Scottish Parliament Written answers

Friday, 4 March 2011

  • Community Safety

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provided to the Association of Scottish National Neighbourhood Watches in 2009-10 and has provided for (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of proposed changes to autopsy services for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in any NHS board area.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the SMR25 forms for drug misusers are now in use in (a) all statutory drug services, (b) all voluntary drug services, (c) the Scottish Prison Service and (d)...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funds it has made available for a Gaelic-medium school in Edinburgh and whether those funds are time-limited.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what priority it has attached to training teachers able to teach in Gaelic.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers outdoor learning to be an effective means of delivering the outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the need to develop teachers’ confidence and competence through training and guidance to increase the use of outdoor learning for the...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning is helping to build the confidence and competence of teachers to make effective use of...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that any momentum generated by implementing Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning in building the confidence and competence of...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how (a) Learning and Teaching Scotland, (b) HM Inspectorate of Education and (c) teacher education institutes support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will maintain any momentum generated by implementing Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning in building the confidence and competence of teachers...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider publishing guidance on the teaching of the theory of intelligent design such as Guidance on the Place of Creationism and Intelligent Design...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the validity of intelligent design as a scientific theory and whether it should be taught in science lessons.

  • Equalities

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether an equality impact assessment has been carried out as part of the decision-making process that has led to the cessation of funding for the Scottish Sensory...

  • Hepatitis

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce additional support for people infected with hepatitis C or HIV through NHS treatment with blood or blood products.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is the appropriateness of an individual who has committed 160 previous offences receiving a community payback order.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the rape conviction rate.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it will take forward the review of the cost and funding of litigation recommended by the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Gill, in The Report of the Scottish Civil...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many seal licences for killing (a) grey and (b) common seals under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 have been granted to (i)...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) common and (b) grey seals each (i) fish farm, (ii) river fishery board, (iii) marine coastal fishery, (iv) netsman and (v) other applicant for a seal...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many inspections of fish farms were undertaken by Marine Scotland to verify the use of non-lethal measures to deter grey and common seals before granting seal...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many seal licences for (a) common and (b) grey seals under section 110(1)(f) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 were (i) applied for and (ii) granted to newly...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many fish farms seeking licences to kill (a) grey and (b) common seals under section 110(1)(f) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 provided evidence of the cost or...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether applications for seal licences for (a) grey and (b) commons seals have been made to Marine Scotland under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland)...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will verify that (a) grey and (b) common seals killed under seal licences under section 110(f) or (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 were shot only as a...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what methodology Marine Scotland has required applicants for seal licences for (a) grey and (b) common seals under section 110(1)(f) or (g) of the Marine (Scotland)...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether applications for seal licences for (a) grey and (b) common seals have been received by Marine Scotland for purposes other than those described in section...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what allowances it makes for (a) natural and (b) other anthropogenic causes of seal mortality when deciding the number of grey and common seals that may be shot...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to reduce the numbers of seals killed in Scottish waters.

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences to kill common seals in the East Coast Seal Management Area under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 have been granted for...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences to kill common seals in the Moray Firth Seal Management Area under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 have been granted...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences to kill common seals in the Orkney and North Coast Seal Management Area under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 have been...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences to kill common seals in the Shetland Seal Management Area under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 have been granted for...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences to kill common seals in the Western Isles Seal Management Area under section 110(1)(f) and (g) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 have been granted...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive which elements of the National Marine Plan will ensure that the development of aquaculture sites does not lead to the harassment of grey seals and common seals at...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the impact of new fish farm developments on local seal populations is assessed during the screening process for new site designations and, if so, what...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its reasons are for not acting on the suggestion from two local authorities, in response to the Consultation on Marine Licensing for Scotland, that the business...

  • Marine Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor the issues raised by the two local authorities that suggested, in response to the Consultation on Marine Licensing for Scotland, that the...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the geographical area defined as Scottish territorial waters is in relation to offshore wind farm construction.

  • Police Complaints

    To ask the Scottish Executive, following the consultation on a possible merger with the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman, when it plans to announce its decision on the future of the Police...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what has changed since the publication of the Report on the Review of Prison Visiting Committees, 2005 that has required a further consultation on the independent...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it would protect the monitoring role of prison visiting committees if their functions were integrated into HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support there has been for the proposal that the functions of prison visiting committees be integrated into HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

  • Rural Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many rural development grants have been awarded in the Borders and at what (a) total and (b) average value, in each year since 2007.

  • Rural Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding is available for farm diversification for equine activities.

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many school playing fields have been sold in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority

  • Schools

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether all schools maintain an up-to-date asthma register.

  • Scottish Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it will provide to the Scottish Business Crime Centre for the three-year period following March 2011.

  • Scottish Government Meetings

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39117 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 February 2011, whether it will place in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) the...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers of deaf children are employed in each local authority area.

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers of deaf children are currently working toward attaining the mandatory qualification standards as specified by the Requirements for Teachers...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers of deaf children employed by local authorities wholly or mainly to support deaf children have completed the mandatory training as specified by the...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what opportunities are offered to teachers of deaf children to access nationally accredited continuing professional development courses related to the education of...

  • Teachers

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring takes place of locally obtained competencies-based training, as specified by the Requirements for Teachers (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many beavers have been captured in Tayside by Scottish Natural Heritage and where each is kept.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the beaver captured in the River Ericht is alive and, if so, where it is kept.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive what legal basis permits Scottish Natural Heritage to capture beavers on land where landowners are not willing to give them access.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment was made of the impact on otters and other protected species by the trapping of beavers on Tayside.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the (a) Tayside and (b) Knapdale beavers are legally termed as (i) res nullius or (ii) private property.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the criteria are for beavers to be permitted to become established in the wild.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many beavers are resident in the Knapdale trial area and, of these, how many (a) are the original beavers introduced, (b) have been born, (c) have died and (d)...

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive where the replacement beavers for the Knapdale trial originated.

  • Wildlife

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has an exit strategy for the Knapdale beaver trial should it find that the reintroduction of beavers is not appropriate and, if so, how such a strategy...

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