Scottish Parliament Written answers
Friday, 18 March 2011

  • Birds
    To ask the Scottish Executive how many special protection areas are designated wholly or partly with regard to hen harrier interest and whether it will list them.
  • Birds
    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the numbers of hen harriers on special protection areas (SPA) is designated if a hen harrier interest is (a) static, (b) increasing or (c) declining and what...
  • Birds
    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated breeding success of hen harriers on special protection areas was in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010.
  • Children and Young People
    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the development of a play and communication strategy.
  • Dentistry
    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost to dentists in primary care is of complying with the new measures to decontaminate dental instruments.
  • Dentistry
    To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence exists of dental patients contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob vCJD disease from a contaminated dental instrument.
  • Domestic Abuse
    To ask the Scottish Executive how many women attending accident and emergency departments on each day from 22 January to 4 February 2011 disclosed, as a result of the gender-based violence action...
  • Environment (1 annotation)
    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in measuring fine particulate emissions arising from thermal combustion.
  • Environment
    To ask the Scottish Executive what conditions on emissions it expects intended waste-to-heat developments to meet.
  • Ferry Services
    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on efforts to re-establish a ferry service between Campbeltown and Ballycastle.
  • Finance
    To ask the Scottish Executive how much local authority grant support funding has been allocated per capita for (a) Orkney, (b) Shetland and (c) the Western Isles in each year since 1999.
  • Flood Prevention
    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the financial support that it has given to Perth and Kinross for new or improved flood prevention measures in each of the last five years.
  • General Practitioners
    To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports rural GP practices that raise income from dispensing services to continue to deliver services to communities when a community pharmacy opens in the area.
  • Health
    To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS (a) Highland, (b) Western Isles, (c) Orkney and (d) Shetland were taken up by patients with an alcohol-related diagnosis in...
  • Health
    To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the value of surplus NHS land and buildings.
  • Health
    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of admissions for general surgery wards was repeat admissions, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.
  • Health
    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of admissions to the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit was repeat admissions, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.
  • Health
    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of admissions for heart-related hospital admissions was repeat admissions, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.
  • Housing
    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.
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37690 by Nicola Sturgeon on 26 November 2010, what progress has been made in achieving a 25% reduction in senior manager posts...
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37314 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, for what reason the National Performance Management Committee has met on average...
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37312 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, on what basis the chair and members of the National Performance Management...
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37313 by Nicola Sturgeon on 17 November 2010, whether there is a continuing need for the National Performance Management...
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37313 by Nicola Sturgeon on 17 November 2010, whether it will suspend the National Performance Management Committee.
  • NHS Staff
    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...
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37318 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, when it will provide the distribution of appraisal scores for the NHS Executive...
  • NHS Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive how many senior managers are employed in each (a) NHS board and (b) Special Health Board.
  • Pharmacies
    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that patients’ views are taken into account when community pharmacy applications are being considered.
  • Renewable Energy
    To ask the Scottish Executive which areas of Forestry Commission land in Perth and Kinross are available for wind farm development.
  • Road Accidents
    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there have been on the A9 since September 2006.
  • Roads
    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address concerns regarding the conditions of roads in the Highlands and Islands.
  • Scottish Government Expenditure
    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will deliver cash savings of at least 20% over the next four years in reducing scrutiny and what impact this will have on health and social care scrutiny bodies.
  • Scottish Government Expenditure
    To ask the Scottish Executive what budget reduction has been applied to Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland for 2011-12.
  • Scottish Government Staff (1 annotation)
    To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the options for flexible working practices that reduce costs.
  • Scottish Government Staff
    To ask the Scottish Executive how many senior civil servants are employed in its health directorate.
  • Sectarianism
    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in schools in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
  • Teachers
    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of training a (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher.
  • Transport
    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...