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BUSINESS BULLETIN 54/1999

Tuesday 14 September 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 13 September 1999

 

 

S1W-1426 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community service orders were imposed in Edinburgh over the last five years and, for each of those years, how many of these orders were (a) completed within the allotted time of one year (b) subject to breach of community service proceedings and (c) completed but in a period of time in excess of one year.

 

S1W-1504 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made to allow non-governmental organisations to present their perspective at the ‘Environment and Sustainable Development’ day during ‘Scotland Week’ in Brussels.

 

S1W-1517 Mr John McAllion: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent representations it has made to Her Majesty’s Treasury relating to the effect on the Scottish manufacturing industry of the current level of interest rates and the strength of Sterling.

 

S1W-1518 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide definitive guidance to all Scottish local authorities on the siting of telecommunications masts, particularly the siting of those masts near primary schools and high rise flats and, if not, why not.

 

S1W-1519 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce an independent system for dealing with complaints against the police.

 

S1W-1520 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for the future of Scottish Homes.

 

S1W-1521 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures are in place to ensure that Scottish local authorities assess rateable values accurately.

 

S1W-1522 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish local authorities have still to implement business continuity or disaster recovery plans in relation to the year 2000 IT transition.

 

S1W-1523 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish local authorities have yet to issue a statement on their strategic objectives in service delivery recognising the clear separation of client and contractor and demonstrating how they will ensure value for money.

 

S1W-1524 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish local authorities have yet to produce business plans for their DLOs/DSOs explaining how their activities can be run profitably given the income generated from work undertaken for council departments.

 

S1W-1525 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish local authorities do not yet account for DLO/DSO income expenditure on a full accruals basis.

 

S1W-1526 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish local authorities have yet to put in place arrangements to ensure that corrective action is taken when poor financial performance is indicated from monitoring reports.

 

S1W-1527 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish local authorities have still to review bonus schemes to ensure that the DLO/DSO bonus earning capacity of each scheme is consistent with contract prices and achievement of statutory financial objectives.


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