Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 2 September 1999

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address the crisis facing Scotland’s lamb industry and whether it intends to offer any assistance to help the industry with marketing and...

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to initiate research into the current crisis affecting the lamb industry, particularly its pricing structure.

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has corresponded with Scotland’s major supermarkets in order to seek their support for Scotland’s lamb industry.

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place in Scotland for the disposal of cattle over the age of 30 months that have been culled as part of the programme to eradicate BSE.

  • Beef

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to be able to make an announcement with regard to lifting the beef-on-the-bone ban.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many day care places are provided for people with dementia in each local authority area.

  • Domestic Violence

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Partnership on domestic violence will reconvene.

  • Domestic Violence

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Violence will announce further proposals.

  • Domestic Violence

    To ask the Scottish Executive to specify the names of the people who make up the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Violence.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive which elements of public spending on education and childcare in Scotland are not devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what is the average cost per pupil for primary school pupils attending schools with 65 or less pupils.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will redefine the powers available to litter wardens under section 88 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to enable them to demand the name and...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual budgeted cost of Scotland House in Brussels is and whether this cost is met from its block grant.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what planned expenditure by the Scotland Office is included in the Scottish Budget in each year from 1999-2000 forward, in real terms, when this information was...

  • Food

    To ask the Scottish Executive what in outline is the role of the Food Standards Agency in Scotland and the nature and degree of its areas of responsibility.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the continued provision of accident and emergency services at Ayr Hospital.

  • Highlands and Islands

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the level of fuel prices is having upon the number of visitors to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland this season and what steps it will take to assess...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive to specify, for each of the last 3 years, broken down between (a) council tenants (b) housing associations and co-operative tenants, and (c) private tenants, (i) how...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to take forward the proposals in the Housing Green Paper.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any person domiciled in Scotland who commits murder abroad and is sent back to Scotland will be subject to the licence provisions which attach to all those...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will examine public perceptions of the treatment of victims of crime by the judicial system.

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future funding of Tourist Boards.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to encourage Her Majesty’s Government to proceed with the upgrade to motorway status of the A74 from Gretna to Carlisle.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has monitored the build up in traffic on the western perimeter of Edinburgh, whether it has put together a package of measures to address it and, if so,...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that the Skye Bridge Company will reduce the toll on the bridge over the winter months, as in previous years.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in the light of its power to give grants for rail services, what representations it intends to make to Her Majesty’s Government in order to ensure that...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve rail services in Scotland.

  • Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the importance for voluntary youth bodies of it paying the proposed £10 charge for police checks on people working with young people.

  • Opening Ceremony

    To ask the Presiding Officer what criteria were used to select schools invited to participate in the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Presiding Officer how the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body proposes to enforce the ban on MSPs and staff smoking in Parliament Headquarters.

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