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BUSINESS BULLETIN 90/1999

Friday 12 November 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 11 November 1999

 

 

S1W-2442 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will investigate the recent redundancies of painters at North Ayrshire Council and what plans it has to address the implications of these redundancies.

 

S1W-2474 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to stimulate the use of solar energy in Scotland.

 

S1W-2475 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money has been spent evaluating the case for the construction of the Larkhall rail link since 1990.

 

S1W-2476 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the costs incurred by the pig industry of compliance with regulations to eradicate BSE amount to approximately one tenth of revenue, and whether it considers that BSE cannot be transmitted through pigs .

 

S1W-2477 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be a maximum limit on the amount allocated to any project funded from the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund.

 

S1W-2478 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional resources available from the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund will be allocated to local authorities and their partners by means of a formula used to apportion shares or on a first come, first served basis.

 

S1W-2479 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive when local authorities and their partners can expect to be given a decision on their proposals and begin to receive funding from the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund.

 

S1W-2480 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial assurance can be given to projects beyond the two year funding timeframe of the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund announced by the Deputy Minister for Communities on 27 October 1999.

 

S1W-2481 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available from the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund to women’s aid groups to sustain their existing work.

 

S1W-2482 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to increase the funding available from the Domestic Abuse Service Development Fund to the level recommended by Scottish Women’s Aid.

 

S1W-2483 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the official bodies and committees involved in formulating, monitoring and auditing cancer care policies and strategies and provide a brief outline of the specific responsibilities of each organisation.

 

S1W-2484 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it endorses the statement by the Minister of State at the Scotland Office (House of Commons Official Report 9 November 1999, col.868) that "there is no particular shortage of money for voluntary and community organisations".

 

S1W-2485 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the proposals for community ownership of professional football clubs set out in the pamphlet New Mutualism – A Golden Goal by the Co-operative Party and, if so, what measures it will take to promote community ownership.

 

S1W-2486 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the transfer of housing stock in North Ayrshire has any implications for the jobs of council staff and in particular whether it is likely to have any implications for the future of the North Ayrshire Direct Labour Organisation.

 

S1W-2487 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has made of the budgets allocated to the four laboratories in the North of Scotland Water Authority area including when these budgets were decided and the purpose for which the funds were allocated.

 

S1W-2488 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total expenditure is by the North of Scotland Water Authority on laboratory facilities in its area in the current financial year, and how many staff are employed.

 

S1W-2489 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has held with the North of Scotland Water Authority in connection with the laboratories at Aberdeen, Dundee, Elgin and Turriff.

 

S1W-2490 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what total budget is currently allocated for the present financial year to the North of Scotland Water Authority and how the budget is monitored in terms of spending patterns.

 

S1W-2491 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans for the creation or use of any privately owned and operated prisons in Scotland other than Kilmarnock.

 

S1W-2492 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to promote boat building, particularly the building of fishing vessels, and to ensure the survival of the remaining shipyards in Scotland.

 

S1W-2493 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the criteria are which must be considered prior to decisions regarding closure of rural schools.

 

S1W-2494 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1936 by Sarah Boyack on 25 October 1999, when it will be consulting on the designation of the Ythan Estuary and catchment as a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

 

S1W-2495 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to debrief all the applicants for the E. coli 0157 tender following its award.

 

S1W-2496 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1829 by Susan Deacon on 29 October 1999, whether the advisory committee on the microbiological safety of food recognises the value of continued work on campylobacter.

 

S1W-2497 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all Scottish legislation and UK legislation as it effects Scotland, both primary and secondary, which has already been amended or will require amendment as a result of the coming into force of the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order (SI 1999/1126); when such amendments, if any, were made and when it proposes to make any future amendments, and what assessment it has made of the implications of such amendments.

 

S1W-2498 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2087 by Donald Dewar on 3 November 1999, when it expects to be in a position to make a further announcement about the information gathered on any possible relocation of its staff.

 

S1W-2499 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive if any NHS trusts have turned down offers of major diagnostic equipment such as CT scanners due to a lack of future funding.

 

S1W-2500 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to routinely invite women aged 65 and over for breast screening and, if not, why not.

 

S1W-2501 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it is making to Her Majesty’s Government, following the recent publication of What everyone should know about the Millennium bug, which was produced in a number of languages including Welsh, but not in Scottish Gaelic

 

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