BUSINESS BULLETIN 168 / 2000
Tuesday 7 November 2000
Section E - Written questions lodged on 6 November 2000
S1W-10933 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take regarding Fife Health Board's refusal to provide digital hearing aids, with particular reference to young children with special educational needs.
S1W-10934 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in response to the interim report on the Review of Police and Fire Structures.
S1W-10935 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for consultation with voluntary organisations with regard to the record of needs process.
S1W-10936 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive which voluntary organisations will be consulted with regards to the record of needs process.
S1W-10937 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on a new fishing vessel safety scheme.
S1W-10938 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the proposed costs to develop the Ossian project will be spent on consultancy fees, including those for lawyers, financial advisers, accountants, computer consultants and any other professional services.
S1W-10939 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any representations to Her Majesty's Government regarding how the army might complement the contingency plans of the police relating to any future protests on the impact of fuel taxation and whether such plans will be made public.
S1W-10940 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will submit a full report to Her Majesty's Government on how another year's cessation of fishing for scallops would impact on the fishing communities and whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government to raise at the next Council of Ministers the importance of establishing a tiered system of testing scallops.
S1W-10941 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the possible introduction of a tiered system of scallop testing would require a new enforcement regime and, if so, (a) whether such a regime would be more stringent in Scotland than elsewhere in the UK, (b) what measures such a regime might include, (c) whether it would be necessary to introduce such a regime via a Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) and (d) whether it will bring forward as soon as possible any such draft SSIs or guidelines for consideration in order to have any new regime in place for the opening of the 2001 scallop season.
S1W-10942 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when a start will be made on applying a formula to general medical services as recommended in Fair Shares for All, the Arbuthnott Report, and how health inequality will be addressed by such a formula.
S1W-10943 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why the final Arbuthnott Report has recommended a reduction in adjustment to Shetland from a 10% increase to a 1.4% increase.
S1W-10944 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why the final Arbuthnott Report has recommended a reduction in adjustment to Orkney from a 20% increase to a 7% increase.
S1W-10945 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10350 by Iain Gray on 30 October 2000, what the "range of services provided" are which are in place for people with mental health problems in the South of Scotland; what support, financial and other, it has provided for such services in each of the past three years, and what advice and guidance it has made available to agencies providing or seeking to provide such services.