Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what has been the number of (a) inpatients and (b) outpatients being treated for mental illness on an annual basis for each of the last five years, broken down by health board.
Adam Ingram: On a point of order. My console does not appear to be working.
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Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-9442 by Iain Gray on 15 September 2000, why there will be no increase in mental illness specific grant in the current year and why the grant is being maintained at the 1995-96 level.
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive when those figures for the amount of the mental illness specific grant paid by each local authority to individual projects in previous years which are not readily available at present will be available.
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has assessed what additional duties and burdens local authorities will be expected to take on next year, either as a result of directions from it or as a consequence of legislation passed by the Parliament; whether it will list any such additional duties and burdens; what financial implications any such burdens and duties will have, and what additional...
Adam Ingram: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I think that there is something wrong with my card and I want to record my vote.
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Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional funding for local government announced by the Minister for Finance on 20 September 2000 includes finance to cover the costs of a national concessionary fares scheme and, if not, which budget heading such finance will come from.
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what provision it has made to fund mental health strategies in 2000-01. (S1O-2462)
Adam Ingram: The minister will be aware of my concerns about the implementation of the agenda of the "Framework For Mental Health Services in Scotland" in the Ayrshire and Arran Health Board area, where year 2 funding of the programme has been postponed. Will the minister inform the chamber of the action that she will take to rectify the situation as described in a report of the Executive's mental health...
Adam Ingram: It is important to put the question in context.
Adam Ingram: I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate. Unfortunately, the Executive has brought something dull and disappointing to us for consideration. Although I support the strategic objectives outlined in the Executive document, the framework for action that it describes is terribly hidebound and lacks ambition and imagination. In looking to the future, the strategy should be all about...
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government regarding any delays to the new Scottish Air Traffic Control Centre in Prestwick and their effect on local jobs and whether it will place copies of any relevant correspondence in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.
Adam Ingram: I shall focus on financial accountability and the transparency of information on health expenditure nationally and locally. I welcome the efforts that the minister is making to respond positively to the concerns, which were well expressed by Margaret Smith, about the pervasive culture of secrecy in the bureaucracy of the NHS, but the credibility of those efforts would be greatly enhanced if...
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was spent on concessionary fares schemes in each of the last three years.
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the national concessionary fares scheme due to be introduced in October 2002 will cost annually.
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Post Office regarding any proposals to merge Post Office outlets in urban areas to provide fewer but bigger offices and what impact any such proposals would have on the rest of its proposals in the New Vision for the Post Office.
Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward and publish its plans to legislate for the introduction of permits restricting the amount of waste sent to landfill sites and what penalties will be imposed on local authorities which fail to comply with their obligations under the EC Landfill Directive.
Adam Ingram: I welcome the minister's announcement, which serves both to improve the relationship between central Government and local government and to enhance local accountability. The SNP believes that the measures that have been announced should signify not the end but a new beginning to the process of financial reform of local government. The soundness of that view was confirmed as recently as Monday...