Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 26 October 2009

  • Animal Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place to implement the recommendations from the 2004 consultation, Proposals to Revise Existing Animal Welfare Legislation - A Consultation .

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many properties it has disposed of in the last two years to which section 68 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 could have been applied.

  • Constitution

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether legal opinion on the proposed Referendum Bill was sought from the late Professor Neil MacCormick QC.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people do not have access to an NHS dentist, broken down by NHS board area.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people do not have access to an NHS dentist, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to publish plans for the development of a country-wide public sector ICT infrastructure network.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it considers that the public sector can better use developments in ICT technology, such as telepresence.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage better ICT procurement practices in local authorities.

  • Drug Misuse

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

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of HMIE Associate Inspectors represents paid employees of local authorities and from which departments they are drawn.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have employees engaged as HMIE Associate Inspectors.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, during the consultation on the draft Curriculum for Excellence, the overarching statement, "I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely whether on foot,...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the overarching statement in the draft Curriculum for Excellence, "I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely whether on foot, on a bicycle, in...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether, during the consultation on the draft Curriculum for Excellence, the outcome in the physical activity and sport section, "I am encouraged and supported to...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the outcome in the draft Curriculum for Excellence physical activity and sport section, "I am encouraged and supported to travel actively and safely...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the outcome in the final version of the Curriculum for Excellence, "I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely", will achieve a more...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers the outcome in the Curriculum for Excellence, "I know and can demonstrate how to travel safely" as a means of encouraging active travel or...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it decided to remove specific references to encouraging and supporting children to engage in active travel from the final version of the Curriculum...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) skillseekers and (b) modern apprentices were allocated to Dumfries and Galloway in the last three years.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the breakdown is for (a) skillseekers’ and (b) modern apprenticeship posts allocated to Dumfries and Galloway in the last three years by (i) sector and...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of (a) skillseekers and (b) modern apprentices, (i) across Scotland and (ii) allocated to Dumfries and Galloway were allocated to (A) local training...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the financial value of contracts was for (a) skillseekers and (b) modern apprentices allocated to Dumfries and Galloway in the last three years.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is in a position to guarantee funding for the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation for the next few years.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many disabled people have accessed employment or training through Skills Development Scotland since April 2008.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged 16 to 19 in the 15% most deprived areas have accessed employment or training through Skills Development Scotland since April 2008.

  • Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to bring forward electricity grid reinforcements in the Pentland Firth strategic growth area for marine renewables.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27338 by John Swinney on 30 September 2009, whether it will restore the provision of written explanations for underspending by...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive in what way its carbon assessment of the draft budget 2010-11 will encourage more sustainable ways of working in the public sector.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it took to ensure that its carbon assessment of the draft budget 2010-11 was calculated in such a way as to encourage reduction of emissions through...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider reviewing its methodology for the carbon assessment of the draft budget 2010-11 so that it will encourage reduction of emissions through...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that government should seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing salaries and jobs.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considered the impact on jobs when devising the methodology for its carbon assessment of the draft budget 2010-11.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the inclusion of induced emissions resulting from increases in employment and salaries in the carbon assessment of the draft budget 2010-11...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the capital expenditure will be in 2010-11, also showing the projects to which the funding applies and the cost and phasing of each project.

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27333 by John Swinney on 30 September 2009, for what reason it has not included the pre-Budget report consequentials of...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to questions S3W-26790 and S3W-27285 by John Swinney on 8 and 29 September 2009 respectively, whether information on how much of the...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to questions S3W-26790 and S3W-27285 by John Swinney on 8 and 29 September 2009 respectively, for what reason it is unable to state how much...

  • First Minister

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-26573 by John Swinney on 18 September 2009, whether it will provide a response that contains the information requested in that...

  • Freedom of Information

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to carry out a consultation on the possibility of making an order under section 5 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 in relation to...

  • Freedom of Information

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to bring contractors who provide public services, registered social landlords and local authority trusts within the scope of the Freedom of...

  • Further Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be a reallocation of any underspend in the additional revenue funding for colleges in 2009-10.

  • Further and Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive by what procedures young people in the voluntary sector can access education funding.

  • HM Revenue and Customs

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government about the future of HM Revenue and Customs offices and employees in Scotland.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been collected in fiscal fines imposed since December 2008 and in how many cases (a) no payment has been made and (b) payments are overdue, broken down...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the purpose was of publishing the document, Scotland’s First Marine Bill , on 30 September 2009.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of the document, Scotland’s First Marine Bill , will be produced.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of producing the document, Scotland’s First Marine Bill .

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it anticipates that the Marine (Scotland) Bill will be amended at Stages 2 and 3.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it did not delay the publication of the document, Scotland’s First Marine Bill , until after the Marine (Scotland) Bill had been passed by the...

  • Ministerial Meetings

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27348 by John Swinney on 29 September 2009, on how many occasions the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the total number of awards under the Consultants’ Distinction Awards increased between the 2008 and 2009 awards rounds and, if so, by how many, broken...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are guidelines to standardise the format and procedures for local planning inquiries and, if so, where these can be accessed.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27550 by Jim Mather on 30 September 2009, whether it will list the (a) name of the project, (b) date of application, (c) date...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27550 by Jim Mather on 30 September 2009, whether it will list the (a) name of the project, (b) date of application and (c)...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27550 by Jim Mather on 30 September 2009, whether it will list the (a) name of the project, (b) date of application and (c)...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason Barrhead High School has not been included in the first phase of secondary schools in the Scottish Government’s new School Estate Strategy,...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to rebuild Barrhead High School.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to announce the first tranche of primary schools to be built under its £1.25 billion school building programme.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to announce the complete list of primary schools to be built under its £1.25 billion school building programme.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to complete the construction of primary schools to be built under its £1.25 billion school building programme.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have been held with Glasgow City Council regarding the construction of new primary schools in that local authority area under the £1.25 billion...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in the Building better schools news release on 28 September 2009, how much...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning in the Building better schools news release on 28 September 2009, when it...

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the funding for new primary schools will be announced; how many primary schools will be rebuilt, and over what timescale.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it includes Uddingston Grammar School as one of the 236 new or refurbished schools completed since May 2007 referred to in its news release, School building...

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