Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 8 October 2009

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged (a) under 15, (b) 15 to 18, (c) 19 to 21 and (d) over 21 were admitted to hospitals in the Lothians to receive treatment for excess alcohol...

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprentices have been made redundant since the apprenticeship guarantee was created and how many have found alternative training or employment.

  • Construction Industry

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will participate in the UK Government’s Low Carbon Review of the Construction Industry.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the announcement on broadband for rural Scotland by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth in a news release of 23 September 2009,...

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many government-funded needle-exchange programmes operate in pharmacies in the east end of Glasgow compared with September 2008.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recommendations have been agreed following the review of Learning and Teaching Scotland.

  • Electricity

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of electricity production came from (a) renewable energy, (b) nuclear energy and (c) hydrocarbons in each of the last five years.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to assess energy usage and promote energy conservation in mobile homes.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-25590 by Alex Neil on 23 July 2009, whether it is now in a position to provide a breakdown of how the funding under the Home...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive by what process the Energy Saving Trust was given the Energy Assistance Package contract and what the (a) duration and (b) value is of that contract.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive by what process the Energy Saving Trust was given the Home Insulation Scheme contract and what the (a) duration and (b) value is of that contract

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide the administrative costs agreed with the Energy Saving Trust for the Home Insulation Scheme, also expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) per...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what management fee is being paid to the Energy Saving Trust for the Energy Assistance Package and the Home Insulation Scheme.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the contract for managing the Energy Assistance Package and the Home Insulation Scheme was awarded following EU procurement and tendering rules.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26883 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, whether the number of callers and those receiving assistance from the Energy...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26885 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, what the call rate was immediately before and immediately after the recent direct...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26888 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, for what reason less than half of those surveyed for Stage Four of the Energy...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26892 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, how many contractors are involved in the delivery of the Energy Assistance Package...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26893 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, for what reason the Energy Assistance Package takes households only to the level of...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26890 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, whether the Energy Saving Trust appoints and has direct responsibility for...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26890 by Alex Neil on 10 September 2009, whether it considers that the Energy Saving Trust should have complete ownership and...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the £7.2 million balance of the £15 million for the Home Insulation Scheme will fund, in light of the Official Journal of the European Union advert...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders benefited from Stage Two of the Energy Assistance Package in each local authority area during April to July 2009.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders aged 75 or over benefited from the Energy Assistance Package in each local authority area during April to July 2009.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of micro-renewable electricity generation.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17458 by Jim Mather on 19 November 2008, whether £10 million for the Saltire Prize is included in the budget for 2010-11.

  • Fire Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the number of fires and fire deaths.

  • Fuel Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Housing and Communities last met the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum and what matters were discussed.

  • Glasgow Airport Rail Link (Cancellation)

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the decision to cancel the Glasgow Airport Rail Link was evaluated against any proposal for the cancellation of any other major transport project.

  • Glasgow Airport Rail Link (Cancellation)

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3F-1909 by Alex Salmond on 24 September 2009 ( Official Report , c. 19971), whether it will itemise the works or other forms of...

  • Healthcare Associated Infections

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients contracted the winter vomiting virus in NHS Ayrshire and Arran hospitals in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been housed in temporary accommodation in the Lothians parliamentary region in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority area.

  • Piers and Harbours

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for investment in Scrabster Harbour.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that there is a consensus of support for proposals to consolidate planning policy guidance into a single document.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average prison sentence was at HMP Edinburgh for someone incarcerated for carrying an offensive weapon.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive which capital investment projects are (a) under construction, (b) in procurement, (c) approaching procurement and (d) in prospect.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many residents along the route of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line had a noise and vibration impact assessment carried out at their property before the...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many residents along the route of the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line have made requests for a follow-up noise and vibration assessment since the line was...

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation took place with ScotRail before the decision was taken to end the food and drink trolley service on the 6:20 rail service from Wick to Inverness.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the recommendations are regarding the provision of foodstuffs on long rail journeys.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many tourists use the early morning rail service from Wick to Inverness.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it subsidises food and drink trolley services on rail services.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will estimate the cost of building a grade-separated junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much money was invested in the trunk road network in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

  • Scottish Investment Bank

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide details of its proposed Scottish Investment Bank.

  • Scottish Qualification Authority

    To ask the Scottish Executive when its review of the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s accommodation in Dalkeith will be concluded.

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it is doing to help tourism.

  • Traffic Management Act 2004

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the powers contained in the Traffic Management Act 2004 apply to Scottish local authorities.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest estimates are for the (a) total cost and (b) completion date of the (i) Edinburgh to Glasgow Rail Improvement Programme, (ii) Airdrie Bathgate Rail...

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of municipal waste was sent to energy from waste (EFW) plants in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) type of...

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