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Business Bulletin No. 17 / 2004

Tuesday 27th January 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on Monday 26th January 2004

  

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

S2W-5744 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement it received, either directly or through Her Majesty's Government, from the European Commission to review its Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance programme to increase its share of the 2.6 billion European funding to offset the impact of reduced fishing and to draw on other EU structural funds, as reported in the Commission's press release of 15 January 2004.

S2W-5745 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the relationship is between it and OFCOM; what rights it has to give direction and guidance to OFCOM; what its role is in the appointment of any Scottish representative, and whether it has submitted any nominations, or commented on the suitability of a nominee, for such a representative and, if so, what advice it has given.

S2W-5746 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what its strategy is with regard to supporting and promoting traditional music and how much it has (a) spent on and/or (b) budgeted for traditional music in each year from 1999 to 2005, stating which organisations have received funding.

S2W-5747 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made representations to obtain a dedicated digital channel or additional Scottish output for Scotland and the Gaelic language and, if it has, what stage any negotiations have reached.

S2W-5748 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the protocols are in respect of its dealings with OFCOM.

S2W-5749 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has studied the results of sportscotland's Active Primary Schools pilot programme and, if so, whether it will publish its findings.

S2W-5750 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fully fund the provision of school sports co-ordinators.

S2W-5751 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive why it has decided not to provide additional funding to enable local authorities to roll out the extension of the Sport Interactive programme.

S2W-5752 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the success of the Sport Interactive programme in Scotland and its proposed introduction in Ireland, what additional support it will now give to the programme.

S2W-5753 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies it has conducted with regard to the possible effects on the Scottish climate of the extraction of energy from the atmosphere by wind farms.

S2W-5754 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to supervise prisoners after release from long-term sentences and whether there are any implications arising from such persons choosing to change their names.

S2W-5755 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-5091 by Mr Andy Kerr on 21 January 2004, whether it will provide a breakdown of the 6.7 million capital expenditure on the Holyrood project in 1998-99 into payments (a) to architects (b) to the construction manager (c) to construction engineers (d) to quantity surveyors (e) to other consultants and (f) on the building itself.

S2W-5756 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that, as long as the current First Minister is in office, there will be no increase in the level of the graduate endowment, other than in line with inflation as specified in the Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) Act 2001.

S2W-5757 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that, as long as the current First Minister is in office, it will not bring forward any proposals to require Scottish domiciled students attending university in Scotland, to pay any contribution, additional to the present graduate endowment, towards the cost of their higher education, either to the university or to the Executive irrespective of how such a liability to pay may be characterised.

S2W-5758 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the First Minister has made to Historic Scotland in the last four months.

S2W-5759 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision there is for spinal cord stimulation treatment for people with refractory angina.

S2W-5760 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that it is involved in Her Majesty's Government's review of the railways.

S2W-5761 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact Her Majesty's Government's review of the railways will have on the Executive's plans to set up a transport agency.

S2W-5762 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it is making to Her Majesty's Government with regard to the possible devolution of further decisions on public transport to the Executive.

S2W-5763 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Pay Modernisation Team looking at the impact of the General Medical Services and Consultant contracts is expected to report and whether the report will include consideration of any retrospective implications for NHS boards.

 

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