Scottish Parliament Written answers

Tuesday, 15 January 2002

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will implement free nursing and free personal care for older people.

  • Child Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many children live in poverty according to the most recent figures available and whether it will show this figure using the headline measure recommended by the...

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in developing broadband technology.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any representations which it, Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise have made, or plan to make, to (a) the Department of...

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it, Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise have made, or plan to make, to (a) the Department of Trade and Industry and (b) the...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what provision of cycling activities and qualified cycle personnel currently exists in schools.

  • Ferry Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates it has had meetings with P&O Scottish Ferries to discuss (a) extending the Northern Isles ferry contract and (b) any staffing issues relating to...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether general practitioners must provide the prostate-specific antigen test on request.

  • Home Energy Conservation Act 1995

    To ask the Scottish Executive what targets have been set under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 for each individual local authority.

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons are currently classified as rough sleepers in (a) Scotland and (b) East Dunbartonshire and what steps are being taken to reduce these figures.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many new (a) public sector and (b) private sector homes will be constructed in Edinburgh in each of the next five years.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to prevent any non-payment of fiscal fines.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce harassment of people with mental health problems.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what research projects on child and adolescent mental health are currently under way in the NHS in Scotland and how much funding it is providing to each project.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the National Waiting Times Co-ordination Unit will be set up and how much the unit will cost to (a) set up and (b) run.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the National Waiting Times Co-ordination Unit is a short-term measure or will remain a functional part of long-term patient care.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients will benefit from the National Waiting Times Co-ordination Unit.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive who will manage and direct the National Waiting Times Co-ordination Unit.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to altering planning or other regulations to prevent trees cutting off daylight from nearby residential properties and what action it...

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are expected to move residence to Edinburgh over the next five years.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20329 by Mr Jim Wallace on 7 December 2001, what the turnover of (a) uniformed and (b) non-operational staff has been at each...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the public transport links between Edinburgh and West Lothian.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17478 by Sarah Boyack on 28 August 2001, what progress is being made with the detailed study it has commissioned into direct...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive under what specified climatic conditions Amey Highways and BEAR (Scotland) Ltd are expected to grit trunk roads; what the amount of salt is per square metre with...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the role and remit of the Performance Audit Group is in the monitoring of the trunk road maintenance contracts; what its membership is; what its annual budget...

  • Scottish Higher Education Funding Council

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding support it has allocated to the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council to meet its objectives of promoting access for poorer Scots and those living...

  • Scottish Transport Group Pension Schemes

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-18626 by Lewis MacDonald on 28 November 2001, on what date the value of each Scottish Transport Group pension fund at 31 March...

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive what input it is making to the work on knowledge pools undertaken by the Social Exclusion Unit.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any investigations into any alleged irregularities in the use of Social Inclusion Partnership funds in Glasgow are currently being undertaken.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in the event of a project funded by a Social Inclusion Partnership closing down, what would happen to (a) any monies allocated to the project and (b) any equipment...

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the money allotted to the Social Inclusion Partnerships in 2000-01 was actually spent.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual administrative costs are of Social Inclusion Partnerships currently operating in Glasgow.

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in its discussions to seek to allow businesses to retain their existing telephone numbers following Atlantic Telecom going into receivership.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it received the report by Steer Davies Gleave, Evaluation of the Rural Transport Fund ; what action has been taken to implement any of the report’s...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-20307 on 12 December 2001, when, or within what timescale, Flour City Architectural Metals (UK) Ltd should have provided a...

  • Parliament Contracts

    To ask the Presiding Officer what mechanisms the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has to review the performance of tenderers for Parliament contracts.

  • Parliament Contracts

    To ask the Presiding Officer whether potential tenderers for Parliament contracts can be deemed to be ineligible to tender and, if so, on what grounds.

  • Parliament Contracts

    To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has excluded any bidders from any tendering processes and, if so, who and on what grounds.

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