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BUSINESS BULLETIN 91 / 2000

Wednesday 31 May 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 30 May 2000

 

 

S1W-7264 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail for each of the last five years, broken down by (a) police force and (b) category of vehicle, the number of vehicles (i) owned and (ii) hired, giving the annual budget figures for vehicle purchase and maintenance.

S1W-7265 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many letters it has received from members of the UK Parliament who are not members of the Scottish Parliament since 1 July 1999.

S1W-7266 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were employed by local authorities in the north east in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.

S1W-7267 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers were employed in the north east, broken down by local authority and by category of school, in each of the last five years.

S1W-7269 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to discourage any graduate leakage from engineering into other careers.

S1W-7270 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives are being taken to attract young people into engineering.

S1W-7271 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and how Yorkhill NHS Trust will continue as a principal academic centre of maternal and child health if it is transferred to a new site at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

S1W-7272 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and how Yorkhill NHS Trust will continue to house eight University of Glasgow departments if it is transferred to a new site at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

S1W-7273 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and how Yorkhill NHS Trust will continue as a tertiary medical centre for foetal medicine and paediatric sub-specialities if it is transferred to a new site at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

S1W-7274 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and how Yorkhill NHS Trust will continue as the site of the West of Scotland Genetic Service if it is transferred to a new site at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

S1W-7275 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and how Yorkhill NHS Trust will continue its level of engagement in research and development if it is transferred to a new site at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

S1W-7276 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether and how Yorkhill NHS Trust will continue its position as a Trust focused on the health needs of mothers and children if it is transferred to a new site at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

S1W-7277 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to use expertise available within the Yorkhill NHS Trust to develop a strategic plan for child services in Scotland.

S1W-7278 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to use expertise available within the Yorkhill NHS Trust to shape a strategy on the health needs of mothers and their children within the Greater Glasgow Health Board area.

S1W-7279 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of local community involvement and local volunteers Yorkhill NHS Trust currently engages.

S1W-7280 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what would happen to the 7 million operating theatre complex opened at Yorkhill Hospital last year if the Trust is transferred to a new site at the Southern General in Glasgow.

S1W-7281 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to ScotRail asking it to reconsider its withdrawal of the service stop for Kingussie on the 10.10 Glasgow to Inverness service and its plans to withdraw a similar service stop for Kingussie on the 17.40 Edinburgh to Inverness service.

S1W-7282 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in reducing the costs to health boards and NHS Trusts of prescribing generic drugs.

S1W-7283 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the recent announcement that local authorities have been allocated 5.2 million for safe routes to school, whether any of this money can be spent on cycle proficiency training.

S1W-7284 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the recent announcement that local authorities have been allocated 5.2 million in this financial year for safe routes to school, whether there will be similar levels of expenditure available in subsequent years for this initiative.

S1W-7285 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many posts in the Scottish Executive, including its agencies, have been created in or transferred to each parliamentary constituency since 1 July 1999 and whether it will provide a detailed breakdown of these posts.

S1W-7286 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future transfer or creation of posts in the Scottish Executive, including its agencies, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

S1W-7287 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets are imposed on the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman in respect of appropriate timescales for the handling of complaints.

S1W-7288 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when and where the position of head of its External Relations Division was advertised.

S1W-7289 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applicants there were for the position of head of its External Relations Division and how many applicants for the post were interviewed and by whom.

S1W-7290 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the appointment of the new head of its External Relations Division required ministerial approval.

S1W-7291 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive when the new head of its External Relations Division will start in post.

S1W-7292 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer on what date the secondment of the former Holyrood Project Director ceased.

S1W-7293 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer whether the Chief Executive of the Parliament has assumed all of the responsibilities of the former Holyrood Project Director.

S1W-7294 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer who will head the technical management of the Holyrood project during the recruitment period for a new Project Director.

S1W-7295 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer who is overseeing any necessary change in operational arrangements for the Holyrood contract to allow for the addition of a new professional project director.

S1W-7296 Ms Margo MacDonald: To ask the Presiding Officer when the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body expects Enrique Miralles to resume work on the Holyrood Project.

S1W-7297 Kate Maclean: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for further investigation of the actions of Tayside Fire Brigade in connection with the fire at 13 Cardean, Dundee on 26 November 1997.

S1W-7298 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors whether applications to bodies in relation to which it has responsibility for National Lottery funding are dealt with as quickly as possible.

S1W-7299 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it can take to ensure that the National Lottery distributing bodies in relation to which it has responsibility co-operate when an application for lottery funding is made by an organisation whose activities fall within the remit of more than one of these bodies.

S1W-7300 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make a statement about the targets it expects the Registers of Scotland Executive Agency to achieve in the financial year 2000-01.

S1W-7301 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what amounts have been spent upgrading (a) the A75, (b) the A76 and (c) the A77 in each of the last ten years.

S1W-7302 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the volume is of (a) freight and (b) passenger traffic which has passed through the ports of (i) Stranraer and (ii) Cairnryan in each of the last ten years.

S1W-7305 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it intends to take to protect (a) the environment and (b) non-GM crops from cross-pollination of GM contaminated oil seed rape.

S1W-7306 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the 233,000 extra funding for Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary is for the current year only or is an ongoing spending commitment year on year.

S1W-7307 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the government funding to be made available to Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in each of the next four financial years.

S1W-7308 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what government funding Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary has received this year and in each of the previous five years.

S1W-7309 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what efficiency savings each police force has to make as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

S1W-7310 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what capital expenditure was on arts, culture and sport, the built heritage, national monuments and national institutions in each of the last six years, broken down by project and specifying in each case the total cost and start date.

S1W-7311 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Transport and the Environment will answer my letter of 28 March 2000 regarding the Tay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

S1W-7312 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had directly with Advanta or via Her Majesty’s Government regarding the sale of GM contaminated seeds to Scottish farmers.

S1W-7313 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what avenues it is exploring with regard to compensation for both the buying of GM contaminated seeds by Scottish farmers and the sowing and destruction of the crop in Scotland.

S1W-7314 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what systems are now in place to ensure that GM crops are not grown commercially in Scotland and whether further measures are to be introduced.

S1W-7315 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that all GM contaminated seeds mistakenly planted in Scotland will be effectively destroyed.

S1W-7316 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will monitor those sites where GM contaminated seeds were sown and the crops destroyed to ensure that no contamination of the environment has occurred.

S1W-7317 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking, following the publication of the National Contingency Plan for marine pollution from shipping and offshore installations, to introduce statutory responsibility with allocated funding for local authorities such as Aberdeenshire to test pollution response contingency plans.

S1W-7318 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to underwrite local authority costs in relation to coastal clean up operations in view of the high costs associated with the MV Braer and MV Sea Empress.

S1W-7319 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received from fire brigades on the policy of water authorities in rural areas to reduce pressure in water mains, and thereby the flow, in order to reduce losses through leakage and what assessment has been made of the effects which this could have on the ability of fire brigades to draw water in rural areas.

S1W-7320 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Lord Advocate will reply to my letters of 13 March and 20 April 2000.

S1W-7321 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Deputy Minister for Rural Affairs will reply to my letter regarding my constituent Peter Strachan.

S1W-7322 Mr Alex Salmond: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Minister for Rural Affairs will reply to my letter dated 18 April 2000 regarding my constituent Mr Noden.

S1W-7323 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a greater emphasis on the rehabilitation of offenders and greater use of alternatives to custody could reduce or reverse the projected year on year growth in the Scottish prison population and, if so, whether it will review its approach to the rehabilitation of offenders and the use of alternatives to custody.

S1W-7324 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many clinical posts have been gained or lost since the reorganisation of the NHS Trusts in the Greater Glasgow Health Board area, broken down by Trust.

S1W-7325 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many managerial posts have been gained or lost since the reorganisation of the NHS Trusts in the Greater Glasgow Health Board area, broken down by Trust.

S1W-7326 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many performance bonuses or merit awards have been paid out and to what total value since the reorganisation of the NHS Trusts in the Greater Glasgow Health Board area, broken down by Trust.

S1W-7327 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many radiographers have been trained in the use of ultrasound equipment in the last 12 months.

S1W-7328 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive where radiographers and other hospital staff can study for a diploma in Ultrasound.

S1W-7329 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many training courses in the use of ultrasound equipment are available to radiographers and where these training courses are based.

S1W-7330 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many radiographers are employed (a) in total, (b) by health board area and (c) in each hospital.

S1W-7331 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive how many radiologists are employed (a) in total, (b) by health board area and (c) in each hospital.

S1W-7332 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Homelessness Task Force, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the task force, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7333 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Renewing Local Democracy Group, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the group, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7334 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Leadership Advisory Panel, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the panel, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7335 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Part V (Police Act 1997) Voluntary Issues Review, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the review group, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7336 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Working Group on Houses in Multiple Occupation Guidance, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the working group, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7337 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish, with regard to its Supporting People Stakeholders’ Group, the criteria for selecting the individual members of the group, its budget allocation and details of the number of times it has met so far.

S1W-7338 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any section 74(2) consents under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 have been given to Dumfries and Galloway Council in connection with the disposal of Benreay Residential Home to Burnfoot Homes (Lockerbie) Limited and Lydiafield Residential Home and Day Care Centre to Burnfoot Homes (Annan) Limited.

S1W-7339 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any consents under any sections of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (other than section 74(2)) or under any other Acts have been given to Dumfries and Galloway Council in connection with the disposal of Benreay Residential Home and Lydiafield Residential Home and Day Care Centre.

S1W-7340 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are awaiting assessment for residential care and for nursing home care in each local authority area.

S1W-7341 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to rescind the 19B notice served on North Lanarkshire Council Direct Labour Organisation, given the change in its financial performance.

S1W-7342 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, together with their remuneration and expenses, of the (i) Common Repairs Working Group, (ii) Single Social Tenancy Working Group, (iii) Homelessness Task Force and (iv) Renewing Local Democracy Group.

S1W-7343 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, together with their remuneration and expenses, of the (i) Leadership Advisory Panel, (ii) Part V (Police Act 1997) Voluntary Issues Review, (iii) Working Group on Houses in Multiple Occupation Guidance and (iv) Supporting People Stakeholders’ Group.

S1W-7344 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the individual members, together with their remuneration and expenses, of the (i) Race Equality Advisory Forum, (ii) Review of Councils for Voluntary Service, (iii) Strategic Review of Executive Funding to the Black and Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector and (iv) Common Housing Registers Steering Group.

S1W-7345 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the staffing levels in all areas of Fife Primary Healthcare NHS Trust are at an adequate level to reduce waiting lists.

S1W-7346 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding for the Fife Primary Care NHS Trust is adequate to meet all the needs of all the services provided by the Trust.

S1W-7347 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has held with Her Majesty's Government about setting targets for the amount of electricity to be generated by Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Schemes in Scotland and any implications this may have for the creation of new power stations; which CHP schemes are already in operation, and which CHP schemes have been proposed and are awaiting decisions by it or local authorities.

 
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