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BUSINESS BULLETIN 14/1999

Thursday 10 June 1999

Section D - Oral questions selected for answer on 17 June 1999

 

Question Time

 

1. George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what its long term investment strategy will be for Caledonian McBrayne. (S1O-44)

 

2. Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what its immediate priorities will be to stimulate recovery in the Scottish farming industry. (S1O-14)

 

3. Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive if it will inform the House of the provision it intends to make as a result of the comprehensive spending review for an increase in grant to Further and Higher Education over the next three years. (S1O-47)

 

4. Allan Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the development of the Scottish Football Partnership to encourage the development of talented young footballers in Scotland. (S1O-27)

 

5. Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to implement a range of pre-school initiatives relating to nurseries, day nurseries and playgroups. (S1O-56)

 

6. Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it intends will be spent in total on new books and equipment for schools in Scotland over the next 3 years. (S1O-30)

 

7. Mr Keith Raffan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the provision of drug treatment programmes in Scotland in the next year. (S1O-8)

 

8. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive when it believes that the Scottish Representative Office will open in Brussels. (S1O-32)

 

9. Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to increase the number of nursery places available for three years olds. (S1O-57)

 

10. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop Gaelic-medium education. (S1O-33)

 

11. Kay Ullrich: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to implement those recommendations of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care. (S1O-51)

 

12. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to bring forward plans to support, and keep informed, victims of crime who are required to appear in court in Scotland. (S1O-41)

 

13. Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to ensure that the division of responsibilities between local authorities and the National Health Service for the delivery of health-related social services does not result in "bed-blocking" in the future. (S1O-38)

 

14. Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to act to expedite the building of the western peripheral route round Aberdeen. (S1O-12)

 

15. Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to discuss with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs the administration of the trial of those accused in the Lockerbie air disaster. (S1O-63)

 

16. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to propose to deal with the record and climbing levels of homelessness in Scotland. (S1O-58)

 

17. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to implement to protect fire service pensions in the light of the proposed review of the fire service in Scotland. (S1O-65)

 

18. Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to promote patient centred health care in Scotland. (S1O-60)

 

19. Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that issues relating to youth will be properly covered by its Ministers and departments. (S1O-45)

 

20. Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to prohibit the use of handguns in Scotland. (S1O-25)

 

21. Helen Eadie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to meet business leaders to discuss the promotion of an enterprise agency in Scotland and whether it will consider the development of a co-operative Development Agency in Scotland. (S1O-50)

 

22. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to establish a disability task force to develop a co-ordinated strategy to remove unnecessary barriers preventing people with a disability from enjoying an independent and fulfilled life. (S1O-3)

 

 

23. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the needs of people with mental incapacity, in relation to managing their own financial affairs. (S1O-55)

 

24. Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of revenue funding it intends to allocate to measures to reduce waiting lists in the Scottish National Health Service and what is the likely extent and nature of one-off pilot initiatives which it intends to apply in the current year to address this issue. (S1O-42)

 

25. Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to grant powers to local authorities to introduce 20mph speed limits and when it intends that these powers will come into force. (S1O-23)

 

26. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures does it intend to introduce to promote tourism in the Highlands and Islands. (S1O-36)

 

27. Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the range and number of economic performance indicators published with reference to Scotland. (S1O-20)

 

28. Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what compensatory measures it intends to take, in light of the demise of Rural Forum, to ensure that the views and concerns of individuals and organisations in rural Scotland continue to be highlighted, and their particular interest promoted. (S1O-21)

 

29. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for reviewing the criminal justice system in relation to domestic and sexual violence. (S1O-10)

 

30. Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to report on funding for salmon farmers facing the crisis caused by the threat of infectious salmon anaemia. (S1O-13)

 

Open Question Time

 

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive to explain how the Partnership Agreement lives up to the desire for radical change in Scottish society which is symbolised by the advent of Scotland’s first Parliament for 300 years (S1O-54).

 

2. David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to increase the tax burden on people resident in Scotland during this session of the Parliament (S1O-24).

 

3. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it proposes to ensure that the interests and views of children and young people are taken into account in future legislation (S1O-17).

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