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BUSINESS BULLETIN 92 / 2000

Thursday 1 June 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 8 June 2000

 

 

Question Time

1. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most up to date plans are for the A8000 upgrading and what the timescale is for its completion. (S1O-1876)

2. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made to date on securing funding for the upgrading of the A77 to motorway standard. (S1O-1885)

3. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that the Scottish economy benefits in the long term from the depletion of oil and gas reserves. (S1O-1905)

4. Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a contingency fund available for emergency repairs to schools. (S1O-1886)

5. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive which Ministers participated in "Volunteers’ Week" activities and what was learned from the week which may affect its policies on the voluntary sector. (S1O-1872)

6. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to help children get to school more safely. (S1O-1883)

7. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can confirm with certainty that seed contaminated with genetically modified seed was not planted and harvested in 1999. (S1O-1879)

8. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect local health co-operatives have had on the development of health services in local areas. (S1O-1894)

9. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has for the provision of services for anorexia sufferers in Scotland. (S1O-1865)

10. Ian Jenkins: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategies it has to establish secure funding for voluntary sector organisations. (S1O-1910)

11. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the impact of the rate of fuel excise in rural areas of Scotland. (S1O-1884)

12. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make St Andrew’s Day a public holiday in Scotland. (S1O-1906)

13. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline its policies for tackling racism in Scotland. (S1O-1902)

14. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to publish its social justice action plan. (S1O-1890)

15. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the percentage of pensioners who received council tax benefit in the last year for which figures are available. (S1O-1891)

16. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to enable those from disadvantaged areas to gain entry to higher education. (S1O-1898)

17. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what economic benefit will accrue from the opening of the Millennium Canal Link. (S1O-1911)

18. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement of 30 May 2000 regarding the resurfacing of the main runway at Wick Airport, what plans it has to improve the condition of the cross runway. (S1O-1880)

19. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to abolish "ransom strips" in the forthcoming Land Reform Bill. (S1O-1904)

20. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources are being made available to assist agencies in identifying the cause of the recent deaths of heroin users in Glasgow and Aberdeen. (S1O-1899)

21. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to reduce the number of stations on the Perth to Inverness railway line. (S1O-1881)

22. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2943 by Susan Deacon on 17 December 1999, whether it now has any plans to provide a dedicated brain injury rehabilitation unit for children and teenagers in Scotland. (S1O-1869)

23. Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to target investment in skills and lifelong learning to the job vacancies that currently exist. (S1O-1887)

24. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to withdraw the statement on investment in the water industry contained on page 40 of Rural Scotland: A New Approach. (S1O-1912)

25. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the National Heritage Lottery Fund with regard to support for Scottish museums. (S1O-1882)

26. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress it has made in implementing the Carers Strategy for Scotland. (S1O-1908)

27. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how effective the New Deal has been in providing jobs for young unemployed people in North Ayrshire and in Scotland in general. (S1O-1888)

28. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have been held with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the NHS Management Executive to co-ordinate the planning and funding of mental health strategies. (S1O-1874)

29. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in achieving a "Joined up Government" approach to the granting of permission for road signs, given the implications for tourism. (S1O-1867)

30. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Regional Selective Assistance boundaries will be finalised. (S1O-1907)

 
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