BUSINESS BULLETIN 57/1999
Friday 17 September 1999
Section E - Written questions lodged on 16 September 1999
S1W-1585 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it proposes to take to improve the competitive position of the pig industry in Scotland.
S1W-1586 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to provide support to the pig industry to meet the cost of new animal welfare requirements.
S1W-1587 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any assessment of the animal welfare regime for pigs in other European countries as compared with the position in Scotland.
S1W-1588 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to introduce an effective labelling scheme for the pig industry that provides accurate information on country of origin.
S1W-1589 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what information is required to be collected on the quality and country of origin of bacon imported into Scotland.
S1W-1590 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive why a decision on the award of a contract to provide a training programme for social work residential workers was delayed from August to October of this year.
S1W-1591 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to protect Scotlands maritime heritage.
S1W-1592 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will guarantee the continuence of intensive care facilities at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.
S1W-1593 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many task forces it has initiated since July 1999, what their remits are, and who are the members of these task forces.
S1W-1595 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline its strategy to facilitate improvements in rail infrastructure in non-urban areas.
S1W-1596 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to re-open the railway station at Laurencekirk and resume commuter services to and from Aberdeen and Dundee.
S1W-1597 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive when materials on anti-bullying strategies will be made available to schools and whether it will provide further details of any in-school training to provided.
S1W-1598 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to publish the results of its recent review of Education Authority anti-bullying policies.
S1W-1599 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to develop nutritional education in schools.
S1W-1600 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to issue guidelines governing nutritional standards for school meals.
S1W-1601 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an estimate of the cost of extending free school meal provision to all school-aged children in Scotland whose parents receive the new tax credits.
S1W-1603 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an estimate of how many children are eligible to receive free school meals at the present time, and how many would be eligible if entitlement was extended to include all those children whose parents are in receipt of new working families tax credit.
S1W-1604 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1136 by Mr Jim Wallace on 15 September 1999, whether it will now give its full support to the early introduction of a Members Bill on leasehold casualties based on the Scottish Law Commission report, as proposed by Adam Ingram, and whether it will ask the Parliamentary Bureau to recommend allocation of the necessary legislative time.
S1W-1605 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what is the average contribution to the total weekly cost of their accommodation and care made by residents in nursing and residential homes.