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Business Bulletin No. 99 / 2004

Thursday 10th June 2004

Section D : Oral questions selected for answer on Thursday 17th June 2004

  

Question Time

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

1. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking so that public transport is less vulnerable to crime, vandalism and antisocial behaviour. (S2O-2741)

2. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how the recently announced lower air fares to Tiree and Barra are expected to impact on tourism and the local economy. (S2O-2649)

3. Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve community access to buses. (S2O-2681)

4. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging the development of park-and-ride sites in Edinburgh. (S2O-2684)

5. Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure progress on the provision of additional parking at Croy Station. (S2O-2735)

6. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any concerns about the delivery of rural bus services. (S2O-2742)

7. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received in respect of its proposals to set up specified tertiary education providers as part of its consultation process into merging the higher and further education funding councils. (S2O-2728)

8. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to create new direct international air links. (S2O-2645)

9. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has paid in subsidies for student loans sold in 1998 and 1999 and whether this represents value for money to the public purse. (S2O-2676)

10. Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Community Renewables Initiative will have adequate resources for funding renewable energy installation in new schools. (S2O-2750)

11. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve disabled access at railway stations. (S2O-2739)

12. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the UHI Millennium Institute will gain full university status. (S2O-2699)

Justice and Law Officers

1. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to promote positive parenting and alternative disciplinary tactics. (S2O-2747)

2. Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals have been convicted of driving whilst under the influence of drugs in each of the last three years. (S2O-2720)

3. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive why it did not lodge the relevant papers to appeal against Lord Bonomy's judgement in the Napier case on time. (S2O-2648)

4. Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how Eurojust is making a contribution to tackling serious and organised crime. (S2O-2671)

5. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given to revision of the law and sentencing policy in respect of death caused by dangerous driving in aggravated circumstances. (S2O-2673)

6. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-23156 by Colin Boyd, QC on 14 March 2002, whether staff suggestion schemes now operate in any areas of the criminal justice system. (S2O-2706)

7. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what training has been provided to staff employed by Reliance Custodial Services. (S2O-2721)

8. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive which individual is responsible for compliance with court deadlines in connection with any civil litigation that it is involved in. (S2O-2697)

9. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the results of the review of police funding. (S2O-2646)

10. Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken regarding the failure to submit a timeous appeal in relation to Lord Bonomy's judgement in the Napier case. (S2O-2670)

11. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it now expects the contract with Reliance Secure Task Management Ltd to be rolled out to include Dumbarton Sheriff Court. (S2O-2726)

12. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in setting up an independent police complaints body. (S2O-2716)

General

1. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review its policy on housing stock transfer. (S2O-2732)

2. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to encourage increased voter participation in elections. (S2O-2647)

3. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to monitor the impact of its inclusion policies on the number of exclusions from schools and on teacher absences due to stress. (S2O-2675)

4. Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the way in which Eaga Partnership Ltd administers its central heating programme. (S2O-2678)

5. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many replies it has received to the consultation on the proposed Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill and what action it is taking to address the issues raised. (S2O-2717)

6. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to introduce legislation to enable rent officers and officials of housing authorities who administer housing benefit to ensure that gas safety regulations are in place. (S2O-2734)

7. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the single survey pilot will commence. (S2O-2710)

8. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether public private partnership (PPP) developments on publicly-owned land are subject to the same obligations as non-PPP local authority developments in respect of notices of intention to develop. (S2O-2643)

9. Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how often patient records are lost annually and what percentage of instances of such loss results from false identification based on similarity of name. (S2O-2674)

10. Mark Ballard: To ask the Scottish Executive whether details of transport emissions will be included in future Scottish statistics on greenhouse gas emissions. (S2O-2749)

11. Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation process has been carried out as part of NHS Argyll and Clyde's Clinical Strategy Review. (S2O-2727)

12. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a national pay scheme for social workers. (S2O-2691)

13. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive when its review of NHS prescription charges will begin. (S2O-2708)

14. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to encourage schools to allow it to manage StarOffice licences on their behalf. (S2O-2754)

15. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with the Scottish Premier League regarding the decision to prevent Scottish First Division champions, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, from gaining promotion into the premier league next season. (S2O-2700)

 

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