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BUSINESS BULLETIN 25/1999

Friday 25 June 1999

Section D –  Oral questions selected for answer on 2 July 1999

 

Question Time

 

1.David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to support and fund education of children from rural communities at schools located within those communities. (S1O-151)

 

2. Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make the Deloitte Touche review of the General Teaching Council for Scotland available for consideration by members, and if so, when. (S1O-189)

 

3. Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to implement a charging policy for certificates issued by the police under Part V of the Police Act 1997. (S1O-157)

 

4. Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its attitude to the establishment of an independent pay review for university academic and related staff. (S1O-187)

 

5. Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the what measures it intends to take to provide fire services in the event of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union. (S1O-184)

 

 

6. Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the number of school sports co-ordinators. (S1O-175)

 

7. Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to address the concerns in the south east area of Greater Glasgow at the proposed concentration of accident and emergency services at the Southern General Hospital and the associated run down of the Victoria Infirmary. (S1O-152)

 

8. Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the provision of after school clubs in Scotland. (S1O-127)

 

9. Mrs Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its plans to improve information technology resources and training for teachers. (S1O-143)

 

10. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has within the context of negotiations on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy to argue for the implementation of Regional Fisheries Management regimes. (S1O-167)

 

11. Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to provide details about the revised timetable for housing stock transfer in the City of Glasgow. (S1O-188)

 

12. Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to support efforts to bring major international sporting events to Scotland. (S1O-158)

 

13. Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make representations to HM Government to ensure that the potential impact in Scotland on matters within its responsibility of any future Multilateral Agreement on Investment is taken into account during any negotiations to establish such an agreement. (S1O-135)

 

14. Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make a statement on the numbers of young unemployed who have benefited from the first full year of the New Deal. (S1O-146)

 

15. Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether in view of the current financial difficulties being experienced by Perth College it has any plans to increase the level of grant payable to the College in this financial year. (S1O-132)

 

16. Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement the recommendations of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry as contained in the MacPherson report. (S1O-126)

 

17. Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to publish details of the proportion of NHS new building costs which are being drawn from NHS Trust Revenue Budgets. (S1O-183)

 

18. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote participation in sport in primary schools. (S1O-131)

 

19. Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to provide an estimate of the impact on employment in the paper industry in Scotland of the proposed greenhouse gas emission tax. (S1O-177)

 

20. James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to consider the widespread demand for a review of accident and emergency services in the Edinburgh area before the accident and emergency unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh moves to Little France, more than doubling the distance from north and west Edinburgh and Leith. (S1O-149)

 

21. Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it intends to take to extend social inclusion provision in West Dumbartonshire, given that this area has the highest claimant count unemployment in Scotland and the lowest percentage of VAT registered businesses in the UK. (S1O-172)

 

22. Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to improve services for people with a learning disability. (S1O-125)

 

23. Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to change the criteria under which proposed rural school closures are referred to Scottish Ministers. (S1O-133)

 

24. Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the number of students enrolled at further education colleges in Scotland in 1997-98. (S1O-141)

 

25. Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to invite the Scottish film industry to propose measures which the Executive may implement to help the industry to develop and prosper. (S1O-181)

 

26. Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support the continuing professional development of teachers in Scottish schools. (S1O-129)

 

27. Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to assess the impact of Social Inclusion Partnerships. (S1O-145)

 

28. Janis Hughes: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote information technology in schools. (S1O-139)

 

29. Ms Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on its assessment of the performance of the NHS in Scotland. (S1O-128)

 

30. Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to provide details of the reduction in crew hours per annum required of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency now that 6,000 square miles of previously SFPA patrolled seas have fallen under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Royal Navy, which patrols English waters, and what effect, if any, that reduction will have on employment of SFPA crews. (S1O-185)

 

Open Question Time

 

1. Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it intends to take to ensure that the Parliament meets the expectations of the people of Scotland. (S1O-154)

 

2. Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to set and monitor targets to reduce the numbers of homeless people. (S1O-159)

 

3. Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what areas of policy it plans to treat cross-departmentally to fulfil its commitment to integrated government. (S1O-148)

 

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