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Business Bulletin No. 157/2001

Friday 2 November 2001

Section E : Written questions lodged on 1 November

  

S1W-19581 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why the number of clients seen by Health Visitors has reduced by 49,800 between 1997 and 2000, as detailed on page 7 of the Scottish Community Care Statistics 2000.

S1W-19582 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why 13,300 less clients were seen by a District Nurse in 2000 than in 1999, as detailed on page 7 of the Scottish Community Care Statistics 2000.

S1W-19583 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it intends to make available to local authorities for the implementation of Area Waste Plans beyond 2004.

S1W-19584 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities will be able to apply for funding to the Strategic Waste Fund once the Area Waste Plan relevant to their particular local area has been completed.

S1W-19585 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging the development of CFC recovery technology.

S1W-19586 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 50.4 million allocated to the Strategic Waste Fund will be the only provision available to help local authorities implement Area Waste Plans.

S1W-19587 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it anticipates a shortage of teachers qualified to teach in Gaelic-medium education in 2001-02.

S1W-19588 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any measures it is considering in relation to the traceability of sheep.

S1W-19589 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any consultation it has had with the livestock auction industry in relation to the traceability of sheep.

S1W-19590 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it attaches to traceability with regard to the prevention of outbreaks of contagious disease in animals.

S1W-19591 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there was any change between 1999-2000 and 2000-01 in the number of pensioners visiting galleries and museums and, if so, what this change was.

S1W-19592 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people currently serve on more than one non-departmental public body (NDPB); what NDPBs these are; what remuneration each of these persons receive from each NDPB; whether any of these persons are politically affiliated, and how long each such person has served on each NDPB.

S1W-19593 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it maintains a register of all people serving on non-departmental public bodies and, if not, whether it has any plans to start such a register.

S1W-19594 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take in response to the report Destination Retail: A Survey of Young People’s Attitudes Towards a Career in Retailing by the Retail E-Commerce Task Force of the Foresight Directorate of the Department of Trade and Industry.

S1W-19595 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take in response to the report @ Your Home: New Market for Customer Service and Delivery by the Retail Logistics Task Force of the Foresight Directorate of the Department of Trade and Industry.

S1W-19596 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken or intends to take in conjunction with the retail industry in carrying forward the recommendations contained in the report The Retail Revolution: from a Nation of Shopkeepers to a World of Opportunities by the Retail and Consumer Services Panel of the Foresight Directorate of the Department of Trade and Industry.

S1W-19597 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it is supporting or is intending supporting to promote Glasgow’s status as the UK’s second retail city.

S1W-19598 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds it will make available to develop and implement the Priority Waste Stream Projects.

S1W-19599 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Priority Waste Stream Projects are due to commence.

S1W-19600 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities are on target to meet the requirements of EC Regulation 2037/2000, regarding the removal of ozone depleting substances prior to the dismantling or disposal of domestic refrigerators and freezers.

S1W-19601 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to make funds available to help local authorities to comply with EC Regulation 2037/2000 with regard to the removal of ozone depleting substances prior to the dismantling or disposal of domestic refrigerators and freezers.

S1W-19602 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17121 by Rhona Brankin on 30 August 2001, when it now expects all 11 Area Waste Plans to be completed.

S1W-19603 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the composition is of the Education Task Force associated with National Qualifications and what the rationale is for the allocation of places to it.

S1W-19604 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the expectation of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency that agricultural run-off will be the most important cause of river pollution over the next decade, why bathing waters are not referred to in A Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture.

S1W-19605 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to alter the geographical boundaries of local authorities.

S1W-19606 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to reduce the number of local authorities.

S1W-19607 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage the appointment of dedicated home safety officers in each local authority area.

S1W-19608 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce legislation to allow long-lease tenants of commercial properties to terminate or buy their way out of such leases, or have the terms of the lease reviewed by an independent body, before the expiry of the lease period, particularly in cases where the property concerned is lying empty or unused.

S1W-19609 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a "Staff Charter" for NHS staff. R

S1W-19610 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to tackle the issue of abandoned motor vehicles following the joint announcement by the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions and the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs on 31 October 2001 of measures to address the issue.

S1W-19611 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the Excellence Fund and Action Plan Funding initiatives.

S1W-19612 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive further to the answer to question S1W-14085 by Mr Jack McConnell on 29 March 2001, whether it will report on the progress being made in the national evaluation of the New Community Schools Pilot Programme.

S1W-19613 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each local authority has received from the (a) Excellence Fund, (b) New Community Schools and (c) Action Plan Funding initiatives in each year since they were established.

S1W-19614 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much will be made available to each local authority from the (a) Excellence Fund, (b) New Community Schools and (c) Action Plan Funding initiatives in each of the next four years.

S1W-19615 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many qualifying offers for entry into the ranking list have been received under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme.

S1W-19616 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the total capacity of the whitefish fleet is represented by (a) the total number of applications made and (b) the qualifying offers for entry into the ranking list received under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme.

S1W-19617 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value is of (a) the total number of applications made and (b) the qualifying offers for entry into the ranking list received under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme.

S1W-19618 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed on fishing vessels whose owners have made applications under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme, broken down by port of registration.

S1W-19619 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the distribution is of fishing vessels whose owners have made applications under the fishing vessels decommissioning scheme, broken down by port of registration.

S1W-19620 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure equal pay for work of equal value by academic staff in higher education establishments.

S1W-19621 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what trends have been identified in average salaries for male and female academic staff in higher education establishments.

S1W-19622 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the average full-time salary for (a) female and (b) male academic staff at (i) the University of Aberdeen, (ii) the University of Glasgow, (iii) the University of St Andrews, (iv) the University of Edinburgh, (v) the University of Dundee, (vi) Glasgow Caledonian University and (vii) the Glasgow School of Art.

S1W-19623 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider setting up a research group to look into any effects of using pesticides in the food chain.

S1W-19624 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider commissioning any studies into the use of food additives and any possible side effects caused by their consumption.

S1W-19625 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on any research that has been carried out into ME, stating in what year and by whom any such research was carried out and where any report of the findings may be accessed.

S1W-19626 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been diagnosed with ME since 1995 broken down by health board area, year and gender.

S1W-19627 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what medical breakthroughs have been made in the treatment of ME in Scotland.

S1W-19628 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of every individual allocation of money it has made to Argyll and Bute Council in this financial year and for what purpose each such allocation was made.

S1W-19629 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers the services provided by hospices to be essential and, if so, whether it will give guidelines to health boards that they should provide a minimum of 50% of hospices’ funding.

 

 

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