Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 19 March 2003

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the incidence of (a) under-age drinking, (b) drinking by young adults and (c) drinking by children and what resources it has...

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the results of the pilot proof-of-age schemes to reduce under-age drinking are expected and what action it will take if the schemes prove effective.

  • Carers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that carers’ assessments for accessing services are adequately funded and implemented.

  • Carers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that resources are made available so that carers have access to respite from caring.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action people can take when care provided by local authorities is less than that outlined in their care plans.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on detection, conviction, awareness and education programmes and rehabilitation and treatment projects with regard to illegal drug abuse and...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to maximise business start-ups amongst older entrepreneurs.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether businesses in Arbroath that are dependent on the white fish sector will benefit from the temporary rates relief measures announced on 11 March 2003.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign-owned fishing vessels were on the Scottish register (a) in 1997 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are available and whether it will...

  • Immigration

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage people with skills and qualifications to return to Scotland.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the report by the Crown Agent on the aims, objectives and targets in the criminal justice system will be published and what action it will take as a result.

  • Licensing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring systems are in place in respect of licensing, and complaints about, lap dancing clubs.

  • Licensing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring systems are in place to compare local authorities’ policies on licensing of lap dancing clubs.

  • Lifelong Learning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to develop IT skills among older workers.

  • Ministerial Correspondence

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its performance in answering ministerial correspondence was in the fourth quarter of 2002.

  • National Lottery Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in the light of the on-going review of the national lottery to ensure that the distribution of lottery money in Scotland meets Scottish...

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fund NHS boards in a way that encourages them to employ more in-house nurses and fewer agency nurses.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduate nurses have entered the one-year guarantee scheme and how many have subsequently gained full-time employment.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines there are for (a) nurses and (b) NHS boards to ensure a consistent approach to clinical placement for nursing students.

  • Pharmacies

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will decide what action, if any, should be taken regarding the statutory arrangements for controlling entry to NHS pharmaceutical lists.

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to start accepting applications for its £2 million fund that aims to promote regeneration by sustaining and improving post office branches...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive when an announcement is expected on the proposal to build a 199-megawatt offshore wind-powered generating station at Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many proposals it has received from local authorities in respect of the new round of approvals for schemes for school rebuilding and refurbishment and how many...

  • Social Inclusion Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measurements it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, used to monitor value for money obtained by the Paisley Partnership Regeneration...

  • Special Educational Needs

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34065 by Cathy Jamieson on 26 February 2003, whether it will detail the members of the National Special Educational Needs...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many students in (a) further and (b) higher education (HE) have been eligible for and have received grants; how many received full grants, and how much the full...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether students, their parents or one of their parents need to earn less than £10,000 per year for the student to qualify for a full grant under the current...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the amount of money a student in receipt of a full grant may have to live on may be less than £3.88 a day once reasonable housing costs have been paid.

  • Water Supply

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been of the consultation on the Public Charter for the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland.

  • Water Supply

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will not proceed with the proposed public charter for the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland in the light of the level of response and content...

  • Water Supply

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider setting a job specification for the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland that ensures that all requirements of a public service...

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