Scottish Parliament Written answers

Monday, 21 March 2011

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been diagnosed with alcohol-related dementia in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what local needs assessments have been carried out regarding alcohol-related brain damage since the publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on...

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has funded research into alcohol-related brain damage in (a) Scotland or (b) different regions of Scotland since the publication of A Fuller Life: Report...

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made since May 2007 of the incidence and prevalence of alcohol-related brain damage.

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is evidence of a change in the ratio of men to women with alcohol-related brain damage.

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage in ensuring that suitable housing or...

  • Alcohol Misuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Care Commission has taken to ensure that appropriate care and personal plans are in place for people in care homes, supported accommodation or hostels...

  • Antisocial Behaviour

    To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the antisocial behaviour framework debate in the Parliament on 16 December 2010 ( Official Report , c. 31759), whether it will provide details of how...

  • Antisocial Behaviour

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders have been granted in relation to people (a) under 16, (b) 16-17 and (c) over 18 in each year since 2005, broken down by local...

  • Burial and Cremation

    To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations govern the number of burials that can be carried out in family graves.

  • Burial and Cremation

    To ask the Scottish Executive what flexibility exists in determining the number of burials that can be carried out in family graves.

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing health policy and which representatives of those communities it...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing anti-poverty policies and which representatives of those...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing justice policy and which representatives of those communities it...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing skills and employment policies and which representatives of those...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing housing policy and which representatives of those communities it...

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing justice policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing skills and employment policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

  • Communities

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing housing policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in the Lothians region has had access to an NHS dentist in each quarter since September 2007.

  • Digital Technology

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason Highland and Cairngorms local action groups were unsuccessful in their bid for funding from the Broadband Challenge Fund.

  • Domestic Abuse

    To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) medical and (b) physiological aftercare and support services are available to male victims of domestic violence in the NHS Lanarkshire area.

  • Emergency Services

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hoax calls were made to Lothian and Borders (a) Police and (b) Fire and Rescue Service and at what total cost, in each year since 2007.

  • Employment

    To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will offer those affected by the proposed job losses at the West Freugh satellite ground station.

  • Forestry

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the option of joint investment opportunities to develop the forestry commission estate has been considered.

  • Forth Crossing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Forth Replacement Crossing Principal Contract procurement process.

  • Freight

    To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the invitation to submit notes of interest setting out funding requirements under the 2011-12 Freight Facilities Grant scheme, what the total capital...

  • Further and Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in each (a) college and (b) university in 2009-10, broken down by (i) academic, (ii) non-academic managerial and (iii) other...

  • Further and Higher Education

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the average bursary award has been for (a) part-time and (b) full-time students at colleges and universities in Edinburgh and the Lothians region in each of the...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital admissions due to assault by a sharp object there were in 2010 in NHS Lothian, broken down by hospital.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Scottish Trauma Audit Group is spending additional money on Cisco 1900 series routers.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what outcome measures the Food Standards Agency Scotland applies to its strategic objectives of (a) achieving an improvement in the health of the Scottish population...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to deliver the recommendations in Eating for Health: A Diet Action Plan for Scotland .

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on achieving the dietary targets listed in Annex B of Eating for Health - meeting the challenge: Co-ordinated action, improved...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what grant schemes are in place for the agriculture and fisheries sectors to promote its dietary targets for Scotland.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what change there has been in the shortfall between target consumption and production of (a) fresh fruit, (b) non-citrus fresh fruit and (c) vegetables since the...

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage increase there has been in the production of lean (a) beef, (b) lamb and (c) pork since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction there has been in the salt content of bread since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

  • Health

    To ask the Scottish Executive what further reduction in salt the Food Standards Agency Scotland is seeking in (a) bread, (b) biscuits, (c) snacks and (d) processed foods and by what date these...

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much Housing Association Grant has been made available to registered social landlords in each year since 2007.

  • Housing

    To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it takes to monitor the performance of local authorities in relation to empty homes.

  • Justice

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many crimes have been committed in the Lothians region by people released from prison under automatic early release in each year since 2006-07, broken down by...

  • Medication

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are participating in clinical trials, broken down by NHS board.

  • Medication

    To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring progress towards the implementation of the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the introduction of new medicines into NHSScotland.

  • Medication

    To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made toward the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the introduction of new medicines into NHSScotland, broken down by NHS board.

  • Medication

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the progress reports of NHS boards that were requested by ministers as part of the process of implementing the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the...

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether a deadline has been set for resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to monitor progress toward resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Scottish Executive when it considers that Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists will be resolved.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Strathclyde Police on the proposed reduction in shift allowances for civilian staff.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected cost of the proposed new Strathclyde Police headquarters is.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports proposals by the police boards to reduce the shift allowances of police support staff by up to £6,000 per annum.

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage pay rises have been awarded to each grade of senior police officer in Strathclyde Police in each of the last three years and whether further pay...

  • Police

    To ask the Scottish Executive by how much the total pay bill for senior police officers in Strathclyde Police has gone up in each of the last three years.

  • Poverty

    To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing anti-poverty policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

  • Prison Service

    To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are to ensure that all prisoners undergo structured work, education and training or treatment throughout the normal working day.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits it expects communities will receive from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how the community benefits from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how communities will be consulted on spending priorities arising from benefits received from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive which communities it expects will benefit from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 require safeguarding...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason local communities did not participate in the decision made regarding the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it expects to raise from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the report commissioned from Atkins Consultants Ltd on the potential for wind farm development on the national estate.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive which banks provided assistance in drawing up the contracts for the Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates it has made of the renewables potential of the forestry estate.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what options were explored by Forestry Commission Scotland prior to concluding that private companies be awarded the renewables contracts announced by the Minister...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive what the duration will be of the contracts for the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the contracts for Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 have...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will delay the eight month limit from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to put forward their own proposals for renewables...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it proposed the deadline of eight months from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to propose their own renewables projects on the...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 give exclusive rights...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it decided to put the whole of the forest estate out to tender at the same time.

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of community renewables development scheme that have previously been worked up to the appropriate level for consideration under the provisions of...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive how many community projects were developed as part of the hydro-tendering process by the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister...

  • Renewable Energy

    To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy that it is to halt work on the development of its proposed offshore wind farm at Kintyre, whether it...

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