Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 17 March 2003

  • Access to Information

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many formal requests for information were made in 2002 under the Code of Practice on Access to Scottish Executive Information and how many such requests were...

  • Air Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its definition is of "value for public money" in respect of the Glasgow to Barra air link, as referred to by the Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong...

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has regarding studies being carried out into the care and maintenance of the Forth Bridge and who commissioned, and is paying, for any such studies.

  • Children with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the £600,000 recently announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport for improved opportunities to participate in sports for children and young...

  • Children with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of any existing funding, or of the £600,000 recently announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, for improved opportunities to...

  • Children with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Active Communities Initiative implementation plan will consider the need for outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

  • Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reports have been made to and (b) proceedings have been taken by procurators fiscal for offences under section 27(1) of the Criminal Procedure...

  • Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reports have been made to and (b) proceedings have been taken by procurators fiscal for alleged breach of bail conditions by committing a further...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive which departments, other than its Education Department and its Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, have issued written guidance, guidelines and official...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many registered secondary school supply teachers there were in each local authority area in each year since 1995, broken down by subject.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many classroom assistants were working in state schools in each academic year since 1999.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has about the impact on businesses of increases in public and product liability insurance costs and what representations it has made to the...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage and fund colleges to offer business management courses to people with a skill who wish to set up their own business.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-6514 by Malcolm Chisholm on 27 February 2003, whether it will now ask the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any measures have been introduced in order to avoid displacement of fishing effort from the white fish sector to nephrops fisheries; if so, what measures...

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the effects of the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease will be with regard to job and economic losses in (a) the Scottish Borders, (b) Dumfries and Galloway and...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any potentially harmful effects arising from the cumulative effect of botox injections and, if so, what the evidence is for this position.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its health improvement challenge, as referred to in chapter 2 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Pape r.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Health Improvement Challenge paper, referred to in Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper , will be published.

  • Local Government

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on how many complaints have been made to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman or its predecessor by individuals about their treatment by...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what uses it is considering for the site of the young offenders facility at HM Prison Glenochil once the facility has closed.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is contractually obliged to hand over land currently occupied by the young offenders facility at HM Prison Glenochil to any contractor once the facility...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33583 by Mr Jim Wallace on 10 February 2003, how many prisoners were detained in each prison in each year given in that...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest estimate is of the cost of tram systems for west, north and south-east Edinburgh.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated administrative and related costs are of re-letting the passenger rail franchise.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made to promote the rail service from Glasgow Queen Street Station to stations in Fife.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any special promotional rail fares are available for the service from Glasgow Queen Street Station to stations in Fife.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether books of advance tickets may be purchased for the rail service from Glasgow Queen Street Station to stations in Fife.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether passengers travelling on the rail service from Glasgow Queen Street to stations in Fife may purchase tickets on the train and what the reasons are for the...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a local authority road can become part of the trunk road network and thereby be maintained by the Executive and, if so, what the process is for achieving this.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has allocated to BEAR Scotland Ltd for road improvements in the Moray Council area in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has allocated to BEAR Scotland Ltd for road improvements to the A95 in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how local groups can access funding for the provision of skateparks.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the package of teachers' pay and conditions based on the McCrone Committee recommendations will enable schools to provide the necessary...

  • Youth Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many grants it has allocated under its Youth Crime Initiative.

  • Fair Trade

    To ask the Presiding Officer what commitments the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) has given to ensure that fair trade products are provided at the new Parliament building at Holyrood.

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