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F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 163 / 2003

Thursday 27th November 2003

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 4th December 2003

  

Question Time

1. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the loss of hydro subsidies in 2005 and any potential price rises for energy consumers in the Highlands and the north east. (S2O-870)

2. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it plans to make for the increasing number of destitute people in Scotland. (S2O-896)

3. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Ministry of Defence with regard to the future of Scottish regiments in light of the social and economic impact of any disbandment of the regiments. (S2O-883)

4. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support charitable status for all Scotland's schools. (S2O-865)

5. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the arrangements currently made by BEAR Scotland Ltd for winter gritting of trunk roads in the north of Scotland are sufficient and safe. (S2O-872)

6. Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has assessed the effectiveness of its policy of seizing the assets of suspected drug dealers. (S2O-893)

7. John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to meet its social justice target of making sure that older people are financially secure. (S2O-879)

8. Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to measure the level of need for rented housing in each local authority area. (S2O-867)

9. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Strategic Rail Authority. (S2O-886)

10. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that before any congestion charging proposal is approved it fully complies with the criterion of fair treatment in relation to road users. (S2O-889)

11. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Ambulance Service prioritises emergency calls in the local community during sporting events. (S2O-890)

12. Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive how charging patients with cancer in the Dumbarton area for their transport to Paisley for treatment is consistent with its social inclusion strategy. (S2O-907)

13. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what role new hydro schemes will play in its plans to increase the generation of electricity by renewable means. (S2O-871)

14. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance can be provided to Dundee Football Club to help minimise job losses during the period of administration and restructuring. (S2O-905)

15. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist in the improvement of golfing skills. (S2O-877)

16. Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support carers. (S2O-891)

17. Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the new strategy for the provision of mental health services for the Lothian area to be announced. (S2O-873)

18. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will intervene to save the 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland). (S2O-908)

19. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water about the current level of water stocks. (S2O-900)

20. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce a register of those convicted of domestic violence. (S2O-881)

21. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategy it has for assisting football clubs that find themselves in financial difficulties. (S2O-910)

22. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on extending concessionary travel for senior citizens and people with disabilities (S2O-903)

23. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools will need to have new classrooms built to meet its target to reduce class sizes in English and maths in S1 and S2 to a maximum of 20. (S2O-868)

24. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the conclusion by the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission in its report GM Crops? Coexistence and Liability that GM crops cannot be grown commercially without contaminating conventional and organic crops. (S2O-899)

25. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the number of fine defaulters. (S2O-887)

26. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Health and Community Care will next meet representatives of NHS Forth Valley and what issues will be discussed. (S2O-880)

27. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address any difficulties faced by the Highland education service regarding the recruitment of qualified secondary teachers for posts in remote areas such as Kinlochbervie. (S2O-888)

28. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant and what the average waiting time is for such an operation. (S2O-875)

29. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in determining the extent of illegal fishing outside European Union quotas and regulations. (S2O-897)

30. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has made of the effectiveness of the Red Hook Community Justice Center in New York and the potential for the application of a similar scheme in Scotland. (S2O-864)

 

 

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