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BUSINESS BULLETIN 111/1999

Tuesday 14 December 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 13 December 1999

 

 

S1W-3242 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will issue guidance equivalent to Guidance on Airport Transport Forums and Airport Surface Access Strategies issued by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and, if so, when.

 

S1W-3243 Ian Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the work of the Ayr Hospitals’ Rapid Response Team, whether it has analysed its work in reducing bed blocking and whether it intends to promote this initiative throughout the National Health Service in Scotland.

 

S1W-3245 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a timescale for a reply to my letter on Fife Health Board to Susan Deacon dated 1 November 1999.

 

S1W-3246 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that a feasibility study is conducted into the opening of a railway station at Law, Lanarkshire.

 

S1W-3247 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made or intends to make to the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions or the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency regarding the legality of the use of the term SCO on vehicle registrations in Scotland and what response it has received to any such representations.

 

S1W-3248 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it will provide to assist Glasgow City Council with the refurbishment of Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery.

 

S1W-3249 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the up to date details of the rescue package agreed with its joint funders of the Hampden Stadium redevelopment company, from which budget the funds will be taken and what items of expenditure will not now be funded.

 

S1W-3250 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive in what areas of the education, culture and sport budget it has identified savings of 2.2 million to part fund a rescue package for the National Stadium.

 

S1W-3252 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has discussed with Her Majesty’s Government whether the Scottish Consolidated Fund will be increased in order to ensure that its spending in areas such as health, education, housing and transport does not need to be reduced in the event of the cost of the Holyrood project increasing further.

 

S1W-3253 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Secretary of State for Scotland with regard to the potential impact of his department’s spending plans on the Executive’s ability to deliver its spending plans this financial year and whether it has made any such representations for future years.

 

S1W-3254 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the current practice of making appointments to the shrieval bench, whether it will give an assurance that no conversations or discussions with or advice given by special advisers to the Scottish Executive have influenced the process of such appointments and what its policy is towards replacing the current appointments system with an open and transparent judicial appointments board.

 

S1W-3255 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many men were diagnosed as suffering from prostate cancer in the years 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99.

 

S1W-3256 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many men died from prostate cancer in the years 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99.

 

S1W-3257 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of men suffering from prostate cancer in 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1993-94 were still alive five years later.

 

S1W-3258 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve survival rates for men suffering from prostate cancer.

 

S1W-3259 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

 

S1W-3260 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-587 by Jackie Baillie on 11 November 1999, how much of the 8 million allocation to the domestic abuse service development fund is new money and what plans it has to maintain resourcing to the fund in the long term.

 

S1W-3261 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools in Scotland are not wind and watertight.

 

S1W-3262 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a national strategy for flood prevention, what criteria are applied to prioritise flood prevention schemes nationally, how it plans to fund flood prevention, and how long it estimates it will take for its plans to be fulfilled.

 

S1W-3263 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support flood prevention schemes in the West of Scotland region, and whether it will list these schemes and their intended completion dates.

 

S1W-3264 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a strategy for keeping transport moving in inclement weather.

 

S1W-3265 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive to detail, by local authority area, the additional payments which will be made from the 2.5 million announced to prepare and plan the implementation of the national waste strategy.

 

S1W-3266 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive in the light of the representations made by the Road Danger Reduction Forum and the publication of Guidance – How to Run Safer Routes to School, what funding is being made available to local authorities and other organisations to support cycle training and what is the level of any such funding broken down by local authority.

 

S1W-3267 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote, support and fund freight rail links to airports and what freight facilities grants it will make available for such a scheme.

 

S1W-3268 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Presiding Officer what plans there are to make use of solar power in the new Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.

 

S1W-3269 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2168 by Jack McConnell on 29 November 1999, what receipts were given to Her Majesty’s Treasury under the heading "road traffic fixed fines and penalties" in each year for which figures are available in 1998-99 prices.

 

S1W-3270 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the administrative costs are to Scottish police forces of the issuing of fixed penalty fines broken down by type of fine and by constabulary area.

 

S1W-3271 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government to ask for funds to finance the shortfall in the Agricultural Business Improvement Scheme.

 

S1W-3273 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospitals charge car parking fees for patients and/or staff, and which these are.

 

S1W-3274 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there any plans to introduce car parking fees for staff and/or patients at Stracathro Hospital, Angus.

 

S1W-3275 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Presiding Officer what percentage of building materials used at the Holyrood site will be recycled, materials broken down by category of material.

 

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