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G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
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K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 78 / 2003

Thursday 29th May 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 28th May 2003

  

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

S2W-456 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) emergency and (b) non-emergency admissions there were to the (i) paediatric and (ii) maternity units of each hospital in the (1) Ayrshire and Arran, (2) Argyll and Clyde, (3) Dumfries and Galloway, (4) Lanarkshire and (5) Greater Glasgow NHS board area in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by postcode sector in deprivation categories 5 to 7.

S2W-457 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under 16 were admitted to the paediatric units in each hospital in the (a) Ayrshire and Arran, (b) Argyll and Clyde, (c) Dumfries and Galloway, (d) Lanarkshire and (e) Greater Glasgow NHS board area in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by postcode sector in deprivation categories 5 to 7; what this figure is per thousand children in that age category; how many bed days were occupied as a result, and what the average stay was in each hospital.

S2W-458 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women in age groups 16 years and over were admitted to the maternity unit in each hospital in the (a) Ayrshire and Arran, (b) Argyll and Clyde, (c) Dumfries and Galloway, (d) Lanarkshire and (e) Greater Glasgow NHS board area in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by postcode sector in deprivation categories 5 to 7; what this figure is per thousand women in each age group; how many bed days were occupied as a result, and what the average stay was in each hospital.

S2W-459 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average journey time by public transport was for admission to the (a) paediatric and (b) maternity units of each hospital in the (i) Ayrshire and Arran, (ii) Argyll and Clyde, (iii) Dumfries and Galloway, (iv) Lanarkshire and (v) Greater Glasgow NHS board area from each postcode sector in deprivation categories 5 to 7 in each of the last five years for which figures are available and, for each unit where relocation is proposed, what the average journey time would be if its services were relocated to the proposed new location.

S2W-460 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how often each joint ministerial committee has met since being established and whether any new initiatives are planned in respect of these committees.

S2W-461 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what fitness tests the police use during their recruitment process and whether any changes to the tests have been implemented in the past two years or are planned.

S2W-462 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) powers and (b) plans it has to introduce legislation to provide safeguards for debtors with bank accounts by restricting the extent to which an arrestment attaches to monies in bank accounts and establish an arrestment restriction procedure, whereby a debtor would be able to apply to a sheriff for an order to release monies from arrestment.

S2W-463 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34753 by Ross Finnie on 27 March 2003, what the timescale is for increasing the fixed penalty fine for littering.

S2W-464 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33327 by Ross Finnie on 31 January 2003, what monitoring is in place regarding the effectiveness of local authorities' use of the 3 million committed to litter reduction schemes.

S2W-465 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30208 by Ross Finnie on 16 October 2002, whether any further local authorities have now adopted formal litter plans.

S2W-466 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22838 by Ross Finnie on 21 February 2002, how many prosecutions there have been for litter and fly-tipping offences in each year since 2000, broken down by local authority.

S2W-467 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-4393 by Mr Jim Wallace on 10 January 2002, how many people have been charged with litter offences in each year since 2000.

S2W-468 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5188 by Mr Jim Wallace on 23 March 2000, how many prosecutions have taken place under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in each year since 1998, in how many cases charges were proved and how much was levied in fines.

S2W-469 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what interim steps it is taking to ensure that families whose children are entitled to free school meals and who have switched to the new Child Tax Credit from income support retain their children’s entitlement to free school meals until legislation on this matter comes into force in January 2004.

S2W-470 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers it has to introduce a self-certification scheme for window companies in respect of compliance of glass used in replacement windows with low emissivity regulations.

S2W-471 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in respect of local authorities not complying with low emissivity glass regulations when fitting replacement windows in local authority-owned property.

S2W-472 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of compliance by local authorities is with low emissivity glass regulations when fitting replacement windows in local authority-owned property.

S2W-473 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is available on the siting of wind farms close to areas of habitation with above 500 residents.

S2W-474 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of compliance is with low emissivity regulations for replacement windows in comparison with the level in England.

S2W-475 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in order to police compliance with low emissivity regulations for replacement windows.

S2W-476Δ Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any progress has been made by the Scottish Prison Service in identifying sites for the two new prisons announced in September 2002 following the prison estates review.

S2W-477 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive when Analysis will complete its forward look into the development of broadband services.

S2W-478 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the report by Analysis into the development of broadband services and, if so, when and, if it will not publish the report, what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S2W-479 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what new drugs have been approved in the last three years for treating rheumatoid arthritis and how many patients are being treated with each such drug.

S2W-480 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients in the Forth Valley NHS Board area (a) have received and (b) are still to receive hip or knee surgery in a private hospital under the initiative announced in its news release SEhd319/2003 on 20 February 2003 and whether it will extend the initiative to include (i) more patients waiting for orthopaedic treatment and (ii) patients waiting for other forms of treatment.

S2W-481 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce toll charges for all users of the M74 northern extension following completion of the project.

S2W-482 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when the toll regime for the Skye Bridge will end.

S2W-483 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) powers and (b) plans it has to introduce toll charges for all users on the rail route from Stirling to Kincardine.

S2W-484 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Charities Office interviewed, or sought to interview, Mr Robert Winter as part of its inquiry into Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) prior to the interim interdict against him being granted by the Court of Session.

S2W-485 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive when concerns were first raised about the operation of Breast Cancer (Research) Scotland and on what date the formal investigation into the charity began.

S2W-486 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the Scottish Charities Office formally passed the results of its investigation into Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) to the Lord Advocate.

S2W-487 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive why the activities of Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) were not suspended when the formal investigation into its activities began.

S2W-488 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to its Environment and Rural Development Department has been of (a) printing and production of and (b) postage for (i) consultation documents and (ii) guidance documents issued to farmers in each of the last five years.

S2W-489 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether former local authority housing tenants now transferred to housing partnerships maintain the same rights to purchase their properties.

S2W-490 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any financial burden arising from delays in the purchase of former local authority properties by tenants under the right to buy caused by the transfer of housing stock to a housing partnership should be the responsibility of the tenant or the partnership.

S2W-491 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will complete its research into the recommendations made by the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee in its report, Review of the Disabled Persons Parking Scheme
(The Blue Badge Scheme) - Recommendations for change

S2W-492 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-social behaviour orders have been applied for by each local authority in each year since their introduction and, of these, how many were granted.

S2W-493 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have refused to use anti-social behaviour orders.

S2W-494 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering extending the right to apply for an anti-social behaviour order to organisations other than local authorities and, if so, which organisations are under consideration.

 

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