Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 30 January 2009

  • Autism

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the transition arrangements for people with autism from services for children and young people to adult services.

  • Birds

    To ask the Scottish Executive, regarding its trials on the capture of sparrowhawks, whether it maps the locations at which the trapping of sparrowhawks takes place and whether it will publish any...

  • Birds

    To ask the Scottish Executive, regarding its trials on the capture of sparrowhawks, whether there is a recommended or maximum period of time for which a trapped sparrowhawk is kept before release.

  • Birds

    To ask the Scottish Executive, regarding its trials on the capture of sparrowhawks, whether all released birds are radio-tracked and, if so, at what frequency tracking information is monitored.

  • Economy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the threat to the construction industry posed by the financial crisis, what it will do to ensure that projects such as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many exclusions there were from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Aberdeen, (ii) Aberdeenshire and (iii) Angus during 2007-08, broken down by reason...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the unemployment figures were in each quarter since 1999, broken down by (a) local authority area, (b) parliamentary constituency and (c) parliamentary region.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on fisheries scientific research in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008 and what the projected spend is for (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the European Commission regarding funding for the Forth Replacement Crossing.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it took to explore the use of European funds in relation to the funding of the Forth Replacement Crossing and for what reasons this was not successful,...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has commissioned a tender for the design and preparation of the construction operation for the Forth replacement crossing and whether this tender will be...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has changed its plans for contracting the design, preparation and construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing and, if so, for what reasons.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give details of how the Scottish Futures Trust will be actively engaged with Transport Scotland and its advisers on all its major road and rail...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it would cost to adapt the hard shoulder of the Forth replacement crossing into multi-modal capacity after the bridge has been constructed.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the comments regarding the reassessed cost of the Forth Replacement Crossing by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth in the...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18821 by Stewart Stevenson on 14 January 2009, why no reference was made to cost savings claimed as a result of the funding...

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18821 by Stewart Stevenson on 14 January 2009 and in light of the comments by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and...

  • Homecoming Scotland

    To ask the Scottish Executive what factors it will consider when evaluating Homecoming Scotland 2009.

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements there are for crofters to obtain a bull from the Crofters Commission at less than market rates in 2009; whether such arrangements are compliant...

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive, if the bull hire farms are to remain in its ownership, whether their use will be for the sole benefit of crofting and, if they are to be sold, whether the money...

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is ensuring that the additional costs faced by families living with disability are addressed in its work to tackle child poverty.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees with the findings of the proposed National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 that a bypass at Kilwinning would help to reduce conflict between...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with key stakeholders in North Ayrshire about the construction of a Kilwinning bypass as outlined in the proposed National Planning...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the anticipated schedule is to deliver the enhanced park-and-ride facilities at Croy railway station.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will respond to the UK Government’s recent announcement to develop the high-speed two rail line.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest patronage predictions are for the Borders railway project and on what these predictions are based.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the design capacity of the Borders railway project is sufficient to meet the peak-period patronage projections.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to secure the appropriate possessions to allow the connection of the Borders line with the main network and what steps are still needed.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18978 by Stewart Stevenson on 14 January 2009, what arrangements are in place for local authorities to receive funding from...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to build a bypass at Kilwinning as outlined in the proposed National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 .

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gave to including the construction of a bypass at Kilwinning as part of the Strategic Transport Projects Review.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated start date is for work on the A90 Balmedie-Tipperty dual carriageway.

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many undisputed invoices it paid within (a) 30, (b) 21, (c) 14 and (d) seven days of receipt in 2008, also expressed as a percentage of all undisputed invoices.

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that all of its business suppliers’ invoices are paid on time.

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it has for the payment of undisputed invoices following receipt of goods and services or presentation of a valid invoice.

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many invoices it received in 2008 that have been disputed, also expressed as a percentage of the total number of invoices received.

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure payment of undisputed invoices by all non-departmental public bodies within a 30-day period.

  • Scottish Government Meetings

    To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings its officials have had with representatives of Rothschild since May 2007 and what issues were discussed.

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to inform the Parliament on the progress made in the first phase of single outcome agreements.

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the second-phase single outcome agreements (SOAs) will be finalised and agreed in June 2009.

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the interim reports on the progress made in implementing first-phase single outcome agreements will be published in April 2009.

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the final reports on the progress made in implementing first-phase single outcome agreements will be published in September 2009.

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the targets and indicators agreed in second-phase single outcome agreements (SOAs) may be significantly different from those in the first-phase SOAs given...

  • Sport Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent by Highlands and Islands Enterprise in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 (c), 2006-07, (d) 2007-08 and (e) 2008-09 to support local sports councils in...

  • Taxation

    To ask the Scottish Executive how tax cuts can be made within its fixed budget.

  • Transport Scotland

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19167 by Stewart Stevenson on 19 January 2009, what the purpose was of each visit to Barcelona by Guy Houston of Transport...

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were employed in the waste management and recycling sector in each of the last five years.

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it predicts the growth in employment in the waste management and recycling sector will be in each of the next five years.

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