Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 19 November 2001

  • Career Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what special advice services are available for young people with disabilities who are considering further education on leaving school.

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil service jobs it plans to relocate to North Ayrshire as part of its commitment to decentralising government departments and what the timescale is for...

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its plans for the dispersal of civil service jobs will extend to all areas of the country.

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in relation to any timetable it has for the dispersal of civil service jobs.

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the criteria are for the selection of destinations for the relocation of civil service jobs.

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether areas with above average levels of unemployment will be given priority in the dispersal of civil service jobs.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have been held with the Department of Trade and Industry on changes to Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment legislation as it effects...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in dealing with unemployment in North Ayrshire.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what practical measures it will consider taking to attract employment to North Ayrshire.

  • External Relations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff and what resources it has available in Washington D.C for the promotion of Scottish interests both exclusively and as part of a wider brief.

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address any shortage in foster carers.

  • Further Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17971 by Jackie Baillie on 1 October 2001, how the £0.5 million funding to boost college provision specifically for...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider funding a national pool of salaried locums to alleviate any difficulties encountered by general practitioners in rural practices both in...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice or guidance it has provided to education authorities on how to deal with teaching materials concerning genetically modified crops.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what authorisation it has given to companies involved with genetically modified (GM) crops or pro-GM organisations regarding the distribution of information on GM...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre any material that it has authorised that can be distributed to schools on the use of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to reduce short-term contracts and promote family-friendly policies in the NHS.

  • Higher Still

    To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanism it has put in place to carry out the functions previously undertaken by the Higher Still Development Unit.

  • Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in increasing the number of NHS intensive care unit beds.

  • Landfill

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce a ban on landfill of (a) sorted combustible waste and (b) organic waste.

  • Landfill

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in respect of composting bins issued by local authorities, whether it has issued any guidelines on benchmark figures for the amount of compost produced per bin that...

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the current position is regarding the proposed reopening of the cattle incinerator in Carntyne, Glasgow.

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and other public bodies have taken responsible and appropriate action with regard to the application for a licence...

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14063 by Malcolm Chisholm on 23 March 2001, what plans it now has for the care of mentally disordered offenders.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people have suffered from mental health problems since May 1999, broken down by health board area.

  • Nuclear Power

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice or guidance it has issued to civil emergency planners and local authorities regarding potential terrorist threats to nuclear material stored or used at...

  • Nuclear Power

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice or guidance it has issued to civil emergency planners and local authorities regarding the length of warning times which should be given to enable the...

  • Nursing and Midwifery

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is a signatory to the Munich Declaration on nurses and midwives.

  • Parliamentary Questions

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide substantive answers to questions S1W-17798, S1W-17799, S1W-17802 and S1W-18076.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of comments made by Chief Superintendent David Johnstone of Strathclyde Police in the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald on 2 November 2001 that, in a context...

  • Prescription Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the requirements are for a medical condition to qualify for an exemption from prescription charges.

  • Public Appointments

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list for each year since the declaration of political affiliation became mandatory as part of the system of appointments to public bodies in Scotland...

  • Residential Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many respite care places have been provided since May 1999, broken down by (a) health board area and (b) local authority area.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that there is no repetition on the wider motorway network of the traffic gridlocks recently experienced by drivers on the M8.

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish full details of the income and expenditure of the Scottish Qualifications Authority for the last two years.

  • Social Work

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many social work assistants have been employed by each local authority in each of the last five years, and what financial and other support is available for...

  • Social Work

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many posts for social workers specialising in childcare were vacant in each local authority in each of the last five years.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all officially recognised sports and recreations.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-18665 by Allan Wilson on 26 October 2001, what specific additional safety measures have been introduced through the British...

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