Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 3 February 2011

  • Air Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for its planned exclusion of business travel from the Air Discount Scheme given that business travellers have access to subsidised ferry fares...

  • Air Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to help retain BMI’s air service between Glasgow International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.

  • Alcohol

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce levels of underage drinking.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage increase in journeys across the Forth Road Bridge has been since the removal of tolls.

  • Construction

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance and regulations are in place for contractors engaged in public construction projects regarding the disposal and recycling of construction waste after...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged (a) under five, (b) five to 18 and (c) over 18 had teeth extracted in the (i) NHS general and (ii) hospital dental service setting in 2009-10.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been an increase in the number of patients registering with an NHS dentist since 1 April 2010.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a proposal to close a primary school that would also close a pre-five unit requires separate statements for the primary and pre-five children where the...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in identifying candidate large strategic habitat restoration projects, as mentioned in paragraph 96 of the National Planning Framework...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much money has been allocated by (a) it, (b) its agencies and (c) other public bodies to the Capercaillie LIFE Project in each year since 1999 and whether it...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much money has been allocated by (a) it, (b) its agencies and (c) other public bodies to initiatives to support capercaillie conservation other than the...

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates it has for capercaillie numbers in each geographical area covered by the Capercaillie LIFE Project in (a) each year that the project has received...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the uptake for breast screening has been in (a) NHS Tayside and (b) the Dundee Community Health Partnership area, broken down by three year rolling period since...

  • Income

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will establish a unit to monitor the implementation of the living wage in the public sector.

  • Income

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason local authority employees are excluded from its living wage commitment.

  • Income

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to encourage living wage agreements in the private and voluntary sectors.

  • Income

    To ask the Scottish Executive what private sector employers it has met to discuss the implementation of a living wage policy and when.

  • Libraries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many public libraries there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

  • Libraries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on new books for libraries in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

  • Libraries

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many books have been loaned by libraries in each year since 1999, broken down local authority.

  • Local Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons Argyll and Bute Council’s grant settlement in 2011-12 will decrease by 4.94%, almost double the average reduction for the other local authorities.

  • Local Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what it expects the impact of the decrease in grant settlement in 2011-12 will be on Argyll and Bute Council services and what its response is to local concerns.

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the (a) valuation of and (b) annual amounts collected in non-domestic rates on fibre optic network operators since May 2007.

  • Non-Domestic Rates

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a difference in the non-domestic rates valuation between like lengths of fibre optic networks between BT and other operators and, if so, for what...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in establishing a national ecological network outside the area covered by the Central Scotland Green Network and the Glasgow and Clyde...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many local planning applications have been referred to it in each year since 2006.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many planning application appeals have been upheld by it in each year since 2006.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on tackling poverty in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and how much it plans to spend on this in its 2011-12 draft budget.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37988 by Alex Neil on 13 December 2010, what payments have been made from the Achieving our Potential budget since it was...

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding was provided through the Fairer Scotland Fund for employability programmes in each local authority area in 2009-10 and is provided in 2010-11.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it decided to withdraw Fairer Scotland Funding from the Capital City Partnership.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was carried out with the service providers involved in delivering training to people eligible for assistance before the decision was taken to...

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the decision was made to withdraw Fairer Scotland Funding from the Capital City Partnership.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Capital City Partnership was first informed that Fairer Scotland Funding would cease.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the impact on client groups of the withdrawal of Fairer Scotland funding from the Capital City Partnership.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support alternative training programmes to replace those that will be lost as a result of the reduction in the Fairer Scotland Fund.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the impact on Edinburgh’s Joined Up for Jobs Strategy of the withdrawal of Fairer Scotland funding from the Capital City...

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision to withdraw Fairer Scotland funding from the Capital City Partnership.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38511 by Kenny MacAskill on 24 January 2011, how much has been paid to prisons to hold prisoners beyond the base level in each...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners have been tested for drugs on reception to prison in each of the last five years, broken down by prison.

  • Public Bodies

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) non-governmental agencies, (b) public bodies and (c) quangos there (i) were in May 2007 and (ii) will be in May 2011.

  • Public Spending

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been budgeted for (a) image management, (b) advertising and (c) marketing for (i) it, (ii) its agencies and (iii) other public bodies in each of the...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding was provided to ScotRail in relation to the Airdrie-Bathgate line.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many households received compensation during the development of the Airdrie-Bathgate line and how much was awarded.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much investment is forecast for improving the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk High main line as part of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvements Programme.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much investment is forecast for improving the Cumbernauld line as part of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvements Programme.

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to create an additional platform at Croy railway station for new services to Glasgow Queen Street and, if so, what projected investment is...

  • Rail Network

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the investment plans for 2011 are for the Highland main line.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what agreement was reached with ScotRail regarding the timetable for trains on the Airdrie-Bathgate line.

  • Road Accidents

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many road crashes involving (a) oil and (b) diesel spills there have been in each year since 1999.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued guidance to local authorities on whether schools will be on holiday on 29 April 2011.

  • Scottish Water

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water regarding the Kelso Waste Treatment Works and whether there are plans to invest in the works.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38040 by Keith Brown on 15 December 2010, what the timeline is for concluding the transport plan for the 2014 Ryder Cup.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38040 by Keith Brown on 15 December 2010, who is involved in preparing the transport plan for the 2014 Ryder Cup.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37769 by Keith Brown on 20 January 2011, whether it has advised Strathclyde Partnership for Transport how much it will...

  • Waste Management

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place regarding the disposal of construction or refurbishment waste from Commonwealth Games venues.

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