Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 16 June 2000

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether ambulance services throughout Scotland were fully consulted before proposals were drawn up concerning acute service reviews of hospitals.

  • Crofting

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether Woodland Grant Scheme payments are available to landlords who resume crofting land against the wishes of the crofters.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to resolve any difficulties relating to the implementation of the new Higher Still English course.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the publication of the report Education at a Glance 2000 , what steps it will take to ensure that a greater proportion of school curricula for pupils...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of funding it has provided in each of the last three years and the current financial year to the National Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to (a) tackle and (b) minimise disruptive classroom behaviour.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive to provide a breakdown of monies spent by the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Network on foreign travel in each of the past two years.

  • Fertility Treatment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether couples living in different health board areas have the same access to NHS in vitro fertilisation services.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has in respect of the rebate scheme relating to heavy oil.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information was made available to it on 5 May 2000 regarding GM contaminated crops; what was the nature of that information; to whom and by whom it was passed,...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to identify any stores of Advanta rapeseeds that have been contaminated with GM rapeseeds held in this country and what measures it will take to...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to identify the crop sites sown with Advanta rapeseeds contaminated with GM rapeseeds and, if so, whether it will publish the locations of these sites.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be an acceptable level of seed purity in the case of conventional crop seeds in relation to contamination with GM seeds.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any information from parties other than Advanta UK on the contamination of conventional Advanta rapeseed with genetically modifed rapeseed...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, prior to being made aware of the contamination of conventional Advanta rapeseed with genetically modified seed, it had been aware of similar incidents...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether current legislation on liability is sufficient in cases where (a) conventional crop seed is contaminated with GM crop seed; (b) conventional crops are...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it had in place before 18 May 2000 to inform farmers of the contamination of conventional Advanta rapeseeds with GM rapeseeds and whether these plans have...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive which statutory body or bodies had a legal duty or responsibility prior to 17 April 2000 to ensure the seed purity of imported supplies in Scotland.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the composition is of the Scottish Executive group which will appraise the bids under the new Housing Partnership proposals.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the composition is of the panel of independent advisers approved by Scottish Homes for the purpose of providing independent tenant advice in the housing stock...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is on elected provosts.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reform the provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 to provide local authorities with the same provisions as exist under section 12 of...

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many long-term beds are intended to be retained in the NHS for the care of patients with mental health problems, broken down by health board area.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications for local authorities are of the recent decision by the European Court of Justice that employers must backdate employees’ membership of...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage difference is between the rates of remuneration for doctors practising in the Scottish Prison Service and NHS general practitioners and why there...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it is undertaking to reduce the incidence of vandalism in schools.

  • Section 2A

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the working group established to provide further reassurance about the proposed repeal of section 2A has completed its review of the existing curriculum...

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider providing funding for the voluntary sector organisations which it supports and for its Executive agencies on a three-yearly rather than...

  • Warm Deal

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is addressing the situation whereby households which contain adults who qualify for disability living allowance (DLA) are eligible for grant assistance under...

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