Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2002

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total costs were of staging the recent The Same As You conference at Heriot Watt University in conjunction with the National Autistic Society and Scottish...

  • Birds

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any evidence that wind turbines pose any threat to birds and what research it has commissioned into this matter.

  • British-Irish Council

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the outcome of the recent meeting of the British-Irish Council in Jersey.

  • Caledonian MacBrayne

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it carried out any performance assessment process prior to the reappointment of the Chairman of Caledonian MacBrayne; who was consulted in connection with...

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether all assessments for the implementation of free personal care on 1 July 2002 have been carried out.

  • Central Heating

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners have benefited from its central heating installation programme.

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any new developments in its community regeneration policies.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is introducing in order to tackle drug dealers.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in tackling indiscipline in schools and in addressing concerns over violence against teachers.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of unemployment in (a) Edinburgh South and (b) Scotland has been in each year from 1992 to 2002.

  • Ferry Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25425 by Lewis Macdonald on 21 May 2002, whether Caledonian MacBrayne has been guided by either the Executive or Her...

  • Ferry Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward its proposals to tender the Clyde and Hebrides ferry service currently operated by Caledonian MacBrayne.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to protect Scotland's historic fishing rights during current negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure an equitable system of rating of gear stores for the aquaculture and fishing industries.

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the First Minister whether sufficient measures have been taken to prevent any recurrence of the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic.

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26283 by Ross Finnie on 5 June 2002, what stakeholders will be consulted on the finalised strategy for enhancing disease...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive what new proposals it has to address the number of GPs resigning in the Highlands.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has sought about the position of the Belgian Government in regard to crop trials of genetically modified oil seed rape and what information it has...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many test sites of genetically modified crops there are and where each such site is situated.

  • Government Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17343 by Angus MacKay on 29 August 2001, how many websites offering devolved government services online, other than those...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in eradicating any health inequalities between deprived areas and the rest of Scotland.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Fife Structure Plan will be approved.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are being treated under the NHS for stress or stress-related conditions.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the expert group on local service reconfiguration, referred to on page 26 of Our National Health: A plan for action, a plan for change , will be appointed.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to discuss with Communities Scotland the responsibility for maintenance costs of amenity areas and unadopted roads and paths that have been passed...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future development of housing investment in Edinburgh.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will consider taking in respect of the use of restorative justice models in order to encourage effective work against re-offending.

  • Learning Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring Learning Disability Services Change Fund monies in order to ensure that such monies are used to improve services to people with learning...

  • Licensing

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its response to the consultation paper Review of Liquor Licensing Law in Scotland

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities provide a textphone service.

  • MMR Vaccine

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total costs involved in setting up the MMR Expert Group were.

  • MMR Vaccine

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of (a) entertaining, (b) transporting and (c) accommodating all the members of the MMR Expert Group.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on air travel for (a) staff and (b) patients by each NHS board in each of the last three years.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce median waiting times for people awaiting cataract operations.

  • Nuclear Power

    To ask the First Minister what support the Scottish Executive will give to the development of new nuclear power stations.

  • Nutrition

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the report of the Expert Working Group on Nutritional Standards will be published.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the implementation of a conditional right of appeal for objectors against decisions on planning applications.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26164 by Mr Jim Wallace on 5 June 2002, whether the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland is consulting health and...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in each police force are currently absent from work on a long-term basis, broken down by grade.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in police forces are currently absent from work having been medically diagnosed as suffering from (a) stress, (b) work-related stress or (c) a...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to deliver on the commitment made in the UK Parliament in 1998 to extend the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 in...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in the Scottish Prison Service are currently absent from work on a long-term basis, broken down by grade and region.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support the re-opening of the Edinburgh south suburban railway as a passenger rail route.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will present the directions and guidance for the next Scottish passenger rail franchise to the Parliament before it sends them to the Strategic Rail...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in order to encourage more children to walk to school.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made with the renovation and building of schools.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will reach a decision on the application by Dumfries and Galloway Council to close Laurieston Primary School in Kirkcudbrightshire.

  • Secure Units

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-18362 by Nicol Stephen on 22 November 2001, what the (a) average number of children held in secure accommodation and (b) total...

  • Secure Units

    To ask the Scottish Executive in which secure accommodation facilities girls are held together with boys.

  • Sex Offenders

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its response to the report of the Expert Panel on Sex Offending, Reducing the Risk: Improving the response to sex offending .

  • Stress

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its employees are currently absent from work having been medically diagnosed as suffering from (a) stress, (b) work-related stress or (c) a...

  • Stress

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its strategy is for dealing with its employees who suffer from stress, work-related stress or a stress-related condition.

  • Stress

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it issues to public bodies on the management of stress at work.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of abolishing tuition fees and reintroducing student bursaries on the number of school leavers attending higher education.

  • Sustainable Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking ahead of the First Minister’s attendance at the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August

  • Voluntary Organisations

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25969 by Ms Margaret Curran on 6 June 2002, when it will put into effect the principles and processes aimed at making it...

  • Youth Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will be taking to tackle youth crime and disorder.

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