Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 15 November 2001

  • Adult Literacy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in raising levels of adult literacy.

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has regarding the export of Scottish agricultural produce.

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement on page 52 of A Forward Strategy for Agriculture regarding encouragement and funding of a pilot project involving medical and nutritional...

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the expectation of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency that agricultural run-off will be the most important cause of river pollution over the...

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the introduction of the Criminal Justice Bill.

  • Crime Prevention

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether grants have been awarded to local authorities for feasibility studies on the use of mobile CCTV cameras in crime and vandalism hotspots.

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there was any change between 1999-2000 and 2000-01 in the number of pensioners visiting galleries and museums and, if so, what this change was.

  • Dental Health

    To ask the First Minister what developments the Scottish Executive is initiating in respect of dental services.

  • Drug Courts

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on its pilot programme of Drug Courts.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the report of the study into the national and local prevalence of problem drug misuse in Scotland will be published.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the Excellence Fund and Action Plan Funding initiatives.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much each local authority has received from the (a) Excellence Fund, (b) New Community Schools and (c) Action Plan Funding initiatives in each year since they...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much will be made available to each local authority from the (a) Excellence Fund, (b) New Community Schools and (c) Action Plan Funding initiatives in each of...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what trends have been identified in average salaries for male and female academic staff in higher education establishments.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take in response to the report Destination Retail: A Survey of Young People’s Attitudes Towards a Career in Retailing by the Retail...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it is supporting or is intending supporting to promote Glasgow’s status as the UK’s second retail city.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it took to mark World Standards Day on 14 October, particularly in the context of this year’s focus on "The Environment and Standards: closer...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities are on target to meet the requirements of EC Regulation 2037/2000, regarding the removal of ozone depleting substances prior to the...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make funds available to help local authorities to comply with EC Regulation 2037/2000 with regard to the removal of ozone depleting substances...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many qualifying offers for entry into the ranking list have been received under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the value is of (a) the total number of applications made and (b) the qualifying offers for entry into the ranking list received under the fishing vessels...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed on fishing vessels whose owners have made applications under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme, broken down by port of registration.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the distribution is of fishing vessels whose owners have made applications under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme, broken down by port of registration.

  • Food Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider setting up a research group to look into any effects of using pesticides in the food chain.

  • Food Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider commissioning any studies into the use of food additives and any possible side effects caused by their consumption.

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been granted in relief through the rates relief scheme for businesses affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. since the first reported case of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to expand the role of the physiotherapist service.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure adequate levels of recruitment of physiotherapists.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any research has been done into the level of savings to be achieved in the health and community care budget by effective use of physiotherapy services.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to increase the number of supernumary Grade A clinical physicist training posts.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on any research that has been carried out into myalgic encephalomyelitis, stating in what year and by whom any such research was carried out...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis since 1995 broken down by health board area, year and gender.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what medical breakthroughs have been made in the treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in Scotland.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any representations from universities regarding funding deficits.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure equal pay for work of equal value by academic staff in higher education establishments.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the average full-time salary for (a) female and (b) male academic staff at (i) the University of Aberdeen, (ii) the University of...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funds it has given to the Glasgow Housing Association or to any other bodies for publicising the proposed transfer of the Glasgow City Council housing stock.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce legislation to allow long-lease tenants of commercial properties to terminate or buy their way out of such leases, or have the...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for delay in appointing a new Lord President to the Court of Session and a new Lord Justice General.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with taking forward Criminal Justice Accommodation Services: A Review and Consultation Paper .

  • Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to refer the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Law Commission for its views.

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any measures it is considering in relation to the traceability of sheep.

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any consultation it has had with the livestock auction industry in relation to the traceability of sheep.

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it attaches to traceability with regard to the prevention of outbreaks of contagious disease in animals.

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive how its proposals to grant local authorities a power of well-being will differ from granting local authorities a power of general competence.

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to reduce the number of local authorities.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of every individual allocation of money it has made to Argyll and Bute Council in this financial year and for what purpose each such...

  • NHS Trusts

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has full confidence in the board of the North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Non-Departmental Public Bodies

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it maintains a register of all people serving on non-departmental public bodies and, if not, whether it has any plans to start such a register.

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) revenues it received from non-domestic rates in each of the years from 1996-97 to 2000-01 and (b) forecasts it has made of the revenues from such rates in...

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many appeals against non-domestic rates assessments are currently outstanding and on what grounds they were lodged.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-18498 by Susan Deacon on 9 October 2001, how many Staff Side Chairs of the Area Partnership Forums of the 15 new NHS Boards...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any representations from organisations or residents of Fife regarding its consultation document Review of Strategic Planning .

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve standards of urban design.

  • Procurator Fiscal Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will re-consider its decision that the local Procurator Fiscal carry out a re-investigation into the death of Neil Gillies on 24 December 1999, and...

  • Rail Industry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the range of powers that the Scottish ministers have in relation to the rail industry.

  • Rape

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many rapes were reported in the last year for which figures are available and how many convictions were obtained, broken down by police area and division.

  • Rape

    To ask the Scottish Executive what research has been carried out into the reasons for rape cases failing to reach court and what reasons were highlighted by any such research.

  • Road Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to allow local authorities to introduce speed restriction measures in built-up areas.

  • Road Signs

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received regarding the absence of signs directing visitors to the stadium at Hampden Park.

  • Road Signs

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take regarding the installation of signs directing visitors to the stadium at Hampden Park.

  • Roads

    To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive has confidence in the ability of BEAR Scotland Ltd to fulfil its obligations in maintaining and keeping clear roads in the north of Scotland.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the estimated £250 million cost of the M74 Northern Extension will be paid directly to Her Majesty’s Treasury under the provisions of the...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14085 by Mr Jack McConnell on 29 March 2001, whether it will report on the progress being made in the national evaluation of...

  • Science

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the proposal in A Science Strategy for Scotland to work with the Royal Society of Edinburgh to set up a Scottish Science Advisory Committee to advise on...

  • Science

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to A Science Strategy for Scotland , what plans it has, in partnership with Her Majesty’s Government, to seek funding from Europe and to take...

  • Science

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to establish a Scientific Services Advisory Group.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to implement the recommendations in the report Early Endowment by the Scottish Council Foundation .

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-3935 by Mr Alasdair Morrison on 25 October 2001, whether the system of additional support to students currently arranged...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any representations have been received on proposed changes to the starting salary for mature graduates beginning a new teaching career.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it intends to make available to local authorities for the implementation of Area Waste Plans beyond 2004.

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