Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 3 March 2011

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the cancer drugs fund proposed for England will produce an imbalance in equality of access to cancer drugs between Scotland and England...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with medical defence organisations regarding negligence claims in relation to cancer diagnosis in each of the last two years.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS boards regarding negligence claims in relation to cancer diagnosis in each of the last two years.

  • Child Care

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many day care managers there are for children; how many have degrees, and how many of those who do not have degrees have more than (a) 10 and (b) 20 years’...

  • Child Protection

    To ask the Scottish Executive what priority it is giving to the electronic recording and transfer of information between drug services and social work services regarding children in families...

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what contact it has had with the UK Government regarding the conclusions of the report, Setting the Scene for Scotland's Disabled Children .

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet representatives of the UK Government to discuss the report, Setting the Scene for Scotland's Disabled Children .

  • Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its guidance to local authorities on the implementation of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 was laid before the Parliament.

  • Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010

    To ask the Scottish Executive where members of the public can access its guidance to local authorities on the implementation of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010.

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has had with Highland Council regarding the future of the National Centre of Excellence in...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental therapists were recruited and trained in NHS Highland in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010 and how many have been recruited in 2011 to date.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason transcatheter aortic valve implantation is not routinely available to patients in Scotland.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it gives to NHS boards on the treatment and care of patients who are suitable for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its approach is to ensuring that cascade screening in the NHS for familial hyercholesterolaemia is being fully implemented once a family member is diagnosed...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the supply of eculizumab for treating paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is funded.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason treatment with eculizumab for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haeamoglobinuria is not funded in Scotland.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what services NHSScotland provides for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haeamoglobinuria and whether the Scottish Government will make a statement on this matter.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the transparency of the Scottish Medicines Consortium’s decision-making process for ultra-orphan medicines and the amount of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Medicines Consortium incorporates its modifiers into the health-economic case for ultra-orphan medicines and what importance it gives these in the...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria are treated with eculizumab.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards provide funding for eculizumab for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that NHS boards are implementing the clinical standards for neurological services.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor alcohol and drug partnerships to ensure that punitive discharge of users receiving treatment is not used as a way to free up places for new users...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence has been collected on national enhanced services in primary care that demonstrates the objective of shifting care from secondary to primary services.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the financial cost to the NHS of knife crime since May 2007.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry will be concluded.

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the attrition rate has been for each of the last three cohorts of (a) adult, (b) mental health and (c) child nursing courses (i) at the University of Dundee and...

  • Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the attrition rate for midwifery students has been in each of the last three cohorts for which information is available (a) at the University of Dundee and (b)...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many offenders breached the terms of their probation order in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10, broken down by local authority area.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers knitting, embroidering and making candles to be (a) appropriate activities to be completed as part of community payback orders and (b) examples...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the appropriateness of an offender’s time spent on tea breaks being counted toward the number of hours served under a community payback...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the national standards for social enquiry reports include a requirement to assess the impact on children.

  • Local Government Finance

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Argyll and Bute Council regarding continuing concerns about its funding allocation for 2011-12.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what role community pharmacists have in managing the medication of patients with a long-term mental health condition as part of the new long-term conditions...

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the heating has broken down at the surgical block of the Southern General Hospital in each year since May 2007.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS boards have placed a ban on hiring agency staff and, if so, how this is affecting service delivery.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards are negotiating compromise agreements with staff.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many clinical nurse specialists for lupus there are, broken down by NHS board.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much (a) NHSScotland and (b) its agencies have paid for legal services in each of the last five years and what firms provided the services.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much each (a) NHS board and (b) community health partnership has spent on legal fees in each of the last five years.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patient safety incidents were reported in the NHS between 2007 and 2010 involving loading dose errors.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will require NHS boards to use nationally agreed nursing workforce and workload planning tools and produce detailed clinical assessment plans before plans...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36623 by Nicola Sturgeon on 25 October 2010, how many (a) bed days were lost and (b) procedures were cancelled due to ward...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what national enhanced services are undertaken by GP practices in each NHS board area.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to the NHS has been of national enhanced services in the last two years for which information is available.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was to the NHS of each national enhanced service (NES) in the last two years for which information is available; in how many cases the fee included a...

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of each national enhanced service, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) 1,000 population, in the last two years for which information is available.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what local enhanced services in primary care were delivered by each NHS board in the last year for which information is available.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of each local enhanced service in each NHS board in the last year for which information is available.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances ministers can call in a planning application regarding the demolition of a listed building.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39172 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 February 2011, what it anticipates the reductions in police staff numbers will be in each of the...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39172 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 February 2011, how it will ensure that any reductions in police staff numbers do not impact on...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what average length of time it takes the Scottish Police Service to undertake a toxicology report.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what changes have been made to prison rules since May 2007 to ensure that the most effective contact is sustained between parents and children.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what requirements it has introduced in relation to the development or refurbishment of prison facilities to ensure that the needs and rights of children are taken...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that a visitor centre separate from formal visitor facilities in prisons is provided for support before and after formal visits.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many family contact development officers or equivalent there are in each prison.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the compliance of (a) its directorates, (b) its agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies with the UK Government’s...

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the proportion of wood-based products procured by (a) it and (b) its agencies in the last 12 months that come from (i) Forest...

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to update the procurement policy note on timber and timber products on its website.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with UK transport ministers and officials anent the introduction of financial penalties in respect of train operators failing to...

  • Road Accidents

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents were attributed to potholes and damaged road surfaces in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and have been in 2010-11, broken down by local...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration was given to the impact on people in Moodiesburn and the surrounding communities of the opening of the new Moodiesburn bypass.

  • Scottish Government Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it will publish Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland , 31 December 2010.

  • Scottish Government Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it will publish Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2005/06 to 2009/10 .

  • Scottish Government Publications

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it will publish Firearm Certificates Statistics, Scotland, 2010 .

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-38040, S3W-38041 and S3W-38607 by Keith Brown on 15 and 16 December 2010 and 2 February 2011 respectively, at what point the...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties can be applied to an authorised undertaker who breaches the limits of deviation set out in the Parliamentary plans of the Waverley Railway (Scotland)...

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many breaches of the limits of deviation set out in the Parliamentary plans of the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Act 2006 it expects to occur and where.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Falahill alternative road and rail alignment proposal complies with the stipulated limits of deviation for that area set out in the Parliamentary plans...

  • Voluntary Sector

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether members of committees of voluntary sector organisations such as hall committees can be held financially liable for debts incurred by the running of the...

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