Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 8 June 2007

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average daily traffic flow over the Erskine Bridge was in each of the 12 months (a) before and (b) after the removal of tolls.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average daily traffic flow over the Skye Bridge was in each of the (a) 12 months (i) before and (ii) after the removal of tolls and (b) last 12 months.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average daily traffic flow for the Tay Road Bridge was in each four-monthly period in 2006.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what latest information it has on the average daily traffic flow for the Tay Road Bridge in 2007.

  • Business Tax

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the revenue cost would be of reducing business rates by (a) 5%, (b) 10%, (c) 15% and (d) 20%.

  • Concessionary Travel

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the national concessionary travel scheme to include night bus services.

  • Council of Economic Advisers

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will invite trade unions to be represented on its council of economic advisers.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will enable broadband technology to be available to the community of Ewes, near Langholm, and, if so, how and when this will be accomplished.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to encourage flexi-working and homeworking.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give any consideration to banning vessels from fishing for spurdog on Scottish sea lochs during the height of the spurdog breeding season.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to raise awareness among oil industry brokers of the ship-to-ship oil transfer options available at Scapa Flow.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish ministers and local authority councillors and officials can take into account any other factors, other than those defined in planning law, when...

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many 16 to 18 year-olds live in the (a) Dundee City, (b) Angus and (c) Aberdeenshire local authority areas.

  • Post Offices

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it will use to determine applications for funding to sustain local postal services, in addition to the resources being made available by Her...

  • Public Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of increased health risk there would be from the transport and installation of a replacement system for Trident.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the delivery of the Edinburgh trams scheme; when a decision will be made on the scheme, and how it intends the Parliament to be involved in...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Network Rail concerning any threat to the Borders railway if the Edinburgh Airport link scheme, approved by the Parliament, progresses.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reaffirm its commitment to fund the Borders railway.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to enable regular rail commuters to purchase "flexi tickets" to Inverness from starting points north of Tain on the Far North Line.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to increase the number of places available for cycles on trains between Inverness and Caithness.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of land required for the dualling of the A9 is currently owned by the roads authority.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to upgrade the A82 Tarbet to Crianlarich trunk road.

  • Scottish Executive

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it maximises productivity gains from the more effective use of existing technology, including information and management systems.

  • Supermarkets

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will implement independent regulation to ensure that supermarkets give space to fresh local and seasonal produce and what sanctions will be taken if...

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans, in conjunction with Scottish Water, to review water and sewerage charges.

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider the further extension of the water and sewerage charge exemption scheme for churches and charitable organisations beyond its scheduled end...

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider any discount measures for churches and charitable organisations should it decide not to renew the current water and sewerage charge...

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