Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 7 February 2000

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive where in Scotland the two mammalian rendering plants approved to process specified risk material are situated.

  • Caledonian MacBrayne

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-561 by Sarah Boyack on 19 August 1999, when it now expects the report into the operation of Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries on...

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for nursing home placements in each local authority for which figures are available and what plans it has for reducing waiting times.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether health boards are able to contribute capital funding to housing associations and local authorities to facilitate adaptations to (a) allow disabled tenants to...

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it spends in total annually on the development and promotion of the Scots language, including grants to the Scots Language Society, Scottish National...

  • Disabled Access

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will confirm that in all PFI contracts for the building of schools the needs of both disabled children and staff are given priority.

  • Drugs

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will supplement the work of the Drug Enforcement Agency by reviewing and amending existing drug treatment programmes for addicts, such as the methadone...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial and other assistance it intends to make available to allow high quality cycle training to be delivered and to enable local authorities to implement...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools in Scotland do not have school boards.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government in order to encourage growth in research and development activity in Scotland by reducing the tax...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the number of new business start-ups in Scotland dropped to their lowest level in five years in the third quarter of 1999 and what plans it has to reverse this...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the current plans for the Abbotsholm Business Park.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to ensure the protection of the environment in the light of the announcement that the Scottish NATO Pol organisation has applied to...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive which air quality monitoring sites failed to meet the targets of four days and 35 days for particulate levels in each of the last three years and on how many days in...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether Glasgow gets a "fair deal" in terms of the allocation of resources.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether assistance under the infectious salmon anaemia re-start scheme is currently limited to a "de minimis" level of €100,000 cumulative over three years...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive to specify its efficiency savings target for each of the NHS Trusts in Glasgow this year and how it anticipates those savings will be achieved.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has recently provided to Fife Health Board on the most recent Business Plan submitted by the Fife Acute Services Trust for the reshaping of its services.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to make a statement on the recent announcement by Professor David Nicholls of Dundee University that he and his team are to leave Scotland to...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what savings have been made to the NHS dental budget in Scotland as a result of changes in dental charges in 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 (projected).

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what process is being used to determine the location of the headquarters for the Scottish University for Industry.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Crichton Campus in Dumfries is one of the locations being considered for the headquarters of the Scottish University for Industry.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister will use his visit to Crichton Campus in Dumfries on 21 January as an opportunity to consider its suitability as the location of the...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to allow "opt outs" from the right to buy in order to allow social landlords in rural areas to retain houses which cannot be replaced by comparable...

  • Joint Ministerial Committee

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many joint committees between itself and Her Majesty's Government are proposed; who their members and convenors will be; where and how often they will meet; what...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2532 by Mr Jim Wallace on 29 November 1999, whether the creation of ten new permanent Shrieval posts will be sufficient to...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive why its announcement on spending figures for individual local authorities in 2000-01 was given in response to a written parliamentary question rather than in the...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive why Glasgow City Council’s grant-aided expenditure and aggregate external finance figures for 2000-01 have increased by less than the local authority average...

  • Nursery Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding local authorities top slice from the £1,175 allocation per place in respect of nursery provision.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the numbers of police officers of all ranks in Scotland were in: (a) 1979; (b) 1997; (c) 1998, and (d) 1999.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2041 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 28 October 1999, whether it will provide an itemised breakdown of the revenue budget for each...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will include the three Ayrshire local authorities in the "consultation with other authorities in the Wider Area" in relation to the proposed M74 northern...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether implementing all of the proposals covered in the Strategic Roads Review would result in (a) more vehicle journeys and (b) longer average journeys.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive by how much the Scottish Block Grant will be augmented in future years as a result of the statement made on 13 December 1999 by the Secretary of State for the...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote light rail transport in Scotland.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make the Strategic Rail Authority a statutory consultee for local authorities and other planning bodies (a) when structure and local plans are...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be able to require the Strategic Rail Authority to lay before the Scottish Parliament an annual report on its activities, its income and expenditure,...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will have the right to nominate any members to the Board of the Strategic Rail Authority and whether there will be any representatives of Scottish...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether money raised in fines on rail operations in Scotland is or will be retained by it or paid to the Shadow Strategic Rail Authority.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2268 by Sarah Boyack on 22 November 1999, which of the figures provided relate to the costs of work already carried out under...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2268 by Sarah Boyack on 22 November 1999, to provide a detailed breakdown of the £138,480 costs involved in providing...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2268 by Sarah Boyack on 22 November 1999, to provide a detailed breakdown of the £1,057,500 costs involved in providing...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2268 by Sarah Boyack on 22 November 1999, to provide a detailed breakdown of the £88,000 costs of providing cycling...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2268 by Sarah Boyack on 22 November 1999, to provide a detailed breakdown of the £450,000 costs involved in providing...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-2268 by Sarah Boyack on 22 November 1999, what further cycling facilities attached to trunk roads are planned.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement on the progress of the Trunk Roads Cycling Initiative.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will direct and advise the Strategic Rail Authority that the franchise for the East Coast line must include a contract to electrify the section from...

  • Water

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Environment Protection Agency will be granted powers to license water abstraction in Scotland.

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