Scottish Parliament Written answers

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that local authorities and NHS boards record and share information on the number of people with autism.

  • Council Tax

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost is in terms of its budget of the council tax freeze and the reduction in business rates in the current spending review period.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, when an individual room within a building is leased out, an energy performance certificate (EPC) is required under the Energy Performance of Buildings...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what type of buildings or their subdivisions are exempt from the requirement to display an energy performance certificate under the Energy Performance of Buildings...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list its meetings with SEStran since December 2007 regarding the use of the Forth Road Bridge for public transport, also showing what was discussed.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list its meetings with City of Edinburgh Council since December 2007 regarding the use of the Forth Road Bridge for public transport, also showing...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list its meetings with SEStran since December 2007 regarding the Forth Replacement Crossing, also showing what was discussed.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list its meetings with City of Edinburgh Council since December 2007 regarding the Forth Replacement Crossing, also showing what was discussed.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been any discussion with the Public Works Loans Board regarding funding for the Forth Replacement Crossing and, if so, what the response has been.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on preliminary work on the Forth Replacement Crossing.

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18205 by Stewart Maxwell on 4 December 2008, what measures it is using to determine the insulation and energy efficiency...

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-18204, S3W-18198 and S3W 18199 by Stewart Maxwell on 3 and 5 December 2008 respectively, when it expects to announce the...

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18203 by Stewart Maxwell on 3 December 2008, whether a decision has been made on including the issue of top-up funding, low...

  • Higher Education Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18994 by Fiona Hyslop on 8 January 2009, how much discretionary funding was returned to Student Awards Agency for Scotland for...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of funding shortfall it is aware of for home adaptations by housing associations in (a) Scotland and (b) the North Lanarkshire Council area.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to increase grant funding for housing associations with a funding shortfall.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19144 by Stewart Maxwell on 15 January 2009, how many households have been in temporary accommodation in the Lothians at the...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recourse to arbitration or appeal permanent residents of caravans and chalets located on holiday-home sites with 12-month licences have against increases in...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much Glasgow Housing Association has spent on public relations and public affairs over the last two years.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the pilot knife-crime text hotline being run in Lancashire schools by Lancashire Constabulary and Crimestoppers, with the aim of...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people received convictions for speeding offences on the A90 around Laurencekirk in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much SMART:Scotland funding was allocated by the Improvement Service to assist the creation of North Lanarkshire Council’s approved trader scheme since its...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there was cabinet support for the allocation of central government funding to Glasgow City Council during the budget negotiations.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19656 by John Swinney on 12 January 2009, what the determining factors unique to Edinburgh were that led to the award of the...

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the financial needs of the City of Glasgow Council are met.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing made in the budget negotiations concerning the funding of Glasgow City Council.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how many people are in receipt of the state pension.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17221 by Kenny MacAskill on 5 November 2008, whether the search for a site for HM Prison Inverclyde includes the Renfrewshire...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or Transport Scotland, has had plans at any time since 1999 to construct a bypass around Selkirk on the A7.

  • Scottish Improvement Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19452 by John Swinney on 15 January 2009, what the financial contributions to the Improvement Service were of (a) COSLA and...

  • Scottish Improvement Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19452 by John Swinney on 15 January 2009, how it monitors best value and the use of public money in relation to the...

  • Scottish Improvement Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19452 by John Swinney on 15 January 2009, what the level of funding to the Improvement Service has been in each financial year...

  • Scottish Improvement Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19452 by John Swinney on 15 January 2009, whether it will provide the dates of board meetings of the Improvement Service since...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average level of student debt was among graduates from universities and colleges in the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will lay before the Parliament a report assessing the impact that abolishing the graduate endowment has had in relation to widening access to higher education.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19196 by Fiona Hyslop on 15 January 2009, what changes to secondary legislation would be required to implement each of the...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many higher education students at college receive young student bursaries (YSB), broken down by income, and what the total amount was of YSB received by such...

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many students in receipt of the (a) Lone Parent’s Grant and (b) Lone Parent’s Childcare Grant also received the Young Students’ Bursary in the...

  • Student Loans

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19186 by Fiona Hyslop on 14 January 2009, what savings will be made in the Education and Lifelong Learning budget, and to...

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17276 by Maureen Watt on 12 November 2008, on what date the report of the task group on hospitality and tourism training will...

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