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Business Bulletin No. 7/2003

Tuesday 14 January 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 January 2003

  

Questions marked with a triangle () are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S1W-33072 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the proportion has been of early deaths in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) the East Renfrewshire Council area of the period referred to in Table 4.1 of the Review of Scotland’s Cities - the Analysis .

S1W-33107 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to date has been of (a) developing and (b) maintaining the Care in Scotland website, inclusive of VAT.

S1W-33108 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected annual running costs are of the Care in Scotland website and for how many years the website is forecast to operate.

S1W-33109 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the running costs incurred in respect of the Care in Scotland website are met from (a) the existing departmental budget and, if so, from what part of the budget, (b) new money allocated by it or (c) a central advertising budget.

S1W-33110 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) successful hits, (b) page impressions and (c) visits or user sessions the Care in Scotland website has had in each month since the site went live.

S1W-33111 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Scottish Arts Council awarded to (a) Scotland and the (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Edinburgh, (e) East Renfrewshire and (f) East Dunbartonshire local authority areas per head of population in each year since 1996.

S1W-33112 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much national lottery funding has been awarded per head of population in (a) Scotland and the (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Edinburgh, (e) East Renfrewshire and (f) East Dunbartonshire local authority areas in each year since 1993, broken down by theme.

S1W-33113 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of households has access to one or more cars in (a) Scotland and the (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Edinburgh, (e) East Renfrewshire and (f) East Dunbartonshire local authority areas.

S1W-33114 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the traffic density has been on major roads in (a) Scotland and the (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Edinburgh, (e) East Renfrewshire and (f) East Dunbartonshire local authority areas in each year since 1996, broken down by road class.

S1W-33115 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the available figures are on the projected growth in road traffic from 2001 in (a) Scotland and the (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Edinburgh, (e) East Renfrewshire and (f) East Dunbartonshire local authority areas.

S1W-33116 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the available figures are on the projected road traffic growth from 2001, assuming local Road Traffic Reduction Act 1997 targets are achieved, in (a) Scotland and the (b) Glasgow, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Edinburgh, (e) East Renfrewshire and (f) East Dunbartonshire local authority areas.

S1W-33120 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Minister for the Environment and Rural Development will play in the consideration of the planning application to build a 60-turbine wind power station at Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth and of the objections to the application, with specific reference to national scenic areas.

S1W-33121 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to consider the planning application to build a 60-turbine wind power station at Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth and what consultation process will be introduced.

S1W-33122 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what direct subsidy would be payable to the developers if the 60-turbine wind power station proposed at Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth was approved.

S1W-33123 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive what annual average subsidy would be payable by electricity consumers for the electricity generated if the 60-turbine wind power station being proposed for Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth was approved.

S1W-33124 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider holding a public inquiry on the proposed location of the Robin Rigg development, given the opposition of Dumfries and Galloway Council and Allerdale District Council to the development.

S1W-33132 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been (a) awarded to and (b) spent by each local authority for the storage, transportation and disposal of disused fridges and freezers.

S1W-33133 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review the allocations to local authorities for the storage, transportation and disposal of disused fridges and freezers in the light of the demand for service.

S1W-33134 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31889 by Malcolm Chisholm on 5 December 2002, at what peak times the cardiac response unit operates.

S1W-33135 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to reconfigure coronary care services at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

S1W-33138 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has responded to the correspondence sent to it in August 2002 by Stirling Council regarding re-regulation of the bus industry; if not, when it expects to respond, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S1W-33139 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many official visits by ministers there have been to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001 and (d) 2002.

S1W-33140 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost will be of the proposed advertising campaign for the Scottish Parliament and local government elections in May 2003.

S1W-33141 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which company has been awarded the contract for the advertising campaign for the Scottish Parliament and local government elections in May 2003 and what the value is of the contract.

S1W-33142 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost will be of the advertising campaign for the Scottish Parliament and local government elections in May 2003 (a) in (i) local and (ii) national newspapers and (b) on (1) the radio and (2) television.

S1W-33143 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) amount and (b) percentage of support to ScotRail has been paid to Railtrack in track access charges in each year since 1997, broken down into (i) maintenance and renewals by contractors and (ii) any other charges and what estimates have been made of the (1) amount and (2) percentage of support for the new franchise operator to be spent on such charges.

S1W-33144 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32523 by Dr Elaine Murray on 13 January 2003, what its definition of transparency is in relation to answers to parliamentary questions, and where it is available.

S1W-33145 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-31965 and S1W-32522 by Dr Elaine Murray on 9 and 27 December 2002 respectively, what its definition of commercial confidentiality is; where this is available and, if no written definition of commercial confidentiality exists, who decides against disclosing information to MSPs on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.

S1W-33146 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-31965 and S1W-32522 by Dr Elaine Murray on 9 and 27 December 2002 respectively, whether a decision on the commercial confidentiality of information lies with it, its agencies or any other public body, or with the commercial interest with which they may be involved.

S1W-33147 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many vessels are entitled to fish in the Scottish zone and whether it will give a breakdown of such vessels registered (a) in and (b) outwith Scotland.

S1W-33148 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to address any increase in the level of crack cocaine use and whether any measures already introduced have met with success and, if so, whether it will give details of such measures, with particular regard to Grampian.

S1W-33149 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the presence of crack cocaine and incidence of misuse of the drug in each police force area, giving any information on any link to crime and demand on local drug services, with particular regard to Grampian.

S1W-33150 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the trends have been in population and household size in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1961.

S1W-33151 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the trends have been in the number of (a) single-person households, (b) single-parent families, and (c) households with children and two or more adults in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1961.

S1W-33152 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what increases it estimates that there will be in the number of two-adult households in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in the years for which figures are available.

S1W-33153 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs there have been in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33154 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) total number of jobs and (b) employment growth rates have been in the (i) energy, (ii) water, (iii) manufacturing, (iv) construction, (v) distribution, (vi) hotels, (vii) restaurant, (viii) transport, (ix) communications, (x) banking, (xi) finance, (xii) insurance, (xiii) public administration, (xiv) education and (xv) health sectors in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33155 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) average net annual income and (b) growth rates in such income have been in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33156 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been in employment in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year from 1995, broken down by gender and what the growth rate has been in each category in each year.

S1W-33157 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32232 by Iain Gray on 13 December 2002, how many people have been unemployed in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1995 and what the unemployment rates were in each year.

S1W-33158 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of S4 pupils gained five or more awards at level 5 or better in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) the East Renfrewshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33159 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of S6 pupils gained three or more awards at level 6 or better in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) East Renfrewshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33160 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the destinations were of school leavers in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) East Renfrewshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33161 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many and what percentage of people there have been holding (a) no educational qualifications, (b) ordinary grade or equivalent qualifications, (c) higher grade or equivalent qualifications, (d) professional qualifications and (e) a degree qualification in (i) Scotland, (ii) the East Dunbartonshire Council area and (iii) East Renfrewshire Council area in each year from 1995.

S1W-33162 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reconviction rates have been for offenders (a) discharged from custody and (b) given non-custodial sentences in each year since 1996.

S1W-33163 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations it had with the Home Secretary with regard to the changes in gun laws that would impact on the Scottish judiciary’s exercise of judicial discretion prior to the (a) announcement of the proposal for a minimum sentence for the illegal possession of a firearm and (b) meeting on gun crime held in London on 10 January 2003 and what ministerial representation or representation from the Justice Department, the police or other appropriate agencies there was at that meeting.

 

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