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BUSINESS BULLETIN 101/1999

Monday 29 November 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 26 November 1999

 

 

S1W-2729 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to investigate smells from Paterson’s toxic dump in the light of the Greater Glasgow Health Board’s Public Health Department report on the matter, what plans it has to address local people’s concerns and what practical assistance and/or financial compensation can be made available to the people of Baillieston and Mount Vernon.

 

S1W-2730 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is consistent with its environmental policies for toxic dumping to be carried out within a city boundary, for quantities of human waste being licensed up to 500,000 tonnes a year and 4,000 lorry loads, and for asbestos, arsenic and cyanide to be disposed of within a town or city boundary.

 

S1W-2732 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is and whether it has issued any guidance on the letting policies of public authority controlled or council grant aided halls and meeting places to ensure that there is no local authority political bias against bodies of different political views hiring accommodation.

 

S1W-2819 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2438 by Susan Deacon on 23 November 1999, what plans it has to make nicotine patches available on prescription.

 

S1W-2820 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, under the terms of the proposed Freedom Of Information Bill, it will be possible for the Lord Advocate to make available to Skye Bridge protesters the letter of instruction from the Crown Office to the Procurator Fiscal in Dingwall, dated 6 November 1995.

 

S1W-2821 Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement a self-help initiative similar to the NHS Direct service in time to reduce the number of people attending accident and emergency units over the winter and Millennium period.

 

S1W-2822 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the number of students making a contribution towards their tuition fees who will pay (i) 994; (ii) 995; (iii) 996; (iv) 997; (v) 998; (vi) 999 and (vii) 1000.

 

S1W-2823 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make the Scottish Enterprise study on the economic impact of non-construction of the proposed M74 Northern Extension available for public scrutiny.

 

S1W-2824 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, if the proposed M74 Northern Extension was to be funded by private finance, how much, and over what period, it estimates the project would cost council tax payers in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.

 

S1W-2825 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any studies comparing the economic and environmental impact of the construction of the proposed M74 Northern Extension and alternatives to this project, in particular the further development of rail passenger and freight services across Glasgow, are being or will be undertaken.

 

S1W-2826 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether cost-comparative studies of alternatives to the construction of the proposed M74 Northern Extension will be undertaken prior to approval being given to this project.

 

S1W-2827 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposed M74 Northern Extension complies with its guidelines for local authorities on local transport strategies.

 

S1W-2829 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Virgin Trains about the policy whereby passengers who purchase SuperAdvanced Saver tickets are allocated seats in smoking coaches.

 

S1W-2830 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the threat posed to health by smoking in public places and in particular what steps it is taking to encourage or require train operators to ban smoking on all trains.

 

S1W-2831 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money has been invested through Argyll and the Isles Enterprise (AIE) in Bell Woven of Dunoon; whether it will provide a detailed breakdown of how the money has been spent; whether it will outline how much of the money AIE is entitled to claim back as a result of the Bell Woven factory shutting, and whether the conditions on which AIE invested money in Bell Woven prohibited the transfer of machinery from the Dunoon factory to any sister factory in England which was also receiving assistance from public funds.

 

S1W-2832 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the National Park Authority which is being established covering Loch Lomond will be given powers to regulate and control the use of motor driven craft and, if so, what form these powers will take.

 

S1W-2833 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make the bid document for Objective Two funding and the rank ordering of all wards in Scotland that meet EU criteria for Objective Two Funding publicly available.

 

S1W-2834 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish all the findings of the independent review panel commissioned by Central Scotland Healthcare NHS Trust to investigate the alleged misappropriation of public funds by senior management of the Trust.

 

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