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Business Bulletin No. 43/2003

Wednesday 5 March 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 4 March 2003

  

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

S1W-34395 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether exam passes by school pupils taught in college-school partnerships will, in published statistical tables, be credited to the school involved.

S1W-34409 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what concerns it has about the impact on businesses of increases in public and product liability insurance costs and what representations it has made to the insurance industry and HM Treasury on this matter.

S1W-34419 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive how the 600,000 recently announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport for improved opportunities to participate in sports for children and young people with special needs will be allocated.

S1W-34420 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of any existing funding, or of the 600,000 recently announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, for improved opportunities to participate in sports for children and young people with special needs will be allocated to local authority and independent specialist schools run by charitable organisations.

S1W-34421 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what Scottish Enterprise's criteria are for awarding external consultancy contracts.

S1W-34422 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Scottish Enterprise has spent on internal public relations staff in each year since 1999-2000.

S1W-34423 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22410 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 11 February 2002, how much Scottish Enterprise has paid to contracted consultants in 2002-03.

S1W-34424 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22408 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 11 February 2002, how many permanent members of staff were employed by Scottish Enterprise on 1 January 2003.

S1W-34425 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22412 by Ms Wendy Alexander on 11 February 2002, how much Scottish Enterprise has spent on contracted public relations services in each year since 1999-2000.

S1W-34426 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many weapons were taken out of circulation in each of the last two amnesties on illegal firearms.

S1W-34427 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25070 by Allan Wilson on 5 March 2001, how many cases have been referred to the procurator fiscal service by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03 and how many, and what percentage of, such cases that were taken to court resulted in conviction.

S1W-34428 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reports have been made to and (b) proceedings have been taken by procurators fiscal for offences under section 27(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and how many convictions were obtained in each year since 1997.

S1W-34429 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reports have been made to and (b) proceedings have been taken by procurators fiscal for alleged breach of bail conditions by committing a further offence under section 27(3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and how many convictions were obtained that took account of such further offences in each year since 1997.

S1W-34430 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions were obtained in 2001 under sections (a) 47, (b) 48(2), (c) 49, (d) 49A and (e) 50(4) of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, broken down by sheriff court district.

S1W-34431 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any official or minister will attend the Working Party on Substantive Criminal Law in Brussels on 4 to 5 March 2003 which is discussing prevention and control of trafficking in human organs and, if so, what matters will be raised on the Executive's behalf.

S1W-34432 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners have (a) had proceedings taken against them and (b) received (i) an adjudication or (ii) a criminal conviction for assault against (1) another prisoner and (2) a member of staff at HM Prison Kilmarnock in each quarter since the prison came into operation.

S1W-34433 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest estimate is of the cost of tram systems for west, north and south-east Edinburgh.

S1W-34434 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is provided to schools to deal with drug and alcohol problems of pupils.

S1W-34435 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual budget for HM Inspectorate of Education is for 2003-04.

S1W-34436 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards the aim of HM Inspectorate of Education of a "generational cycle" of school inspections, whereby every parent can expect both a primary and a secondary school report as their child moves through school education.

S1W-34437 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many schools in each local authority area have not been inspected by HM Inspectorate of Education within the last (a) seven and (b) 10 years.

S1W-34438 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has regarding studies being carried out into the care and maintenance of the Forth Bridge and who commissioned, and is paying, for any such studies.

S1W-34439 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive who will be responsible for funding any remedial works on the Forth Bridge in addition to normal care and maintenance.

S1W-34440 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what uses it is considering for the site of the young offenders facility at HM Prison Glenochil once the facility has closed.

S1W-34441 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is contractually obliged to hand over land currently occupied by the young offenders facility at HM Prison Glenochil to any contractor once the facility has closed and, if so, to whom.

S1W-34442 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what training in preparation for freedom is available for inmates at HM Prison Polmont.

S1W-34443 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it makes to secure employment for persons leaving HM Prison Polmont.

S1W-34444 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34139 by Mr Jim Wallace on 28 February 2003, what the nature was of the incident of failure to comply with agreed reporting procedures at HM Prison Kilmarnock in quarter three of performance year four of the prison's operation.

S1W-34445 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fishing vessels have been decommissioned in each year since decommissioning began and what the total tonnage and power is of these vessels.

S1W-34447 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

S1W-34448 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding is available to develop outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

S1W-34449 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration the Physical Activity Task Force has given to outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

S1W-34450 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Active Communities Initiative implementation plan will consider the need for outdoor play facilities for children with disabilities.

S1W-34451Δ Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action it intends to take to promote science in schools.

 

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