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BUSINESS BULLETIN 29 / 2001

Wednesday 14 February 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 13 February 2000

 

 

S1W-13296 Mr Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the membership of the Care Development Group will be announced.

S1W-13297 Dr Winnie Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support the case of St Kilda for gaining world cultural heritage status.

S1W-13298 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of tuberculosis were recorded in the (a) adult and (b) child population in each of the last 20 years.

S1W-13299 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the (a) adult and (b) child population suffered from tuberculosis in each of the last 20 years.

S1W-13300 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects all payments due to farmers under the Countryside Premium Scheme for 2000-01 to have been made.

S1W-13301 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive who is responsible for considering complaints against Scottish Enterprise and its associated local enterprise companies.

S1W-13302 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any farmers who have been financially disadvantaged as a result of delays in receiving payments under agricultural support schemes which it administers have any right of compensation for those losses.

S1W-13303 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has commissioned any research into the abuse of adults with learning difficulties.

S1W-13304 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary teaching vacancies have been unfilled for (a) over one month and (b) over three months in each local authority in each of the last three years.

S1W-13305 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive why 52 licenses were issued to kill robins in the 1990s.

S1W-13306 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dementia sufferers there currently are in the Highlands of Scotland; how many it estimates there will be by 2006; whether there is an ongoing shortage in the region of nursing homes which are able to provide appropriate nursing care for such sufferers, and what action it intends to take in relation to any such shortage.

S1W-13307 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made towards a definition of "positions working regularly with vulnerable adults" in relation to extending the categories entitled to free criminal record checks for the purposes of Part V of the Police Act 1997.

S1W-13308 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive which agencies have been or are being consulted with regard to establishing a definition of "positions working regularly with vulnerable adults" in relation to extending the categories entitled to free criminal record checks for the purposes of Part V of the Police Act 1997.

S1W-13309 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet the costs of criminal records checks for people "working regularly with vulnerable adults in the voluntary sector" once a definition has been agreed.

S1W-13310 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12112 by Sarah Boyack on 18 January 2001, whether the assignation to Skye Bridge Limited (SBL) of the right to collect tolls on the Skye Bridge and the operation of the bridge by Miller Dywidag on SBLís behalf means that Miller Civil Engineering is authorised to charge tolls on the A87.

S1W-13311 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Stagecoach-Bluebird regarding the reduction in the level of bus services serving Kemnay, Portlethen, Johnshaven and Ballater in Aberdeenshire.

S1W-13312 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whom commercial bus operators are required to consult before making changes to their bus service operations.

S1W-13313 Mr Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10021 by Susan Deacon on 5 October 2000, how many digital hearing aids were provided by the NHSiS in each health board area in each of the last three years.

S1W-13314 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether sportscotland received a proposal from the Camanachd Association to set up a working party to discuss an increase in its core funding; whether this proposal has been rejected and what the reasons were for any such decision; whether sportscotland has requested that an independent review of shinty be conducted, what the reasons are for any such request and what such a review will cost, and whether it will consider redirecting the cost of any such review towards increasing the core grant of the Camanachd Association.

S1W-13315 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list each of the 100 contracts awarded since 1994 under the Scottish Renewables Obligation, specifying the nature, location and cost of each scheme and the type of energy involved.

S1W-13316 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether projects involving the incineration of waste for energy will be eligible for assistance under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) in future; if so, what the reason is for its position on this matter and, if no decision has been made on this matter as yet, when such a decision is expected.

S1W-13317 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what help is currently available to people who are addicted to valium or other benzodiazepines and what steps it intends to take to improve the help available to such people.

S1W-13318 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to improve GP awareness of the dangers of long-term addiction to valium and other benzodiazepines and to ensure that GPs adhere to guidelines relating to the prescription of such drugs.

S1W-13319 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people who committed suicide in each of the last three years had an addiction to valium or other benzodiazepines.

S1W-13320 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what research is being carried out into the long-term use of benzodiazepines.

S1W-13321 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the recommendations contained in the report of the HIV Health Promotion Strategy Review Group, what new guidance it plans to issue regarding the provision of needles and syringes to injecting drug users.

S1W-13322 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how tenants will be represented in the Glasgow Housing Association in the event of housing stock transfer.

S1W-13323 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly day care places are currently provided in total by (a) voluntary and (b) statutory agencies, both expressed as a percentage of the over 65s population.

S1W-13324 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly day care places are currently provided by (a) voluntary and (b) statutory agencies and how these figures compare with any figures it holds for (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) Northern Ireland.

S1W-13325 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current daily cost is of a local authority elderly day care centre place, broken down by local authority.

S1W-13326 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many elderly day care places are currently provided by (a) voluntary and (b) statutory agencies, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-13327 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are removed each month from NHS Trust waiting lists having declined an appointment at a private facility, broken down by NHS Trust.

S1W-13328 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are removed each month from NHS Trust waiting lists having declined an appointment at a private facility outwith their local health board area, broken down by NHS Trust.

S1W-13329 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS patients are offered appointments at facilities outwith their local health board area each month.

S1W-13330 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS patients are offered appointments at private facilities outwith their local health board area each month.

S1W-13331 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what reimbursement of travel costs NHS patients receive when they are required to travel outwith their local authority health board area to take up an appointment at a private facility.

S1W-13332 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-13296 by Susan Deacon on 13 February 200, whether it will consider adding organisations representing disabled people to the membership of the Care Development Group.

S1W-13333 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take in response to the recommendations of Chapter 9 of the Sutherland Report regarding personal care of younger disabled people.

S1W-13334 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any protesters were strip searched at any police station following the protest at Faslane on 12 February 2001 and, if so, what the sex and ages were of the protestors searched in this way.

S1W-13335 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Millennium Commission funding has been allocated to each (a) parliamentary region and (b) parliamentary constituency and what percentage of the total monies allocated by the Commission in Scotland each of these figures represents.

S1W-13336 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to reduce the number of unnecessary emergency call-outs of the fire service, in particular those caused by faulty fire alarms.

 
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