Scottish Parliament Written answers

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive, following the consultation on animal health and welfare, what assurances it will give that any cost-sharing and responsibility-sharing measures will only be...

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive, following the consultation on animal health and welfare, what assurances it will give that any cost-sharing and responsibility-sharing measures will only be...

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had or plans to have with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding any cost-sharing and responsibility-sharing...

  • Benefits

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the amount of unclaimed council tax benefit in each year since 1999, also broken down by local authority area.

  • Concessionary Fares

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been notified of any funding surpluses in the operation of the concessionary fares scheme and, if so, what the surpluses have been for each year since...

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the police clear-up rate has been in each year since 1999 for serious violent crimes, as referred to in Building a Better Scotland Spending Proposals 2005-2008,...

  • Crime

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of sentence for crimes of indecency has been in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) main offence and (b) sheriff court district.

  • Ferry Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to make ferry services from the mainland to the Western Isles more affordable.

  • Fertility Treatment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-1774 by Nicola Sturgeon on 13 July 2007, what action is being taken to reduce the average waiting time for fertility treatment...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Chief Executive of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (a) is solely responsible for the agency’s operation and performance, (b) has been...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, whether it will provide a table showing a comparison of the...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, whether it will provide a table showing a comparison of the cost...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, what evidence was presented by the Scottish Fisheries Protection...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, whether the statement, attributed to a spokesman for the Scottish...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, whether the statement in the Mail on Sunday on 10 June 2007...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, what further evidence is required to demonstrate the need for the...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-12 and S3W-889 by Richard Lochhead on 7 and 27 June 2007, why the terms of reference for the review of the fleet renewal...

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-1495 by Nicola Sturgeon on 13 July 2007, whether the Healthcare Associated Infections Task Force will issue guidelines to NHS...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that absentee landlords are held accountable for the condition of communal areas which are affected by their properties.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many failure to appear warrants have been issued in each of the last five years, broken down by sheriff court district.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how Agenda for Change has benefited (a) ambulance technicians and (b) ambulance paramedics.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many bank nurses have been employed by NHS Tayside in each of the last three years and what the annual cost has been of employing them.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many agency nurses have been employed by NHS Tayside in each of the last three years and what the annual cost has been of employing them.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances NHS boards can (a) refer a patient for treatment at a private hospital or (b) reimburse a patient for treatment carried out at a private...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support and enhance local health care services to communities in (a) Hamilton, (b) Blantyre and (c) Burnbank.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of patients were given the wrong treatment because of incorrect information provided on wristbands in each of the last five years,...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in co-operation with NHS Western Isles to ensure that Broadbay Medical Practice in Stornoway is in a position to continue to provide its...

  • Non-domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-1713 by John Swinney on 23 July 2007, whether any analysis of the impact of the EC state aid rules was made in relation to the...

  • Palliative Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give to any hospices faced with service cuts in palliative care due to funding shortages.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its definitions are of vacant and derelict land.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any local authorities that have used the planning process to ensure that a proportion of privately developed new builds are...

  • Recycling

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to replicate the level of recycling achieved by South Lanarkshire Council across the country.

  • Recycling

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will give the South Lanarkshire Council to maintain and improve its record on recycling.

  • Scottish Executive Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the outcome was of expenditure against each budget head at levels 3 and 4 of the budget in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07 in respect of the budgets...

  • Scottish Executive Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget for its Environment and Rural Affairs Department was in each of the last five years, broken down by issue and detailing year-on-year percentage...

  • Scottish Executive Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in the environment sections of its Environment and Rural Affairs Department in each of the last three years, broken down by responsibility.

  • Scottish Executive Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in the fisheries sections of its Environment and Rural Affairs Department in each of the last three years, broken down by responsibility.

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has carried out or is aware of any research into the importance of providing staffed public toilets in locations visited by high numbers of tourists.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make an announcement on funding to HITRANS.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers the upgrading of the Raith interchange to be a strategic priority, as set out by Strathclyde Passenger Transport in March 2007.

  • Waste Disposal

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much municipal waste went to landfill in 2006-07, broken down by local authority area.

  • Waste Disposal

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of municipal waste has gone to landfill in each year since 2000, broken down by local authority area.

  • Waste Disposal

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much municipal waste per head of population has gone to landfill in each year since 2000, broken down by local authority area.

  • Waste Disposal

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how much landfill tax has been paid for each year since 2000, broken down by local authority area.

  • Water Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many cubic feet of water were lost through faults to the water infrastructure in each year since 1995.

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