Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

  • Alcohol

    To ask the Scottish Executive, given the reported number of alcohol-related admissions, cirrhosis and deaths in the lowest two socioeconomic groups, what it has done to determine whether the...

  • Alcohol

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to apply real (a) wages and (b) alcohol prices to the Sheffield Alcohol Pricing Model against outcome data for the period 2005-06 to 2009-10.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency calls were made to the Scottish Ambulance Service between 00.01 on 31 December 2010 and 23.59 on 1 January 2011, broken down by NHS board area.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency calls to the Scottish Ambulance Service were made by (a) members of the public who had not contacted NHS24, (b) members of the public who had been...

  • Burial and Cremation

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of new disposal techniques for human remains such as resomation, cryomation and promession.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what role it has played in the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative partnership aimed at promoting early diagnosis of cancer.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that GPs have access to diagnostics to help confirm or rule out cancer since May 2007.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been participation from Scotland in the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative and, if so, how many of the (a) successful and (b)...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken or will take to match the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative/Department of Health £9 million funding to trusts in...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of (a) breast, (b) bowel, (c) lung, (d) prostate and (e) ovarian cancer cases presented as an emergency in the last two years for which information...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) about complaints in relation to cancer diagnosis in each of the last two years.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive when digital mammography screening will be available in each NHS board area.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage rate in the uptake of women aged 20 to 24 attending cervical screening has been in NHS Highland in each of the last four years for which...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage rate in the uptake of women aged 20 to 24 attending cervical screening has been in NHS Orkney in each of the last four years for which...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage rate in the uptake of women aged 20 to 24 attending cervical screening has been in NHS Shetland in each of the last four years for which...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage rate in the uptake of women aged 20 to 24 attending cervical screening has been in NHS Western Isles in each of the last four years for which...

  • Central Heating

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on the Central Heating Programme in each year since the programme was introduced.

  • Central Heating

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts were awarded to Scottish companies under the Central Heating Programme.

  • Central Heating

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it gave on awarding contracts under the Central Heating Programme.

  • Central Heating

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the cost of awarding contracts to non-Scotland based companies under the Central Heating Programme.

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive that its position is on whether parents and young people can expect to receive legal representation as a result of calling the Scottish Child Law Centre.

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of children it estimates to be rated as reaching a good level of development at age five, also broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) local authority area.

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many Sure Start centres there were in (a) May 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010 and have been in 2011.

  • Climate Change

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to publish the report setting out what measures it will take to reduce emissions from living accommodation, as set out under section 64(6) of the...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position in on NHS dental patients having appointments cancelled in order for a dental practice to reduce its waiting list for private treatment.

  • Drug Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it will publish Drug Seizures by Scottish Police Forces, 2007/2008 and 2008/09 .

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37941 by Adam Ingram on 14 December 2010, whether it is aware of communications from Barnardo’s to ISEA Scotland stating...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37941 by Adam Ingram on 14 December 2010, where the provision of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)...

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37945 by Adam Ingram on 14 December 2010, which officials attended the meeting on 21 October 2010 and what the key actions were.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37308 by Adam Ingram on 5 November 2010, whether the £100,000 funding made available is new funding.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide funding to the Energy Saving Trust in 2011-12.

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provided to the Energy Saving Trust in 2010-11.

  • Enterprise

    To ask the Scottish Executive what public funding has been provided to the Intellectual Assets Centre to run Project VIA Food and Drink; whether further funding is to be provided, and, if not,...

  • European Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it was first made aware that over €40 million of European regional development funding for 2010-11 was at risk of being withheld from Scotland.

  • Football

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding (a) it and (b) its agencies have given to the Scottish Football Association and other football governing bodies in each of the last 10 years for...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff from (a) its directorate general for health, (b) NHS agencies and (c) each NHS board have been on work-related trips abroad in the last three years...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the next steps are for implementing the recommendations in the Cross Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy’s The Mackie Report following the meeting between...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on whether the pilot audit of inpatient falls by the clinical effectiveness and evaluation unit of the Royal College of Physicians will...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has taken steps, comparable to the Australian Government’s Better Access Initiative or the UK Government’s Improving Access to Psychological...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what implementation plans it has to meet the HEAT target on talking therapies.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) professors of and (b) senior lecturer posts in neurosurgery there are and how this compares with 1999.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to raise awareness among GPs of the signs and symptoms of lupus.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to raise awareness among ethnic groups of the signs and symptoms of Lupus.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on setting up a managed clinical network for lupus.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what changes it has made to the approach to child heath development since the publication of Fair Society, Health Lives: The Marmot Review in February 2010.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many healthy living centres there were in (a) May 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010 and have been in 2011.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances pregnant women resident in Midlothian are expected to travel to Lanarkshire to give birth.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital admissions there were due to assault by a sharp object in 2009-10.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days there were due to assault by a sharp object in 2009-10.

  • Justice

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

  • Justice

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

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what appeal process there is for people convicted of a driving offence who have had their driving licence revoked.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what level of qualified mental health nursing staff it expects to be employed in nursing homes offering care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the accident and emergency recording system has the capability to identify patients who repeatedly contact the service to seek psychiatric advice.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it takes to identify patients repeatedly contacting accident and emergency departments to seek psychiatric advice, in order to offer them alternative...

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued guidance to employers as part of its veterans’ mental health programme.

  • NHS Hospitals

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many falls were recorded in (a) acute hospitals, (b) community hospitals and (c) mental health units in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to suspend pay increments for NHS staff.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified midwives were recruited in NHS Orkney in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010 and how many have been recruited in 2011 to date.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified midwives were recruited in NHS Western Isles in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010 and how many have been recruited in 2011 to date.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified midwives were recruited in NHS Shetland in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010 and how many have been recruited in 2011 to date.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) costs and (b) annual savings would be if all NHS boards raised the percentage of diabetics receiving insulin pumps to 5%.

  • Pharmacies

    To ask the Scottish Executive what legal advice it provided to NHS Shetland regarding the handling of the two applications to open community pharmacies in Scalloway and when the advice was provided.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many children in severe poverty have benefited from the freezing of council tax.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many children living in severe poverty are in families that have received free heating help.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many children living in severe poverty have benefited from the abolition of prescription charges.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many children living in severe poverty have benefited from the extension of free school meals.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to recent questions on the subject, whether it is now in a position to make an announcement on Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s funding...

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39416 by Keith Brown on 23 February 2011, whether the indicative timetable for the delivery of the new class 380 trains...

  • Regeneration

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the Town Centre Regeneration Fund (TCRF) was unspent, broken down by local authority.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it has designated for the National Renewables Infrastructure Fund in 2011-12.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it and its agencies invested in the renewables and community renewables industry between (a) 2003 and 2007 and (b) 2007 and 2011.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in relation to the M77 hard shoulder bus lane project.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected cost is for the M77 hard shoulder bus lane project.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with bus operators regarding the M77 hard shoulder bus lane project.

  • Rural Affairs

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward the findings of the Speak Up for Rural Scotland consultation.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to increase awareness of the protection benefits of helmets for skiers and snowboarders.

  • Sport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many head injuries as a result of skiing or snowboarding accidents were reported in 2009-10.

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