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Business Bulletin No. 54/2003

Thursday 20 March 2003

Section D : Oral Questions selected for answer on 27 March 2003

  

Question Time

1. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of the agricultural industry and what issues were discussed. (S1O-6711)

2. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet representatives of Fife Police Board. (S1O-6712)

3. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure decent standards of housing for all. (S1O-6742)

4. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the relocation of the European Maritime Safety Agency to Glasgow. (S1O-6716)

5. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider extending the statutory consultation requirements for the closure or merger of primary schools to nursery schools. (S1O-6704)

6. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to improve adoption levels. (S1O-6731)

7. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the Ballycastle to Campbeltown ferry tendering process. (S1O-6737)

8. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current position is on the future of the air service between Glasgow and Barra. (S1O-6703)

9. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will work with the Scottish Crofting Foundation to undertake an investigation into the effectiveness of the current Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme at delivering support to crofting communities in less favoured areas. (S1O-6741)

10. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to promote the economic well-being of the Scottish Borders. (S1O-6709)

11. Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to reduce class sizes. (S1O-6701)

12. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan is an urgent priority for improvement and should be included in the next round of trunk road improvements in 2003-04. (S1O-6705)

13. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is combating racial prejudice among schoolchildren. (S1O-6706)

14. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what further progress has been made towards introducing a licensing scheme for the vendors of fireworks. (S1O-6728)

15. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether botox injections are safe. (S1O-6710)

16. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average annual rate of growth in the economy has been since May 1999. (S1O-6727)

17. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is supporting the development of the core path network. (S1O-6723)

18. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Education and Young People will next meet representatives of the teaching unions and what issues will be discussed. (S1O-6719)

19. Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any progress towards ending inequality of wealth in the last four years. (S1O-6714)

20. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the tourist industry about the impact of the small business rates relief scheme. (S1O-6707)

21. Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Scottish Agricultural College following the publication of the review of the college’s operations. (S1O-6730)

22. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of women setting up their own businesses. (S1O-6734)

23. Mr Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase the number of restorative justice projects. (S1O-6720)

24. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any representations to relevant authorities in Northern Ireland about the environmental impact of the proposed opencast lignite mine and power station near Ballymoney, County Antrim. (S1O-6715)

25. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what the economic impact will be of the Scottish Agricultural College’s plan to rationalise its operations and base them in Edinburgh. (S1O-6736)

26. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps can be taken to ensure that Scottish Water is able to place contracts with local companies that traditionally worked with the former water authorities. (S1O-6721)

27. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it uses to assess bids for capital finance for school buildings. (S1O-6722)

28. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made by the monitoring group on Glasgow's acute services review. (S1O-6739)

29. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to change the procedures local authorities must follow to close rural schools. (S1O-6708)

30. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a shortfall of paediatricians in relation to positions in hospitals and, if so, what steps are being taken to address the situation. (S1O-6700)

 

 

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