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BUSINESS BULLETIN 52/1999

Friday 10 September 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 9 September 1999

 

 

S1W-1431 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, having regard to the comments in Renfrewshire Enterprise’s Economic Audit of 1999 regarding gridlock on the M8 and Kingston Bridge and its impact on new investment and existing business, and the concerns of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce regarding that and the completion date of the M74, it has any plans to deal with these issues and alleviate the concerns of the local business community.

 

S1W-1442 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to examine the marketing strategy of the Scottish Tourist Board and local tourist boards to promote tourism in the north of the Highlands area.

 

S1W-1443 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what approach it proposes to adopt to National Health Service pay modernisation.

 

S1W-1444 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-383 by Mr John Home Robertson on 2 July, how many Scottish Fishery Protection Agency (SFPA) crew hours per annum the surveillance effort in the 6,000 square miles of previously SFPA patrolled seas, which now fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Royal Navy, involved prior to this transfer of responsibility and whether it will confirm that the SFPA’s workforce will not be reduced as a consequence of this transfer.

 

S1W-1445 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions have been taken by Locate in Scotland to promote Prestwick Airport as a location for aircraft maintenance facilities.

 

S1W-1446 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to address the training requirements of 16 to 19 year olds with special educational needs.

 

S1W-1447 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm its continued financial support for the Social Inclusion Partnership in North Ayr.

 

S1W-1449 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the proposal for a Scottish School of Music and Recording Technology in Ayr.

 

S1W-1451 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement it will offer to local authorities to provide sporting and leisure schemes for children and young adults with disabilities and/or special educational needs.

 

S1W-1452 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive where, in Scottish schools, there are models of good practice in the integration of children with special needs into "mainstream" schools, and what proposals and financial support it will offer to encourage such integration.

 

S1W-1453 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide examples of local partnership best practice between health boards and local authorities which address the issue of "bed-blocking".

 

S1W-1454 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what operational difficulties the Scottish Legal Aid Board has faced in the last few years, and what steps it has taken to ensure that the Scottish Legal Aid Board will now operate efficiently and expeditiously.

 

S1W-1455 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of how the Scottish Office has been reorganised, what was the rationale behind this reorganisation and whether it will provide a detailed organisation chart of the new structure.

 

S1W-1456 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources the NHS in Scotland anticipates will be made available for the development of primary care services in financial years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 as a result of savings achieved by the cessation of funding and trust management restructuring.

 

S1W-1457 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of each NHS Scotland Primary Care and Acute Hospitals Trust’s total budget was attributable to management costs in the financial years 1997-98 and 1998-99, and what the projected percentage is for the years 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

 

S1W-1458 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that a conflict of interest is publicly perceived to exist in relation to Lord Rodger of Earlsferry’s involvement in Court of Appeal judgements and refusal of leave to appeal in cases concerning persons refusing to pay the A87 toll at Skye, given that he may have been Lord Advocate when the instructions regarding prosecution in such cases were sent from the Crown Office to the local Procurator Fiscal.

 

S1W-1459 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on restoring the European beef market for Scottish producers.

 

S1W-1460 Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on whether it intends to promote its relationship with the voluntary sector in Scotland.

 

S1W-1461 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what are the levels of half median male earnings for (a) Scotland as a whole and (b) each local authority area.

 

S1W-1462 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the Royal Commission Report With Respect to Old Age: Long Term Care – Rights and Responsibilities and what action it plans to take in light of the recommendations.

 

S1W-1463 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when a decision will be made on reconstructing the A8000 between the Forth Road Bridge and the Humbie roundabout as a dual carriageway.

 

S1W-1464 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make provision for the extension of training projects currently funded from the European Social Fund Objective 3 programme beyond the end of the current programme period which ends on 31 December 1999..

 

S1W-1465 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of electrifying the Edinburgh to Aberdeen rail line would be.

 

S1W-1466 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been undertaken to collate information on the number of employee owned businesses in Scotland.

 

S1W-1467 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been undertaken to collate information on the number of community businesses in Scotland.

 

S1W-1468 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been undertaken to collate information on the number of community co-operatives in Scotland.

 

S1W-1469 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to promote training on the principles of co-operative enterprise in colleges across Scotland.

 

S1W-1470 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to visit Blairgowrie Farmers’ Co-operative to examine the work being undertaken there in connection with Finland’s berry eating strategy to reduce the levels of cancer and heart disease.

 

S1W-1471 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to visit Mondragon Workers’ Co-operative in order to examine best practice in developing local solutions to local problems.

 

S1W-1472 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many co-operative or employee owned childcare centres or nurseries there are across Scotland.

 

S1W-1473 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support has been given by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to co-operatives in the years 1997-1998 and 1998-1999.

 

S1W-1474 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support has been given by Scottish Enterprise to co-operatives in the years 1997-1998 and 1998-1999.

 

S1W-1475 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in hand to promote the key attributes of co-operative business development.

 

S1W-1476 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any meetings with fishing co-operatives in Scotland and, if so, when these meetings took place, or whether it intends to meet them.

 

S1W-1477 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to meet with the European Union of Co-operatives.

 

S1W-1478 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any meetings with housing co-operatives across Scotland and, if so, when these took place.

 

S1W-1479 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in hand to promote community care co-operatives and whether the Minister for Health and Community Care has made any visits to community care co-operatives.

 

S1W-1480 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many general practitioner co-operatives are now established across Scotland.

 

S1W-1481 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote Credit Unions across Scotland.

 

S1W-1482 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans for contact with or visits to Credit Unions in Ireland to learn from examples of best practice.

 

S1W-1483 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to incorporate work on co-operative enterprise development as part of its approach to Social Inclusion.

 

S1W-1484 Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether universities in Scotland have developed links with universities in other parts of the world in order to share knowledge and experience on Co-operative Development.


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