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BUSINESS BULLETIN 97/1999

Tuesday 23 November 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 22 November 1999

 

 

S1W-2695 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what topics are to be covered by the review of "red tape" in the meat industry.

 

S1W-2696 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when the review of "red tape" in the meat industry is to be completed, and when and how the results will be made public.

 

S1W-2697 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the names of all small slaughterhouses in Scotland consulted, or to be consulted, by the team carrying out the efficiency study into the Meat Hygiene Service.

 

S1W-2698 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when the efficiency study into the Meat Hygiene Service is to be completed, and when and how the results will be made public.

 

S1W-2699 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the membership is of the Efficiency Advisory Group set up to contribute to the efficiency study into the Meat Hygiene Service.

 

S1W-2700 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the proposed M74 Northern Extension compares to the M77 Fenwick to Malletsheugh in cost benefit terms.

 

S1W-2701 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the discounted accident savings of the proposed M74 Northern Extension are relative to the M77 Fenwick to Malletsheugh scheme.

 

S1W-2702 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what levels of subsidy are granted to Caledonian MacBrayne in respect of the ferry operations between (a) Gourock and Dunoon and (b) Dunoon and Gourock.

 

S1W-2703 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what levels of subsidy are granted to Caledonian MacBrayne in respect of the ferry operations between (a) Wemyss Bay and Rothesay and (b) Rothesay and Wemyss Bay.

 

S1W-2704 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what levels of subsidy are granted to Caledonian MacBrayne in respect of the ferry operations between (a) Ardrossan and Brodick and (b) Brodick and Ardrossan.

 

S1W-2705 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-1898 by Sarah Boyack on 25 October 1999, when the report by the National Goose Forum will be published and what the consultation period will be.

 

S1W-2706 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive, in the light of Scottish National Heritage’s calculation in 1996 that the cost to farmers on Islay from damage done by protected Greenland geese was at least 14 per bird, what is the justification for the payment of 10.70 in 1999.

 

S1W-2707 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive given the rise in the protected Greenland goose population on Islay from 36,800 birds in 1993 to 49,300 in 1999, what plans it has for their future management.

 

S1W-2708 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that young carers under the age of 16 years are entitled to request an assessment under the provisions of the Carers(Recognition and Services) Act 1995.

 

S1W-2709 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to ensure that convicted felons are unable to telephone the victims of their crimes from their place of incarceration.

 

S1W-2710 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates, if any, have been made of the expected number of prosecutions and/or convictions arising as a result of the activities of the Drug Enforcement Agency on a yearly basis for 1999-2000 and any future years for which estimates are available.

 

S1W-2711 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what the expected percentage decrease is, if any, in the number of inmates held at Cornton Vale Prison in 2000 as compared with 1999.

 

S1W-2712 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates have been made of the rise in Time Off in Lieu accruing to prison staff as a result of the recently imposed cessation of recruitment in the Scottish Prison Service.

 

S1W-2713 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that the Home Office has taken over Adamton House in Monkton with a view to using it as a hostel for asylum seekers and, if so, at what stage plans are towards bringing it into use and what local consultation there has been.

 

S1W-2714 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail what matters the Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs discussed at the Fisheries Council meeting on 22 November 1999.

S1W-2715 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive how many motorists have been stopped under the Strathclyde Police operation Chat Point and of those how many, expressed as both a figure and a percentage of the total, were subsequently found to have committed an offence.

 

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