Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 23 January 2003

  • Audiology

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to improve audiology services.

  • Birds

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to Her Majesty’s Government requesting that it make representations to the Government of Iceland regarding the proposed...

  • Birds

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with the Government of Iceland or any international environmental agencies regarding the proposed hydro-electric developments in...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce the incidence of skin cancer.

  • Child Protection

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reform the system for identifying and protecting vulnerable children.

  • Cities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether City of Edinburgh Council has requested any meetings with it following the cities review.

  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and what issues will be discussed.

  • Culture

    To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Executive has made in promoting the life and works of Robert Burns.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address any increase in the level of crack cocaine use and whether any measures already introduced have met with success and, if so,...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the presence of crack cocaine and incidence of misuse of the drug in each police force area, giving any information on any link to crime...

  • Economy

    To ask the Scottish Executive when Scottish gross domestic product per head will reach the same level as UK average gross domestic product per head.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish a bill to reform the record of needs procedure.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of S4 pupils gained five or more awards at level 5 or better in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) the East...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of S6 pupils gained three or more awards at level 6 or better in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) East...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of people there have been holding (a) no educational qualifications, (b) ordinary grade or equivalent qualifications, (c) higher grade...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs there have been in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year from 1995.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) total number of jobs and (b) employment growth rates have been in the (i) energy, (ii) water, (iii) manufacturing, (iv) construction, (v) distribution,...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been in employment in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year from 1995, broken down by gender and what the growth rate has been in...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32232 by Iain Gray on 13 December 2002, how many people have been unemployed in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many consultancy contracts have been entered into by each local enterprise company in each of the last three years; how many such contracts are currently in...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in assessing the economic impact that reductions in fishing quotas will have on fishing communities such as Arbroath.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve services for those suffering from chronic pain.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how Partnership Information Network guidelines are monitored and enforced and what penalties are faced by NHS trusts that fail to implement such guidelines.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the function of the Lanarkshire Health Executive, Unit 19, Enterprise House, Dalziel Street, Motherwell is; what dealings it has had with this organisation, and...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many pregnant women have been tested for HIV in the Greater Glasgow NHS Board area in each year since 1999.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual cost will be of routine HIV testing of pregnant women in the Greater Glasgow NHS Board area from April 2003.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being developed to ensure that pregnant women routinely tested for HIV in the Greater Glasgow NHS Board area from April 2003 are aware of the...

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the retention of existing research and research-degree-awarding powers by Scottish universities.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it offers lower income homeowners.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how Glasgow City Council will be compensated for services that it delivers to residents beyond the city boundaries.

  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the report of its short-life action group on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many consultant vacancies there are in each NHS acute hospital, broken down by speciality.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurse vacancies there are in each NHS acute hospital, broken down by speciality.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many requests by nursing staff for increased flexible working were (a) made and (b) granted in the last 12 months, broken down by NHS trust area.

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are for Scotland to celebrate the European Year of Disabled People 2003.

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the trends have been in population and household size in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1961.

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the trends have been in the number of (a) single-person households, (b) single-parent families, and (c) households with children and two or more adults in the...

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive what increases it estimates that there will be in the number of two-adult households in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in the years for which figures are available.

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will produce a consultation paper on urban regeneration companies.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve single track roads in the Highlands and Islands.

  • Schools

    To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Executive plans to re-evaluate the use of public private partnership as a means of financing schools.

  • Scottish Executive Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its expenditure is greater or less than the revenue raised and whether its spending plans would be affected if expenditure is matched to revenue.

  • Scottish Water

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for Scottish Water.

  • Special Educational Needs

    To ask the Scottish Executive what period the £150,000 announced by the Minister for Education and Young People on 14 January 2003 for the Inclusive Learning Network for children with...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to encourage young people to continue to participate in sport after leaving school.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in relation to the introduction of the European Union law that requires the recycling of unwanted cars and other vehicles.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been (a) awarded to and (b) spent by each local authority for the storage, transportation and disposal of disused fridges and freezers.

  • Water Fluoridation

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek a debate and a vote in the Parliament on fluoridation of the public water supply.

  • Young Offenders

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the statement in paragraph 139 of the Audit Scotland report, Dealing with offending by young people , that "a serious problem is the lack of...

  • Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the destinations were of school leavers in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) East Renfrewshire Council area in each year from 1995.

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