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Business Bulletin No. 40/2004

Thursday 4 March 2004

Section D : Oral Questions

  

Question Time

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

1. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following the Minister for Transport's recent visit, there will be a public inquiry into the proposals for the upgrade of the A80. (S2O-1478)

2. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what role maintaining competitive levels of investment in the higher education sector has in delivering the Smart, Successful Scotland economic policy in the short to medium term. (S2O-1447)

3. Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce congestion on Scotland's motorway and trunk road network. (S2O-1548)

4. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to the development of the bottled spring water industry. (S2O-1434)

5. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure the maximum employment potential from wave and tidal power. (S2O-1507)

6. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the business case for the Borders railway and whether it will now fund the line. (S2O-1497)

7. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it provides to Glasgow City Council in relation to the maintenance of the Clyde Tunnel. (S2O-1553)

8. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances it can give that all applicants to tertiary education who have been educated in Scottish schools will have equal access to Scottish universities. (S2O-1466)

9. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the current concessionary fare scheme to cover through-ticketing on trains and ferries. (S2O-1506)

10. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what policy initiatives it is considering on higher education funding. (S2O-1442)

11. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether congestion charging has the potential to help alleviate problems of congestion in Edinburgh, enable essential funds to be raised to support public transport initiatives across south east Scotland, such as the proposed Edinburgh trams scheme, and enhance the region's environment through reducing noise and air pollution. (S2O-1545)

12. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive how the accident record on the A90 between Perth and Aberdeen compares with that on other similar roads across Scotland. (S2O-1438)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following the Stage 1 debate on the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, it will reconsider plans to conduct trials when the accused is absent. (S2O-1485)

2. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, as part of action on antisocial behaviour, it will implement more effective controls over off-licences that sell alcohol to underage young people. (S2O-1455)

3. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to review the law on corporate culpable homicide. (S2O-1436)

4. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications are for Scotland of the Clementi review. (S2O-1515)

5. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve the employability of offenders. (S2O-1511)

6. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is issued to procurators fiscal on keeping alleged victims of crime and, where appropriate, their families, informed of the conduct and progress of cases in which they have an interest. (S2O-1472)

7. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the use of test purchasing to highlight those off-licences that sell alcohol to underage drinkers. (S2O-1514)

8. Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive when, and how, it intends to introduce legislation in respect of sexual grooming. (S2O-1454)

9. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for legislation on corporate homicide. (S2O-1444)

10. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support and supervision it will offer to newly-released prisoners to ensure that they do not reoffend. (S2O-1517)

11. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what lessons were learned from the recent visit by the Minister for Justice to courts in New York. (S2O-1513)

12. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are applied when decisions are made by the police about the installation of speed cameras on trunk roads. (S2O-1475)

General

1. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address the rising number of people being diagnosed with diabetes. (S2O-1487)

2. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any penalties incurred during the reference period will be discounted or carried forward when the calculations for Single Farm Payment scheme are made. (S2O-1450)

3. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in increasing the level of physical education provision in primary schools. (S2O-1437)

4. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of material collected for recycling is processed in Scotland. (S2O-1538)

5. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to improve facilities and training in the area of child protection. (S2O-1524)

6. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting Scottish specialist agricultural produce. (S2O-1474)

7. Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is promoting to close the pay gap between men and women. (S2O-1531)

8. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to improve Scotland's international image. (S2O-1446)

9. Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure local authority compliance with the Scottish Housing Quality Standard announced by the Minister for Communities on 4 February 2004. (S2O-1440)

10. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines there are relating to granting planning permission for the building of new supermarkets. (S2O-1540)

11. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any concerns about the quality of training for surgeons as a result of the European Working Time Directive. (S2O-1526)

12. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what practical support and mechanisms have been, or will be, put in place to help pupils to access further education places as part of their secondary school education. (S2O-1477)

13. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new homes for rented accommodation will be built in 2004-05 and 2005-06. (S2O-1493)

14. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the up-to-date position is on Concorde coming to the Museum of Flight. (S2O-1467)

15. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to announce the remit and membership of the proposed independent inquiry into local government finance. (S2O-1484)

 

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