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BUSINESS BULLETIN 50/1999

Wednesday 8 September 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 7 September 1999

 

 

S1W-1394 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what was the total cost of launching and publishing Making It Work Together: A Programme for Government.

 

S1W-1395 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is considering in order to protect land against environmental damage caused by spreading organic waste.

 

S1W-1396 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering any measures to restrict the types of organic waste currently spread on land.

 

S1W-1397 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering any measures to prohibit (a) injecting organic waste into land with field drains; (b) spreading organic waste outwith daylight hours, and (c) spreading organic waste on national heritage sites.

 

S1W-1398 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive to detail (a) the costs incurred by Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise Ltd (LEEL) in the acquisition and development of a site at Peffermill, Edinburgh for Brown Brothers; (b) any additional or ancillary costs incurred by LEEL in respect of the proposed move to the site; (c) any expenditure incurred by Craigmillar Initiative or any related organisation in the attempt by LEEL to provide a site for Brown Brothers, and (d) any expenditure incurred by Fife Enterprise or any other public funding body in the relocation of Brown Brothers to Dalgety Bay.

 

S1W-1399 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to re-introduce free school milk to Scottish primary schools for pupils whose parents are in receipt of either income support or the working families tax credit and disabled persons credit.

 

S1W-1400 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what account it proposes to take in its draft Education Bill of the recommendations in Scotland the Sustainable: the Learning Process produced by the former Secretary of State’s advisory Education for Sustainable Development Group.

 

S1W-1401 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures proposed in the draft Improvement in Education Bill reflect its commitment to integrate the principles of environmentally and socially sustainable development into all policy areas.

 

S1W-1402 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to take account of the consensus that exists in Scotland on education and sustainable development as embodied in the Education 21 forum.

 

S1W-1403 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to inform the Parliament’s Committees about Executive announcements.

 

S1W-1404 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S1W-886 by Donald Dewar on 24 August, whether it intends that the Parliament and its committees be given the opportunity to debate each individual draft concordat between Parliament and Her Majesty’s Government before final draft concordats are presented to Parliament for endorsement.

 

S1W-1405 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what has been the response of patients in the health board areas where there have been recent announcements about failures to invite women for cervical cancer screening, and how many women in each affected area have still not been traced.

 

S1W-1406 Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authority areas have been beneficiaries of the current programmes of Objective 1 and Objective 2 funding and by how much have they each benefited for the last period for which figures are available.

 

S1W-1407 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body was made aware that the medallion to commemorate the opening of the Scottish Parliament was associated with an English coat of arms and whether steps will be taken to ensure that a similar association does not arise in future.

 

S1W-1408 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of Making It Work Together: A Programme for Government were published, how many were distributed free of charge, and what the total costs of publication were.

 

S1W-1409 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members of its staff work in divisions or branches that are accountable to the Minister for Finance.

 

S1W-1411 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received representations from the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives on the Private Finance Initiative.

 

S1W-1413 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to develop a formal consultative programme for its proposed strategy for modernising government in Scotland.

 

S1W-1414 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the official engagements of the Minister of Finance for each day since his appointment to the present and those planned until the end of the year.

 

S1W-1415 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has commissioned, or intends to commission research into the Fuelmaster device, developed by Andy Guy and John McFarlane, to reduce emissions from petrol-driven vehicles.

 

S1W-1416 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what money has been paid from motoring penalties collected in Scotland to Her Majesty’s Treasury in each of the last three years; what plans it has to secure hypothecation of such money for road and other specific projects in Scotland, and what proportion of income from motoring penalties it believes it can secure for such projects in future years.

 

S1W-1417 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what works are programmed for the Kingston Bridge on the M8, what plans it has to repair the bridge, and when it expects the bridge to be restored to full operation.

 

S1W-1418 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a Scottish equivalent of the National Roads Maintenance Condition Survey in England.

 

S1W-1419 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide an estimate of the capital value of the trunk road and motorway network in Scotland.

 

S1W-1420 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide details of Ministers’ programmes of visits during the summer


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