Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 27 September 2001

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-social behaviour orders have been applied for to date by each local authority.

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to increase the number of apprenticeships available in the construction industry and related trades in areas where stock transfer is being...

  • BSE

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in arriving at a final response to the BSE inquiry report.

  • Best Value

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether private finance initiative and public/private partnership projects offer best value to Scotland’s citizens.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many residents of the Isle of Arran have, over the past two years, been diagnosed as suffering from breast cancer; whether this figure represents a...

  • Children

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the welfare of children in families affected by alcohol abuse is being addressed following the publication of Getting our Priorities Right .

  • Children

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in improving educational provision for looked after children.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with local authority representatives in relation to the provision of care in the community.

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to introduce victim impact statements into Scottish courts and, if so, over what timescale.

  • Dental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve the availability of dental treatment services in Grampian.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the joint headquarters established by the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency, the Scottish Crime Squad, the National Criminal Intelligence Service and HM...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution local intelligence and information makes to the effectiveness of the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any changes by Her Majesty’s Government in resources available for the detection of illegal drugs have been discussed with Scottish ministers...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the removal of an HM Customs and Excise detector dog unit will have any adverse effect on the Executive’s campaign to reduce the impact of illegal drugs.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop a programme to help methadone dependent people reduce their dosage and eventually come off the drug.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the additional resources for drug rehabilitation announced by the Minister for Finance and Local Government on 28 June 2001 will be used for rapid...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the planned guidelines on home schooling will be available and how prescriptive they will be.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the planned guidelines on home schooling will be common to all education authorities.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many universities and further education colleges are in deficit and, in each case, by how much.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make available its report on the responses to Assessing our children’s educational needs: The Way Forward .

  • Elections

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the number of visually impaired people voting in local elections.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the proposals for development of the Fort William waterfront.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16761 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 17 July 2001, how the one-off savings accrued from a delay in project implementation can be...

  • Exam Results

    To ask the Scottish Executive in how many cases the Scottish Qualifications Authority has failed to notify universities or colleges of potential undergraduates’ results in the 2001 diet of...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive why only preselected invitees constitute the audience at its Budget Roadshows.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many invitees attended the Budget Roadshows in (a) Kilmarnock and (b) Dundee.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it will announce any underspend in the budget for 2000-01 and the implications of any such underspend for detailed budgets.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to contain the cost of the administration of devolved government services.

  • Flood Prevention

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17501 by Sarah Boyack on 28 August 2001, when it expects to be in possession of the study into the alleviation of flooding at...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take in the light of the report by the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission on GM crop trials.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of Waardenburg Syndrome have been identified in each of the last five years.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve clinical governance in the health service.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many Healthy Living Centre Initiative project proposals have been submitted, where these proposals are based and which proposals have been successful to date.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is represented on the committee that vets Healthy Initiative Living Centre project proposals.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Thin Prep Pap test has been proven to be both cost and clinically effective.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether Thin Prep Pap tests will be made available to women across Scotland.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are proposals to use the Thin Prep Pap test to screen simultaneously for human papilloma virus, chlamydia and cervical cancer.

  • Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee

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

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it holds information on the number of graduate traineeships or sandwich year places, in fields where vocational experience is required for professional...

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many students (a) graduated in each of the last three years and (b) are expected to graduate in each of the next three years from higher education courses in...

  • Higher and Further Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support is given per student place to each academic institution in the higher and further education sectors and what plans there are to review these figures.

  • Higher and Further Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in partnership with local authorities and with higher and further education institutions to ensure that sufficient graduate traineeships and...

  • Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the NHS is taking to consult service users on the design and layout of patient facilities in new build hospitals.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will only approve large-scale stock transfers proposals subject to guaranteed speedy progress to second stage transfers to community-based registered...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to ensure that those who lend funds to organisations who have taken over housing stock following wholesale stock transfer do not wield...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many new build homes for social renting in (a) Glasgow and (b) the rest of Scotland (i) were built over the last five years and (ii) are expected to be built...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much grant funding (a) was made available over the last five years and (b) is expected to be made available over the next five years to housing associations in...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money (a) was made available over the last five years and (b) is expected to be made available in the next five years in (i) Glasgow and (ii) the...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is reviewing issues relating to sentencing and remission of sentences.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to discontinue use of the term "life imprisonment" as a description of sentences.

  • Legal Aid

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the research required under section 28A of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 into the operation of the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office in Edinburgh will...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints of maladministration and other matters were (a) received, (b) investigated and (c) found to be warranted and what subsequent action was taken by...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints of maladministration were received by the Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland in relation to Glasgow City Council and what the...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used by the Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland in deciding whether a complaint of maladministration against a local authority is...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any requests it has received from local authorities for increased financial support in the current financial year.

  • NHS Pay

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS staff and their representatives regarding NHS pay modernisation and what progress has been made on this matter.

  • NHS Waiting Lists

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are currently on NHS patient waiting lists.

  • NHS Waiting Lists

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to publish comprehensive NHS waiting list figures on a quarterly basis.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to increase the accountability of its inquiry reporters unit to the Parliament.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to secure the location of the proposed Army Foundation College in Dundee and what form these representations took.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what high profile or VIP visits to Edinburgh are planned between now and 31 December 2001.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the scheme where the receipts from speed camera fines are retained for investment in new cameras, which has been tested in the...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-17668 and S1W-17536 on 28 August 2001 by Mr Jim Wallace, why these questions on HM Prison Kilmarnock were referred for...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many questions to the Minister for Justice have been passed to Tony Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), for answer.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to ensure the accurate recording of violent incidents at HM Prison Kilmarnock over the last year and whether the Scottish Prison Service...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its timetable is for ending slopping out, broken down by prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the running costs of the Scottish Prison Service headquarters were in each year since 1998.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the EC Regulations currently under consideration by the European Parliament on the award of public service contracts in passenger transport...

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to improve services on the east coast mainline.

  • Regional Selective Assistance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16761 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 17 July 2001, whether it will detail the projects whose implementation was delayed and the...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to Annex 3 of Travel Choices for Scotland: Strategic Roads Review , whether it has received recommendations from its inquiry reporters unit in...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support is available to local authorities who are seeking to use Public/Private Partnerships (PPP) for school improvement projects.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support is currently available for repairs to, and replacement of, school buildings.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it decided on the amount to be allocated to each local authority in 2001-02 from the school buildings improvement fund announced on 22 August 2001.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps will be taken to identify and monitor the improvements in schools resulting from the money allocated to local authorities from the school buildings...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its school buildings improvement fund is for the current financial year only or whether further allocations are to be made for future years.

  • Scottish Executive Buildings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for sale and lease back schemes in respect of properties which it owns.

  • Student Loans

    To ask the Scottish Executive which organisations are engaged in the recovery of outstanding student loans in Scotland; when the contracts for such work were concluded, and what details of these...

  • Student Loans

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of outstanding student loans in Scotland has been sold by it or by the Student Loans Company to commercial financial organisations in each of the...

  • Student Loans

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many Scottish graduates have been advised that they face court action to recover outstanding student loans in each of the last three years.

  • Teacher Training

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in enabling initial teacher training to be undertaken by distance learning.

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of non-payment of charges by (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic water customers was in each water authority area in each year since 1996-97 and in the...

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive which capital procurement projects have had to be deferred by water authorities in each year since 1996-97 and in 2001-02 to date due to the non-payment of charges...

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the East of Scotland Water Authority has been installing water meters in the premises of non-domestic customers with neither prior consultation nor consent...

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