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Business Bulletin No. 150/2002

Friday 25 October 2002

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on 31 October 2002

  

Question Time

1. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to address any lack of affordable private housing for first time buyers, particularly in rural areas. (S1O-5790)

2. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the initiatives it announced on 18 October 2002 will assist with the implementation of the youth crime action plan. (S1O-5804)

3. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on recent research which suggests a link between fluoridation of water and bone disease in children. (S1O-5771)

4. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Education and Young People will next meet the Secretary of State for Education and Skills. (S1O-5767)

5. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to develop best practice for local authorities and others in dealing with nuisance caused by seagulls in towns and cities. (S1O-5784)

6. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what economic impact the closure of white fish grounds would have on the fish processing industry. (S1O-5793)

7. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of funds from the Comprehensive Spending Review will be allocated to university veterinary teaching and research over the next three years. (S1O-5777)

8. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to attract young people to live and work in rural areas. (S1O-5775)

9. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to disperse jobs to south-west Scotland. (S1O-5782)

10. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Scottish Fishermen's Federation and what matters were discussed. (S1O-5794)

11. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to respond to the report produced by COSLA's Fireworks Task Group. (S1O-5787)

12. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with its cancer strategy. (S1O-5796)

13. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in response to the Transport and Environment Committee's report on the rail industry in Scotland. (S1O-5806)

14. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific action has been taken to offset recent job losses in South Ayrshire. (S1O-5798)

15. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to resolve the issues which have led to the recent situation in the provision of mental health services in Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh. (S1O-5799)

16. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with financial organisations regarding the impact of irresponsible lending practices on social justice issues. (S1O-5788)

17. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has reviewed plans made by BEAR Scotland Ltd for winter road maintenance in the Highlands. (S1O-5789)

18. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the implementation of the National Cultural Strategy is proceeding effectively. (S1O-5769)

19. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to meet the Association of Scottish Colleges and the EIS to discuss on-going industrial relations issues in the further education sector. (S1O-5779)

20. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in the encouragement of cycling as a mode of transport. (S1O-5801)

21. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the views expressed by the Deputy Prime Minister on 22 October 2002 in the House of Commons on lack of necessity and justification for the firefighters' industrial action. (S1O-5797)

22. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to offer breast cancer screening services to all women whose mothers received diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy between 1941 and 1975. (S1O-5764)

23. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to consult the fishing industry on any proposals to impose new effort limitation measures. (S1O-5776)

24. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve the recruitment of social workers. (S1O-5802)

25. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities in regard to any difficulties that are being experienced in funding the terms and conditions for teachers as agreed under the McCrone settlement. (S1O-5785)

26. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in developing services for women suffering from alcohol dependency. (S1O-5772)

27. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in promoting the use of public transport. (S1O-5795)

28. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that car parking charges at hospitals are affordable for patients, visitors and staff. (S1O-5808)

29. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to reverse the population decline in the Western Isles. (S1O-5774)

30. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public sector expenditure in total there has been on monitoring, running and supporting HM Prison Kilmarnock. (S1O-5791)

 

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