Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 16 July 2010

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has given consideration to the use of online interpreting services for deaf people for (a) consultations, (b) information services, (c) health services...

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made assessments of the available online interpreting services for deaf people.

  • Dentists

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified dentists have taken up posts in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board area.

  • Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34319 by Stewart Stevenson on 18 June 2010, what the terms of reference are for the review into the exact need for new...

  • Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications were made under the Energy Saving Scotland home renewables grant scheme from the Highlands and Islands parliamentary region by 17 March 2010...

  • Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications were outstanding when the Energy Saving Scotland home renewables grant scheme was closed for electricity generating technologies and for new...

  • First Minister

    To ask the Scottish Executive what services it has requested for the First Minister during his trip to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games.

  • First Minister

    To ask the Scottish Executive who will host the First Minister during his trip to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games.

  • First Minister

    To ask the Scottish Executive where the First Minister expects to stay during his trip to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games and how much this will cost the taxpayer.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given to the use of the enrichment culture method test for screening pregnant women for group B streptococcal infections.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the comparison is between the allocation and uptake of grant under the Housing Association Grant scheme in each of the last three years for which information is...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much in Housing Association Grant was awarded to each registered social landlord in (a) Falkirk and (b) Scotlandin each of the last three years, expressed in...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the operation of the Home Report system, taking account of the suspension of Home Information Packs in England and Wales and the impact of...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people live in sheltered housing and what the council tax banding is for such accommodation, broken down by local authority area.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people live in one-bedroomed houses for older people in community locations and what the council tax banding is for such property, broken down by local...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the rate of speeding offences per 1,000 population was in each police force area in the last three years for which information is available and what the...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated costs are of the Lord Advocate’s guidelines on access to a solicitor by suspects.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans for joint working between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and police forces in referring young drivers who have committed road...

  • Life Expectancy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it has had with South Ayrshire Council regarding life expectancy in South Ayrshire.

  • Life Expectancy

    To ask the Scottish Executive when Scottish ministers last met (a) South Ayrshire Council and (b) NHS Ayrshire and Arran to discuss life expectancy and multiple deprivation in South Ayrshire.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that children and young people with life-limiting and long-term conditions experience a smooth transition with a clearly defined pathway and the...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how children and young people with additional and complex support needs are provided for in government oral health programmes on an equal basis with all other...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what provision is made in healthcare facilities, including district general hospitals, for children and young people and their families to receive registered...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what facilities for families, including overnight accommodation, parents can expect in the NHS while their children are being treated.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it estimates that the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% will cost NHSScotland in one year.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it estimates that the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% will cost each geographical and special health board in one year.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it expects that the increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% will have on NHS dentistry services in one year.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what cost implications there are for the NHS as a consequence of the increase in VAT to 20%.

  • Pay

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to influence the private sector to pay a living wage.

  • People with Disabilities

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many non-verbal adults there are,broken down by age.

  • Prescription Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated additional cost is of the reduction in prescription charges in 2010-11.

  • Prescription Charges

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33213 by Shona Robison on 28 April 2010, what plans it has to implement electronic prescribing for (a) information...

  • Public Bodies

    To ask the Scottish Executive what studies it has conducted to assess the benefits for different income groups of the use of 03 telephone numbers by public bodies.

  • Scottish Government Consultation

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is participating in the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Antisemitism.

  • Scottish Government Consultation

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will implement the recommendations of the UK Parliament’s All-Party Inquiry into Antisemitism

  • Scottish Government Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive who the accountable officer is for the expenditure incurred in relation to (a) Homecoming Scotland and (b) the Gathering 2009.

  • Scottish Government Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive which of its staff have the use of Scottish Government corporate credit cards and for what purposes.

  • Scottish Government Legislation

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will lift any statutory requirement on legal authorities in relation to the provision of services to (a) children, (b) older people and (c) other groups.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representatives officially attended any games on its behalf at the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a decision has been taken as to who will attend the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi on its behalf and, if so, (a) who this will be and (b) at what estimated...

  • Windpower

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of total electricity output has been generated by wind power in each of the last 12 months for which information is available.

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