Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 2 December 2002

  • Air Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it advised the operators of the Barra to Glasgow air link that the public service obligation in respect of that route would be for a period of one year, and...

  • Audiology

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any proposals for a degree course based in Scotland for the education and training of audiologists have been delayed.

  • Blind People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to help blind people in the light of the Royal National Institute of the Blind campaign report, Changing the Way We Think About Blindness .

  • Careers Scotland

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding was allocated to the Renfrewshire Council area as a result of the creation of Careers Scotland in each year from its inception and what such funding...

  • Child Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £24 million child care package was allocated to the Renfrewshire Council area and how the money was distributed.

  • Children's Hearings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in light of the special report on children’s hearings by the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals.

  • Children's Hearings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what timescale has been set by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration within which all children’s hearing centres must meet the property...

  • Children's Hearings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that the role of reporter to children’s hearings is standardised throughout Scotland.

  • Children's Hearings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information is held on any children’s panel recommendations that are not implemented owing to lack of local authority funding and by whom any such...

  • Children's Hearings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence it has that supports the reported suggestion in the special report on children’s hearings by the Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals...

  • Concessionary Travel

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are expected to benefit from the free off-peak local bus travel scheme for elderly and disabled concessionary card holders in Paisley North.

  • Courts

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of time is during which civil actions currently remain at avizandum in each sheriff court district.

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage change there has been in recorded crime levels committed against older people in the Renfrewshire Council area in each year since 1996.

  • Dairy Produce

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure country-of-origin traceability for milk products.

  • Dairy Produce

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure the sustainability of milk production.

  • Dental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any health risks associated with mercury amalgam fillings in teeth.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there have been for driving whilst under the influence of drugs in (a) Scotland and (b) each police force area in each of the last three years.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what increases in the proportion of children that attain the appropriate levels in reading, writing and maths by the end of Primary 2 and Primary 7 there have been...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of working age people have been unemployed in the Renfrewshire Council area in each year since 1996.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to increase the employment rates of disadvantaged groups, such as lone parents and ethnic minorities, in the Renfrewshire Council area.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to reduce the gap in unemployment rates between the worst areas in the Renfrewshire Council area and the average rate of unemployment for...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the names and addresses are of each recipient of payments made under the Business Growth Fund.

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether armed forces personnel expected to stand in during the Fire Brigades Union strike will have access to the existing fire service engines in Stirling,...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the ministerial statement by the Minister for Environment and Rural Development on 30 October 2002, what scientific data is available on the impact of...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of industrial fishing on white fish stocks in Scottish waters.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it plans to make, either directly or through Her Majesty’s Government, to the Danish Government regarding any benefits to white fish...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of EU white fish quota is fished by Scottish registered vessels, broken down by species.

  • Football

    To ask the Scottish Executive what input it or the former Scottish Office had to the Ernie Walker think-tank on Scottish football set up by the Scottish Football Association (SFA); what updating...

  • Genealogy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that family history research is included within current tourism training.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making on the new general practitioner contract, and whether the introduction of such contracts will require legislation and, if so, what the...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will undertake an immediate review of its policy on GM crop trials following the publication of the British Medical Association’s submission to the...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in view of the British Medical Association’s submission to the Health and Community Care Committee of 20 November 2002 on the health impact of GM...

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will undertake a programme of health monitoring of people that live around current GM crop trial sites.

  • Glasgow Harbour

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of community participation is planned for the Clyde waterfront regeneration project and the Glasgow Harbour development.

  • Health Statistics

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of people in the Renfrewshire Council area have improved their health by (a) reducing (i) smoking and (ii) alcohol misuse and (b) improving their...

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to increase the proportion of students in higher education that are from under-represented, disadvantaged groups and areas in (a) Scotland...

  • Historic Sites

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commission an independent review of care for the historic environment, as proposed by Scottish Environment LINK.

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been allocated to the rough sleepers initiative (RSI) in the Renfrewshire Council area since the inception of the initiative and how successful...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SEsj073/2002 of 7 November 2002, what the timetable will be of the proposed consultation period on the Scottish Standard for Social...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SEsj073/2002 of 7 November 2002, when it plans to publish (a) the final definition of the Scottish Standard for Social Housing and...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to the establishment of multi-agency public protection arrangements for the purposes of assessing and managing the risks posed to local...

  • Legislation

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22241 by Mr Jim Wallace on 6 February 2002, what the results were of its consultation relating to future changes to the...

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many New Futures Fund projects have been funded in the Renfrewshire Council area and how much has been allocated to each such project since the inception of the fund.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what assumptions and calculations the estimate of an extra £200 million investment for council housing was based, as referred to in the ministerial statement...

  • Major Events Strategy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the development of Scotland’s Major Events Strategy.

  • Ministerial Meetings

    To ask the Scottish Executive which meetings of the (a) European Council, (b) Council of the European Union, (c) Coreper and (d) EC committees and working groups and which informal meetings of...

  • Ministerial Meetings

    To ask the Scottish Executive which meetings of the (a) European Council, (b) Council of the European Union, (c) Coreper and (d) EC committees and working groups and which informal meetings of...

  • Museums and Galleries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much financial support has been provided to support the development of education services, including the production of digital and other education resources, in...

  • NHS Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the third party development of health premises is considered as a private finance initiative or public private partnership project and what the reasons are...

  • NHS Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive which health premises have been provided by third party development in each year since 1999; what the capital costs and revenue consequences were in each case,...

  • NHS Spending

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the funding for NHS contract occupational health services was allocated using the Arbuthnott formula and what the reasons are for the position on this matter.

  • NHS Spending

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional capitation for teaching was allocated to each NHS board in each year since 1998-99.

  • NHS Spending

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Arbuthnott formula is applied to additional capitation for teaching allocations.

  • National Library of Scotland

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support has been provided to the National Library of Scotland to assist in the development of its information and communication technologies...

  • Post Office

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Your Guide project will be rolled out to post offices across Scotland.

  • Post Office

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has received from Consignia or Her Majesty’s Government about how many post offices are expected to close in Scotland as a result of...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30175 by Mr Jim Wallace on 16 October 2002, why the residual value of HM Prison Kilmarnock is not shown in the value of...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-28889 and S1W-31081 by Mr Jim Wallace on 24 October and 8 November 2002 respectively, how it was able to show a total budget...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30376 by Mr Jim Wallace on 31 October 2002, whether the figures given in the answer include charges incurred as variables Ga...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in establishing the Bus Users Complaints Tribunal.

  • Racial Equality

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its Race Equality Scheme.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the decision of Her Majesty’s Government and the Strategic Rail Authority to reduce the South Central rail franchise from 20 to seven years, and...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the number of new houses with solar/photovoltaic tiles.

  • Road Signs

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30382 by Lewis Macdonald on 5 November 2002, who would meet the costs of changing or altering signage alongside trunk roads...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £1 billion to rebuild and refurbish schools was made available in the Renfrewshire Council area.

  • Scottish Executive Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30877 by Lewis Macdonald on 18 November 2002, whether the cost for Changing Speeding Behaviour in Scotland: An Evaluation of...

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any markers appointed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority for the 2002 examinations diet were not currently serving teachers of at least three years...

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that past Scottish Qualifications Authority exam papers are published and available for sale timeously.

  • Sexual Offences

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it gives to organisations providing support to the victims of sexual offences.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a performance indicator on smoking cessation in the new general practitioner contract.

  • Social Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce the proportion of working age people living on low income in the Renfrewshire Council area.

  • Social Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of working age people has been living on low income in the Renfrewshire Council area in each year since 1996.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in deciding on a new location for the headquarters of sport scotland.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it plans to allocate to local authorities in respect of the requirement on them to dispose of refrigerators containing ozone-depleting...

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