apprenticeships created by the Modern Apprenticeship scheme is, how many of these apprentices are young women and what is the range of industries in which they are employed. (S1O-1608)

 

14. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support and encourage the tweed industry. (S1O-1624)

 

15. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the initiatives outlined in the Partnership Agreement have been implemented. (S1O-1621)

 

16. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to the funding application by the Relatives Association of Scotland and what commitment it will give for long term funding. (S1O-1594)

 

17. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will widen the membership of the proposed Water Forum from members of the CBI to other representatives of Scotland’s businesses. (S1O-1623)

 

18. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it proposes to take in relation to existing telecommunication masts, in the light of the Transport and the Environment Committee’s report on the introduction of new planning procedures for telecommunication developments. (S1O-1637)

 

19. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to take forward the Scottish Berry Project proposals to protect the viability of raspberry growers and promote health benefits. (S1O-1596)

 

20. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in developing shared care strategies to assist patients with opiate addiction in the Lanarkshire area. (S1O-1598)

 

21. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools have had CCTV installed as a result of the Dunblane tragedy and how many have not. (S1O-1635)

 

22. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase capital budgets in the NHS above the levels already announced. (S1O-1595)

 

23. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons it has learned from the USA in relation to tackling drug abuse. (S1O-1628)

 

24. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans any additional measures to assist Grampian Police to deliver an improved service. (S1O-1617)

 

25. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, consequent to the recent fatal road traffic accident on the A7 South of Langholrn, it will prioritise the upgrade of the Auchenrivock section of this trunk road. (S1O-1601)

 

26. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what was the total expenditure on tackling drug misuse during the last financial year and what proportion of that budget was spent on (i) enforcement, (ii) treatment and (iii) education. (S1O-1633)

 

27. Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how widely it consulted before bringing forward its proposals on land reform. (S1O-1609)

 

28. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Communities last met CoSLA and what issues they discussed. (S1O-1620)

 

29. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will undertake a re-examination of any planned improvements to the A76 in the light of the road’s safety record. (S1O-1610)

 

30. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that trade union members in Scotland can access similar learning opportunities to those available in England and Wales through the Trade Union Learning Fund. (S1O-1618)

 
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