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BUSINESS BULLETIN 15/1999

Friday 11 June 1999

Section E –  Written questions lodged on 10 June 1999

 

S1W-67 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to meet with members of the Scottish Legal Aid Board to discuss delays in Legal Aid payments.

 

S1W-68 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make extra financial provision for the costs of police overtime during the Millennium holiday period.

 

S1W-69 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to lay before the Parliament the 38 responses made to the February 1998 consultation paper on changes to the Right to Buy scheme and cost floor rules.

 

S1W-70 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to restore, for a period of six months or other trial period, to those tenants affected by the Housing (Right to Buy)(Cost Floor)(Scotland) Order (S.I. 1999/611) the right to purchase their council house with the benefit of the discount which they would have received under the previous rules.

 

S1W-71 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the Housing (Right to Buy)(Cost Floor)(Scotland) Order (S.I. 1999/611) and the Right to Buy Cost Floor Determination.

 

S1W-72 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to reassure junior doctors of its commitment to the target of "56 actual hours worked" as set out in the "New Deal for Junior Doctors 1991".

 

S1W-73 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to take account of the potential combined impact on hospital services of "bed-blockers" and the anticipated increase in hospital admissions over the 1999-2000 New Year holiday period in its Milleniunm contingency planning.

 

S1W-74 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has entered into any correspondence with the Forum of Private Business and whether it intends to meet representatives of the Forum.

 

S1W-75 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to seek an assurance from the Scottish Legal Aid Board that either –

  1. the targets within which Advice and Assistance, Civil and Criminal accounts should be paid are being met; or,
  2. arrangements are being made to ensure that the targets will be met in future.

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