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Business Bulletin No. 167 / 2003

Thursday 4th December

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 11th December 2003

  

Question Time

1. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Natural Heritage is monitoring the status of species listed as a priority for action under the UK biodiversity action plan generally or only in Sites of Special Scientific Interest. (S2O-936)

2. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Postwatch Scotland to discuss the impact of its work on communities. (S2O-941)

3. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the use of external consultants by Scottish Enterprise. (S2O-915)

4. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact of the proposed EU animal transport regulations will be on farming and crofting in the Highlands and Islands. (S2O-944)

5. Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what projection it has of the number of heating systems to be installed up to the end of this year through the Eaga Partnership scheme. (S2O-921)

6. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has responded to the consultation exercise by the Department of Trade and Industry on the draft Nuclear Sites and Radioactive Substances Bill and whether copies of any response will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. (S2O-934)

7. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what study it has made of the use of the single transferable vote in the recent Northern Ireland Assembly elections and what lessons can be learned for future Scottish elections. (S2O-945)

8. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in improving transport links in Ayrshire. (S2O-923)

9. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to Her Majesty's Government on the impact of shop workers being required to work on Christmas day. (S2O-911)

10. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what stage the implementation of the McCrone agreement on teachers' pay and conditions has reached and whether it envisages any difficulties arising. (S2O-943)

11. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to introduce a change to the law in relation to corporate culpable homicide. (S2O-938)

12. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost of the public inquiry into the M74 extension will be. (S2O-937)

13. Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that women from the most deprived sections of society have improved access to specialist maternity care. (S2O-955)

14. Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions have been made for public scrutiny of the PPP schools project in Renfrewshire. (S2O-951)

15. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to publish its review of area tourist boards. (S2O-927)

16. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the reform of bank arrestment as a means of recovering debt. (S2O-933)

17. Rosie Kane: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will guarantee that, if the costs of the proposed M74 northern extension rise above 500 million, any further cost increases will not be met by private funding. (S2O-917)

18. Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent progress has been made in the transfer of the regulatory powers of the Crown Estate Commission in Scotland to the Executive. (S2O-925)

19. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve the availability of renal transplants. (S2O-950)

20. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet electricity and other utilities companies to discuss the impact of the level of disconnections in 2003. (S2O-957)

21. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how the changes in telephone directory enquiry services have affected Scottish businesses. (S2O-954)

22. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive why the cost of the M74 extension has risen from 245 million in 2001 to between 375 and 500 million at present. (S2O-935)

23. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the statement in The Scotsman on 3 December 2003 by a Scottish Executive spokeswoman that the Borders rail line is among its rail priorities and that "the money is in place to start these projects going" represents a firm commitment to provide its 110 million contribution required for the line. (S2O-932)

24. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in meeting its commitment to establish a co-operative development agency. (S2O-930)

25. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has met trunk road operating companies and local authorities to ensure that pre-emptive action is taken to address severe winter conditions on roads. (S2O-947)

26. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to increase the level of funding allocated to Strathclyde Police to take account of any particular pressures of policing the city of Glasgow. (S2O-916)

27. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address the lack of a replacement consultant at the Caithness General Hospital maternity unit. (S2O-940)

28. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will cancel poll tax debts. (S2O-952)

29. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how sites designated for their natural heritage are protected from wind farm development. (S2O-928)

30. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with East Lothian Council regarding East Lothian PPP schools project. (S2O-953)

 

 

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