Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Written answers

Some recent written answers

NHS Expenditure answered 17 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on achieving the dietary targets listed in Annex B of Eating for Health - meeting the challenge: Co-ordinated action, improved communication and leadership for Scottish Food and Health policy 2004.

Drug Misuse answered 22 March 2011

Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average fine was for possessing (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) ecstasy, (d) cannabis and (e) amphetamines in the Lothians region in 2009-10, broken down by sheriff court, and what percentage change was from the previous year.

Housing answered 18 March 2011

Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39738 by Alex Neil on 1 March 2011, what the budget for rural home ownership grants will be for (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

Health answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what change there has been in the shortfall between target consumption and production of (a) fresh fruit, (b) non-citrus fresh fruit and (c) vegetables since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

Medication answered 21 March 2011

Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are participating in clinical trials, broken down by NHS board.

Regional Selective Assistance answered 15 March 2011

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was offered to firms in Dundee in Regional Selective Assistance in 2009-10.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from (a) police organisations and (b) medical professionals regarding BB guns.

National Health Service answered 15 March 2011

Hugh O'Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to the NHS has been of medication made up in pharmacies but not collected in each year since 2007.

Alcohol Misuse answered 21 March 2011

Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Care Commission has taken to ensure that appropriate care and personal plans are in place for people in care homes, supported accommodation or hostels with alcohol-related brain damage.

Renewable Energy answered 17 March 2011

Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for research into the environmental effects of offshore renewable energy developments.

Children and Young People answered 18 March 2011

Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the development of a play and communication strategy.

Cancer answered 16 March 2011

Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the sub-group of the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group who will review the integration of human papilloma virus (HPV) testing in the cervical screening programme.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in Moodiesburn in each year since 1999.

Ambulance Service answered 16 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ambulance staff are expected to be available to attend emergencies while on scheduled breaks.

Justice answered 17 March 2011

James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths there have been from knife attacks since 1 January 2010.

Digital Technology answered 15 March 2011; 1 annotation

Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the quality of broadband coverage of the highland Perthshire area.

Public Transport answered 17 March 2011

Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions there are to ensure that the number of buses in an area meets local demand.

NHS Staff answered 18 March 2011

Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37317 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010 and given the need to ensure that the principles of diversity and equality policies are followed, for what reason the National Performance Management Committee does not collate information on the sex and ethnicity of the NHS Executive Managers Cohort.

Transport answered 18 March 2011

Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how much subsidy has been provided for (a) internal air, (b) external air, (c) internal ferry and (d) external ferry services to each island group in each year since 1999.