BUSINESS BULLETIN 114 / 2000
Monday 3 July 2000
Section E - Written questions lodged on 30 June 2000
S1W-8413 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will next attend a meeting of the British-Irish Council, what issues will be discussed and whether it will report to the Parliament after the meeting.
S1W-8421 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in moving towards (a) computerisation of all medical records and (b) a smart card system so that people attending out of hours services such as doctors on call services receive prompt medical treatment.
S1W-8422 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total public sector expenditure on activities related to the delivery of water and sewerage services (a) was in each year for which figures are available and (b) will be in each year for which estimates are available, specified in cash and real terms in each case.
S1W-8423 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total amount of money raised by water and sewerage charges (a) in Scotland and (b) in each water authority area (i) was in each year for which figures are available and (ii) will be in each year for which estimates are available, specified in cash and real terms in each case.
S1W-8424 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration has been given to the rescheduling of debts relating to water and sewerage services as a means of reducing the level of water and sewerage charges.
S1W-8425 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is notified of any problems with individuals clinical practices, as identified by clinical audit and governance procedures.
S1W-8426 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list, by health trust, details of any poor performance in clinical practice, as identified by clinical audit and governance procedures.
S1W-8427 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what support and advice it will offer to health trusts in managing the consequences of a clinician being suspended from practising due to poor performance, as identified by clinical audit and governance procedures.
S1W-8428 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs Scottish Enterprise Borders helped to create in the last year.
S1W-8429 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to withdraw training allowances from recipients who breach community service orders and whether it will conduct pilot studies in Scotland before introducing any such measures or use the pilots currently planned for England and Wales to assess the impact of introducing such measures in Scotland.
S1W-8430 Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the number of dwellings by council tax band in each local authority.
S1W-8431 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive why the total number of premises inspected for fire prevention purposes by the fire service fell from 66,477 in 1994-95 to 55,709 in 1998-99.
S1W-8432 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in formalising policy framework documents with the Scottish Further Education Funding Council, and what is the current status of the policy framework documents with the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.
S1W-8434 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will raise with Her Majesty's Government the criticisms of the public consultation on the reprocessing and storage options for fuel from the Dounreay Fast Breeder Reactor Programme made by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in its response to the public consultation.
S1W-8435 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support was given by the Scottish Office or the Scottish Executive in each of the last five years to each of the national youth organisations.
S1W-8436 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to prescriptions of beta interferon by GPs, (a) what the policies are of each health board or NHS Trust on funding them and (b) what instructions or guidelines have each health board or NHS Trust issued to GPs.
S1W-8437 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7855 by Henry McLeish on 26 June 2000, when the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council is expected to set up an office in Scotland.
S1W-8438 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what response it will make to the Report An Archival Account of Scotland by the Archive Services in Scotland Mapping Project Board.
S1W-8439 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it proposes to take concerning any lack of resources for the preservation and access of archives as highlighted in the report An Archival Account of Scotland.
S1W-8440 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications would be for communities awareness of their local history and for cultural heritage, democratic accountability and freedom of information of any lack of resources for archives.
S1W-8441 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on proper archiving and records management in public bodies in the delivery of freedom of information policies.
S1W-8442 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will expedite the preparation of an Archives Bill to establish a responsibility on public bodies to preserve and manage their records and to enshrine the rights of individuals to access archives and records of their community.
S1W-8443 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what recognition it gives to the contribution made by national and local archives repositories to lifelong learning through the provision of source material for the study and teaching of family and community history and for responding to the range of personal and community interests.
S1W-8444 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will examine ways of supporting archivists in continuing the acquisition and preservation of archives and in widening the use of archives in all sectors of the community.
S1W-8445 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any lack of professional training for archivists or conservators and, if so, how it intends to address the situation.
S1W-8446 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any shortage of professional archives and conservation staff and, if so, how it intends to address the situation.
S1W-8447 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Children and Education will now visit Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, in view of the HMI Report on the conditions of the Westport buildings.
S1W-8449 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8299 by Mr Jack McConnell on 28 June 2000, whether it will detail the end of year balance generated for each sub-heading of the Vote 3 Budget and to detail how much of these surpluses will be retained in these budget sub-headings in the financial year 2001-02 and what additional funds will be allocated to these budget sub-headings through end year flexibility.