Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 28 November 2005

  • Advocacy Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding each NHS board has allocated to the provision of independent advocacy services, as recommended by the Millan Commission.

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans NHS Greater Glasgow has to improve standards where the criteria set out in the North and South Glasgow local reports on older people in acute care were...

  • Care of Elderly People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to improve standards where the criteria set out in NHS Quality Improvement Scotland - Older People in Acute Care were not met.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is in favour of establishing Business Improvement Districts.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive which environmental organisations it funds, showing (a) the amount of funding in each case and (b) whether each organisation is wholly or part-funded by the Executive.

  • Equal Opportunities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to broaden awareness of the housing and support needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and whether it will adopt a...

  • Equal Opportunities

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors support services provided by the public sector for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

  • External Relations

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken, and intends to take, to encourage the Scottish diaspora in Canada to invest in the Scottish economy.

  • External Relations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to encourage the Scottish diaspora in Canada to contribute to reducing the skills shortage in Scotland.

  • External Relations

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to encourage the Scottish diaspora in Canada back to Scotland to live and to help reverse the population decline.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will invite representatives from the Mallaig and North-West Fishermen’s Association and the West of Scotland Fish Producers’ Organisation to...

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commission research into the likely impact on fuel poverty levels and the number of households affected by fuel poverty of the electricity and gas...

  • H5N1 Influenza

    To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of any unavoidable financial loss experienced by caged bird clubs and other similar organisations following the decision to cancel shows of...

  • H5N1 Influenza

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-20320 by Mr Andy Kerr on 14 November 2005, whether the tendering process will be completed and contracts agreed before a...

  • H5N1 Influenza

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-20320 by Mr Andy Kerr on 14 November 2005, whether monies paid to successful bidders will be dependent on the emergence of a...

  • H5N1 Influenza

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-20321 by Mr Andy Kerr on 14 November 2005, whether all contracts being negotiated by the NHS solely relate to H5N1, a virus...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997 and, in particular, whether Class 9 should be amended in order...

  • Income

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many households have had below average incomes in each year since 1999, broken down by (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area.

  • International Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive which projects have been successful in applying for funding from its International Development Fund and how much funding each project will receive.

  • International Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for funding from its International Development Fund have been rejected.

  • International Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used to assess the concept notes which comprise the first stage of bidding for funding from its International Development Fund.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-20244 and S2W-20247 by Cathy Jamieson on 9 November 2005 and given that experts in the Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices of the...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-20247 by Cathy Jamieson on 9 November 2005, what information it is able to provide on whether there have been any other...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-20244 and S2W-20247 by Cathy Jamieson on 9 November 2005, whether at any time in the last 10 years any experts from outwith...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it is able to provide on the persons tasked with preparing responses to questions in respect of fingerprint issues raised by members of the...

  • Legal Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive why it is necessary for it to outsource legal work.

  • Legal Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive why its expenditure on outsourced legal work to 12 private sector law firms has increased from £159,000 in 2001-02 to £2,033,000 in 2004-05.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS Quality Improvement Scotland has made any recommendations for any particular drugs not to be used for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder on the NHS.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that people with mental health problems, who are not working, are given the opportunity to participate in a social enterprise.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16185 by Mr Andy Kerr on 5 May 2005, when the diagnostic waiting time standards that NHS boards will have to meet will be...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-19220 by Mr Andy Kerr on 26 September 2005, how many members of staff, broken down by role, are available before and after...

  • Non-Departmental Public Bodies

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) have had independent auditors and consultants brought in by the Executive to scrutinise datasets generated by the...

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of maternity pay for student nurses and when it will make an announcement on the issue.

  • Social Economy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its expenditure has been on the creation and support of social enterprises in the last three years, broken down by departmental portfolio.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that mature students, over the age of 25, should be able to access all student discounts in relation to travel subsidies.

  • Telecommunications

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons were for its overturning a decision by Highland Council to refuse planning permission for a Hutchison 3G telephone mast in King Brude Road, Inverness.

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to promote Scotland as a country to visit, if not to live in, to help boost the economy.

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation has been carried out with voluntary organisations in respect of the Executive owning the intellectual property rights of material related to...

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of providing funding for projects which have proved to be successful but require additional support to build on their achievements...

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has to monitor and review its effectiveness in respect of the Scottish Compact with voluntary organisations.

  • Vulnerable Adults Bill

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that people with a communication impairment benefit equally from the provisions of the proposed Vulnerable Adults Bill.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what targets have been set for reduction of waste to landfill and what actions are being taken to meet these targets.

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