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Business Bulletin No. 134/2001

Thursday 20 September 2001

Section E : Written questions lodged on 19 September 2001

  

S1W-18247 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what standard penalty clauses have been included in its Private Finance Initiative contracts and how many have been invoked since May 1999.

S1W-18248 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Private Finance Initiative projects have been managed by it and the Scottish Office in each of the last 10 years; what its estimate is of the cost savings made in each project compared with the public sector alternative, and what outstanding payments will be made in relation to each project in each of the next 15 years.

S1W-18249 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) Private Finance Initiative and (b) Public/Private Partnership contracts have been agreed in each of the last five years; how many were satisfactorily completed, and in how many was compensation (i) claimed from and (ii) paid by contractors, detailing the reason, the amount and the project in each case.

S1W-18250 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any financial penalties imposed on private sector firms in each of the last five years for failures to deliver in relation to key performance indicators in (a) Private Finance Initiative and (b) Public/Private Partnership projects.

S1W-18251 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Lanarkshire branch of Scottish Care has rescinded, or intends to rescind, its termination of its contract with North and South Lanarkshire Councils following the recent agreement reached between the Executive, Scottish Care and CoSLA on the funding of private care home places and, if it does not, how many residents in private care homes will need to find alternative accommodation.

S1W-18252 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will carry out an investigation into why the average cost of providing a local authority residential core place for older people and people with dementia in the South Lanarkshire council area in both 2000-01 and 2001-02 was, according to the South Lanarkshire Joint Community Care Plan 2001-04 Summary of Expenditure 2000-01 and Purchasing Intentions 2001-02, more than double that for an independent or voluntary sector residential care place.

S1W-18253 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can now give the allocation of end-year flexibility by department.

S1W-18254 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital patients categorised as delayed discharges are currently awaiting transfer to (a) local authority and (b) private residential or nursing homes and how many additional bed spaces will now be made available as a result of the recent agreement reached between it, Scottish Care and CoSLA on the funding of private care home places, broken down by health board area.

S1W-18255 George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it is giving the people of Gigha in relation to a community buy out for the island.

S1W-18256 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15092 by Angus MacKay on 26 April 2001, whether its draft budget for 2002-03 is still based on the current rate of basic income tax.

S1W-18257 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17277 by Ross Finnie on 24 August 2001, when decisions will be made on the 476 applications submitted this year under the Rural Stewardship Scheme.

S1W-18258 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how the members of the sounding board and academic panel established in connection with its review of cities were chosen.

S1W-18259 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms were used to try to ensure gender balance on the sounding board and academic panel established in connection with its review of cities and what assessment it has made of the appropriateness of the mechanisms used in the light of the final membership of the board and panel.

S1W-18260 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in securing joined-up working on initiatives aimed at preventing children becoming involved in youth crime.

S1W-18261 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what real term increases in NHS spending and planned spending there were in each quarter from November 1998 to date.

S1W-18262 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what capital baseline for NHS investment was available to it in each quarter from November 1998 to date.

S1W-18263 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what its planned expenditure on NHS modernisation initiatives was in each quarter from November 1998 to date.

S1W-18264 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the planned per capita spending in the NHS is for 2002-03 and 2003-04.

S1W-18265 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to speed treatment and shorten waiting times in the NHS particularly in the areas of heart disease, cancer and mental health.

S1W-18266 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure equal pay for work of equal value in the NHS.

S1W-18267 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to reduce short-term contracts and promote family-friendly policies in the NHS.

S1W-18268 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have been held with the Department of Trade and Industry on changes to Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment legislation as it effects the NHS in Scotland.

S1W-18269 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to develop the NHS as a learning organisation and to promote lifelong learning for all staff there.

S1W-18270 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to build career pathways and improve career development in the NHS.

S1W-18271 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations have been held with the Department of Health in England on workforce planning in the NHS; what steps are being taken to ensure that patient and service needs are the main drivers of workforce planning and development in the NHS, and what work in this area is presently being undertaken by the Scottish Integrated Workforce Planning Group.

S1W-18272 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive which specialisms within general, medical and surgical practice and among nursing staff will be invited to participate in the Expert Group on acute services reviews.

S1W-18273 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice or guidance has been issued by the NHS to ensure that there is full community representation and participation in the options appraisal exercises being undertaken by health boards and NHS Trusts.

S1W-18274 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been undertaken by the NHS on the merits or otherwise of locating day hospitals or ambulatory care and diagnostic centres in district general hospitals or regional centres.

 

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