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Business Bulletin No. 19/2003

Thursday 30 January 2003

Section D : Oral Questions selected for answer on 6 February 2003

  

Question Time

1. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in speeding up the processes of hearings to deal with young offenders. (S1O-6375)

2. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to facilitate a solution to the firefighters’ dispute. (S1O-6384)

3. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress was made on the issue of transportation of timber at the meeting on 8 January 2003 between it, COSLA's Rural Affairs Committee and representatives of the forestry industry. (S1O-6403)

4. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve the support available to vulnerable families. (S1O-6404)

5. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making with the Victims’ Strategy. (S1O-6374)

6. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations it has had with the European Union regarding planned EC directives restricting food supplements. (S1O-6391)

7. Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to meet representatives of voluntary and community recycling businesses to discuss proposed changes in their funding. (S1O-6370)

8. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to ensure equal treatment of gypsies and travellers in the public services. (S1O-6376)

9. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in recruiting additional social workers. (S1O-6371)

10. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been received from teachers’ unions urging the ending of automatic suspension of teachers following misconduct allegations. (S1O-6364)

11. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils receive Gaelic-medium education at pre-school, primary and secondary levels. (S1O-6395)

12. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to change the balance between spending on prosecuting young offenders and on providing services to tackle youth offending. (S1O-6405)

13. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it can give that any compensation to the fishing industry will be extended to include small businesses such as fish vans, shops and small-scale processors in areas like Arbroath. (S1O-6366)

14. Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will apply for membership of the Regional Government Network for Sustainable Development. (S1O-6359)

15. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures have been taken to address any shortage of NHS dentists in Grampian. (S1O-6365)

16. Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to combat any detrimental impact of the EC Directive on food supplements on the provision of supplements, vitamins and minerals produced by UK companies whose production standards are outwith the directives. (S1O-6393)

17. Elaine Thomson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is being given to the fish processing industry. (S1O-6368)

18. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on its proposals for music tuition in schools. (S1O-6361)

19. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the New Opportunities Fund about the PE and Sport in Schools Programme. (S1O-6392)

20. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for the future of the fire service. (S1O-6398)

21. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the Strategic Rail Authority and what issues were discussed. (S1O-6381)

22. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to protect Scottish agricultural interests in Europe. (S1O-6394)

23. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding provision is being made for the payment of nursing home fees for 2003. (S1O-6382)

24. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to fund and carry out research into multiple sclerosis. (S1O-6390)

25. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it intends to make to the recent Office of Fair Trading report on pharmacy services. (S1O-6400)

26. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Health and Community Care retains the ultimate decision over the location of the proposed new single site hospital for the Forth Valley. (S1O-6362)

27. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in reviewing practices in hospital cleaning. (S1O-6372)

28. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government on the timescale for the completion of the M74 from Gretna to Carlisle. (S1O-6363)

29. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the voluntary sector can play in delivering public services. (S1O-6388)

30. Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take following the decision of the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee to call for the closure of the cattle incinerator in Carntyne, Glasgow. (S1O-6399)

 

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