Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS (a) beds and (b) places on treatment programmes are available for the treatment of alcohol addiction.

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it provided the funding for the recent cull of 18,000 partridges in East Lothian following an outbreak of Newcastle disease and, if so, what the cost was of...

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has in respect of the welfare standards of commercially reared game birds and the spread of Newcastle disease when birds are reared in close...

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek any derogation from EU Regulation 1/2005 on the welfare of farm animals during transport.

  • Carers

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many providers of unpaid care there are estimated to be in (a) Angus and (b) Aberdeenshire.

  • Central Heating Programme

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to help people who are currently waiting for central heating systems and Warm Deal measures.

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-28788 by Patricia Ferguson on 11 October 2006, how many of the celebrations of the birth of the Scottish civil engineer,...

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the celebrations of the birth of Scottish civil engineer, Thomas Telford, should be supported in his birthplace and whether it will support...

  • Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people over the age of 75 it estimates are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it is spending on the Measure Up awareness campaign on the possible link between waist measurement and a risk of diabetes.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of obese adults have been diagnosed as having diabetes, broken down (a) by gender and (b) into age range (i) 16 to 24, (ii) 25 to 34, (iii) 35 to 44,...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive which drug and alcohol action teams (DAAT) have set criteria for the prescription of methadone and what these criteria are for each DAAT.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many residential drug rehabilitation places there have been in each year since 1999.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many methadone-related deaths there have been in each year since 1990, broken down by local authority area.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many senior advisers are being appointed to support its "Determined to Succeed" and "Schools of Ambition" strategies.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive for how long the senior advisers being appointed to support its "Determined to Succeed" and "Schools of Ambition" strategies will be employed.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many support staff will be appointed to assist the senior advisers being appointed to support the Executive’s "Determined to Succeed" and "Schools of...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost will be of any support staff appointed to assist the senior advisers being appointed to support the Executive’s "Determined to Succeed" and...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit will be of the senior advisers appointed to support its "Determined to Succeed" and "Schools of Ambition" strategies.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of support was provided for Bookstart in each of the last three years and is projected for each of the next three years, broken down where appropriate by...

  • Emergency Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what preparations are in place to deal with any act of terrorism in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

  • Emergency Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what studies it has undertaken to assess the levels of preparation to deal with any act of terrorism in Scotland.

  • Emergency Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what studies, to which it has been a party, have been undertaken by the UK Government to assess levels of preparation for any act of terrorism in Scotland.

  • Emergency Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review any decisions in respect of hospital closures in Glasgow, in light of the recent study which ranked Glasgow as one of the least prepared...

  • Europe

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has about (a) why there is no data available for the NUTS 2 Scottish regions in relation to (i) population, (ii) employment in research and...

  • European Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of Future European Structural Funds Programmes in Lowlands and Uplands Scotland 2007-2013 were printed; to whom they were distributed, and what the...

  • European Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of Future European Structural Funds Programmes in Highlands and Islands 2007-2013 were printed; to whom they were distributed, and what the cost was...

  • Fertility Treatment

    To ask the Scottish Executive when its response to the consultation on Review of Access Criteria for Infertility Services in Scotland is expected to be published.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive which of its officials the members of the Independent Budget Review Group have met since the submission of the report of that group to ministers, and on which dates...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many fishermen are employed, and were employed in each of the last 10 years, showing year-on-year percentage changes, also broken down by local authority or...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed in the fish processing sector, and were employed in each of the last 10 years, showing year-on-year percentage changes, also broken down...

  • Football

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the regional indoor football facility at Westfield Stadium in Falkirk has moved from March 2007 to April 2008 and whether it...

  • Further and Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many school leavers continued their studies at higher or further education level in the (a) Argyll and Bute and (b) West Dunbartonshire local authority area in...

  • Genealogy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the principal construction contractor going into receivership has had on the ScotlandsPeople project.

  • Genealogy

    To ask the Scottish Executive when construction works for the ScotlandsPeople centre are likely to be completed

  • Genealogy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the extra cost to the ScotlandsPeople project has been of the principal construction contractor going into receivership.

  • Genealogy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact delays in the ScotlandsPeople construction works has had on (a) visitor numbers, (b) visitor access to the records and (c) staff recruitment efforts.

  • Graduates

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give a commitment not to reduce places for physiotherapy students in response to unemployment levels among physiotherapy graduates.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to sufferers of cyclical vomiting syndrome.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of singleton low birth weight babies has been of all births in each three-year period since 1996-98, also broken down by NHS board.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-28879 by Lewis Macdonald on 1 November 2006, whether it will publish a list of the professions involved in preparation of the...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-28880 by Lewis Macdonald on 1 November 2006, why Strathclyde Police was not involved in determining the risk in granting...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, when determining unescorted leave by restricted patients, how risk to the public is measured by multi-disciplinary teams that do not include the police.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many housing developments have been undertaken on regeneration sites since 1999, broken down by local authority area.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases have been referred to the appeal court in each of the last five years as a result of new or newly discovered facts that show, beyond reasonable doubt,...

  • Non-Departmental Public Bodies

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time staff have been employed, and at what financial cost, in administering health quangos, broken down by (a) body and (b) year since 1999.

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of its jobs, including those funded by it, are occupied by people with a disability or disabilities.

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of applications for its jobs, including those funded by it, were submitted by people with a disability or disabilities in each of the last five years.

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the total workforce has a disability or disabilities, broken down by (a) public and (b) private sector.

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many disabled adults there are in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus, also expressed as a percentage of the local adult population they comprise.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is taking steps to increase the availability of prisoner places, in light of an anticipated rise in numbers of prisoners.

  • Public Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by each of its (a) departments, (b) agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and other privately-provided accommodation...

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the PFI/PPP projects contracted in each region, showing for each the (a) cost to public funds over the lifetime of the projects, (b) PFI/PPP...

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the PFI/PPP projects currently under negotiation or contract bidding, showing for each the (a) potential public funding costs and (b)...

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its total costs have been of employing consultants as advisors to the public sector in PFI/PPP completed projects in each year from 1999 to 2005.

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it can reveal within the constraints of commercial confidentiality regarding the financial arrangements between it and PFI/PPP contractors and...

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list any PFI/PPP projects where the consultants employed to advise it have sought enhanced payments above the original contracted figure, showing the...

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria it employs when assessing (a) value for money and (b) allocation of risk between the public and private partners in PFI/PPP projects and whether there...

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the PFI/PPP contracts in which arbitration by Partnerships UK has been used and what the outcome has been in each case.

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many PPP contracts were awarded in 2005-06, broken down by local authority area.

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many non-profit distributing organisation PPP contracts were awarded in 2005-06, broken down by local authority area.

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken in promoting the non-profit distributing organisation (NPDO) model of PPP.

  • Queen’s Speech

    To ask the Scottish Executive what legislative consent motions it will lodge in the Parliament in connection with the legislative programme of the UK Government that will be announced in the...

  • Regional Selective Assistance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what conditions in respect of the sustainability of raw materials have been attached to the grant of £9 million to the INEOS Enterprises biofuels plant in...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive, following the announcement by the Minister for Transport, during the debate on the Elgin Bypass on 21 September 2006, that a liaison officer with specific...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been allocated to rebuilding and refurbishing schools in the (a) Argyll and Bute and (b) West Dunbartonshire local authority area in each year...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost is of the biometric scanner system recently installed in Todholm Primary School in Paisley.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the cost of implementing any proposal to supply a biometric scanner system in every school would be met and from which budget this funding would come.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether parents and pupils would have the right to opt out of using biometric scanner systems installed in any schools.

  • Scottish Executive Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its budget is for (a) advertising, (b) marketing and (c) any other promotional activity for (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.

  • Scottish Executive Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monies have been allocated to address (a) educational, (b) housing, (c) health and (d) income deprivation issues in (i) East Ayrshire, (ii) North Ayrshire,...

  • Scottish Land Court

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much expenditure was incurred operating the Scottish Land Court in each of the last three years and is projected for the current year, giving the number of...

  • Sectarianism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents of sectarian violence have been reported in each year since 1999, broken down by police force area.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of mothers have smoked during pregnancy in each of the last three years, also broken down by NHS board.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its new digital inclusion strategy.

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assurances will be in place to ensure that programmes arising from its new digital inclusion strategy are targeted towards those groups most socially excluded,...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) funding and (b) other support it or its agencies have given to sports organisations in each year since 1999, broken down by sport.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the Sighthill Park municipal stadium in Edinburgh has moved from May 2009 to June 2011 and whether it expects any further delay...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh upgrade has moved from January 2009 to January 2011 and whether it expects any further...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the East End national indoor sports arena in Glasgow has moved from March 2009 to August 2009 and whether it expects any...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the Scotstoun municipal stadium in Glasgow has moved from May 2007 to May 2008 and whether it expects any further delay to the...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the Toryglen indoor football facility in Glasgow has moved from September 2007 to July 2008 and whether it expects any further...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive why the estimated completion date for the Ravenscraig indoor athletics training facility in North Lanarkshire has moved from August 2007 to September 2008 and...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest available information is on the average drive time to (a) post offices, (b) supermarkets, (c) primary schools and (d) GPs for residents of (i)...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it provides to each local authority for the provision of Dial-A-Journey services.

  • Vaccines

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the childhood immunisation rates for Angus Community Health Partnership have been in the last quarter for which the information is available.

  • Visually Impaired People

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people over the age of 75 it estimates are visually impaired.

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