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Business Bulletin No. 150/2004

Monday 25 October 2004

Section D : Oral Questions seected for answer on Thursday 28 October 2004

  

Question Time

Environment and Rural Development

1. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what investigation it has carried out into the spreading of sewage sludge on land and the environmental implications of such operations. (S2O-3744)

2. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has in place to reduce greenhouse gases, in particular by reducing energy consumption. (S2O-3699)

3. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to meet fishing industry representatives in advance of the December meeting of the EU Agricultural and Fisheries Council. (S2O-3736)

4. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in working out the details of the land management contract. (S2O-3707)

5. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will abolish the discount on water charges for single adult households. (S2O-3750)

6. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that Scottish Water’s capital investment plans address the issue of development constraints on rural housing projects caused by lack of water or sewage infrastructure. (S2O-3724)

7. Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the decision to make single farm payments based on historical levels of subsidy can be reviewed and modified if necessary. (S2O-3770)

8. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support community-led projects under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 in rural areas. (S2O-3679)

9. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what rural development policies it has implemented in the last year to encourage young people and families to live in the Scottish Borders. (S2O-3680)

10. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to reduce coastal pollution from mineral oil products. (S2O-3754)

11. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what implications for Scotland arise from the ruling of the European Court on 7 September 2004 in respect of Case No. C-1/03 on contaminated land, Van De Walle & Ors v Texaco Belgium SA. (S2O-3773)

12. Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive when guidance on the biodiversity provisions of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 will be issued. (S2O-3771)

Health and Community Care

1. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that there are adequate supplies of flu vaccine available this winter. (S2O-3741)

2. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when a further round of measures to improve the availability of NHS dental services will be announced. (S2O-3714)

3. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the development of acute services at Perth Royal Infirmary. (S2O-3676)

4. Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in providing older people with home care services. (S2O-3694)

5. Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can provide reassurance to people in the Highlands that the proposals for the provision of air ambulance cover from spring 2005 will not lead to any reduction in service levels. (S2O-3722)

6. Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve waiting times for ear, nose and throat appointments. (S2O-3685)

7. Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive in what circumstances a patient on an NHS waiting list would be given a financial inducement to use private health care. (S2O-3745)

8. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has investigated the comments made by the MSP for Glasgow, Nicola Sturgeon, at First Minister’s questions on 7 October 2004, regarding the service provided by NHS Lothian. (S2O-3691)

9. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to improve the accountability of NHS boards to ministers and MSPs. (S2O-3733)

10. Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to support the initiative to reduce salt intake. (S2O-3739)

11. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in ending a ‘two-tier workforce’ in the health service. (S2O-3688)

12. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentists will be involved in the provision of NHS services in the financial year 2015-16. (S2O-3755)

General

1. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what the economic impact on Fife would be of Edinburgh introducing road tolls. (S2O-3749)

2. Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect a shortage of teachers is having on fully implementing reductions in class contact time in primary schools in line with the McCrone agreement. (S2O-3661)

3. Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to Her Majesty’s Government in respect of the impact of closure of the RAF base at Kinloss on the economy of the Moray Firth area. (S2O-3746)

4. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards the initiation of a national review of the nursery service. (S2O-3662)

5. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the drawdown of PPP funding for schools indicated in its budget equates to capital spend. (S2O-3735)

6. Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take on the recommendations contained in HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland’s annual report. (S2O-3719)

7. Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is boosting energy efficiency. (S2O-3740)

8. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what policy measures it has implemented to prevent young people and families from migrating from Scotland. (S2O-3682)

9. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to revise the eligibility criteria for the education maintenance allowance. (S2O-3677)

10. Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the targets set by the Partnership Agreement have been achieved and in what respect the targets set by the programme for government in 1999 and 2000 are relevant to current circumstances. (S2O-3704)

11. Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Fife Council to discuss its school capital buildings project. (S2O-3738)

12. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in closing the opportunity gap. (S2O-3700)

13. Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is promoting the tourism potential of the Union Canal. (S2O-3767)

14. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Fife Council to discuss the modernisation of schools. (S2O-3731)

15. John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities will be provided with funding to allow them to assume planning control for marine fish farms. (S2O-3716)

 

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