Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 5 February 2003

  • Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Land Court will have the required number of members necessary to perform the functions that will be conferred upon it under the Agricultural...

  • Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be a power of remit between the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill.

  • Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Land Court will have any power under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill to be arbiter of consent similar to that under section 1(5) of...

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration its Environment and Rural Affairs Department gives to any trampling around outdoor feed rings by livestock when considering whether a farmer is...

  • Courts

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give any consideration to extending the range of disposals available to district courts in order to include community service orders.

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recommendations have been made by the working group on discrimination in reaction to the report The Experience of Violence and Harassment of Gay Men in the City...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental practices have closed in each year since 1999 and where these practices were located.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental practices in the highest deprivation categories have closed in each year since 1999, broken down by location.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) arrests, (b) convictions and (c) deaths relating to cannabis supply and use there have been in each of the last four years.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) arrests, (b) convictions and (c) deaths relating to heroin supply and use there have been in each of the last four years.

  • Emergency Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32864 by Mr Jim Wallace on 17 January 2003, what action is in hand to try to improve the consistency with which data on...

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of emergency fire cover was available in Glasgow on 21 January 2003 and whether the number of fire appliances was lower in relation to their geographical...

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive why it took 27 minutes for green goddesses to arrive at the fire at Young Street, Springburn on 21 January 2003 and which fire station did the appliances come from.

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the police made any preliminary survey of the fire at Young Street, Springburn on 21 January 2003 before calling out the green goddesses and whether any such...

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive which recommendations from the Bain inquiry report into the fire service it intends to implement and what its timescale is for implementation.

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what examination it has carried out into the recommendations of the Bain inquiry report into the fire service to ensure that the standards of fire cover will...

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the standards of fire cover can be met if retained and whole-time fire crews are combined and, if so, what research it has carried out to ascertain this.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its interpretation is of "rules concerning access to waters and resources", as referred to in Article 19 of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the deductions from future fishing opportunities outlined in paragraph 1 of Article 23(4) of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002 would be for one year...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether reallocation of fishing opportunities as outlined in Article 23(4) of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002 is compatible with the principle of relative...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the procedure for withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy and what the legal position would be if such a policy was pursued.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive from which budgets the £50 million fisheries aid package was taken and whether it will give a breakdown of this package.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33364 by Ross Finnie on 29 January 2003, whether other MSPs for the area were given notice of these meetings and offered an...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commission a short-life national training programme to ensure that carers are aware of the component parts of the education system and are able to...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will generate a review of payment structures across Scotland in order to clarify the situation in respect of allowances to foster carers and, dependent...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the code of practice on the recruitment, assessment, approval, training, management and support of foster carers, as recommended in point 5...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the call for home responsibilities protection to be extended to foster carers and make representations to Her Majesty's Government...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the discussions on the registration of foster carers in the longer term remains on the agenda of the Social Services Council, as...

  • Freight

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many lorry miles have been removed from the road network as a result of Anglo-Scottish freight facilities grant and track access grant schemes awards

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-6288 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 23 January 2003, when the review of the current provision of chronic pain services will be...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32863 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 16 January 2003, why information on abortions performed in order to save the life of the woman...

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals there are to give a distinctive Scottish identity to cattle passports, in line with the decision to ensure that cattle passports from Wales are...

  • Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce details of the proposed assessment of services for people with mental disorder as promised during Stage 1 proceedings on the Mental Health...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many planning applications have been determined by its Inquiry Reporters Unit in each year since 1999 and how many of these determinations have been in favour of...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many planning applications have been referred to its Inquiry Reporters Unit in each year since 1999.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the decision on whether to contract out a service in the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) lies with the Chief Executive of the SPS and when it lies with Scottish...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many awards granted for freight facilities grant and track access grant schemes in 2001-02 depended upon an element of funding for Anglo-Scottish flows from the...

  • Road Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to the promotion of community speed watch schemes.

  • Scots Language

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take with Her Majesty’s Government to comply with Part II of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of the...

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the benefit to the economy of genealogy, including tourism within and to Scotland associated with the tracing of ancestry.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been allocated to the Strategic Waste Fund in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer when the management team of the Holyrood project, or any of its members, first (a) became aware of the contents of the accounts of Flour City International Inc in...

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