Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 18 March 2005

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people arrested have tested positively for alcohol since 1997, broken down by police force area.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports single-manned ambulances being called out to 999 calls.

  • Asylum Seekers

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-13857 by Malcolm Chisholm on 9 February 2005, how the payments received from the National Asylum Support Service were...

  • Child Protection

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any IT systems being piloted to develop multi-agency sharing of children’s information and whether it has consulted the Scottish...

  • Child Protection

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to replace local authority child protection registers with IT systems interoperable across Scotland.

  • Child Protection

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to replace local authority child protection registers with a single IT system.

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a step-by-step explanation or flow chart showing how expenditure decisions that are designed to achieve policy objectives but take into...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many appeals against (a) temporary exclusions and (b) removals from the register of schoolchildren were unsuccessful in each year since 1997.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the current levels of staff shortages are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by local authority.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary and secondary pupils have been enrolled in schools in each of the last five years and what the estimated number is for each of the next five years.

  • Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates that the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 will come into force.

  • Emergency Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what research is currently on-going in relation to existing triage arrangements in accident and emergency departments, in particular regarding the safety of patients...

  • Emergency Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to introduce streaming in accident and emergency departments.

  • Emergency Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what methods, other than a streaming system, are planned to supplement existing triage arrangements in accident and emergency departments.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding arrangements are in place to ensure that early employability programmes for vulnerable adults, such as the New Futures Fund, are continued after March 2006.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Enterprise will continue to be the lead agency on the New Futures Fund initiative until March 2006.

  • European Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the European Commission about regional funding in the 2007-13 funding period.

  • European Union

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-12692 by Peter Peacock on 14 December 2004, what information it has on whether its recommendation to the Foreign and...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the conclusions of the strategic review of inshore fisheries will be made available.

  • G8 Summit

    To ask the Scottish Executive what influence or direct input it will have on the European Council’s contribution to the G8 summit’s discussions on the Africa Action Plan in respect of...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its views are on the model of housing development known as "cohousing".

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the affordability of homes is not adversely affected by any decision to pass the cost of connection to the water and sewerage network to...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the advantages and disadvantages of the single seller survey are, based on research into the 74 cases in the pilot study.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of the appraisal and analysis of the research into the 74 single seller surveys included in the pilot study into such surveys.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many properties have become tenanted under the mortgage to rent scheme in each year since the scheme was introduced, broken down by local authority area.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30484 by Mr Jim Wallace on 28 October 2002, how many guardianships have been (a) applied for and (b) awarded under vulnerable...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider as part of its planning reform restrictions on new housing developments in the vicinity of airport runways and areas where overflying...

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in the reorganisation of Friends of Scotland and GlobalScot in order to encourage members of the Scottish diaspora to live and work in Scotland.

  • Population

    To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures it has used to encourage expatriate Scots to return to Scotland to live and work and what funding has been provided in relation to any such...

  • Special Areas of Conservation

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the network of wildlife conservation sites identified under the EC Habitats Directive will be formally designated as Special Areas of Conservation.

  • Special Educational Needs

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25669 by Cathy Jamieson on 21 May 2002, how many enquiries have been received by Enquire in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c)...

  • Special Educational Needs

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25670 by Cathy Jamieson on 21 May 2002, how much public funding Enquire received in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05...

  • Teacher Training

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-14362 by Peter Peacock on 4 March 2005, what monitoring is in place to ensure that management of student placements is...

  • Teacher Training

    To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to ensure that those undertaking training as primary teachers are provided with teaching resources whilst on placement in order to...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many chartered teachers will have qualified by 31 March 2005.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of chartered teachers have qualified while full-time (a) primary and (b) secondary classroom teachers.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of qualified chartered teachers are (a) learning support and (b) behaviour support teachers.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of chartered teachers who have qualified were seconded to undertake the Chartered Teachers programme.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) primary school teachers were on permanent contracts and (b) unfilled primary schoolteacher vacancies there were in each year since 1997, broken down by...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of career was for teachers retiring from the profession and what percentage of teachers retired in each year since 1997, broken down by local...

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on restructuring the tourism network.

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