Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 16 September 2010

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what caused all three ambulance control rooms to not function on 21 July 2010.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive for how long all three ambulance control rooms were out of operation on 21 July 2010.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive when (a) civil servants, (b) the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing or (c) the Minister for Public Health were notified that all three ambulance control...

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has concerns that no ambulance control room was operating on 21 July 2010.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the resilience in the provision of ambulance control and how it will ensure that the resilience is improved.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service assisted in dealing with all 999 ambulance calls from Scotland on 21 July 2010.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it has not publicly reported the failure that caused all three ambulance control rooms to cease functioning on 21 July 2010.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve clinical psychology services in Ayrshire.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have taken place regarding full university status for the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands.

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the homelessness figures are for (a) Scotland, (b) the Glasgow City Council area and (c) Glasgow Baillieston.

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding issues arising from the changes in housing benefit proposed in the UK Budget in June 2010.

  • Homelessness

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has taken measures to address homelessness in Scotland since the announcement of the UK Budget in June 2010 or is planning to do so.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider using its powers under the Inquiries Act 2005 to establish an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the conviction of Mr Abdelbaset Ali...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received a custodial sentence for fine default in each year since 1999.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average value was of the outstanding fine in cases in which fine defaulters have been subject to a custodial sentence in each year since 1999.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual cost of reoffending is to the criminal justice system.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is to the criminal justice system of each incident of reoffending that leads to reconviction.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of crime is committed by offenders who have previous convictions.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of processing an offender on (a) arrival and (b) release from prison.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive when all prison health services will be transferred to the NHS.

  • Land Reform

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make a decision on the applications by the Pairc Trust to buy land and an associated lease on the Pairc estate under Part 3 of the Land Reform...

  • Leisure

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much is raised through the provision of leisure services, broken down by local authority, and how these services might be provided through the use of arm’s...

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time to access clinical psychology services in Ayrshire was in each of the last five years.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were waiting for a first appointment within Adult Psychological Therapies in each of the last 36 months.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many veterans have received mental healthcare in Scottish hospitals in each year since 1999.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to improve mental healthcare for veterans.

  • Museums

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its press release of 19 August 2010 on funding from Museums Galleries Scotland, how many Recognised Collections awards have been made, broken down by (a)...

  • Museums

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35045 by Fiona Hyslop on 23 July 2010, when it will publish the recommendations of its working group on future museum strategy.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the retention of the forensic services laboratory in Aberdeen.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers were seconded to the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency as of 1 September 2010, broken down by police force.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 2009 Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) staff survey has been published, and if not, when it expects it will be.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many officers are employed in Strathclyde Police’s road policing unit.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers are aware of plans to reduce the number of officers in Strathclyde Police’s road policing unit and, if so, by how much.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether an assessment has been carried out on the effect of reducing the size of Strathclyde Police’s road policing unit.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many remand prisoners there have been in each year since 1999.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of remand prisoners has received a custodial disposal in each year since 1999.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of sentence has been for people given a custodial disposal for fine default in each year since 1999.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35568 by Kenny MacAskill on 26 August 2010, who the other justice sector colleagues are with whom arrangements exist for...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35567 by Kenny MacAskill on 26 August 2010, how long prior to the release of a prisoner on temporary licence a local police...

  • Public Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with public bodies regarding plans to merge those with overlapping functions.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much is spent per head of population on sport, fitness and leisure access, broken down by local authority, and how these compare with the Scottish and UK averages.

  • Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much financial help, in whatever form, has been given to expand the availability of secure accommodation since 2003.

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