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BUSINESS BULLETIN 46/1999

Thursday 2 September 1999

Section D –  Oral questions selected for answer on 9 September 1999

 

Question Time

1. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on support for local community involvement in regeneration through Citizens’ juries. (S1O-279)

2. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the progress being made towards a national childcare strategy. (S1O-250)

3. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on how it intends to keep victims informed of the progress of cases against offenders. (S1O-261)

4. Ms Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline its proposals for action to prevent young Scots from becoming addicted to tobacco. (S1O-281)

5. Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Health during her visit to Stobhill Hospital will meet with the Medical Staff Association to discuss their concerns in connection with revised site proposals to build an Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Unit on the grounds of Stobhill Hospital. (S1O-295)

6. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current policy is on the use of land-raise for the disposal of domestic and non-domestic waste. (S1O-286)

7. Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to promote dental health in Scotland. (S1O-259)

8. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to assist the tourism sector in areas of rural Scotland such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Highlands and Islands in the light of the decreases in visitor numbers. (S1O-264)

9. Ms Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost would be of electrifying the Glasgow to Edinburgh rail line. (S1O-275)

10. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on restoring the European beef market for Scottish producers. (S1O-274)

11. Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop the electrification of Scotland’s railways. (S1O-252)

12. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister expects to meet the Secretary of State for Scotland and what subjects he expects to discuss. (S1O-247)

13. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to enable acute hospital and primary care trusts to meet the aspiration for Joint Investment Funds set out in the ‘ Designed to Care’ White Paper. (S1O-255)

14. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on whether it intends to promote its relationship with the voluntary sector in Scotland. (S1O-276)

15. Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure the retention of the Paediatric Cardiac Surgery service at Yorkhill Hospital. (S1O-296)

16. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to help bring about a settlement in the dispute over teachers’ pay and conditions. (S1O-267)

17. Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a detailed statement on the current financial situation at Hampden Stadium and the Scottish Football Museum and on the implications for the future operation for the National Stadium and Museum. (S1O-294)

18. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the railway network in Scotland. (S1O-248)

19. Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has taken place in relation to the Borders printed circuit board manufacturer Signum Circuit’s request for Regional Selective Assistance which would allow it to expand its operations in Selkirk. (S1O-254)

20. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to put an end to the situation whereby minor technical discrepancies prevent court proceedings in cases where there is evidence of an individual’s wrongdoing. (S1O-272)

21. Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to use its planning powers to introduce a national moratorium on the erection of mobile telecommunication masts on school grounds and within densely populated areas such as multi-storey flats in line with the policy of "prudent avoidance" as recommended by Friends of the Earth. (S1O-268)

22. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures it will introduce to assist small business in Scotland and whether it will work closely with the Enterprise and Life Long Learning Committee to develop a package of measures to promote small business in Scotland. R (S1O-289)

23. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many miles of dual carriageway in Scotland lack central reservation safety barriers and whether it will install such barriers with a view to reducing accidents and loss of life. (S1O-253)

24. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the position of homeowners in Scotland. (S1O-260)

25. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive how many crimes were committed in Scotland by those released on bail, and how many of these were crimes of violence, for each of the last five years. (S1O-293)

26. Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that adequate scientific resources are being applied to the outbreak of Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning. (S1O-290)

27. Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that all pupils who have entered Primary 1 will remain in class sizes of fewer than 30, at least until Primary 4. (S1O-270)

28. Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its plans to promote the involvement of parents in the education of their children. (S1O-288)

29. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the progress of the Scottish University for Industry. (S1O-287)

30. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the issues currently affecting the Scottish sheep farming industry. (S1O-273)

Open Question Time

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-886 by Donald Dewar on 24 August 1999, what the current position is in respect of the development of Concordats. (S1O-258)

2. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the First Minister has met with the Prime Minister since 1 July 1999 to discuss matters relating to the governance of Scotland and whether further regular meetings between them have been scheduled. (S1O-263)

3. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources, in terms of funding and expertise, are being made available to tackle the algae responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), and to ascertain the threat to public health represented by ASP, and what timescale it has set for lifting the ban on scallop fishing currently in place on Scotland’s north west coast (S1O-262)


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