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Business Bulletin No. 17/2002

Tuesday 29 January 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged on 28 January 2002

  

 

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S1W-22393 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when it anticipates publishing its long-term transport plan.

S1W-22394 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Borders Council regarding its budgets in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

S1W-22395 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Borders Council regarding its education budgets in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

S1W-22396 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been made aware of any potential overspend in the budget of Scottish Borders Council in 2001-02, particularly in relation to its spending on education.

S1W-22397 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the statutory minimum requirement is for the provision of community education.

S1W-22398 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients from each NHS board are currently held inappropriately at the State Hospital, Carstairs.

S1W-22399 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards are unable to accommodate patients who are currently held inappropriately at the State Hospital, Carstairs and why.

S1W-22400 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available to local authorities in respect of meeting obligations under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 to draw up housing strategies in accordance with equal opportunity requirements.

S1W-22401 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring processes are planned to ensure that local authorities' homelessness strategies are drawn up in accordance with equal opportunity requirements under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.

S1W-22402 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence a decision on the clinical effectiveness of Herceptin.

S1W-22403 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any representations from the police in respect of any defective road surface on the A82 south of Inverarnon and, if so, when such representations were received.

S1W-22404 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on any concerns that Communities Scotland will no longer recognise UNISON in respect of staff transferred to it.

S1W-22405 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the effectiveness of the way in which Scottish Borders Council has managed its financial affairs.

S1W-22406 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to protect the interests of communities which may be adversely affected by cuts in services proposed by Scottish Borders Council.

S1W-22407 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what minimum level of provision of community facilities in rural areas is appropriate and what action it will take to ensure that councils do not cut such provision beyond that level.

S1W-22408 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many permanent members of staff were employed by Scottish Enterprise on 1 January in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.

S1W-22409 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many temporary members of staff were employed by Scottish Enterprise on 1 January in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002.

S1W-22410 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money was paid by Scottish Enterprise to contracted consultants in 2001.

S1W-22411 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Scottish Enterprise spent on public relations staff in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.

S1W-22412 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Scottish Enterprise spent on contracted public relations services in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001.

S1W-22413 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases involving fraudulent procurement of goods and services on the internet were referred to the Procurators Fiscal in 2001.

S1W-22414 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions involving fraudulent procurement of goods and services on the internet were brought in 2001; what proportion of cases were brought (a) in the High Court and (b) in Sheriff Courts; where High Court sittings in respect of such prosecutions were held and how many sittings were held in each location; how many such prosecutions brought in Sheriff Courts were heard in each Sheriffdom, and what proportion of all such prosecutions proceeded to conviction.

S1W-22415 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what venture capital support is available to small technology companies in the current financial year.

S1W-22416 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive which industrial sectors it, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Scottish Further Education Funding Council and the education sector concentrate their efforts on in attempting to develop the knowledge economy.

S1W-22417 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action Scottish Enterprise and Highland and Islands Enterprise have each taken, or plan to take, since the publication of its report Knowledge Economy Cross-Cutting Initiative to take advantage of commercial e-learning opportunities.

S1W-22418 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have each taken since the publication of its report Knowledge Economy Cross-Cutting Initiative to encourage the softer business and language skills necessary for Scotland to become a leading centre of e-commerce in Europe.

S1W-22419 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, or plans to take, to improve aggregate performance on research and development as referred to in its report Knowledge Economy Cross-cutting Initiative.

S1W-22420 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on research and development in (a) business, (b) government and (c) higher education was in terms of gross domestic product in 2001 as referred to in section 5.5 of its report Knowledge Economy Cross-cutting Initiative.

S1W-22421 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what will happen to the original 5.5 million funding allocation for Individual Learning Accounts.

S1W-22422 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive who is responsible for the collection of litter on the A701 trunk road between Dumfries and Moffat.

S1W-22423Δ Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive how many independent assessors oversee the public appointments system and how much they are paid.

S1W-22424 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any assessment of the impact on voluntary arts organisations of its proposals to remove water charges relief for charities and voluntary organisations and any consequential impact on achieving the objectives of its National Cultural Strategy.

S1W-22425 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive, in view of the five priority areas identified by the First Minister in respect of potential spending decisions, what assessment it has made of any impact of phasing out water charges relief for charities and voluntary organisations on (a) employment, (b) health, (c) education, (d) crime and (e) transport.

S1W-22426 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or any other bodies on its behalf, have conducted any assessment of any job losses expected to arise from its proposal to withdraw water charges relief for charities and voluntary organisations.

S1W-22427Δ Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-11479 and S1W-16461 by Henry McLeish on 6 December 2000 and 22 June 2001, what further information it can give regarding plans for celebrating the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's Accession to the Throne.

 

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