Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 2 February 2009

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-5404 by Linda Fabiani on 8 January 2009, whether it will provide details of the Glasgow 2014 working group at which it has...

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-5404 by Linda Fabiani on 8 January 2009, whether it will detail the contact it has had with representatives of the Australian...

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-5404 by Linda Fabiani on 8 January 2009, whether it will provide details of the international examples that it is studying and...

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of offences was linked to alcohol misuse in 2007-08, broken down by category of offence.

  • Breastfeeding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the breastfeeding rates were in maternity wards or units dedicated to women suffering from substance misuse in the last year during which such wards or units...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the conclusions of the research carried out by NHS Scotland into the reasons for non-uptake of cervical cancer screening.

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing the cultural site at Granton.

  • Direct Payments

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people received direct payments in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008, broken down by local authority.

  • Direct Payments

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on direct payments in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008, broken down by local authority.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the recent report in the Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press , what support, training and advice will be offered to Stena Line employees in Stranraer...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the recent report in the Stranraer and Wigtownshire Free Press , whether it will form a task force to assist Stena Line employees in Stranraer facing...

  • Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers single outcome agreements to be qualifying plans, programmes or strategies for the purposes of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005...

  • Forestry Commission

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of the proposal to lease out 25% of the most commercially-viable, publicly-owned Scottish forests for up to 75 years on...

  • Forestry Commission

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps Forestry Commission Scotland has been able to take to assist sawmills to meet the challenges of the credit crunch when demand for their products has been...

  • Forestry Commission

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether Forestry Commission Scotland considers it to be part of its responsibility to assist consumers of its raw materials to meet challenges arising from, and to...

  • Forestry Commission

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in the event of an employee of Forestry Commission Scotland not taking up an offer of job transfer under the transfer of undertakings (protection of employment)...

  • Forestry Commission

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in the event of an employee of Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) not taking up an offer of job transfer under the transfer of undertakings (protection of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Medicines Consortium will follow the risk-share process in appraising new medicines, as accepted by the National Institute for Health and...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18514 by Nicola Sturgeon on 11 December 2008, how many of the prescribed items for antibiotics were for hospitals only, broken...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of patient uptake is of the national bowel screening programme.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths at the (a) Western Infirmary in Glasgow and (b) Gartnavel General Hospital were directly attributed to Clostridium difficile in 2008.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths at the (a) Western Infirmary in Glasgow and (b) Gartnavel General Hospital had Clostridium difficile as a contributory factor in 2008.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions death certificates issued by the (a) Western Infirmary in Glasgow and (b) Gartnavel General Hospital have been changed to show Clostridium...

  • Healthy Living

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much support it anticipates offering to healthy living centres in 2009-10.

  • Historical Monuments

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-19114 and S3W-8632 by Linda Fabiani on 7 January 2009 and 31 January 2008 respectively, when it began to examine the scope...

  • Historical Monuments

    To ask the Scottish Executive what external advice it has taken on the best way to deliver the services currently provided by the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments.

  • Historical Monuments

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will carry out a public consultation exercise before coming to a definitive view on the future of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments.

  • Historical Monuments

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its budget allocation will be to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in each of the next three years.

  • Historical Monuments

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments will retain its charitable status following any rationalisation.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is normal practice for an individual who is subject to an extradition order to be held on remand during consideration of their extradition.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many additional community sentences are planned for as a result of its proposals on short-term prison sentences as outlined in Protecting Scotland’s...

  • Livestock

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects details on the arrangements for obtaining a bull from the Crofters Commission in 2009 to be made available.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the publication of sea lice data in Norway on the Lusedata website, when it will publish similar data.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when a national deaf mental health service will be in place.

  • Ministerial Meetings

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list any meetings between Scottish ministers, accompanied by civil servants other than ministerial private secretaries, and representatives of the...

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive what quality assurance measures are in place to ensure that no patient information is deleted from accident and emergency unit monitoring screens prior to being seen...

  • NHS Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used by the NHS when issuing taxi contracts.

  • NHS Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the NHS is required to ensure that the vehicles used under its taxi contracts are accessible to disabled people.

  • NHS Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many vehicles covered by the patient transport contract are equipped to transport disabled people for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it took in the accountability review of NHS Dumfries and Galloway to ensure that it achieved the recommended minimum ratio of supervisors of midwives to...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what additional remuneration and dedicated resources it would recommend as incentives for midwives to become supervisors.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many supervisors of midwives will reach retiring age in each of the next five years.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that the rising birth rate and the increased workload resulting from a renewed focus on pregnant women with substance misuse problems is...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the outcome was of each of the 19 investigations undertaken by supervisors of midwives or the local midwives supervising authority in 2007-08 and what the...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time-equivalent midwives there are and what the ratio of midwives is to the number of births, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) community health...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any NHS boards are failing to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council minimum standard ratio of one supervisor to 15 midwives and, if so, which ones.

  • Prescription Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals from households below the poverty line have benefited from the extension of the free prescription scheme.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners represents those assessed as having an alcohol problem at point of admission in 2007-08, broken down by prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners represents those assessed as having a substance misuse problem at point of admission in 2007-08, broken down by prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners it estimates to (a) have or (b) have had a substance misuse problem.

  • Sexual Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of awarding the contract for the National Sexual Health (NaSH) system to AxSys Technology Ltd and the cost of any on-going related data services...

  • Sexual Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the NHS boards in which the National Sexual Health (NaSH) system is in operation and when it expects the remaining boards to begin operating the...

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration of the environmental effects of achieving local outcomes was required when developing single outcome agreements.

  • Single Outcome Agreements

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any strategic environmental assessments of single outcome agreements have been carried out and, if so, of which agreements.

  • Student Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many students from households below the poverty line are benefiting from the abolition of the graduate endowment scheme.

  • Transport Scotland

    To ask the Scottish Executive what overseas visits have been undertaken by directors of Transport Scotland since May 2007 and at what cost.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide information on its position in respect of compliance with the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2002/91/EC).

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