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Business Bulletin No. 92 / 2003

Wednesday 18th June 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 17th June 2003

  

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S2W-784 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been undertaken in the last four years into the levels of atmospheric pollution within a two mile radius of the A80 at Cumbernauld.

S2W-785 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any projections that have been made in relation to levels of atmospheric pollution within a two mile radius of the A80 at Cumbernauld resulting from the online upgrading of the A80.

S2W-787 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many old mine workings between the village of Mollinsburn and the Haggs Interchange have been identified on, or within 500 metres of, the route of the proposed online upgrade of the A80.

S2W-870 Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources will be made available to Inverclyde Council to meet the commitment in A Partnership for a Better Scotland to increase teachers and support staff numbers, in order to reduce class sizes to a maximum of 20 in S1 and S2 for mathematics and English and 25 in P1, and the number of specialists working across the boundary between primary and secondary education; when such resources will be made available, and when these additional teachers and support staff will start their employment.

S2W-871 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Presiding Officer how much of the total cost of the Holyrood building project has been paid out as at 31 May 2003.

S2W-872 Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many school and pre-school children there are (a) for whom English is an additional language, (b) who are refugees and asylum seekers, (c) with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, (d) from gypsy or traveller families and (e) who are gifted or more able, as referred to in Improving our Schools: Assessing our children’s educational needs: The Way Forward?: Scottish Executive Response to the Consultation.

S2W-873 Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it will allocate to its special educational needs budget to support school and pre-school children (a) for whom English is an additional language, (b) who are refugees and asylum seekers, (c) with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, (d) from gypsy or traveller families and (e) who are gifted or more able and how much of this funding will be allocated to each local authority, as referred to in Improving our Schools: Assessing our children’s educational needs: The Way Forward?: Scottish Executive Response to the Consultation.

S2W-874 Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the draft Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill will widen the criteria applied to children who require extra support, including children (a) for whom English is an additional language, (b) who are refugees and asylum seekers, (c) with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties,(d) from gypsy or traveller families and (g) who are gifted, or more able, as referred to in Improving our Schools: Assessing our children’s educational needs: The Way Forward?: Scottish Executive Response to the Consultation.

S2W-875 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-450 by Mr Andy Kerr on 11 June 2003, when it will publish the results of its study into business taxation.

S2W-876 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the Scottish Manufacturing Steering Group.

S2W-877 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recommendations of the Scottish Manufacturing Steering Group are published.

S2W-878 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Manufacturing Steering Group has recommended the abolition of business rates.

S2W-879 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken regarding the information campaign on positive parenting and alternative disciplinary tactics, announced by the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice on 19 February 2003 during the Stage 3 debate on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill 2003 (Official Report, c 18425), and how much money has been allocated to the campaign.

S2W-880 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when section 51 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 will come into force.

S2W-881 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Lord Advocate will publish guidelines on prosecution under section 51 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003.

S2W-882 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction in the number of administration posts will result from dissolving NHS trusts and setting up (a) general hospital and (b) community health divisions, as referred to at the public meeting of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board on 4 June 2003

S2W-883 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial savings will result from dissolving NHS trusts and setting up (a) general hospital and (b) community health divisions, as referred to at the public meeting of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board on 4 June 2003.

S2W-884 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what short-term costs will arise from dissolving NHS trusts and setting up (a) general hospital and (b) community health divisions, as referred to at the public meeting of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board on 4 June 2003.

S2W-885 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what statutory responsibilities utility companies are under to notify local authorities when undertaking work that affects local authority-maintained roads; what national agreed standards of work there are on the reinstatement of such roads following work by utility companies, and whether statutory fines may be levied on such companies that fail to reinstate such roads to a satisfactory condition.

S2W-886 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hedgehogs have been culled as a result of Scottish Natural Heritage activity on the Uists and Benbecula.

S2W-887 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been to Scottish Natural Heritage of the cull on the Uists and Benbecula.

S2W-888 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Natural Heritage’s Uist Wader Project has involved using dogs for hunting hedgehogs.

S2W-889 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive why retrospective consent to discharge is required from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for existing discharges of sewage effluent from domestic properties into controlled waters rather than new discharges.

S2W-890 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) retrospective and (b) new consents to discharge sewage effluent into controlled waters have been awarded by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in each year since 1999 and how much income the agency has derived from such consents.

S2W-891 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to assist those on low incomes who find it difficult to pay the charge for applying for retrospective consent to discharge sewage effluent into controlled waters.

S2W-892 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address concerns of residents in rural communities in respect of the requirement to apply for retrospective consent to discharge sewage effluent into controlled waters.

S2W-893 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will enforce fish farming area management agreement rules governing the synchronisation of fallowing.

S2W-894 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many occasions fines imposed by courts have been recovered by civil diligence in each of the last six years, as referred to in section 214(6) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

S2W-895 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fines imposed by courts have been recovered by deductions from benefits in each of the last six years, as referred to in section 24 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991.

S2W-896 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how quality bus contracts will protect bus services for communities located on non-profitable bus routes.

S2W-897 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to reduce the impact of diabetes on people who are diabetic.

 

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