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BUSINESS BULLETIN 107 / 2000

Thursday 22 June 2000

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 29 June 2000

 

 

1. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet the request made by Fife Council to provide extra money to tackle its estimated 70 million repair costs for Fife schools. (S1O-2054)

2. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes it proposes to make to the constitution and structure of the Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners and what the reasons are for any such changes. (S1O-2049)

3. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is currently undertaking into levels of crime against elderly people. (S1O-2066)

4. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4663 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 31 May 2000, what measures it is taking to ensure that all constituencies receive more even distribution of lottery funding in future. (S1O-2041)

5. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the implementation of NPPG 16, and in particular the 500 metres "cordon sanitaire" between an opencast working face and neighbouring communities, is sufficient protection to ensure public safety. (S1O-2074)

6. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what safeguards for civil liberties are contained in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill. (S1O-2092)

7. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many farmers affected by the "double payment" situation in relation to the Countryside Premium Scheme have applied for compensation. (S1O-2053)

8. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to bring forward within the next twelve months a Bill to provide secure status for Gaelic. (S1O-2044)

9. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting better children’s health, particularly in relation to preventing heart disease in later life. (S1O-2037)

10. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that the highest standards of clinical care are available in all parts of the NHS throughout Scotland. (S1O-2088)

11. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to carry out any research on a comparison of urban and rural risk factors for road traffic accidents. (S1O-2096)

12. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to measure the extent of the use of new technology by local authorities in the delivery of their services. (S1O-2048)

13. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for a national cervical screening system. (S1O-2047)

14. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take steps to ensure that priority for supply teaching posts is given to qualified teachers not in receipt of a retirement pension from the teachers’ pension fund. (S1O-2077)

15. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to protect archaeological monuments and historic sites within Kilmartin Valley. (S1O-2080)

16. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are for Scottish women of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence’s appeal decision regarding the use of taxanes in the treatment of breast cancer. (S1O-2073)

17. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve further the 68% participation rate for three-year-olds in pre-school education. (S1O-2086)

18. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to investigate the types and safety of herbicides used in some of the GM crop trials. (S1O-2055)

19. Mr John Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to encourage the use of wrasse and other environmentally friendly methods of sea lice control and whether such methods can assist in the sustainable future of the industry. (S1O-2087)

20. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to encourage more women to participate in computing and ICT courses in further and higher education. (S1O-2062)

21. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether palliative care will be an integral part of strategies for cancer care and the care of those with chronic and progressive illnesses. (S1O-2034)

22. Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take in the forthcoming Housing Bill to protect housing association housing from any extension of right to buy. (S1O-2063)

23. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what links exists between the Careers Service, local authority schools and the construction industry for the purpose of increasing awareness of the range of employment opportunities within that industry. (S1O-2079)

24. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4663 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 31 May 2000, what mechanisms will be put in place to ensure a more even distribution of lottery funding. (S1O-2045)

25. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that honey dew, honey and pollen contaminated from GM crops do not appear in the food chain. (S1O-2046)

26. Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how European Union funds will be used to improve information and communication technology in the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-2061)

27. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with consultations regarding the Scottish Transport Group pension fund. (S1O-2057)

28. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is listening to the views of young people. (S1O-2076)

29. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to publish the Land Reform Bill. (S1O-2078)

30. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the threshold set for the Scottish Graduate Endowment. (S1O-2058)

 
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