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Business Bulletin No. 64 / 2004

Monday 19th April 2004

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 22nd April 2004

  

Question Time

Education, Tourism, Culture and Sport

1. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in light of the diversion of lottery funding for sport towards London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. (S2O-02039)

2. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last reviewed its guidance on safety in outdoor education. (S2O-01965)

3. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to the Chief Social Work Inspector's findings in his report Progress with Complexity that mental health services for looked after children are inadequate in most areas. (S2O-02032)

4. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of current underspends in various local authorities, it will direct such local authorities to spend these available resources on schools. (S2O-02007)

5. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the new local tourism hubs network strategy. (S2O-02016)

6. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take as a result of the findings of the report on the Miss X case. (S2O-02048)

7. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on school education about environmentally and socially sustainable development. (S2O-02053)

8. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the provision of vocational college courses for pupils of 14 and older who wish to have that option. (S2O-02014)

9. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the MTV awards in Edinburgh, what action it is taking to promote Scotland as a host nation for other international cultural events. (S2O-01964)

10. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the policy priorities are underlying the recent announcement of additional investment in football. (S2O-01999)

11. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the pre-school education sector requires development in respect of qualifications and career progression routes. (S2O-01963)

12. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what moves it proposes to make to ensure that other parts of Scotland feature along with the Highlands in National Geographic's Top 10 for sustainable tourism. (S2O-02057)

Finance and Communities

1. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make an announcement in respect of the planning inquiry into Arbroath supermarkets. (S2O-2043)

2. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that free debt advice is available to all who require it. (S2O-1981)

3. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action within its responsibilities it is taking to support those who are excluded from using the traditional financial sector due to their credit history. (S2O-2031)

4. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will protect communities affected by planning applications that may have a negative impact on their environment or quality of life. (S2O-2013)

5. Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider amending section 90 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill to introduce a lower age limit for restriction of liberty orders. (S2O-2021)

6. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines there are in respect of the granting of planning permission for building new supermarkets. (S2O-2058)

7. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making to ensure a comprehensive response to its consultation papers on planning reform. (S2O-2061)

8. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address rural affordable housing shortages. (S2O-2019)

9. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prevent people accumulating unmanageable debt and what support it is giving those who find themselves in that situation. (S2O-1980)

10. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that local authorities deliver high quality, value for money services. (S2O-2008)

11. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure maximum public involvement in its consultations on Making Development Plans Deliver and Rights of Appeal in Planning. (S2O-1977)

12. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure a full and varied response to its consultation on rights of appeal in planning. (S2O-2060)

General

1. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of recent newspaper reports, it has agreed its share of funding for the Borders Railway. (S2O-2049)

2. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to start the review of tolled bridges referred to in A Partnership for a Better Scotland. (S2O-1972)

3. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take, or propose that Her Majesty's Government should take, any measures to assist the motorist in Scotland, in light of the necessity of a motor car for many people in rural and urban Scotland. (S2O-2038)

4. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review its policy on privatisation of prison escort services. (S2O-2001)

5. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve rail services between Perth, Fife and Edinburgh. (S2O-2012)

6. Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support a campaign for improved rail connections between Lanark and Edinburgh. (S2O-2066)

7. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will evaluate the use of intermediaries to facilitate evidence-giving by vulnerable witnesses. (S2O-2069)

8. Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Scottish Water and what issues were discussed. (S2O-2010)

9. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the voluntary sector can play in helping young people who face exclusion from school to remain in school or otherwise benefit from education. (S2O-1970)

10. David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Environment Agency in respect of the agency's proposals to introduce rod licenses on the River Esk. (S2O-1997)

11. Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how policy is developing to address the issue of school leavers not entering education, employment or training. (S2O-1969)

12. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government to ensure that the City of Edinburgh Council is allowed to use the full electoral register to hold a referendum on congestion charging. (S2O-2068)

13. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of heightened international tensions and the continuing threat of terrorist attacks, whether funding will be made available, or other additional measures taken, such as increased police patrols, to improve security for places of worship. (S2O-1992)

14. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with local authorities that wish to initiate quality bus contracts. (S2O-1990)

15. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on the Aberdeen Crossrail project. (S2O-1998)

 

 

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