Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 15 June 2000

  • Caledonian MacBrayne

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken to ensure that the Board of Caledonian MacBrayne accurately reflects the communities that it serves.

  • Citizens Advice Bureau

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to give additional funding to branches of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

  • Climate Change Levy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had regarding the impact of the proposed climate change levy in Scotland.

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide free admission to galleries and museums for those aged 60 years and over.

  • Dental Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to achieve the target of 60% of five-year-olds with no experience of dental disease by 2010.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will identify the estimated 87,000 Scottish people currently living undiagnosed with diabetes.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any awareness raising programmes are in place to target the "at risk" groups in Scotland with regard to diabetes.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to ensure that diabetes services are co-ordinated at health board level.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to direct NHS resources to the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes in order to avoid the life threatening complications which can...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it intends to do to support the work of the Scottish Council for Research in Education.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring the progress of the new Higher Still exams and any teachers’ concerns about them.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to support pupils who had performed well in continuous assessments but were unable to complete the Higher Still Higher maths examination.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address any problems encountered by school pupils sitting the Higher Still Higher maths examination.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what will be done to support pupils who fail to obtain the passes they need for college and university on the basis of being unable to achieve a pass in Higher Still...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are employed in the 59 call centres in Glasgow; how many of these are (a) full-time and (b) part-time workers and how many are (i) male and (ii)...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average (a) wage and (b) period of employment is of full-time workers in Glasgow call centres.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to assist Buchan and the wider economy in the North East of Scotland in the light of recent decisions such as the downgrading of RAF Buchan.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been made to the External Complaints Adjudicator in respect of (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), (b) each local enterprise company...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4654 by Sarah Boyack on 30 May 2000, what the annual cost is of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what actions it intends to take regarding women who have received soya breast implants and are now perceived to be at risk.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce licensing under section 44 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 of body piercers or premises which are engaged in tattooing,...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to hold teaching hospitals to account for Additional Cost of Teaching expenditure and, if so, whether the information provided will be made...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive why departments of general practice have to produce details of expenditure on their Additional Cost of Teaching budgets when similar accounting procedures do not...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 5% of Additional Cost of Teaching money allocated is adequate to fund the 10–12% of undergraduate teaching now conducted in general practice.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recommendations it will make to acute hospitals about how to achieve efficiency savings whilst also aiming to achieve government targets.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to reduce the proportion of adult men and women exceeding the weekly recommended limits for alcohol consumption from 33% to 29% and 13% to...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support is given in NHS hospital maternity units to mothers experiencing difficulties in breastfeeding.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether doctors will have a right of access to information regarding their own practice or performance in cases of professional misconduct.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what palliative care services are currently offered to terminally ill patients who are being cared for at home, within each health board area.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of specialist palliative care services are used by patients with terminal conditions other than cancer.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Greater Glasgow Health Board is satisfied that it has completed delivery of the Acute Services Review leaflet to every household in the board’s area.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to support the increasing number of hepatitis C victims.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what implications the requirements of asylum seekers placed with local authorities in Scotland will have for the housing stock transfer proposals.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what conclusions it has reached following its consultation on the papers Housing and Anti-Social Behaviour – The Way Forward and A New Single Tenancy for...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to make financial assistance available to families of murder victims who may face high costs on attending murder trials.

  • Ministerial Correspondence

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is normal practice for ministers to reply to correspondence from their own constituents.

  • Ministerial Correspondence

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4192 by Donald Dewar on 13 April 2000, whether it will provide a breakdown for the First Minister’s office of its...

  • NHS Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £17 million announced on 1 June 2000 for the modernisation of GP surgeries and health centres is from the same modernisation fund referred to on 24...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in view of the alleged increase in harassment and hate crimes experienced by the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities during the Keep the Clause advertising...

  • Rape

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the closure of the Rape Crisis Centre in Perth would have on the local community.

  • Rape

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the closure of the Rape Crisis Centre in Aberdeen would have on the local community.

  • Rape

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make immediate funds available to the Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre and in particular in relation to its current court action regarding the Mike Tyson fight.

  • Road Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its policies are on the promotion of road safety.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Transport and the Environment last visited Moffat and what road issues she discussed with local residents.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many vehicles use each of (a) the five busiest single carriageway trunk roads and (b) the five least busy dual carriageway trunk roads in Scotland each day and...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, given its cost benefit ratio of 24.49, positive net present value of £188.4 million against a cost of £15.15 million and the potential for this...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its view is on the proposed closure of St. Vigeans Primary School, Arbroath, by Angus Council.

  • Scottish Executive Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed by each of its departments and by its agencies and other bodies receiving grants in aid from it, broken down by the responsible...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will treat sympathetically deficits in colleges’ accounts arising from the non-payment of fees by students.

  • Textile Industry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it is providing to Scotland’s textile industry.

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to develop cultural tourism in Scotland.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4391 by Sarah Boyack on 29 February 2000, whether it will provide a timescale for the publication of each of the reports,...

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Department of Social Security Ministers in relation to benefit adjustments to match the increases in water charges in Scotland.

  • Working Groups

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all the task forces, working groups, review groups, action groups and similar committees established by the Minister for Rural Affairs and his...

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