Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 26 September 2001

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals are on the alcohol misuse database in each health board area expressed as a percentage of the population in each area and as an overall...

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive why lighting was active on Kincardine Bridge in daylight on the afternoon of 10 September 2001; on what dates and for what reason any similar situation has arisen...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug-related deaths there have been so far this year and in each of the last five years, broken down by health board area and expressed as a percentage of...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish additional drug detoxification facilities.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that clear protocols and guidance on the dispensing of methadone are established.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase training opportunities for classroom assistants.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to respond to the report, Citizens of a Multilingual World , produced by the action group for languages.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been consulted on the implications for devolved matters of any proposals to permit trains carrying radioactive waste to travel at more than 45 mph.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the appeal by West of Scotland Water in June 1996 against the consents for discharges into the River Esk lodged by Solway River Purification Board on 28 March...

  • Examinations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers recruited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority were requested to mark additional examination scripts this year and how many such scripts were...

  • Examinations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers marking additional examination scripts were allocated days away from the classroom in order to carry out this task and how many absence days in...

  • Examinations

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost was of providing supply teachers to cover for teachers absent from school to mark additional examination scripts and whether all vacancies...

  • Examinations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the cost of recruiting supply teachers to cover for teachers absent from school to mark additional examination scripts compares with the cost of paying teachers...

  • Examinations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) Higher Still and (b) Standard Grade examination scripts were marked in total.

  • Examinations

    To ask the Scottish Executive what total budget was available for marking (a) Higher Still and (b) Standard Grade examination scripts.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with HM Treasury ministers on the Barnett formula since May 1999.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish details of agreed spending on Public/Private Partnership and Private Finance Initiative projects in each of the next five years, broken down...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive when final outturn figures will be available of its spending in 2000-01.

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has seen the impact study from Barony College which outlines the college’s losses as a result of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and suggests a...

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the Scottish Further Education Funding Council has received with regard to any losses sustained by Barony College as a result of the...

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Scottish Further Education Funding Council with regard to assisting higher educational institutions which have experienced...

  • Fuel Prices

    To ask the Scottish Executive what new steps it has taken or intends to take in response to the findings of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee’s Report on the Inquiry into Fuel...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will, after consultation, establish a model for the maximum number of housing units to be managed by a registered social landlord (RSL), as recommended in...

  • Industry

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Manufacturing Steering Group last met, when it next plans to meet and whether the group still has a contribution to make.

  • Lifelong Learning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in the review of Education for Work and Enterprise.

  • Ministerial Correspondence

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit and function of its Correspondence Unit are.

  • Nuclear Submarines

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17309 by Rhona Brankin on 21 August 2001, whether it is aware that Mellon Charles near Aultbea was sited as an example of a...

  • Parliamentary Questions

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will give a substantive answer to question S1W-15829 lodged on 18 May 2001.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ask to make a ministerial statement to the Parliament on the continuing efforts by Shirley McKie to obtain compensation from Strathclyde Police...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources will be made available to Lothian and BORDERs Police in respect of increased visits to the Parliament and Edinburgh by high profile or VIP...

  • Public Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it receives information as part of the joint staffing watch survey on the number of staff employed by local authorities as graduate trainees or as sandwich...

  • Public Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduate traineeships or sandwich year places, in fields where vocational experience is required for professional recognition by an institute or other body,...

  • Public Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it holds information on the average age of staff employed by local authorities under each of the departmental headings used in the joint staffing watch survey.

  • Public Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what policies it has regarding the provision of graduate traineeships and sandwich year placements, in fields where vocational experience is required for...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the current situation in terms of competition on routes between FirstGroup and Lothian Buses is in the best interests of public transport services and fare...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take regarding FirstGroup’s recent changes in relation to its bus services in Edinburgh.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the shortest possible timescale is within which a quality contract scheme for bus operation could be implemented in Edinburgh following a request for such a...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce any emergency and/or amending legislation to allow quality contracts to be invoked quicker than would otherwise be the case in Edinburgh in...

  • Rail Freight

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Strategic Rail Authority will produce and publish for the Scottish Executive the rail freight strategy for Scotland.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Railtrack regarding single track rail lines in the north east of Scotland.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the progress of its involvement in the preliminary work being carried out on the Aberdeen western peripheral route and when it will make a...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a breakdown of the recent £12 million schools repairs announcement by local authority, showing how much each local authority’s...

  • Scottish Criminal Record Office

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action the Scottish Criminal Record Office intends to take with regard to the four fingerprint officers presently under suspension as a result of the Shirley...

  • Scottish Executive Ministers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what expenses were paid to the First Minister and to each minister and junior Scottish minister in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.

  • Scottish Higher Education Funding Council

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council uses in deciding whether the quality of provision in higher education institutions is not satisfactory.

  • Scottish Higher Education Funding Council

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many times in each of the last three years the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council has taken back resources from a higher education institute because the...

  • Suicide

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on its commitment to address the rate of suicide amongst young men.

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive when its policy of zonal aggregated public sector procurement for telecommunications, as set out in Connecting Scotland: our broadband future , will first allow...

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what minimum technical service standards, in respect of (a) upstream bandwidth, (b) downstream bandwidth, (c) network latency, (d) internet protocol standard, (e)...

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive when its policy of zonal aggregated public sector procurement for telecommunications, as set out in Connecting Scotland: our broadband future , will come into...

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive when its policy of zonal aggregated public sector procurement for telecommunications, as set out in Connecting Scotland: our broadband future , will deliver access...

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive when its policy of zonal aggregated public sector procurement for telecommunications, as set out in Connecting Scotland: our broadband future , will deliver for...

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive how local loop unbundling will benefit the economy.

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for local loop unbundling throughout Scotland.

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor local loop unbundling throughout Scotland.

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government in support of the establishment of a Scottish committee of the Office of Communications...

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that Scotland’s interests are represented in the work of the Office of Communications (OFCOM).

  • Parliamentary Visits

    To ask the Presiding Officer what high profile or VIP visits to, or events in, the Parliament are planned as a result of the Queen’s jubilee in 2002.

  • Parliamentary Visits

    To ask the Presiding Officer what high profile or VIP visits to the Parliament are planned between now and 31 December 2001.

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