Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 17 February 2003

  • Asylum Seekers

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has discussed asylum seeker accommodation and, in particular, a possible accommodation centre at RAF Turnhouse with the Home Secretary or the Secretary of...

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33192 by Mr Frank McAveety on 17 January 2003, what details its joint group with COSLA on free personal care has received from...

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of older people in the (a) Argyll and Bute and (b) West Dunbartonshire local authority area received intensive home care in each year since 1996.

  • Child Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £42 million funding for Sure Start Scotland was paid to (a) Argyll and Bute Council and (b) West Dunbartonshire Council and what the money was...

  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is examining the possibility of involving staff that are not legally qualified in the marking of any...

  • Economy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will establish a task force to consider any difficulties facing the economies of Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Macduff.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the East Dunbartonshire Council area has been designated as a (a) site of special scientific interest, (b) national scenic area, (d) local nature...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the East Dunbartonshire Council area is greenspace.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measurements of transport-related pollutants have been taken in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1992 and what progress is being made on...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in particulate-pollutant concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1992.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1987.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in carbon monoxide concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1987.

  • Executive Agencies

    To ask the Scottish Executive what dealings it has had, or any of its agencies have had, with Workability Ltd and Business Link (Virtual Services) Ltd whose registered offices are at 9 Kitchener...

  • Executive Agencies

    To ask the Scottish Executive what declarations of interest have been made by employees of, or advisers to, the Scottish Public Pensions Agency with regard to their directorship of any companies...

  • Ferry Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31518 by Ross Finnie on 25 November 2002, whether it has now had any further discussions with Superfast Ferries regarding...

  • Fire Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of industrial action by fire service personnel has been to date and from which budget this cost has been met.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the cost of regulation for the aquaculture industry.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support businesses that provide support services to the fishing industry.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has carried out with rural GPs regarding any proposed withdrawal of the Chapter 10.5 payments scheme for GP practices in rural areas with low...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will introduce to safeguard GP practices in rural areas on the introduction of the new GP contracts.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how many new homes have been sold by building companies to individuals in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1991.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to give final approval to the transfer of Glasgow City Council’s housing stock to Glasgow Housing Association Ltd.

  • Landfill

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it keeps a record of new landfill sites for which planning permission has been granted.

  • Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1940

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will transfer all cases relating to agricultural holdings disputes within the jurisdiction of the sheriff courts to the Scottish Land Court and, in...

  • Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1940

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many orders were (a) sought and (b) granted under (i) section 1(1) and (ii) section 1(2) of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1940 and how...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funds were allocated, and on what dates, to the East Dunbartonshire Council area through (a) the National Childcare Strategy, (b) Sure Start Scotland, (c) New...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what gross capital payments have been (a) proposed for and (b) made to East Dunbartonshire Council under the local government settlement in each year since 1996.

  • Ministerial Cars

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8566 by Mr Jack McConnell on 22 August 2000, how much money has been spent on fuel for ministerial cars in each year since 2000-01.

  • Ministerial Visits

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the First Minister to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross loss of revenue will be of the reduction in rate poundage for businesses with a rateable value less than £10,000 under the Small...

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross increase in revenue will be of the increase in rate poundage for businesses with a rateable value greater than £25,000 under the Small...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) householder and (b) non-householder planning applications have been made to East Dunbartonshire Council in each year since 1999 and what percentage of...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that all local authorities meet the national target of dealing with 80% of all planning applications within two months.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive why agricultural planning application charges are, for applications in respect of areas of less than 465 square meters, a flat rate of £42 and, for applications...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were sent from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether assistance was requested from any other service by the Scottish Prison Service to deal with the concerted indiscipline at HM Prison Kilmarnock that occurred...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Prison Kilmarnock has sent any staff to deal with the concerted indiscipline at other Scottish Prison Service establishments and, if so, on what dates and...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the harnessing of energy from wave and tidal current resources.

  • Scottish Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by (a) Scottish Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1996, broken down...

  • Scottish Executive Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-29718 by Mr Jim Wallace on 23 October 2002, when decisions on future spending on external affairs will be finalised and how it...

  • Scottish Executive Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of printing, publishing and distributing Building Our Future: Scotland’s School Estate .

  • Scottish Executive Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of the summary document of Recording Our Achievements were produced and what the (a) production and (b) distribution costs were.

  • Scottish Executive Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the summary document of Recording Our Achievements was distributed as an insert with a newspaper or periodical and, if so, in which newspapers or...

  • Scottish Executive Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs have been of producing, publishing, launching and distributing each of its publications produced to date.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31383 by Dr Elaine Murray on 18 November 2002, how much additional money has been allocated to school sport in the (a) Argyll...

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of household waste in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Renfrewshire Council area and (c) the East Dunbartonshire Council area is (i) disposed of by...

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