Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 24 March 2003

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give financial assistance to farmers who are required to carry out arterial drainage works as a result of an improvement order under the Land...

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of a new "alcopop" called ROXXOF which is being marketed to young people as an aphrodisiac and whether it will make representations to Her...

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Ambulance Service will end completely the use of on-call working arrangements for staff in part-time stations.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive when Peterhead Ambulance Station will commence full-time working.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in the East Ayrshire Council area are being treated for cancers that could have been caused by radiation.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in the East Ayrshire Council area have died from cancer that may have been caused from radiation in each year since 1986.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the causes of the pattern of cancer deaths in the East Ayrshire Council area have changed significantly since 1980.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in the Glasgow Springburn parliamentary constituency area died from cancer compared with the national average in each of the last five years.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to reduce the number of cancer deaths in the Glasgow Springburn parliamentary constituency area.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in the Glasgow Springburn parliamentary constituency area died from lung cancer compared with the national average in each of the last five years.

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of elderly people in the (a) East Ayrshire and (b) South Ayrshire local authority area received intensive home care in each year since 1997.

  • Charities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports full implementation of the recommendations in the report of the Scottish Charity Law Commission including recommendations to modernise charity...

  • Charities

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will introduce a charities bill.

  • Charities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will update the definition of charity as recommended in the report of the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission.

  • Domestic Abuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that all NHS managers are aware of the guidelines on domestic abuse.

  • Domestic Abuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor the implementation of the NHS guidelines on domestic abuse.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it has undertaken, or plans to undertake, to tackle drug misuse in the (a) Edinburgh East and Musselburgh parliamentary constituency, (b) City of...

  • Fertility Treatment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many women have (a) received and (b) been refused fertility treatment in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been allocated to the rates relief scheme for the white fish industry announced on 11 March 2003.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to assist the scallop fishing industry; whether it will make any announcement in connection with the scallop industry before the...

  • Football

    To ask the Scottish Executive what involvement it has had in the issue of ground specifications for Scottish Premier League football clubs.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, emergency in-patients treated in the NHS in each of the last three years were over the age of 65.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the Centre for Change and Innovations budget is for 2003-04, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotlands Health White Paper .

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how Centre for Change and Innovation funding will be distributed to NHS boards, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotlands Health White Paper .

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what specialist paediatric services are available for sufferers of Severs disease in (a) Scotland and (b) the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency, detailing the...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for a wheelchair not being provided to a 12-year-old resident of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency suffering severe debilitation from...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients in the Glasgow Springburn parliamentary constituency area were diagnosed with coronary heart disease compared with the national average in each of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to reduce the number of patients who suffer from coronary heart disease in the Glasgow Springburn parliamentary constituency area.

  • Hospital-Acquired Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital-acquired infections there have been in each hospital in each of the last five years.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much expenditure has been set aside for New Housing Partnership (NHP) challenge funding and (a) what level of and (b) to whom such funding was distributed in...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much private finance has been levered in during each year of the New Housing Partnership (NHP) initiative.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many tenants have benefited from the New Housing Partnership (NHP) initiative through new or improved housing in each year of the partnerships existence.

  • Libraries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on levels of internet usage arising from internet access in public libraries in East Dunbartonshire.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the grant-aided expenditure settlement has been for each local authority since 1996-97, showing the percentage change year on year.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS trusts do not make any allowances in their staffing establishments for sickness and absence levels.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS trusts have a shortfall between the number of employees and the actual full-time establishment in both nursing and ancillary areas and what any such...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25950 by Mr Jim Wallace on 17 May 2002, why it discontinued its key ministerial target for the Scottish Prison Service (SPS)...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what training in preparation for freedom is available for inmates at HM Prison Polmont.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it makes to secure employment for persons leaving HM Prison Polmont.

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34332 by Mr Andy Kerr on 11 March 2003, whether it will give details of each of the 12 projects in negotiation and the 28...

  • Road Accidents

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges of causing death by dangerous driving under section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 have (a) been recorded by the police and (b) proceeded to court...

  • Scottish Executive Advertising

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of its advertising committed in 2002-03 will be paid for by the 2003-04 budget.

  • Scottish Executive Equipment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the value of its computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.

  • Scottish Executive Equipment

    To ask the Scottish Executive over what period it depreciates the asset value of its (a) vehicles, (b) computer hardware, (c) bespoke computer software, (d) standard computer software, (e)...

  • Scottish Executive Property

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the value of its property interests is.

  • Scottish Executive Property

    To ask the Scottish Executive how frequently it restates the asset values of its building estate.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available for skateboarding.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people living in the (a) City of Edinburgh and (b) East Lothian council area have received (i) education maintenance allowances, (ii) young students...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it can and will take to ensure that local authorities comply with the McCrone agreement in relation to promoted posts for teachers.

  • Trade

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8569 by Nicol Stephen on 14 August 2000, what recent assessments it has made of the impact on its responsibilities of the...

  • Vaccines

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to expand illness prevention initiatives, such as flu vaccination schemes, in order to include care providers.

  • Youth Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing the secure estate following the announcement that five providers had been invited to adapt their plans to meet the...

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