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Business Bulletin No. 150/2001

Wednesday 24 October 2001

Section E : Written questions lodged on 23 October

  

S1W-19038 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) when the report of the Health Economics Research Unit on its economic evaluation of the recently completed NHS in Scotland pilot studies on liquid-based cytology for cervical screening programmes will be published and (b) whether the report will be considered by the Health Technology Board for Scotland.

S1W-19289 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive which ministers will have responsibility for the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and the Scottish Social Services Council, established under the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

S1W-19290 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many existing adult mandatory life prisoners will be affected by the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Act 2001 and (b) when hearings under the Act in respect of such prisoners will be completed.

S1W-19291 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many spot checks have been carried out on imported beef this year; (b) how many cases of these revealed carcasses which still contained spinal chord, and (c) from which countries was the meat in these cases imported.

S1W-19292 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken against meat importers, and the country of origin, of meat which the Meat Hygiene Service has identified as being unfit for human consumption.

S1W-19293 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all processed food will be labelled by country of origin.

S1W-19294 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many inspections have been carried out on imported processed food including sausages, pies and pâté since 1 July 1999.

S1W-19295 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether inspections of imported processed meat since 1 July 1999 have found any disease or health hazards which would have affected consumers following consumption.

S1W-19296 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of imported meat is inspected.

S1W-19297 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why every carcass leaving an abattoir in the UK is inspected in the UK yet every imported carcass is not.

S1W-19298 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether white noise generators are available to patients to alleviate tinnitus.

S1W-19299 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the consumption of genetically modified organisms can affect resistance to certain antibiotics.

S1W-19300 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the consumption of genetically modified organisms can affect resistance to certain antibiotics.

S1W-19301 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the resistance to herbicide of genetically modified crops can spread to other plant life.

S1W-19302 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether food labels must state, where appropriate, that a product contains genetically modified ingredients.

S1W-19303 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the herbicide used on the trial crop at Munlochy in the Black Isle has been tested and, if so, what the results were.

S1W-19304 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the weed killer glufosinate ammonium has on (a) genetically modified crops, (b) water sources and supplies, (c) other affected farm products and (d) farmland wildlife.

S1W-19305 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the cross-sector group referred to in Action 54 of A Forward Strategy for Scottish Agriculture will meet; whether the group will include any trade union representatives, and what strategy the Executive has to ensure gender balance within the group.

S1W-19306 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to implement any strategies in order to make the agriculture industry safer for workers.

S1W-19307 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to implement any strategies in order to make farm environments safer for children.

S1W-19308 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has taken any action to ban the use of organophosphates on farms.

S1W-19309 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has relating to any current use of organophosphates on farms.

S1W-19310 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average salary of a local authority employee was in each of the past five years (a) in Scotland as whole and (b) in each local authority.

S1W-19311 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19312 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19313 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19314 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the East Kilbride constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19315 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Falkirk East constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19316 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Falkirk West constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19317 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Hamilton North and Bellshill constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19318 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Hamilton South constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19319 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19320 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19321 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it currently uses Consignia plc for its mail collection and delivery service in Edinburgh and what plans it has to consider using an alternative provider for this service.

S1W-19322 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Edinburgh Central constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19323 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19324 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19325 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19326 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Edinburgh South constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19327 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Edinburgh West constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19328 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Linlithgow constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19329 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Livingston constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19330 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many job losses have been announced in the Midlothian constituency since May 1999, broken down by employing organisation.

S1W-19331 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of its vehicles are fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas.

S1W-19332 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the proportion of its vehicles capable of running on liquefied petroleum gas.

S1W-19333 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of leased vehicles used by its departments and agencies for which it is responsible are capable of running on liquefied petroleum gas.

S1W-19334 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has assessed (a) cost savings to date and (b) potential future cost savings relating to the purchase, conversion or leasing of vehicles by departments or agencies for which it is responsible that are fuelled by liquefied petroleum gas.

S1W-19335 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage public bodies to purchase or lease vehicles which are capable of running on liquefied petroleum gas.

S1W-19336 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the utilisation by public bodies of vehicles capable of running on liquefied petroleum gas.

S1W-19337 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to its announcement on 22 August 2001 of 12 million of funding for schools under the Grants for Improvements in School Education (Scotland) Regulations 1998, (a) what actual amount of funding was received by each school, (b) whether the school roll was the sole basis of distribution of the funds and (c) what the size was of each school’s roll for the purpose of the distribution.

S1W-19338 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make any representations to the Robert Gordon University with regard to restoring the learning disability branch programme of its Diploma in Higher Education and Bachelor of Arts in Nursing courses.

S1W-19339 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) what effect the European Commission’s proposed Physical Agents directive will have on the economy and (b) what strategies it proposes to handle any effects of introduction of the directive.

S1W-19340 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria will be used to distribute to health boards resources from the 28 million to be spent on tackling drugs, announced by the Minister for Finance and Local Government on 28 June 2001.

S1W-19341 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans exist to reduce the length of journeys for animals being transported for fattening and slaughter.

S1W-19342 Dorothy-Grace Elder: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans exist to maintain the ban on export of live farm animals from Scotland and to replace such exports with meat and carcass exports.

S1W-19343 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what environmental protection the 1,448 locations currently designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest will receive.

S1W-19344 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-14686 by Nicol Stephen on 4 May 2001, what progress has been made in the discussions about how the e-Learning Foundation’s initiative on the provision of computer equipment for young people might apply in Scotland.

 

 

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