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BUSINESS BULLETIN 190 / 2000

Friday 8 December 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 7 December 2000

 

 

S1W-11442 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases before sheriff courts have been abandoned or lost as a result of pressure on the courts; what it intends to do to prevent such occurrences, and whether it has consulted victims of crime in relation to its policy in this area.

S1W-11800 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what implications the ruling by the House of Lords on 27 July 2000 (Phelps (AP) v Mayor etc of the London Borough of Hillingdon Anderton (AP) (By Her Mother and Next Friend) v Clwyd County Council In Re G (AP) (A Minor) (By His Next Friend) Jarvis (AP) v Hampshire County Council) regarding the legal duty of care for children with learning disabilities will have on local authorities and what action has been taken to ensure that such cases do not arise in Scotland.

S1W-11805 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) poindings and (b) warrant sales it estimates will be carried out between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2002.

S1W-11806 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to encourage tourist visits to Scotland.

S1W-11807 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11315 by Mr Alasdair Morrison on 30 November 2000, what (a) actions have been taken and (b) financial contributions have been made by (i) the Scottish Executive, (ii) Scottish Enterprise and (iii) the Scottish Tourist Board over the last three years in order to support and influence the promotion of new and improved transatlantic air links.

S1W-11808 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost was of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Student Finance.

S1W-11809 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the names are of all those who have served as independent assessors in relation to public appointments in Scotland since 1 July 1999, specifying in each case whether the person currently remains an independent assessor and the process by which they were appointed as an independent assessor.

S1W-11810 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide additional borrowing consent to Perth and Kinross Council to enable the proposed Birnam flood defence scheme to be completed. R

S1W-11811 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to questions S1W-4517 and S1W-4518 by Colin Boyd QC on 20 March 2000, whether it has considered the recent findings of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in relation to the crash of the Chinook ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre in June 1994 and, if so, what action it intends to take.

S1W-11812 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10876 by Sarah Boyack on 1 December 2000, whether it will detail, for each air route within the Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd area, the reasons or criteria according to which each route is or is not subject to a public service obligation.

S1W-11813 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support or assistance it has given directly or indirectly to low cost carriers to fly within or to and from Scotland.

S1W-11814 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been or are being taken to encourage low cost carriers to fly to and from Scotland.

S1W-11815 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to encourage a low cost or other operator to fly from Amsterdam to Inverness.

S1W-11816 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding specifically intended to facilitate public transport related projects, excluding funding made available under the rural transport fund, (a) was made available in each year since 1994 and (b) will be made available in future financial years.

S1W-11817 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding was made available through the rural transport fund in each year since 1998 and how much is projected to be spent in future financial years.

S1W-11818 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4886 by Susan Deacon on 1 December 2000, why the figure for the whole of Scotland is 658 when the figures given for each local authority add up to 701 and whether the total figure for the whole of Scotland is intended to include pupils with autism in local authorities where figures have been suppressed due to there being less than five such pupils.

S1W-11819 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4886 by Susan Deacon on 1 December 2000, whether it will present the information in the table alongside the total school population of children under the age of 12 in each local authority area.

S1W-11821 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average time taken to answer a 999 call was in each ambulance control room in each of the last three years.

S1W-11822 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of 999 calls to ambulance control rooms were answered within 10 seconds in each of the last three years.

S1W-11823 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have died in ambulances en route for emergency admission to hospital in each of the last three years, broken down by ambulance control room, and in how many of these cases was it concluded that a delay in ambulance response was a factor in the death.

S1W-11824 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many cases in each of the last three years it has been concluded that a patient suffered a permanent physical or mental disability as a result of a delay in ambulance response, broken down by ambulance control room.

S1W-11825 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many cases in each of the last three years it has been concluded that a fatality resulted from a delay in ambulance response, broken down by ambulance control room.

S1W-11826 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10872 by Mr Jim Wallace on 30 November 2000, what proportion of the costs projected for the period 2001-02 to 2003-04 by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland was accounted for by the proposed increases in staff and how many additional staff these projections proposed, in total and broken down by the proposed increase in (a) uniformed and (b) support staff in each police force.

S1W-11827 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-4886 by Susan Deacon on 1 December 2000, how many school age children are registered as having autism, either as their main or a subsidiary difficulty in learning, in each local authority area and what the total school-age population is in each area.

S1W-11828 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to reach a final conclusion on the recommendations in connection with the closure of control rooms submitted by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

S1W-11829 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote the manufacture of wave energy equipment in Scotland.

S1W-11830 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to introduce a central register of people diagnosed with autism.

S1W-11831 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what training is currently available for teachers, in the light of the policy of mainstreaming, with regard to teaching children with autism.

S1W-11832 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many special educational needs teachers were employed in state primary and secondary schools from 1997 to 2000.

S1W-11833 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many special educational needs state schools have closed from 1997 to 2000.

S1W-11834 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many special educational needs units within state schools have closed from 1997 to 2000.

S1W-11835 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost would be of the introduction of single vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.

S1W-11836 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how many in-patients, broken down by NHSiS trust, are addicted to benzodiazepines.

S1W-11837 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a register is held of patients who are prescribed benzodiazepines.

S1W-11838 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it has spent on prescriptions for benzodiazepines in each of the last five years.

 

 
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