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BUSINESS BULLETIN 14/1999

Thursday 10 June 1999

Section E –  Written questions lodged on  9 June 1999

 

S1W-52 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Presiding Officer what measures he proposes to ensure that the interests and views of children and young people are taken into account in the work of the Parliament’s Committees.

 

S1W-53 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to resolve the growing problem of bed-blocking in Scotland’s hospitals and what resources it intends to make available for this purpose.

 

S1W-54 Paul Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to establish a regulatory body to ensure that bus service providers deliver an effective service in local communities in Scotland.

 

S1W-55 Mr Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to publish any studies which have been carried out to show the pathogen content of abattoir by-products and sewage, and whether it will publish any studies which have been done on the residues from contraceptive pills in sewage.

 

S1W-56 Mr Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to institute a study into the presence of pathogens in sewage at the time of removal from treatment works and the persistency of these pathogens once applied to land.

 

S1W-57 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to route underground sections of the 28 mile long powerline that is to be constructed through Carrick in order to service the interconnector to Northern Ireland, bearing in mind that

(a) the last UK Government agreed that undergrounding of certain sections would do less damage to the environment of that region and

(b) the electricity supplied would be more economically produced in Northern Ireland.

 

S1W-58 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussion with the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Home Secretary in regard to the implications for refugees in Scotland and for local authorities of the Asylum Bill.

 

S1W-59 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer what opportunities exist to acquire additional office and meeting room accommodation for the Parliament near the Assembly Hall.

 

S1W-60 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is willing to negotiate arrangements with the City of Edinburgh Council to enable the Parliament to have offices and committee meeting rooms near the Assembly Hall on a permanent basis.

 

S1W-61 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is willing to negotiate arrangements with the Church of Scotland whereby the Parliament continue to sit in the Assembly Hall and vacate it each year to allow the General Assembly to be held.

 

S1W-62 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer (a) what plans there are to implement roadworks to address the traffic problems created by a Parliament on the Holyrood site and other nearby developments; (b) who will pay for the roadworks, and (c) what is the estimated cost of the roadworks.

 

S1W-63 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer whether a traffic impact study related to the Parliament Building proposed at Holyrood has been carried out, when the report of the study will be available; and who is paying for the study.

 

S1W-64 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Presiding Officer whether he will make available to members, information and plans related to the option of creating a Parliamentary complex to include a new chamber and other additional accommodation based at St Andrew’s House and the old Royal High School.

 

S1W-65 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to ring fence any or all of the planned expenditure for the implementation of the National Carers Strategy.

 

S1W-66 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to support the provision of free residential and nursing care for elderly people.

 

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