Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 13 March 2003

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will assist small- and medium-sized businesses to meet the costs of providing modern apprenticeships.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any further meetings with Angus Council to discuss the funding of the replacement for the Montrose Bridge over the River South Esk and, if so,...

  • Central Heating

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the targets are for installations under its Central Heating Installation Programme in the (a) Hamilton North and Bellshill and (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun...

  • Children with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

  • Children with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration the Physical Activity Task Force has given to outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

  • Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions were obtained in 2001 under sections (a) 47, (b) 48(2), (c) 49, (d) 49A and (e) 50(4) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995,...

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it has made available to support the inclusion of Scottish traditional music at the Smithsonian Institution’s Folklife Festival in Washington in...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the provision of adequate dental services in Skye.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether enough dentists are qualifying following the closure of the Edinburgh Dental School.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote the use of broadband services in both the public and private sectors.

  • Doctors

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31477 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 11 December 2002, whether it will now give information on the destination of graduates from...

  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support is provided to schools to deal with drug and alcohol problems of pupils.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual budget for HM Inspectorate of Education is for 2003-04.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase awareness of age discrimination legislation to be in place by 2006.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to widen access to training among older workers.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote age diversity across the workforce.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will maintain the level of spending on the promotion of enterprise.

  • Equal Pay

    To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has done on the effectiveness of the Close the Gap campaign on equal pay.

  • Firearms

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its guns amnesty will not prevent the police following up unsolved crimes.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many fishing vessels have been decommissioned in each year since decommissioning began and what the total tonnage and power is of these vessels.

  • Football

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure a better future for Scottish football.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the licensing of genetically modified crops for commercial use.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met Argyll and Clyde NHS Board and what issues were discussed.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what role school nurses will have in new community schools.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how additional costs of teaching funding is divided between each NHS acute hospital where teaching takes place.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hours of teaching are carried out by each NHS acute hospital where teaching takes place.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS patients were treated in non-NHS institutions in each of the four most recent quarters.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much the abolition of NHS trusts will (a) cost and (b) save, as referred to in chapter 7 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper .

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been made available for the new research strategy, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper .

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure an adequate supply of good quality social housing.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any official or minister will attend the Working Party on Substantive Criminal Law in Brussels on 4 to 5 March 2003 which is discussing prevention and...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been set aside to encourage skilled professionals to return to the NHS, as referred to in chapter 6 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health...

  • NHS Waiting Lists

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact providing treatment in other NHS board areas to patients waiting the longest will have on local budgets for cross-boundary flow.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive which nursing agencies received a share of the £24,530,733 spent by the NHS on agency nurses in 2001-02, as shown in table E21 of the NHS workforce statistics...

  • Pharmacies

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reject the Office of Fair Trading’s recommendation to remove restrictions on entry to the community pharmacy market.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how incidents of fighting as a breach of prison discipline are recorded for the performance indicators contained in paragraphs 2.2(a) and 2.2(b) of Schedule F to the...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33537 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 February 2003, why it is unable to provide a record of offences of violence at HM Prison...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33537 by Mr Jim Wallace on 27 February 2003, how many incidents of alleged (a) assault and (b) fighting have been dealt with...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34139 by Mr Jim Wallace on 28 February 2003, what the nature was of the incident of failure to comply with agreed reporting...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-25983 and S1W-32815 by Mr Jim Wallace on 29 May 2002 and Hugh Henry on 13 January 2003 respectively, whether any performance...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the quarterly baseline total, as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule F of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock...

  • Public Sector Pay

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average percentage salary increases for local authority chief officers and manual workers will be in 2003-04.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commit more funding to support public transport projects in Glasgow than that announced for Edinburgh.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SE5565/2002 of 21 March 2002, why the works announced for the development and enhancement of facilities at Croy Station have yet to...

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next meet English, Welsh and Scottish Railway and what issues will be discussed.

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has, and its executive agencies and non-departmental bodies (NDPBs) have, invested in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company in each year since the...

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what purposes it, and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, invested money in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive what strategic objectives and operational targets it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, set for the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether all audits and any other reports relating to the financial and operational management of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company will be placed in the...

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive what terms and conditions, including non-disclosure agreements, have been attached to any pay-off packages awarded to senior management staff of the Paisley...

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or any of its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, plan to request a police inquiry into the financial affairs of the Paisley...

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value is of consultancy work commissioned by, or for, the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company paid for, directly or indirectly, by the Executive,...

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) it was and (b) each of its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies were advised of any financial irregularities in the Paisley Partnership...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the school closures planned by Dumfries and Galloway Council as part of its public private partnership bid are consistent with the Executive's rural...

  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made with the policy and financial management review (PFMR) of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

  • Scottish Executive Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of printing, publishing and distributing its annual report, Appointments to Non-Departmental Public Bodies in Scotland .

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in carrying out the second stage of the policy and financial management review of the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many Social Inclusion Partnership projects operating in Glasgow were closed down in each of the last four years.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to alleviate student debt.

  • Substance Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will assist the families of those suffering from substance abuse.

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-29129 on 26 September 2002, whether the legal advice referred to is still applicable and how disclosure of the documents...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer, with regard to paragraph 20 of The 2001/02 Audit of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body by the Auditor General for Scotland , in respect of which aspects of...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer whether the project control methodology used for the overall management of the Holyrood project is Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE), PRINCE2, another...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Holyrood project is operating under ISO 9001, equivalent EU standards for quality management systems or any other recognised standards and, if the project...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer whether the members of the Holyrood Progress Group have had any briefing or training in how to manage project managers or on any aspect of project management.

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer how many of the members of the Holyrood project management team are trained in project management and what training they received.

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer what matrix of authority is used to determine the relationship between the seniority of personnel working on the Holyrood project and their authority to make...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Holyrood Project Team undertook any additional research to provide responses to any enquiries regarding project management aspects of the Holyrood project...

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer how many cost accountants are employed on the Holyrood project.

  • Holyrood Project

    To ask the Presiding Officer what (a) independent and (b) external review processes there are for the Holyrood project.

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