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BUSINESS BULLETIN 25/1999

Friday 25 June 1999

Section E –  Written questions lodged on 24 June 1999

 

S1W-213 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to place a toll booth on any single track road, and if it does, whether it will be able to ensure that this will not breach health and safety standards or road traffic regulations.

 

S1W-214 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to introduce road tolls for the Fort William to Mallaig road, and if so, at what point or points would the toll booth or booths be placed.

 

S1W-215 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to upgrade the A82, particularly the section between Tarbet and Inverarnan, and whether any upgrading would be affected by the proposed designation of the area as part of the Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

 

S1W-216 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the law relating to sequestration in Scotland.

 

S1W-217 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an estimate of the proposed annual expenditure on the Lomond & Trossachs National Park, whether it will state from what source this annual expenditure will be funded and whether it proposes that any part of the expenditure will be met from road tolls and, if so, whether residents within the proposed National Park will require to pay these tolls.

 

S1W-218 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends that the proposed policy of road tolls will apply to motorways, trunk routes and any other roads, and if so, whether the proposed tolls will apply to all roads within each category.

 

S1W-219 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make an assessment of the impact on the Scottish economy of the proposed Climate Change Levy.

 

S1W-220 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether following the death of athlete Ross Baillie of anaphylactic shock through nut allergy, it intends to incorporate into Food Safety legislation a legal requirement to label all restaurant food to disclose nut or nut oil contents.

 

S1W-221 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to facilitate greater use of public transport by people who suffer from visual impairment.

 

S1W-222 Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what parliamentary services will be provided by the special advisers employed by the Executive and to whom will the services be provided.

 

S1W-223 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to give a commitment that when it provides a holding reply to a written question within 14 days of it being lodged, the reason for this will be provided together with a timescale for reply.

 

S1W-224 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to provide an estimate of the percentage of businesses in Scotland which have participated in the New Deal for young people.

 

S1W-225 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to allow legally enforceable 20 mph speed limits near play areas, community facilities and housing schemes to be determined by local authorities.

 

S1W-226 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends giving local authorities the power to appoint wardens to enforce speeding limits and collect fines.

 

S1W-227 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to bring within the planning control of local authorities the erection of telecommunication masts not exceeding 15 metres in height.

 

S1W-228 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Presiding Officer what methods have been used to advise partner libraries of their involvement in the partner library scheme which was detailed to members by the Scottish Parliamentary Library Liaison Officer (by a letter in June 1999).

 

S1W-229 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it intends to make to lay the Annual Report of BBC Scotland before the Parliament for consideration. R

 

S1W-230 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Presiding Officer what are the components of the reduction from 3,125 to 2,696 in the construction cost per square metre of floor area of the new Parliament building.

 

S1W-231 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Presiding Officer whether there has been any reduction in the number of people that the new parliament will accommodate on a permanent basis from that initially intended.

 

S1W-232 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Presiding Officer whether he will list the numbers and categories of staff to be accommodated in the new parliament building under the 50 million cost plan and the revised 62 million cost plan.

 

S1W-233 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Presiding Officer what is the total value of provisional sums, contingencies and daywork allowances provided for within the contracts awarded for the Holyrood project.

 

S1W-234 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Presiding Officer what savings have been made in order to provide additional accommodation for staff in the new Parliament building at no additional cost.

 

S1W-235 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Presiding Officer whether any of the contracts awarded for the Holyrood Project impose obligations upon the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to pay compensation for loss of work and breach of faith, and what advice did the SPCB take in relation to any court action in relation to loss of work or breach of faith being successful, in the event of the project being abandoned.

 

S1W-236 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to commission estimates of the cost to the NHS of road accidents on the A77 and other trunk routes which are included in the review of Scotland’s Strategic Roads, and if so, whether it intends to publish these details.

 

S1W-237 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to commission estimates of the cost to the Scottish economy of congestion caused by the non-implementation of each of the 17 road investment priorities included in the Scottish Strategic Roads Review, and if so, whether it intends to publish these details.

 

S1W-238 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place within the temporary Parliament buildings for recycling of materials such as paper and aluminium.

 

S1W-239 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will arrange for the publication of details of all financial awards, and the purpose of these awards, made by the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council to the Computer Department of Aberdeen University over the last year.

 

S1W-240 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether in the light of the decision regarding development of a National Swimming Training and Research Centre in Scotland, it intends to make a statement elaborating on the future development of this key aspect of sports provision.

 

S1W-241 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether in the light of the decision about developing a National Swimming Training and Research Centre in Scotland, it intends to make a statement about the future development of this key aspect of sports provision.

 

S1W-243 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will arrange for the names of those persons sitting at the tables at the rear of the Assembly Hall chamber to be printed on name cards along with a description of their position.

 

S1W-244 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends in future to provide figures on the number of people suffering from M.E. as a separate category rather than including them in the chronic fatigue syndrome category.

 

S1W-245 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to withhold future grant payments to the Tenants’ Participation Advisory Service Ltd. until it is satisfied that the company has proper financial controls.

 

S1W-246 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to publish details of the current remit of its Chief Economic Adviser.

 

S1W-247 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends that proposed work on trunk roads included in Scotland’s Strategic Roads review will only be allowed to proceed on the basis of funding from motorway tolls, city centre access charges, and self-financing PFI schemes.

 

R: indicates that the member has a registrable interest relevant to the Question, motion or amendment.

 

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