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BUSINESS BULLETIN 59/1999

Wednesday 22 September 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 21 September 1999

 

 

S1W-986 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the partnership which East Ayrshire Council has developed with Kilmarnock Football Club and individuals such as Scottish Internationalist Samantha Dalziel to promote women’s football and what plans it has to build upon such work to create equality of opportunity for women footballers in terms of provision of training and facilities.

 

S1W-1448 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how the performance of sheriffs is currently monitored and what steps it will take to ensure that sheriffs are subject to a rigorous monitoring of performance.

 

S1W-1450 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what encouragement it can offer towards the development and expansion of Scottish ports.

 

S1W-1594 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive in what circumstances it considers it reasonable to give a holding answer to a written question within 14 days rather than a substantive answer.

 

S1W-1627 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the proposed budget is for the committee of inquiry into teachers’ pay and conditions announced by the Minister for Children and Education on 17 September 1999.

 

S1W-1628 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the membership and terms of reference of the committee of inquiry into teachers’ pay and conditions announced by the Minister for Children and Education on 17 September 1999.

 

S1W-1629 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women have been detained in Cornton Vale prison for non payment of fines.

 

S1W-1630 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance, financial or otherwise, it currently gives to the Scottish music industry.

 

S1W-1631 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline current policy on the provision of careers advice for pupils with special needs.

 

S1W-1632 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what is the average time taken by the Student Award Agency for Scotland to process the applications it receives.

 

S1W-1633 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications have been lodged with the Student Award Agency for Scotland in each of the past five years.

 

S1W-1634 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any strategy to tackle the difficulties being experienced in the recruiting of professional staff allied to medicine.

 

S1W-1635 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received representations from Action on Smoking and Health (Scotland) with regard to the draft Tobacco Prohibition of Advertising and Promotion Regulations 1999 on (a) the promotion of goods or services other than tobacco products by association with a named brand of cigarettes known as ‘brand stretching’ and (b) the proposal of Her Majesty’s government to allow an optional 2 years (beyond 2001) so that the ban is not implemented until 2003; whether it will seek to extend the proposed ban to cover indirect advertising by ‘brand stretching’, and whether it will support the implementation of the ban in 2001.

 

S1W-1636 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to reduce consumption of tobacco amongst young people and in particular teenagers.

 

S1W-1637 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the annual grant funding received by Inverness College for each year from 1993/4 to 1998/9 in (a) cash terms and (b) adjusted to take account of inflation.

 

S1W-1638 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish in terms of weighted student units of measurement (WSUMs) the annual activity level of Inverness College for each year from 1993/4 to 1998/9.

 

S1W-1639 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the incorporation of further education colleges in 1993 led, in comparison with the previous system, to additional costs and, if so, whether it will outline these costs.

 

S1W-1640 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will direct the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council to investigate the reasons for the present funding deficit at Inverness College and to report to the Parliament with its findings.

 

S1W-1641 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make emergency resources available to Inverness College in order to ensure that staffing levels are not further reduced.

 

S1W-1642 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it proposes to take to halve the female prison population by the end of the year 2000.

 

S1W-1643 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it is making to Her Majesty’s government regarding Kvaerner Govan’s bid for a Ministry of Defence contract for six roll-on, roll-off ferries.

 

S1W-1644 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve standards of care and access to treatment for Hepatitis C positive individuals.

 

S1W-1645 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for the introduction of treatment guidelines for patients suffering from Hepatitis C.

 

S1W-1646 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are for introducing Interferon and Ribavirin combination treatment for patients suffering from Hepatitis C.

 

S1W-1647 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive who will be the members of the committee of inquiry into the future of teachers’ pay and conditions.

 

S1W-1648 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive when new appointments will be made to the board of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

 

S1W-1649 Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, further to the publication of the UK anti-poverty strategy by Her Majesty’s Government, it will make a statement on its strategy for tackling poverty and social exclusion.

 

S1W-1651 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list its planned financial contribution to British Waterways in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2000-2001, (iii) 2001-2002 and (iv) 2002-2003; and specifically what resources it plans to make available to British Waterways to repair the existing canal system in those years.

 

S1W-1653 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to S1W-950 by Mr Jim Wallace on 14 September 1999, when was the last time it discussed with Her Majesty’s Government assistance to former World War Two prisoners of war residing in Scotland and claiming compensation for suffering endured whilst captives of the Japanese.

 

S1W-1654 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with Fife Health Board’s plans for public consultation regarding the future of acute services in Fife.

 

S1W-1655 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances can be given that no final decision has been made regarding acute services in Fife, given that Fife Health Board has already made public its preferred option.

 

S1W-1656 Irene McGugan: To ask the Presiding Officer what criteria are applied in sourcing products sold in the Parliament Shop.

 

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