Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

  • Concessionary Travel

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure that people under the age of 60 who are registered deaf and in receipt of a concessionary travel card do not temporarily lose their right to...

  • Concessionary Travel

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much notice it recommends that local travel authorities give disabled concessionary travel card holders under the age of 60 of when their cards are due for renewal.

  • Concessionary Travel

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that NHS boards are aware of the requirement for consultants to verify their patients’ disability in order that they meet the...

  • Concessionary Travel

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider introducing an interim concessionary travel card arrangement for disabled travel card holders under the age of 60 who are awaiting a...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve access to NHS dentists in (a) Hamilton, (b) Blantyre and (c) Burnbank.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £40 million for new school building, announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on 20 June 2007 ( Official Report c....

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive why Scottish Enterprise business grants are not available for people aged 31 and over.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to commence clawback arrangements in respect of the £3 million regional selective assistance grant that was awarded to Freescale...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers it an appropriate use of public funds to award Morgan Stanley a grant worth £6 million under the regional selective assistance scheme, in...

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the criteria are for refusing grants to companies under the regional selective assistance scheme if jobs are likely to be created regardless of the awarding of...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications under the national registration scheme for private landlords have been rejected on the basis of offences involving (a) fraud, (b) violence or...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many wheelchair-accessible and barrier-free homes have been built by housing associations in each of the last five years.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-1475 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 July 2007, how much funding was made available to Dumfries and Galloway Council from 2004 to...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-1473 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 July 2007, which local authorities are not expected to have an operational common housing...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive by what date it expects all local authorities to have an operational common housing register.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes have been socially let and available to let by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in each year since 1980.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been raised through the sale of council houses in each year since the introduction of the right to buy scheme.

  • Information Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider offering grant assistance to individuals or communities unable to access broadband to help them establish and maintain satellite broadband...

  • Mortality

    To ask the Scottish Executive how mortality rates per 100,000 population from (a) coronary heart disease, (b) strokes, (c) diabetes, (d) cancer, (e) smoking-related illnesses and (f)...

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to minimise the impact on rail travellers unable to travel between Motherwell and Edinburgh as a result of the temporary withdrawal of most of the...

  • Sports Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding is being provided to ensure that 21st century sports facilities are provided for elite athletes in the Lothians.

  • Sports Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the Lothians contribute to and benefit from the Commonwealth Games in 2014, should the Scottish bid be successful.

  • Sports Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding will be made available to provide local community sporting facilities.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent to date on the (a) online upgrade of the A80 to motorway status and (b) Edinburgh trams project.

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring and evaluation of the Project Scotland programme has been carried out.

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what review has taken place of the protocol between Project Scotland and the Volunteer Centre Network.

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what statistics there are showing local authority area referrals to Project Scotland.

  • Water Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will continue the exemption for churches from payment of water and sewerage charges beyond 2010.

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