Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 6 March 2003

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to establish a national service for people diagnosed on the autistic spectrum.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many bailey bridges are currently in use in the Moray Council area.

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33523 by Mr Andy Kerr on 14 February 2003, how many specialists were recruited into the civil service in each year since 1996.

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from air travel on targets to reduce climate change.

  • Community Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that people feel safe on the streets of their communities.

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to reduce levels of re-offending by those leaving prison.

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many drivers of foreign-registered cars caught speeding by police speed cameras have not paid the appropriate fine in each of the last three years and what its...

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that crime against people with learning disabilities is explicitly recognised and not described by other terms such as bullying,...

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether policies and procedures have been set up to prevent and respond to hate crime against people with learning difficulties such as third-party reporting,...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the First Minister what support will be provided to ensure that the Ardtoe Marine Farming Unit will continue to operate as a national resource for research into marine fin fish farming.

  • Flooding

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Ad Hoc Committee of Ministers on Flooding Issues has reported its findings and whether it has any plans to improve current arrangements to deal with flooding.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the British Medical Association’s proposed overhaul of GP services will impact on patient care in rural areas.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve renal services.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure the availability of affordable, good quality housing for those on low incomes in the Dumbarton parliamentary constituency.

  • Landfill

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring is carried out at landfill sites and their surrounding areas with regard to the sites’ impact on health.

  • Language Training

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the review of the Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research has been completed.

  • Licensing

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will report on the liquor licensing review.

  • Museums

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce its proposals for the future funding and organisation of the museum and heritage sector.

  • NHS Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is using information technology innovation to improve delivery of NHS services.

  • National Lottery Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the proposed single body for distributing lottery funding, whether it will make representations to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and...

  • Pre-School Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many three- and four-year-old children have been in pre-school education and what proportion of these received provision in centres run by (a) local authorities,...

  • Public Sector Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been of implementing the working time directive for (a) each non-departmental public body and executive agency, (b) local authorities and (c) the...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the relevant local authorities and other interested parties about the Tay Estuary Rail Study.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met representatives of English, Welsh and Scottish Railways and what issues were discussed

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any consideration was given to design and construct contracts for the road improvement schemes recently announced for the Ayr to Stranraer section of the A77.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive when remedial works to the A95 trunk road following the autumn storms will be completed.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive which roads are defined as euro-routes and what plans there are to increase the number of such routes in Scotland

  • Rural Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to increase access to community services for economically disadvantaged people in rural and semi-rural areas.

  • Rural Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is meeting the transport needs of disadvantaged rural communities.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether spending on sports is monitored in line with equalities policies.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much (a) higher education institutions, (b) further education institutions, (c) secondary schools and (d) primary schools spend on sports-related activities,...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive who has responsibility for the provision of sports facilities for people with disabilities.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to address the occurrence of odours emanating from waste water treatment plants.

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