Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 29 January 2003

  • Alzheimer's Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take in the light of the study by Alzheimer Scotland that stated that people that look after dementia sufferers are more likely to take...

  • Asylum Seekers

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can indicate when it will be consulted by the Home Office on the establishment of any accommodation centre in Scotland.

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32391 by Mr Frank McAveety on 15 January 2003, when comprehensive information on the number of people now recognised as having...

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32391 by Mr Frank McAveety on 15 January 2003, what formula it used to determine from sample information nationally that...

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32391 by Mr Frank McAveety on 15 January 2003, how it defines "relatively uncommon conditions".

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33061 by Mr Frank McAveety on 21 January 2003, whether there will be any financial implications of the revised proposal for a...

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish an updated version of the Report on care home costs for older people in Scotland by the National Review Group.

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to fine local authorities that fail to provide sufficient long-term care for elderly patients.

  • Cities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what City Growth Fund money can be spent on and whether ministerial approval is required before any money from the fund can be spent.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what success police forces have had in seizing shipments of cocaine in the last five years.

  • European Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the full text of the letter to it from the European Union (EU) regarding EU structural funds for the Highlands and Islands that the Deputy...

  • Ferry Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total annual cost is of its subsidy to public service obligation routes, broken down by route.

  • Ferry Services

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

  • First Minister

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32029 by Mr Jack McConnell on 10 December 2002, what each of the civil service management functions are for which the First...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to my supplementary question during the ministerial statement on fisheries on 8 January 2003 ( Official Report , c 16700) that fishermen will...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W32091 by Ross Finnie on 7 January 2003, whether any representatives of the fishing industry were present at any of the meetings...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any evidence that Johne’s disease is transmissible to humans.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the classification of NHS beds has changed to include other items, such as trolleys, reclining chairs and couches, as has been reported in respect of the NHS...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek legal advice on the European Union Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the breach of an electronic tagging order is referred to the courts only after three breaches.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether an offender that commits a crime whilst also breaching an electronic tagging order is automatically referred to the courts for breach of the order.

  • Ministerial Visits

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many official visits by ministers there have been to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002.

  • Mortality

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the proportion has been of early deaths in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) the East Renfrewshire Council area of the period...

  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the short-life action group considering the most effective ways of improving care and quality of life for people with ME/chronic...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that there is site sharing in respect of the roll-out of telephone masts for the O2 Airwave service.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many telephone mast applications by mobile phone operators were (a) made, (b) granted, (c) refused, (d) granted on appeal and (e) refused on the grounds of...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the charging policy in respect of planning applications for agricultural buildings.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of funding, including any agreed changes to the funding formula and additional grants, was received by each police force in each of the last three years...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what additional resources have been made available to Lothian and Borders Police because of increased security risks from terrorist attacks.

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to address the declining population and, in particular, whether any consideration has been given to introducing measures that would...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31971 by Mr Jim Wallace on 10 December 2002, when it expects to make an announcement on the site for the new private-build,...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-27513 by Lewis Macdonald on 7 August 2002, what subsequent progress has been made by local authorities in establishing Quality...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) amount and (b) percentage of support to ScotRail has been paid to Railtrack in track access charges in each year since 1997, broken down into (i)...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with the Borders Railway Forum on whether any private bill on the Borders railway will contain provisions that charge expenditure...

  • Recycling

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has given to (a) each local authority and (b) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in each of the last three years to develop kerbside...

  • Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it has given local authorities to implement the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a public private partnership is being considered as a method of finance for the construction and maintenance of the A8000 and what guidelines are being given...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is given to local authorities regarding the frequency of road inspection in order to exercise local authorities’ reasonable duty of care.

  • Skye Bridge

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-27533 by Lewis Macdonald on 8 August 2002, in what year the Assignation Statement related to the Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a growing rail freight industry plays an important role in developing Scotland's economic potential.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the contribution of awards for freight facilities grants and track access grants to achieving of Her Majesty's Government's target of...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much public subsidy (a) freight and (b) passenger rail operations received in 2001-02.

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