Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 2 March 2007

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

  • Children's Hearings

    To ask the Scottish Executive in what percentage of cases over the last four years, where a children’s hearing determined a compulsory supervision requirement for a child who resided with a...

  • Class Sizes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of class sizes in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are above the national average.

  • Class Sizes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in reducing class sizes to 20 for S1 and S2 mathematics and English classes.

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to replace the discontinued Local Capital Grants Scheme with a new scheme of grant assistance for the upgrading of village and community facilities.

  • Crown Office and Procurators Fiscal Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33051 by Elish Angiolini on 21 January 2003, what hourly rates and what grades are applied for staff when calculating the...

  • Economy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the economic and social impact will be on the Scottish parliamentary constituency of Dumbarton of a £30 million reduction in spending at the Faslane naval base.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what training is funded under the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) initiative.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what training is available under the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) initiative.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what time limits are placed on training offered under the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) initiative.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what cost limits are placed on training offered under the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) initiative.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) initiative includes access to, and payment for, training in appropriate safety requirements or...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money was provided to the Simclar Group in respect of its operations in Ayrshire and Dunfermline; how many jobs were (a) promised and (b) created,...

  • Europe

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in formulating the new European Regional Development Fund programme.

  • Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S20-12000 by Mr Andy Kerr on 15 February 2007 ( Official Report c. 32164), what the basis is for his statement, in relation to...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many public sector homes have been sold under the rent to mortgage scheme since the scheme’s inception, also broken down by year.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many public sector homes have been sold under the right to buy scheme since the scheme’s inception.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many rural home ownership grants have been approved in (a) Caithness, (b) Sutherland, (c) Orkney, (d) Shetland, (e) the Western Isles, (f) Ross-shire, (g)...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what average time has been taken to reach a decision on approving rural home ownership grants and to inform applicants in (a) Caithness, (b) Sutherland, (c) Orkney,...

  • Life Expectancy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the 10 local authority (a) areas and (b) wards with the (i) highest and (ii) lowest life expectancies in (A) the latest year for which...

  • Maternity Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the new Larbert hospital will have a maternity unit that can deal with bleeding during pregnancy.

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive when Stirling Royal Infirmary is due to close.

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for opening the accident and emergency unit at the new Larbert hospital.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many gynaecologists are employed in each NHS board area.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed in running the NHS staff bank and, of these, how many are managers.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for gynaecology out-patient appointments in each NHS board area.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for gynaecology in-patient appointments in each NHS board area.

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive what total amount of revenue from business rates was lost in 2005-06 as a result of hardship relief being granted to businesses under the provisions of section 25A...

  • Ports

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether pilots on the River Clyde can be transferred as part of any sale or acquisition of Clydeport and, if so, what steps the Executive would be able to take in...

  • Ports

    To ask the Scottish Executive which organisation is responsible for monitoring, supervising and regulating pilotage in Clyde ports.

  • Public Private Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to investigate the design quality of schools and other public buildings financed through PPP and how they compare in this respect with...

  • Road Accidents

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many injuries or fatal road accidents have involved horses in the last five years, broken down by police constabulary.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates the cost to the public purse would be of cancelling the (a) M74 extension and (b) Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

  • Skye Bridge

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31693 by Tavish Scott on 19 February 2007, how long the toll period would have lasted if the Skye Bridge concession had not...

  • Skye Bridge

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31693 by Tavish Scott on 19 February 2007, how the public and the Highland Regional Council were informed of the length of...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what allowance is made in teachers’ time to ensure that parent/teacher consultations take place, following the McCrone Report.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it gives to local authorities and schools regarding the holding of parent/teacher consultation sessions.

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to consult on any changes to the current exemption scheme from water and sewerage charges after it expires in 2010 and, if so, when and how the...

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