Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 3 March 2003

  • Aggregates

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any underspend in 2002-03 in respect of the aggregates levy community environmental renewal grants will be rolled forward and added to the 2003-04 budget.

  • Aggregates

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision not to allocate aggregates levy proceeds on a geographical basis or in proportion to the amount raised by the levy in a...

  • Agriculture and Fisheries Council

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on the outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council held in Brussels on 20 and 21 February 2003.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) target and (b) actual response times have been for ambulance services in the Clydesdale area of the Lanarkshire NHS Board area in each of the last four...

  • Carers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are being made to give better consideration to the accessibility to carers of employment initiatives and strategies.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support is available to dental practices that seek the services of foreign-qualified dentists and need to support them through their pre-registration...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support is available to NHS boards to attract foreign dental practitioners to any dental vacancies and whether such support includes subsistence...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentists will retire in each of the next five years; how many dental practices have given notice of closure, and whether it will provide information on...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) average and (b) target times are between full inspections of (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what environmental monitoring has been carried out subsequent to the recent test firings of depleted uranium shells at Dundrennan range in Kirkcudbrightshire.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to provide GP care for the island of Coll if the present GP locum contract ends in April 2003, given the absence of a GP on the island from...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to provide a permanent GP on the island of Coll, given the length of time that the post has been vacant.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were admitted to hospital with chronic obstructive airways disease in each year since 1999.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many adverse reactions to vitamin and mineral supplements have been reported in each of the last 10 years.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS board areas offer first aid as part of the antenatal programme.

  • Health Promotion

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are being made to prioritise carers’ health in public health promotion strategies over the next parliamentary session.

  • Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive when work will begin on the Midlothian Community Hospital.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the Daubert judgement which currently governs the admissibility of expert testimony in courts in the United States of America and,...

  • Lifelong Learning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to integrate carers’ needs into education and lifelong learning strategies.

  • Medical Research

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33345 by Malcolm Chisholm on 28 January 2003, what research training fellowships it is funding and where each such fellowship is.

  • Medical Research

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33345 by Malcolm Chisholm on 28 January 2003, what research units it is funding.

  • Medical Research

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33345 by Malcolm Chisholm on 28 January 2003, how much core funding it has given to the research initiatives funded jointly by...

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that all multiple sclerosis patients are assessed at the earliest possible stage to identify whether they would benefit from beta interferon treatment.

  • NHS Pay

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the implementation of Agenda for Change in Scotland; to which staff groups it will apply, and what its implications are for qualified...

  • NHS Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 350 NHS one-stop clinics are located in the Midlothian Council area; where such clinics are located, and what services they offer.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33538 by Mr Jim Wallace on 7 February 2003, in how many cases a serious assault has occurred in HM Prison Kilmarnock but no...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing an effective, modern, 21st century public transport system for Edinburgh.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much public subsidy the rail infrastructure operator received for Scotland in 2001-02.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has issued to local authorities on the use of community consultations on school closures and mergers.

  • Scots Language

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33444 by Mike Watson on 5 February 2003, which specific policies and practice give due regard to the objectives and principles...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any current plans to host major sporting events include women-only events and events for both men and women

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what land restoration sites are currently using sewage and, in respect of each such site, where the sewage is sourced and what monitoring of the (a) local...

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what precautionary measures are in place to avoid (a) water and (b) aerosol contamination at land restoration sites using sewage.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what precautionary measures are in place to protect workers employed at land restoration sites using sewage and, in particular, what monitoring of the health of such...

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is its intended policy that care homes will pay water charges that are five times greater than the charges paid by their counterparts in England and Wales...

  • Water Fluoridation

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any potential harm to breast-fed babies if their mothers drink large quantities of fluoridated water.

  • Water Fluoridation

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any studies have been concluded into the harmful effects of fluoride accumulation in the body.

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