Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 15 March 2007

  • Agriculture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the volume of regulation dealt with by farmers.

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) men and (b) women are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder, broken down by age.

  • Blind and Partially Sighted People

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are registered blind as a consequence of wet age-related macular degeneration, broken down by NHS board.

  • Child Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how long on average it takes the Care Commission to provide appropriate accreditation for those who apply to become childminders; whether there is a backlog of...

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is still its policy to disperse civil service jobs across Scotland.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what total number of home help hours was delivered in each year since 1997-98, broken down by local authority area.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much each local authority spent on (a) residential care homes and (b) nursing homes for elderly people in each of the last five years.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentists have exhausted their 2006-07 NHS budgets.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 951 drug-related deaths involving methadone recorded since 1990 were the subject of a fatal accident inquiry.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-29476 by George Lyon on 15 November 2006, from where the figures on methadone-related deaths for the years since 1990 were derived.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 951 methadone-related deaths since 1990 were recorded as accidental.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it records the number of methadone prescriptions that are issued.

  • Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the value to the economy is of exports of electricity to other parts of the United Kingdom through the national grid, in both financial and employment terms.

  • Farming

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average (a) output of farm businesses by farm type and (b) change in output was in each year since 1997.

  • Fatal Accident Inquiries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many fatal accident inquiries have been reopened since 1999 and, of these, how many upheld the objections to the original findings.

  • First Minister

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31726 by Mr Tom McCabe on 27 February 2007, who met the costs of the First Minister’s flight to London and return rail...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether proposals are in place anent the introduction of a system of administrative penalties for fisheries offences committed by the skippers or owners of fishing...

  • Forestry

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that forestry should be covered by the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 and what representations it will make to Her...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive in which NHS board areas (a) macugen, (b) lucentis or (c) avistin is prescribed to treat the early stages of wet age-related macular degeneration.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are undergoing treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration, broken down by NHS board.

  • Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it contacted Castle Craig hospital requesting the information asked for in parliamentary questions S2W-31662 and S2W-31663.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in consulting on amending the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 in respect of ship-to-ship oil transfer in the...

  • Maternity Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis or data the level of provision of neonatal transport is decided.

  • Midwifery

    To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the number of midwives required by the NHS (a) currently and (b) over the next five years.

  • Ministers

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all ministerial engagements that have taken place since 1 September 2006, broken down by (a) ministerial portfolio, (b) name of minister and (c)...

  • NHS Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure by unweighted head of population and (a) in-year and (b) accumulated financial positions were of each NHS board for (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05...

  • NHS Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) accumulated and (b) in-year financial positions of the NHS were in each year since 1996-97.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting times were for treatment in (i) ear, nose and throat, (ii) general surgery, (iii) gynaecology, (iv) orthopaedic, (v)...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP practices had not concluded negotiations for a Section 17C Primary Medical Services contract at 1 March 2007, broken down by NHS board.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what change there has been in the number of (a) NHS beds, (b) general and acute beds, (c) intermediate care beds, (d) non-residential intermediate care places and...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of out-patient operations were cancelled in each NHS hospital in each of the last five years.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the number of nursing vacancies in the NHS at the end of August 2007.

  • Nursing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many nursing graduates had not completed a preceptorship one year after their graduation in each of the last three years.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive to where staff and prisoners from HM Prison Low Moss will be moved after its closure.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is given to the redeployment of staff in the event of a prison closure, such as at HM Prison Low Moss, when redundancy is not available.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Network Rail regarding the maintenance programme for points on the west and east coast main lines.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how many sets of railway points in Scotland have been re-inspected since the Cumbria rail crash.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding railway maintenance following the Cumbria rail crash.

  • Residential Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to improve standards in care homes following the publication of the Care Commission’s recent study of services.

  • Rural Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to submit the Scottish Rural Development Programme to the European Commission.

  • Social Work

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31669 by Lewis Macdonald on 20 February 2007, whether it will provide information on the powers of direction in relation to...

  • Social Work

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31669 by Lewis Macdonald on 20 February 2007, when, and in what circumstances, the powers of direction under to the Social...

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the level of sports facility provision across Scotland.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made through the National Waste Plan towards achieving recycling and composting rates of 30% by 2008 and 55% by 2020.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will work towards a target of zero waste in Scotland.

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