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BUSINESS BULLETIN 112 / 2000

Thursday 29 June 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 28 June 2000

 

 

S1W-8306 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the vessels of the Scottish Fishery Protection Service and the year of construction of each.

S1W-8307 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive when vessels will be ordered to replace older ones in the fleet of the Scottish Fishery Protection Service.

S1W-8308 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7490 by Sarah Boyack on 21 June 2000, what the annual cost is to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, including overheads, of its activities authorising, overseeing and monitoring the discharges into the environment from (a) the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (b) British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, (c) British Energy and (d) the operators of any other plants discharging significant quantities of radioactive matter into the environment

S1W-8309 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7490 by Sarah Boyack on 21 June 2000, whether it will place in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre a copy of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s strategy for monitoring discharges into the environment from the sites of (a) the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (b) British Nuclear Fuels Ltd and (c) British Energy, listing the survey locations, sample type, frequency of measurements and isotopes monitored in each case.

S1W-8310 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will hold a public inquiry into the running of Stracathro Hospital, Angus, by Tayside Health Board and the local NHS Trust.

S1W-8311 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will intervene to ensure that Tayside’s Acute Services Review reports sooner than the end of 2000.

S1W-8312 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into Scots law will have any effect on national or individual schools’ policies on the wearing of school uniforms.

S1W-8313 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is with regard to the wearing of school uniforms.

S1W-8314 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish local authorities undertake regular cycles of road maintenance on the roads in their area and, if so, whether this cycle of maintenance complies with either the highway maintenance code of good practice or the Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland’s standards.

S1W-8315 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what special provisions have been made to finance the tuition fees and maintenance costs of care leavers in order to encourage their entry into higher education.

S1W-8316 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many nursing practitioners are presently in post and (b) how many it is proposed be appointed and over what period, in which specialities and in which NHS Trusts.

S1W-8317 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many senior nurses have received the discretionary bonus for work beyond their normal duties, and what the total value of these awards has been, in the current financial year and last year.

S1W-8318 Ben Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS managers have received discretionary bonuses and what the total value of these awards has been, in the current financial year and last year.

S1W-8319 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) private, (b) public and (c) voluntary sector (i) full-time and (ii) part-time nursery places for three-year-olds are currently available and how many were available in each of the last three years.

S1W-8320 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) private, (b) public and (c) voluntary sector (i) full-time and (ii) part-time nursery places for four-year-olds are currently available and how many were available in each of the last three years.

S1W-8321 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the outcome of the consultation on The Physical Punishment of Children in Scotland: A Consultation will be published.

S1W-8322 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimated proportion of each of the level one budget headings, and of the total budget, is spent on (a) wages and salaries and (b) other related labour costs.

S1W-8323 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of car ownership for households has been for every year for which figures are available.

S1W-8324 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what average life expectancy was for every year for which figures are available.

S1W-8325 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has made to celebrate the 100th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Mother on 4 August 2000.

S1W-8326 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-6878 by Sarah Boyack on 23 May 2000, what measures are in place to ensure that utility supply companies co-ordinate road excavations with reference to information distributed by the operators of the Scottish Road Works Register.

S1W-8327 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the final cost was to it of the MacAulay Land Use Research Institute report.

S1W-8328 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the brief given to the MacAulay Land Use Research Institute for its report into the impact of banning hunting with dogs.

S1W-8329 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to make financial assistance available to independent rural petrol stations in respect of any additional costs in replacing their existing price display boards which may result in the event that petrol prices exceed 1 per litre.

S1W-8330 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received the Food Standards Agency task force report into meat hygiene inspection charges and, if so, whether it contains recommendations to (a) underwrite the costs of veterinary inspection at low throughput plants and (b) place a cap on charges; what response it will make to such recommendations and others within the report, and whether it will make a Ministerial statement on this issue.

S1W-8331 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the planned veterinary supervision levels, in conjunction with the existing Meat Hygiene Service charging arrangements, will cause any closures of small and medium-sized local abattoirs and cutting plants; if so, what assessment it has made of the number of any job losses, and what implications will there be for animal welfare, given that, if such abattoirs and cutting plants close, animals will have to be transported over much greater distances.

S1W-8332 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities to ensure that all bridges are assessed to comply with EU regulations with regard to the introduction of higher gross weight lorries.

S1W-8333 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive which organisations were or will be consulted on The Development of the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse and Recent Work in Scotland, the National Strategy to Address Domestic Abuse in Scotland and the proposed Action Plan on the Prevention of Domestic Violence; whether any of these organisations have been reimbursed for costs incurred in responding to these consultations; if so, how much each organisation (a) has received to date and (b) will receive in total and, if not, whether any organisations requested reimbursement but were refused, specifying in each case the reasons given for any such refusals.

S1W-8334 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people accused of rape have chosen to represent themselves in court in each of the last ten years; what percentage of people accused of rape this represented in each year, and what percentage of people accused of other crimes represented themselves in each year, broken down by crime.

S1W-8335 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive in (a) how many and (b) what percentage of rape cases where the accused people have represented themselves was a verdict of (i) not proven, (ii) not guilty and (iii) guilty returned.

S1W-8336 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have obtained anti-social behaviour orders over the last two years.

S1W-8337 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications local authorities made for anti-social behaviour orders in (a) 1998-99 and (b) 1999-2000.

S1W-8338 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-social behaviour orders were granted in (a) 1998-99 and (b) 1999-2000.

S1W-8339 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any genetically modified crops have been planted in the Forth Valley area and, if so, whether it will list all those farms involved.

S1W-8340 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the childcare support available to those nursing and medical students who are precluded from earning additional income through part-time or vacation employment, due to the extended length of, or the intensity of study required by, their course.

S1W-8341 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the financial support available to those nursing and medical students who are precluded from earning additional income through part-time or vacation employment, due to extended length of, or the intensity of study required by, their course.

S1W-8342 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in response to the findings in The Quality of Services in Rural Scotland that 20% of respondents were dissatisfied with primary schools, 29% dissatisfied with secondary schools and 33% with pre-school opportunities.

S1W-8343 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to in response to the findings in The Quality of Services in Rural Scotland that 62% of respondents to survey expressed dissatisfaction with activities for young children and 83% with activities for teenagers and in particular how it plans to increase the provision of activities for teenagers, given the role such activities can play in preventing teenagers becoming involved in drug taking and underage drinking.

S1W-8344 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to establish a broad consensus of what services should be available to communities in order to provide a benchmark against which local provision can be measured, as recommended in The Quality of Services in Rural Scotland, and when it expects to publish details of this benchmark level of service provision.

S1W-8345 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it intends to take in relation to high fuel prices and the falling number of petrol stations and post offices in rural areas in response to the finding in The Quality of Services in Rural Scotland that "for those without reliable transport, the trend towards distant services represents a significant problem".

S1W-8346 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has the powers to introduce legislation to create new powers of confiscation of the assets of convicted and/or suspected drug dealers.

S1W-8347 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any meetings are planned between Ministers and representatives of the seven grant-aided special educational needs schools in Scotland to discuss the transition away from grant-aided funding.

S1W-8348 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list any meetings which have taken place between Ministers and representatives of the seven grant-aided special educational needs schools in Scotland since the publication of the report of the Advisory Committee on the Education of Children with Severe Low Incidence Disabilities.

S1W-8349 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any changes are proposed in the licensing and quota management arrangements for the under 10 metre fleet.

S1W-8350 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost was of collating, publishing and circulating the report of the Renewing Local Democracy Working Group.

 
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