Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 4 September 2009

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards prescribe Zometa (zoledronic acid) for the treatment of prostate cancer.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action and initiatives it is undertaking to address high levels of diabetes prevalent in communities where the risk is higher than in the average population.

  • Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each year since 2005.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action and initiatives it is undertaking to address high levels of heart disease prevalent in communities where the risk is higher than in the average population.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates that the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile will now commence.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the terms of reference for the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile will be sufficiently wide to enable consideration of the actions of all agencies,...

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage the new chair of the public inquiry into Clostridium difficile to meet with the families of those affected by the outbreak at the Vale of...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures were issued for (a) assault and (b) assault to injury in June 2009, broken down by sheriff court.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been stopped at Scottish airports under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since 2007.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been questioned in Scottish airports under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since 2007.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many stop and searches have been carried out in Scotland under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 since 2007, broken down by (a) police force and (b) ethnicity...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive who drew up the terms of the licence under which Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi has been released.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, at the time of his release, ministers were aware of the terms of the licence under which Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was released.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what alternative conditions were considered when deciding on the terms of the licence under which Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi has been released.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers agreed that it was appropriate to monitor Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in Libya by video conference once a month on his release.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether keeping Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi under house arrest or otherwise detained in Libya was considered as part of the conditions of licence for his release.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take if Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi breaks the terms of his licence.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take if Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi fails to appear for his monthly video conference with social work authorities in Scotland.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Libyan authorities about the terms of licence for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi’s release.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the terms of licence under which Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi has been released were agreed with the authorities in Libya.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice the Cabinet Secretary for Justice received regarding his decision to return Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi to Libya on compassionate grounds under...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice the Cabinet Secretary for Justice received regarding his decision not to release Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi into care in Scotland on...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will release medical reports on Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive who gave the Cabinet Secretary for Justice advice on the medical condition of Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it had with the UK Government in relation to releasing Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds under section 3 of the Prisoners...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Justice consulted the Parole Board for Scotland before releasing Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds under...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many American victims of the Lockerbie bombing the Cabinet Secretary for Justice met during his recent video conference, (b) how many video conferences were...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive (a) on what date, (b) at what time and (c) by what means the Cabinet Secretary for Justice officially notified the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it did not ask for the Parliament to be recalled prior to the decision to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Cabinet Secretary for Justice decided to meet Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in Mr Al Megrahi’s prison cell at HMP Greenock.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees that under all existing prisoner transfer agreements to which the United Kingdom is a party, once a prisoner is advised of the Government’s...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it considered the prisoner transfer request of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, given that there was an on-going appeal by the Lord Advocate against...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees that, given that there was on on-going appeal against the length of the sentence imposed on Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the prisoner transfer...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it ruled out the prisoner transfer request of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and for what reasons.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees that where an appeal is on-going, a prisoner transfer request cannot be considered.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive (a) what information it has on the reasons why Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi had been sending home his personal belongings for up to six weeks prior to the...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive at what time and date the Scottish Prison Service was first notified that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was to be released from HMP Greenock on compassionate grounds.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to instigate a full leak inquiry into why the media found out about the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s decision to release Abdelbaset Ali...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the reasons why the aircraft returning Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi to Libya was airborne before the announcement to release Mr Al...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it decided to announce the decision to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds to the media first, rather than to (a) the...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, if a decision to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on compassionate grounds was not made by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice until 19 August 2009, for what...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice the Cabinet Secretary for Justice received prior to his personal visit to Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi at HMP Greenock on 5 August 2009; what form...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive which of its officials accompanied the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on his visit to meet Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi at HMP Greenock on 5 August 2009; in what...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the (a) Lord Advocate or (b) First Minister were consulted prior to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice visiting Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in HMP...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what purpose the Cabinet Secretary for Justice met Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in HMP Greenock on 5 August 2009 and whether he intends to visit any other...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what remorse it considers Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi has shown for the crimes he committed.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister stands by his comments made on 7 June 2007 that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, should serve out his...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the conditions of the licence for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi’s release are and how they were decided.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many health officials submitted evidence on Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi’s health to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice for consideration and how many...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the evidence submitted to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice in relation to Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi’s health, what the (a) shortest and...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) emails and (b) letters the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has received disagreeing with his decision to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi on...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the (a) First Minster or (b) Cabinet Secretary for Justice made to the Libyan Government regarding the return of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was to it of the return of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi from HMP Greenock to Libya, broken down by nature of expense.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what date or dates the Cabinet Secretary for Justice met with the Parole Board to discuss the case of prisoner Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and what was discussed.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive at what date and time the Cabinet Secretary for Justice received each representation and piece of information which he considered in reaching his decision to release...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive which local authority social work directors were asked for written advice on the possible compassionate placement of Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive which chief constables, excluding the Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, were asked for written advice on the placement of Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS board chief executives were asked for written advice on the appropriateness of placing Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in their areas.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make all convicted prisoners in Scottish prisons who are nationals of countries with which the United Kingdom has prisoner transfer agreements aware...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many disabled staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many female staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many black and minority ethnic staff identified themselves in last year’s NHS staff survey as having experienced bullying or harassment.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS boards have published an equal pay review.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether all contracts issued by (a) it, (b) its agencies and (c) local authorities are advertised on the Public Contracts Scotland website.

  • Scottish Government Accommodation

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual cost is of renting rooms at Dover House in London and on how many occasions Dover House has been so used by (a) the Permanent Secretary, (b) the...

  • Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is working with local community and youth groups to tackle gang violence.

  • Correction

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