BUSINESS BULLETIN 86 / 2000
Monday 22 May 2000
Section E - Written questions lodged on 19 May 2000
S1W-6907 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been consulted over the possible use of the National Stadium for a boxing match featuring Mike Tyson and what response it has given.
S1W-7008 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer (a) when the plans for the Holyrood site were, or will be, signed off; (b) when and how these plans will be available for inspection by MSPs and the public; (c) when the Holyrood progress group will meet, and (d) whether the Holyrood progress group will consist of professionals in the construction field or of MSPs or both.
S1W-7009 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer what categories of expenditure are included in the £195 million cost limit approved by the Parliament for the new Parliament buildings at Holyrood.
S1W-7010 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer (a) which elements of expenditure relevant to the new Parliamentary buildings at Holyrood are not included in the £195 million cost limit agreed by the Parliament; (b) what the current cost estimate for these elements is, and (c) which organisation is expected to pay for each of these costs.
S1W-7011 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was paid by each local authority to consultants in each year from 1995-96 to 1999-2000.
S1W-7012 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, as part of its business tourism strategy, it will develop an events strategy to help exhibition and other centres to market and develop shows, festivals and exhibitions to supplement the existing support for conferences.
S1W-7013 Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what policies and procedures are in place to ensure the integrity of fingerprint identification methodology pending the outcome of the investigation by Her Majestys Inspectorate of Constabulary.
S1W-7014 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money was allocated in 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-01 and what is the projected allocation for 2001-02 to health boards, the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland, the Health Education Board for Scotland, the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service, the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the State Hospital.
S1W-7016 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to deliver its Programme for Government commitment to support and enhance all aspects of rural life.
S1W-7017 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many additional uniformed officers it estimates could be recruited by each police force during this financial year if police authorities were not required to pay non-domestic rates.
S1W-7018 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many additional uniformed police officers it expects will be recruited by each police force as a result of its announcement of an extra £8.9 million for the police.
S1W-7019 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets are in place for the generation of solar energy in Scotland.
S1W-7020 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the use of passive solar designs in Scotland.
S1W-7021 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the use of active solar heating systems in Scotland.
S1W-7022 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Enterprise is promoting the production of photovoltaic cells in Scotland.
S1W-7023 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Scottish Natural Heritage and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee have in monitoring oil developments in Scottish coastal waters.
S1W-7024 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what areas of the Highlands and Islands are currently included in the "Initiative of the Edge" designation; whether there are any plans to add to these areas, and what assessment of the initiative has been done or is due to take place.
S1W-7025 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when the last consultations with the agricultural industry over the proposed changes to Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances took place.
S1W-7026 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was represented at the Standing Veterinary Committee (Animal Health) meeting in Brussels on 10 May 2000.
S1W-7027 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that senior staff within Scottish Natural Heritage and other similar organisations are required to declare interests when making any recommendations in respect in respect of financial assistance to be awarded to outside organisations.
S1W-7028 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the eligibility criteria for Scottish Natural Heritage to be able to provide financial assistance to recreational groups involved in protecting the natural heritage, in particular those involved in the sport of racing pigeons.
S1W-7029 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in developing an area based scheme of Hill Livestock Compensation Allowances to be implemented on 1 January 2001.
S1W-7030 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has in Scotland and on what matters it makes representations to the JNCC.