Scottish Parliament Written answers

Thursday, 17 March 2011

  • Child Welfare

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39218 by Adam Ingram on 16 February 2011, what decisions were reached following the consideration of the short-life working...

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive what total funding has been received in the Borders from the £11 million targeted at school-age children under the Healthy Eating, Active Living programme and...

  • Children and Young People

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Fit4Fun programme, which has been tackling childhood obesity in the Borders, is having its funding reduced.

  • Electricity

    To ask the Scottish Executive what advice it has taken on the potential undergrounding of the Beauly Denny power line since the Beauly Denny public inquiry closed.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to bring new jobs and investment to Campbeltown and Kintyre.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote reductions in food miles as part of an environmentally sustainable economy.

  • Environment

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the land use strategy will be laid before the Parliament.

  • Equal Pay

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since 2007 on delivering equal pay for women in (a) each local authority, (b) the Scottish Government and (c) the private sector.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons the Lochaber and south Argyll areas seem not to be benefiting from rising wild salmon numbers recently experienced elsewhere in Scotland.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is undertaking on wild salmon numbers in (a) Scotland and (b) the Lochaber and south Argyll areas.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to encourage an increase in wild salmon numbers in the Lochaber and south Argyll areas.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take following reports that cases of rickets in children and adults have increased since 2006.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it continues to support the introduction of minimum pricing as a means of tackling problems with alcohol.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received treatment from injuries sustained from the use of air weapons in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have received treatment from injuries sustained from the use of BB guns in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS Lothian were directly connected with knife and bladed objects crime-related incidents in 2009-10, also broken down by age of...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been admitted to a hospital as a result of overdosing on methadone in each year since 2008-09, also broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) hospital.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many alcohol-related accident and emergency (A&E) admissions there have been in NHS Lothian in each year since 2008-09, broken down by hospital.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are attending the National Services Division-sponsored clinic in Glasgow.

  • Healthcare Associated Infection

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, in light of Lord MacLean not yet being advised that a delay in publishing the report...

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths there have been from knife attacks since 1 January 2010.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been proceeded against for rape in Tayside in each of the last 10 years and in how many cases the charge was proved.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of knife crime on policing since May 2007.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many reported crimes listed as breach of a sex offender order there were in each police force area in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37763 by Kenny MacAskill on 7 December 2010, what progress it has made in ending automatic early release.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to UK Government regarding the legislation on the (a) sale, (b) ownership and (c) use of BB guns.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from (a) police organisations and (b) medical professionals regarding BB guns.

  • NHS24

    To ask the Scottish Executive what a (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 category call is as defined by NHS24.

  • NHS24

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it receives all data from NHS24 regarding (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 category calls.

  • NHS24

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum waiting time for a category P3 call to NHS24 has been in 2010-11.

  • NHS24

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many calls have been categorised by NHS24 as (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 in 2010-11.

  • NHS24

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason data categorised by NHS24 as P3 are not available.

  • NHS24

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS24 is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services for the NHS Inform website.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services.

  • NHS Expenditure

    To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards have used external public relations companies in the last year; who provided these services, and what the cost was of each contract.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are employed by each Special Health Board, broken down by pay scale.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many incinerator applications are pending in March 2011.

  • Planning

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many incinerator applications have received planning approval in each year since 1999.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the running costs were for each (a) police authority and (b) joint police board in each of the last two years

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners accessed the (a) Violence Prevention, (b) Anger Management and (c) Controlling Anger Regulating Emotions Programme while serving a custodial...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners accessed the (a) Violence Prevention, (b) Anger Management and (c) Controlling Anger Regulating Emotions Programme while serving a custodial...

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners attended the Sex Offender Treatment Programme in 2009, broken down by prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners attended the Sex Offender Treatment Programme in 2010, broken down by prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug finds there have been in each prison in each month since January 2010, broken down by type of drug

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many banned items were seized from individuals entering prison in 2009, broken down by (a) item and (b) prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many banned items were seized from individuals entering prison in 2010, broken down by (a) item and (b) prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners (a) was assessed as having an alcohol addiction and (b) received support for this in prison in 2010, broken down by prison.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of prisoners (a) was assessed as having a drug addiction and (b) received support for this in prison in 2010, broken down by prison.

  • Procurement

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether its contracts with milk suppliers require that all supplies must be provided at above the cost of production.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation bus companies are required to undertake before removing a route.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was carried out with bus users in Moodiesburn prior to the opening of the Moodiesburn bypass.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what checks there are to prevent overcrowding on buses.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations there are to prevent overcrowding on buses.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions there are to ensure that the number of buses in an area meets local demand.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that fail to prevent overcrowding.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that do not meet the terms of their contractual agreements.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the need for the regulation of bus services

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that bus services in the Moodiesburn area would have been better organised if the proposed members’ Bill on the regulation of bus...

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in Moodiesburn in each year since 1999.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in each year since 1999.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus routes served the Moodiesburn area on 31 January 2010.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many buses travelled between Moodiesburn and Glasgow on 31 January 2011.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it takes to ensure the areas that are not well served by rail links have sufficient bus services.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it gives to bus companies regarding routes.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses in the Moodiesburn area.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Moodiesburn area.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Strathclyde area.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers.

  • Public Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of adults travel to work by bus, also broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency.

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39548 by Keith Brown on 3 March 2011, on how many occasions ScotRail has been penalised for failing to provide (a) the planned...

  • Rail Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the planned investment to improve Perth train station.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for environmental survey work to identify the most appropriate sites for offshore renewable energy developments.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides for research into the environmental effects of offshore renewable energy developments.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39728 by Jim Mather on 1 March 2011, how many representations the Section 36 team of its Energy Consents Unit has received (a)...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive when the Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters will be published.

  • Road Accidents

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33199 by Stewart Stevenson on 12 May 2010, which roads have had the highest number of (a) accidents and (b) fatalities in each...

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatal accidents took place on the A9’s single carriageway sections in each of the last five years.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatal accidents took place on the A9’s dual carriageway sections in each of the last five years.

  • Roads

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to improve the junctions on the A1 in Berwickshire.

  • Sectarianism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in each year since 1999.

  • Sectarianism

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of full-time equivalent staff working specifically on anti-sectarianism projects has been in each year since 2005.

  • Sectarianism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many football banning orders have been applied for in respect of (a) sectarianism, (b) racism and (c) other forms of disorder since 2006, broken down by police force.

  • Sectarianism

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-sectarianism events were attended by the First Minister in the 2003 to 2007 parliamentary session and have been attended in the current parliamentary...

  • Social Inclusion

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to tackle poverty, promote social inclusion and improve health in Glasgow.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many postbus services have been withdrawn in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

  • Transport

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-27817 by Stewart Stevenson on 28 October 2009, how many petrol stations there have been in each year since 1999, broken down...

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