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Business Bulletin No. 131 / 2003

Thursday 2nd October 2003

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 9th October 2003

  

Question Time

1. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether devolved school management will be extended. (S2O-565)

2. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has for improving the A9 at Berridale. (S2O-580)

3. Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet Fife NHS Board and what issues will be discussed. (S2O-577)

4. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to disperse civil service jobs around Scotland. (S2O-615)

5. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has advised the Registrar General for Scotland to allow local authorities to retain paper copies of the birth, marriage and death registers in local archives and to make available the appropriate funding for this purpose. (S2O-594)

6. Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what the outcome was of the recent meeting of the steering group on tourism with regard to promoting tourism. (S2O-590)

7. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact on rural businesses of regulations that ban the sale of offal. (S2O-589)

8. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is tackling prejudice in Scotland. (S2O-613)

9. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding is being made available to local authorities to ensure that they are able to develop the core path network, as set out in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. (S2O-610)

10. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there would be any changes in the repayment of student loans and the graduate endowment if proposals by Her Majesty's Government on the reform of student loans and tuition fees are implemented. (S2O-568)

11. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding reports before the results of the field scale evaluations are known of the department’s possible approval for commercial GM crops. (S2O-584)

12. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in extending the availability of broadband throughout the country. (S2O-563)

13. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations will be carried out with businesses by Scottish Water and the Water Industry Commissioner before water charges are set for the next financial year. (S2O-586)

14. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty's Government about the decommissioning and storage of nuclear submarines in Scotland. (S2O-588)

15. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review legislation on pupil placement requests. (S2O-569)

16. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the dispersal of civil service jobs across Scotland. (S2O-571)

17. Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to revise planning guidance available to local authorities in relation to wind farms. (S2O-566)

18. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to address fuel costs in rural areas. (S2O-582)

19. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met staff representatives from the Scottish Agricultural College’s Craibstone Campus and what issues were discussed. (S2O-592)

20. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement will be made about relocation of VisitScotland’s headquarters from Edinburgh. (S2O-573)

21. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to improve transport infrastructure in Midlothian. (S2O-583)

22. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what market analysis has been undertaken of potential opportunities for Scottish business in the 10 accession states to the EU, particularly the three Baltic states and Poland, and what trade missions to those countries are planned over the next 12 months. (S2O-600)

23. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to encourage young people and the long-term unemployed to enter retraining opportunities as a means of combating the skills shortage. (S2O-575)

24. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to enable pupils to walk or cycle safely to school. (S2O-572)

25. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has estimated how much the impact of climate change will cost the Scottish economy. (S2O-607)

26. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to tackle dangerous driving. (S2O-562)

27. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on the effect of toxic chemicals on public health. (S2O-609)

28. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many newborn babies are nursed, on average, in intensive care neonatal units each year, how long the average length of stay is in such units and how much it costs per day to treat a baby in such units. (S2O-614)

29. Mr Ted Brocklebank: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to use the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health for monitoring terrestrial trunked radio masts throughout Scotland. (S2O-567)

30. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is planned to combat drug-assisted rape. (S2O-595)

 

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