Scottish Parliament Written answers

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

  • Air Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding the UK Government plans to reform the Air Travel Organisers’ Licence scheme.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints about the Scottish Ambulance Service there have been in each year since 2007-08.

  • Ambulance Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether ambulance staff are expected to be available to attend emergencies while on scheduled breaks.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since September 2010 on final design work for the reopening of Conon Bridge railway station.

  • Bridges

    To ask the Scottish Executive what further steps are needed for the reopening of Conon Bridge railway station; how the reopening process will be managed, and what the timescale is.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the sub-group of the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group who will review the integration of human papilloma virus (HPV)...

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) sensitivity and (b) specificity is of the cervical screening programme.

  • Cancer

    To ask the Scottish Executive what costs are associated with the cervical screening programme.

  • Child Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason there has been no Scottish Government response to the report of the short-life working group on school meals and clothing grants completed in 2008.

  • Civil Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the UK Government proposal to allow civil partnerships to take place in consenting religious places, whether the law would have to be amended in...

  • Civil Partnerships

    To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings or discussions ministers had in 2010 with (a) UK Government ministers, (b) faith leaders, (c) religious organisations and (d) other groups or...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate dental students there were in each year of study at Dundee Dental School in the last academic year for which information is available.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in Tayside has access to an NHS dentist at the latest date for which information is available.

  • Diabetes

    Mary Scanlon (Highlands and Islands) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse

    Gavin Brown (Lothians) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths in the NHS Lothian area were (a) alcohol and (b) drug related and, of these, how many were of people aged (i) under 18,...

  • Education

    Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether the service pupil premium proposed by the UK Government will apply in Scotland.

  • Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009

    Ken Macintosh (Eastwood) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it has chosen to organise free events on rights for parents and carers under the Education (Additional Support for...

  • Emergency Services

    Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many accident and emergency units it expects will have consultant doctors available for 24 hours per day by 2015.

  • Film Industry

    Irene Oldfather (Cunninghame South) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many feature films were made in Scotland in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

  • Fisheries

    Robin Harper (Lothians) (Green): To ask the Scottish Executive what the value was of mackerel landed illegally in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.

  • Forth Crossing

    Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): To ask the Scottish Executive what contingency liability there is for third parties affected by possible damage to the BP Forties pipeline system during...

  • Health

    Mary Scanlon (Highlands and Islands) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will recommend sequential therapies for the treatment of persistent non-specific low back pain.

  • Higher Education Funding

    Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is issued to colleges and universities regarding the provision of childcare for postgraduates.

  • Justice

    Gavin Brown (Lothians) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures were issued for (a) assault and (b) assault to injury in October 2010, broken down by sheriff court.

  • Medication

    Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is provided to NHS boards regarding exceptional prescribing arrangements in relation to funding...

  • NHS Equipment

    Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the draft clinical standards in NHS Scotland Wheelchair and Seating Services - Clinical Standards...

  • NHS Finance

    Marlyn Glen (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) actual initial revenue allocation and (b) NHSScotland Resource Allocation Committee target allocation was to...

  • NHS Staff

    Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what savings could be made if sickness absence were reduced in all NHS boards to the (a) average and (b) lowest...

  • National Health Service

    James Kelly (Glasgow Rutherglen) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days were directly connected to a diagnosis of assault by sharp object between 1 April 2010 and...

  • Nursing and Midwifery

    Marlyn Glen (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of training a student nurse.

  • Parliamentary Questions

    George Foulkes (Lothians) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to question S3W-38732, which received a holding reply on 25 January 2011.

  • Pharmacies

    Mary Scanlon (Highlands and Islands) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to roll out the Pharmore project of walk-in services being piloted at five Boots pharmacies.

  • Public Bodies

    Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the functions are of Waterwatch Scotland and what organisations will handle them when Waterwatch is closed.

  • Renewable Energy

    Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what environmental survey work is carried out before a decision is made on granting consent for an offshore renewable energy...

  • Schools

    Gavin Brown (Lothians) (Con): To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary school pupils have been sent home as a result of alcohol misuse in each local authority area in each year since 2007-08.

  • Scottish Government Departments

    George Foulkes (Lothians) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the running cost was for each of its directorates in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and has been in 2010-11.

  • Scottish Government Events

    Irene Oldfather (Cunninghame South) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it served foie gras at official engagements in 2010 and, if so, (a) at what engagements and (b) on what dates.

  • Scottish Government Funding

    Marlyn Glen (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding the decision to withdraw funding for the (a) UKRC and (b)...

  • Scottish Government Staff

    Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants are employed by its health directorate, broken down by pay scale.

  • Sport

    Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (SNP): To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to curling rinks to help ensure their availability.

  • Student Finance

    Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive what the average level of student debt was among graduates from (a) universities and (b) colleges in (i) Edinburgh and (ii)...

  • Transport

    Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-38040, S3W-38041, S3W-38607 and S3W-39444 by Keith Brown on 15 and 16...

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