Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 10 March 2011

  • Alcohol

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will update the Local Alcohol Profiles produced in 2004-05 in order to assist public health specialists on licensing boards in determining the case for...

  • Alcohol

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to support councillors facing the threat of legal action when proposing to curtail availability of alcohol on the grounds of public health...

  • Alcohol

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met stakeholders to discuss the social responsibility levy on alcohol; which stakeholders attended, and what the outcome was.

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will distribute the 25,000 modern apprenticeship places by sector.

  • Apprenticeships

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the extra 8,500 modern apprenticeship places will be made available.

  • Audiology

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by NHS boards in the delivery of the 18-week referral-to-treatment target for audiology services.

  • Breastfeeding

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an evaluation of the Lanarkshire breastfeeding initiative.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the national screening programme for cervical cancer over the next five years.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the benefits of (a) image assisted screening and (b) testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) in screening for cervical cancer.

  • 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 Grampian in each of the last four years for which...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths there have been from cervical cancer in the NHS Tayside area in each of the last five years.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many new cases of cervical cancer have been diagnosed in the NHS Tayside area in each of the last three years.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken in response to the recommendations made in Report of a study to identify and explore attitudes leading to low uptake of cervical screening...

  • Coastal Protection

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is working with stakeholders to combat coastal erosion.

  • Culture

    To ask the Scottish Executive what cultural events it has planned to coincide with the 2014 Ryder Cup.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is improving access to NHS dentistry in rural and remote areas.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) independent and (b) salaried dentists in the Highlands and Islands area received the £9,000 remote areas allowance in each of the last three years...

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been for drugs prescribed for diabetes treatment in NHS Highland in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been for drugs prescribed for diabetes treatment in NHS Orkney in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been for drugs prescribed for diabetes treatment in NHS Shetland in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been for drugs prescribed for diabetes treatment in NHS Western Isles in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been for drugs prescribed for diabetes treatment in NHS Grampian in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were used for awarding funding from the Broadband Challenge Fund.

  • Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to the almost 13,000 children who leave primary school each year unable to read, write or count.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on (a) how many people claimed jobseeker’s allowance and (b) unemployment rates in Dundee in December 2010, broken down by (i) gender...

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent claimant count is in Dundee, broken down by age group.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many men in Dundee aged (a) 50 to 54, (b) 55 to 59 and (c) 60 to 64 are unemployed and what percentage of unemployed men in Dundee the groups represent in total.

  • Fair Trade

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it provides to the Scottish Fair Trade Forum to assist in Scotland’s bid to become a Fair Trade Nation.

  • Forestry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland from the national forestry estate have been allocated to wind energy technology projects in each year since 1999, also...

  • Forestry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland from the national forestry estate will be required to be allocated to fulfil the wind energy proposal announced by the...

  • Forestry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hectares of commercial woodland have been replanted in order to offset wind energy technology projects in the national forestry estate in each year since...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it provided to the Long Term Conditions Alliance in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09 and (d) 2009-10 and how much is allocated for 2010-11.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a reporter other than the one who presided over the last inquiry will be appointed if a public inquiry is held into the proposed incinerator at Invergordon.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the remit is of the review of continuing care beds in the west of Glasgow announced by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 10 February 2011.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the review of continuing care beds in the west of Glasgow announced by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 10 February 2011 will be conducted.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the chairperson or chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde last met representatives of St Margaret’s of Scotland Hospice.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for the review of continuing care beds in the west of Glasgow announced by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 10 February 2011.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address the uncertainty regarding the future of continuing care beds at St Margaret’s of Scotland Hospice before the dissolution of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses specialising in Parkinson’s disease there have been in each NHS board area in the last three years for which information is available,...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under 25 convicted of dangerous driving in each of the last five years have (a) received a lifetime ban, (b) had their car confiscated, (c) had their...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, how many people under 25 have been convicted of causing death or serious injury through dangerous driving in each of the last five years and how many have (a)...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been committed to tackling knife crime in each financial year since 1999.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring arrangements are in place for the Choose Life programme.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how funding from the Choose Life programme has been spent by NHS Health Scotland in each year since May 2007.

  • Mental Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the announcement of £400 million for a new mental health strategy by the UK Government will have a Barnett consequential and, if so, (a) what this will...

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on hospital drugs has been in NHS Highland in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on hospital drugs has been in NHS Orkney in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on hospital drugs has been in NHS Shetland in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on hospital drugs has been in NHS Western Isles in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on hospital drugs has been in NHS Grampian in each of the last four years for which information is available.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of concerns raised regarding staffing, training and planning issues for paediatric services in the West of Scotland.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly qualified nurses were recruited in NHS Highland 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 nurses were recruited in NHS Grampian 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 nurses 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 nurses 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 nurses 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.

  • NHS Staff

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

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many agency staff were used by NHS Highland in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010 and how many have been used in 2011 to date.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what mandatory independent external audit or inspection is carried out of the number of older people recorded on the delayed discharge database.

  • National Health Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients died while recorded on the delayed discharge database in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to hold a public inquiry into the proposed incinerator at Invergordon and, if so, when it will be held.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive who will make the final decision on the application for an incinerator at Invergordon if a public inquiry is held.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the environmental effect of retaining, amending or revoking legal agreements associated with planning consents will be taken into account...

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that interested parties, including statutory bodies, local communities and interest groups, will be (a) made aware of and (b) given an opportunity...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many stop and search procedures have been carried out in each financial year since 1999, broken down by police board.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much each police board has spent on fuel in each financial year since 2001 and how much it expects to spend in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has provided since May 2007 to supported employment providers to enable them to bid for public contracts.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive what public contracts have been awarded to supported employment providers since May 2007.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to encourage the use of community benefit clauses.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions it has used community benefit clauses to gain contracts for supported employment.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its contract with Sodexo for dairy products meets the criteria in the guidance, Catering for Change.

  • Research and Development

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on research and development, broken down by portfolio, in each of the last five years.

  • Scottish Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in relation to a business case for the City of Glasgow College’s estate redevelopment if it is submitted before the dissolution of the...

  • Scottish Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Scottish Futures Trust will have in delivering the estate redevelopment for the City of Glasgow College.

  • Scottish Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Futures Trust or the Scottish Funding Council will be the lead agency in delivering the estate redevelopment for the City of Glasgow College.

  • Scottish Government Funding

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the £200 million budgeted in 2011-12 for the Scottish Futures Trust for the estate redevelopment for the City of Glasgow College will pay for.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it distributed the £9 million made available to support local delivery of the smoking prevention action plan, broken down by (a) NHS board, (b) year and (c)...

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £9 million made available to support local delivery of the smoking prevention action plan was spent on (a) youth prevention, (b) youth cessation...

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive what systems there are for NHS boards to report on how they have distributed the funding to support local delivery of the smoking prevention action plan.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage has been of adults in NHS Tayside who smoke in each year since 2006, broken down by gender.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage has been of adults in NHS Tayside who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day in each year since 2006, broken down by gender.

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