Scottish Parliament Written answers

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

  • Civil Servants

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the civil servants in the Directorate General for Justice and Communities are aligned to the policy direction of the Cabinet Secretary for...

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the steps it is taking to build a low-carbon economy.

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-10265 by Alex Neil on 29 April 2010 ( Official Report c. 25892), on what date Audit Scotland published the report of its...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-10265 by Alex Neil on 29 April 2010 ( Official Report c. 25892), on what date the Scottish-Islamic Foundation’s initial...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-32715 by Alex Neil on 19 April 2010, whether it will publish its response to the auditors of the Scottish-Islamic Foundation.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) number and (b) rate per 1,000 of population has been of acute hospital admissions for diabetes in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus in each of the last four...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it issues to schools regarding homophobic incidents.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information is held centrally regarding the number and nature of homophobic incidents in schools and the manner in which they were treated.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the adequacy of the arrangements for dealing with homophobic incidents in schools.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were for the production and distribution of the A Leading Change DVD, which is being sent to every secondary school in the country.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people (a) under and (b) over 18 years of age are on anticoagulation therapy, broken down by NHS board.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people (a) under and (b) over 18 years of age self-test their INR for anticoagulation therapy, broken down by NHS board.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people (a) under and (b) over 18 years of age both self-test their INR and self-manage their anticoagulation therapy, broken down by NHS board.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is made by each NHS board to enable young people above 16 years of age to self-test and self-manage their anticoagulation therapy.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated average cost per annum is of providing care within the NHS for a patient on anticoagulation therapy and how this compares with an estimate of the...

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to monitor the incidence of Clostridium difficile in non-NHS hospitals.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to mitigate the effect of budget pressures on jobs at universities across Scotland.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to address the issue of job reductions at the University of Glasgow.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans an independent review of university funding to address concerns of job reductions at universities.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-32260 by Michael Russell on 18 March 2010, whether it will list the (a) students, (b) student leaders, (c) university...

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what alternatives to tuition fees it is considering in its debate on the future of university funding.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will write to the UK Government asking that it confirm that VAT will not be imposed on new house building and that consideration will be given to removing...

  • Immigration

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the UK Government’s proposed immigration policy will have an effect on the availability of seasonal workers in Scotland and if so, what effect.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on establishing a new inpatient mental health facility in Ayrshire.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the planned new inpatient mental health facility in Ayrshire will be completed.

  • Minimum Wage

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals there are to hold discussions with the UK Government regarding enforcement of minimum wage regulations.

  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions have been brought under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 for offences relating to mephedrone and other cathinone derivatives since their ban on 16...

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions patients were placed in mixed-sex wards in hospitals in Ayrshire and Arran in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS boards have been asked, or are preparing, workforce planning projections for 2011-12 and, if so, when these will be made publicly available.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many posts will be removed from each NHS board as set out in the workforce planning projections for 2010-11, broken down by (a) medical consultants, (b) medical...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many posts will be removed from each NHS board as set out in the workforce planning projections for 2011-12, broken down by (a) medical consultants, (b) medical...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS boards have a policy on disability leave.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how NHS boards ensure that disabled employees are treated fairly regarding absences that they may be forced to take as a result of their disability.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-31800 by Nicola Sturgeon on 10 March 2010, whether the Technical Advisory Group on Resource Allocation has reported its...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing was informed by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde of its decision to withdraw from the community health and care...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what actions the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will take to ensure that no adverse effects on the delivery of health services in Glasgow will arise from...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing plans to meet the chairman and the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to discuss the...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps will be taken to ensure that there are no adverse effects on patient care resulting from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s development of alternative...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will discuss the proposals to establish a series of separate local structures and arrangements for the...

  • Nutrition

    To ask the Scottish Executive what training and support is given to home care providers in assessing the nutritional needs of patients.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of claims by chief constables reported in The Herald on 18 May 2010 that they were urged by senior civil servants not to reduce police...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the comments of the chief constable of Grampian Police reported in The Herald on 18 May 2010 that chief constables have been forced...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many police forces it expects to experience budget deficits before the end of the current parliamentary session, broken down by (a) police force and (b)...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has instructed chief constables to start cutting back the number of (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff and, if so, when and by how many.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the budget deficits facing police forces, what projections it has for the future size of forces across Scotland.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what planning is underway to ensure that police forces are able to meet future needs despite any required budget reductions.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much money has been spent by each police force on sending officers on management courses in each of the last 10 years, broken down by force.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to announce how much of the £7.5 million allocated to support its poverty framework it plans to spend in 2010-11.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33341 by Stewart Stevenson on 29 April 2010, what limits are placed on its ability to change the terms of the passenger...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-6711 by Stewart Stevenson on 30 April 2010 ( Official Report c. 16959), whether the Scottish Futures Trust is actively being...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the improvements that have been carried out to the A9 since May 2007, showing when these improvements were first announced.

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