Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 26 August 2010

  • Benefits

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33775 by Nicola Sturgeon on 7 June 2010, when a report of the meeting with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions will...

  • Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision to continue with the increase in employers’ national insurance contributions (NIC) by 0.5%...

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to persuade the Government of Iceland to drop its plans to catch 130,000 tonnes of North Atlantic mackerel in 2010.

  • Further Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the drop-out rate has been in each college in each year since 2007.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will review and update Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline 71, Management of Osteoporosis.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many additional full-time equivalent (a) college and (b) university places were funded by the £20 million announced for education and lifelong learning by...

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time equivalent university places it has funded for 2010-11.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of graduates from each Scottish university has found employment in Scotland as a first destination in each year since 2007.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) the housing debt has been, (b) new housing debt has been contracted, (c) old debt has been repaid, (d) receipts have been derived from right-to-buy sales...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many private property developers were awarded funding grants in 2008-09.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it would have cost to keep Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi under supervision (a) in a hospice and (b) at home since his release from prison.

  • Ministerial Cars

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34712 by John Swinney on 4 August 2010, whether it will consider reducing the ministerial car pool as part of its cost-saving...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for an appointment with a urology clinician in Lanarkshire.

  • NHS Waiting Times

    To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to improve the timescale between a GP referral and assessment of a patient by a urology clinician.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to examine the state of NHS websites and whether it has had access to the UK Department of Health’s digital communications review,...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff in each NHS board are employed to deal with complaints and how much this costs.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it expects the proposed reforms of the NHS in England to have in Scotland.

  • Non-Departmental Public Bodies

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35089 by John Swinney on 27 July 2010, what the annual net saving is and how many jobs have been lost as a result of winding...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether impact on the natural environment, including on birds of prey, is a material consideration when assessing applications for planning consent

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it considers the effects of ill-treatment of birds of prey when assessing applications for (a) wind farm developments and (b) any other types of development and...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has provided, or intends to provide, advice to planning authorities on how they should take into account the effects of ill-treatment of birds of prey in...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the absence of birds of prey from a development site as a result of ill-treatment would be a material consideration in determining applications for...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the procedure is for notifying local police forces of prisoners released on temporary licence in their areas.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive who must be informed of a prisoner’s release; whether this is laid out in statute, and how many times it was not complied with in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c)...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been received regarding the failure of adequate notification of a prisoner’s release in each year since 1999.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what body is responsible for monitoring the behaviour of prisoners on temporary release.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners on temporary release (a) failed or have failed to return to prison or (b) committed or have committed an offence while on release in (i) 2007,...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners have sued the Scottish Prison Service since May 2007 and what the outcome has been in each case.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) start and (b) end date is for the pharmacy supply contract for the Scottish Prison Service.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on landscaping on the trunk road network in each of the last five years, broken down by operating area.

  • Scottish Funding Council

    To ask the Scottish Executive which members of the Scottish Funding Council have experience in accountancy or allied professions.

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates have been made of the impact on the Scottish economy of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision to continue with the increase in...

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34733 by Jim Mather on 16 July 2010, for what reason the accountable officer for Homecoming Scotland 2009 is different to the...

  • Scottish Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost was of the (a) recent Independent Budget Review Panel chaired by Crawford Beveridge and (b) Independent Budget Review Group chaired by Bill Howat...

  • Tourism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much VisitScotland spent on (a) administration and (b) marketing in 2009-10.

  • Festival of Politics

    To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the estimated cost is of the 2010 Festival of Politics.

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