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Scottish Parliament Written answers
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
- Child Poverty
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.
- Digital Technology
To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the quality of broadband coverage of the highland Perthshire area.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made a submission to the UK Government regarding the national reform programme and, if so, whether it will be placed in the Scottish Parliament...
To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of (a) private and (b) public sector jobs have been lost in each local authority area in the last 18 months.
To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of people who have lost their jobs in the last 18 months is (a) male, (b) female, (c) under 25, (d) disabled and (e) from black and minority ethnic...
To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the First Minister’s comments concerning Amazon ( Official Report , c. 33861), what discussion it has had with Scottish Enterprise regarding...
To ask the Scottish Executive who will decide what the criteria are for accessing the Innovation and Investment Fund.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether progress has been made in securing a buyer for the Skykon wind turbine tower factory at Machrihanish.
To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Intellectual Asset Centre.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Intellectual Asset Centre is encouraged to seek funding from appropriate EU funding programmes.
To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any impediments to the Intellectual Asset Centre securing funding from the European Union.
To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it considers any reduction in funding from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise will have on the objectives of the Intellectual Asset...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will replace the withdrawn programmes run by the Intellectual Assets Centre that ran in conjunction with the local authorities’ Supplier Developer...
To ask the Scottish Executive how it is taking forward its commitment to tackling occupational segregation.
To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in Scotland since 2007 under each of the articles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its report to the UK Government for its progress report under the Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination against Women, which is...
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide examples of policy recommendations from each of its directorates that have been amended as a result of equality impact assessments.
To ask the Scottish Executive when the Affordable Housing Investment Programme funding allocations to local authorities for 2011-12 will be published.
- Local Authorities
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review or amend guidelines for local authority publicity, in light of recently published guidelines in England.
- Meat Industry
To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the EU Council decision not to take forward plans to label meat from animals that are slaughtered without stunning in different ways from meat that is...
- Mental Health
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a role in (a) monitoring or (b) regulating the use of internet sites that provide advice to people with mental health problems.
- NHS Expenditure
To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue resource allocation to NHS Tayside (a) was in 2010-11 and (b) is for 2011-12 and what the percentage increase is.
- NHS Expenditure
To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS Tayside has been allocated from the Change Fund in its initial revenue resource allocation for 2011-12.
- NHS Expenditure
To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS Tayside has been allocated for loss of prescription charge income in its initial revenue resource allocation for 2011-12.
- NHS Expenditure
To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated value is of the efficiency savings that NHS Tayside will be required to make in 2011-12, expressed as a percentage of its revenue allocation.
- NHS Prescriptions
To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many prescriptions and (b) what average number of prescriptions per person per GP list were dispensed in NHS Tayside in each of the last three years for...
- NHS Staff
To ask the Scottish Executive how much each NHS board spent on locum doctors in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10.
- National Health Service
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.
To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts it has agreed under Article 19 of the EU procurement directive.
- Regional Selective Assistance
To ask the Scottish Executive how much was offered to firms in Dundee in Regional Selective Assistance in 2009-10.
- Social Care
To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has discussed with COSLA possible implications for charges for non-residential care arising from the UK Government’s proposed changes Disability...
To ask the Scottish Executive how much (a) it saved between 1 December 2008 and 31 December 2009 and (b) extra it will spend between 5 January and 31 December 2011 due to changes to the rate of...
- Scottish Parliament Procurement
To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, further to the answer to question S3W-39203 by Alex Johnstone on 9 February 2011, whether any of the assured farms that supplied it with milk and...