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Business Bulletin No. 25/2002

Friday 8 February 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged on 7 February 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-22823 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to introduce a three-yearly review for all patients fitted with NHS hearing aids.

S1W-22824 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to modernise NHS audiology departments.

S1W-22825 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to recruit and train more audiologists for the NHS.

S1W-22826 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost would be of introducing a programme, modelled on the modernisation of audiology services in the NHS in Wales, in order to make digital hearing aids more widely available to patients in Scotland.

S1W-22827 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a costed programme to make digital hearing aids more widely available to patients, similar to the action being taken by the National Assembly for Wales.

S1W-22828 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what reports the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has received from the North of Scotland Water Authority (NOSWA) and others on the accidental discharge of aluminium sulphate into the water treatment plant at Tomich by NOSWA on 5 February 2002 and what action SEPA plans to take as a result.

S1W-22829 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the gritting and snow clearance undertaken by Amey Highways Ltd on the A1 on 30 December 2001 and whether it has any access to independent information about the performance of the contractors.

S1W-22830 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will direct Amey Highways Ltd to pay East Lothian Council for gritting work undertaken by the council on Pencraig Hill on 30 December 2001.

S1W-22831 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will direct the trunk road maintenance contractors to make it a priority to take all reasonable steps to keep roads clear and safe when fulfilling the terms of its winter maintenance trunk roads contracts.

S1W-22832 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the cost implications for (a) individual landlords and (b) tenants of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/177).

S1W-22833 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has begun monitoring the operation of the mandatory licensing of housing in multiple occupancy and when it will report on the operation of this monitoring.

S1W-22834 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has undertaken, or plans to undertake, any studies on the impact of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 2000 (SSI 2000/177) on the level of rents charged to tenants in houses in multiple occupation.

S1W-22835 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what conclusions it has reached as a result of its review of the law on freshwater fishing.

S1W-22836 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the (a) volume and (b) weight of litter and fly-tipped rubbish that is deposited on public land annually and what proportion of such material is removed by public authorities.

S1W-22837 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual cost to public funds is of collecting and disposing of litter and fly-tipped rubbish.

S1W-22838 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there were for litter and fly-tipping offences in each of the last four years.

S1W-22839 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will erect a stop sign in order to control traffic joining the A1 trunk road from Torness Power Station.

S1W-22840 Mr John Home Robertson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking in order to ensure that the A1 trunk road is kept clear during winter weather conditions and whether it is satisfied that Amey Highways Ltd fulfilled its contractual obligations in recent months.

S1W-22841 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to publish its response to the report of the Review of Educational Psychologists.

S1W-22842 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many official engagements the First Minister has carried out in the north east Scotland parliamentary region since his appointment and whether it will detail these engagements.

S1W-22843 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial assistance (a) is currently available and (b) will be available in 2002-03 to all farmers whose operations are affected by nitrate vulnerable zone designations.

S1W-22844 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-4555 by Nicol Stephen on 31 January 2002, how the pay and conditions of school librarians will be reviewed, given that they are not represented on the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers.

S1W-22845 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-20422 by Nicol Stephen on 11 December 2001, whether it will take urgent action in order to bring forward the publication of the Review of Educational Psychologists; on what date the report will be published; whether it is impossible for the negotiating group representing educational psychologists to negotiate salary levels until this report has been made available to them; what its position is on the role and pay and conditions of educational psychologists compared with those of teachers, and what steps it will take in order to ensure that no discrimination against educational psychologists arises.

S1W-22846 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the submissions it received during the drafting of its Draft Guidance on the Circumstances in which Parents may Choose to Educate their Children At Home.

S1W-22847 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any independent research on the treatment by local authorities of home educating families that contributed to the drafting of its Draft Guidance on the Circumstances in which Parents may Choose to Educate their Children At Home.

S1W-22848 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any internal research on the treatment by local authorities of home educating families that contributed to the drafting of its Draft Guidance on the Circumstances in which Parents may Choose to Educate their Children At Home.

S1W-22849 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fully fund the cost of bus travel for pensioners and those with special needs travelling off peak from October 2002.

S1W-22850 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons within the Lanarkshire Health Board area have been assessed as requiring a digital hearing aid and how many persons were provided with such a hearing aid in each of the last three years, broken down by how many were supplied free of charge by the NHS and how many were provided by the NHS at a monetary cost to the patient.

S1W-22851 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons within the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency area have been assessed as requiring a digital hearing aid and how many persons were provided with such a hearing aid in each of the last three years, broken down by how many were supplied free of charge by the NHS and how many were provided by the NHS at a monetary cost to the patient.

S1W-22852 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons within the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency area have been assessed as requiring a digital hearing aid and how many persons were provided with such a hearing aid in each of the last three years, broken down by how many were supplied free of charge by the NHS and how many were provided by the NHS at a monetary cost to the patient.

S1W-22853 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons within the Lanarkshire Health Board area have been assessed as requiring two digital hearing aids and how many persons were provided with two such hearing aids in each of the last three years, broken down by how many were supplied free of charge by the NHS and how many were provided by the NHS at a monetary cost to the patient.

S1W-22854 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a person requiring two digital hearing aids will have both aids provided at the same time and free of charge by the NHS and what the reasons are for the position on this matter.

S1W-22855 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided in total for the establishment of lip-reading classes to assist those with hearing difficulties in each of the last three years and what the reasons are for its position on the provision of such classes.

S1W-22856 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided for the establishment of lip-reading classes in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency area to assist those with hearing difficulties in each of the last three years and what the reasons are for its position on the provision of such classes in this area.

S1W-22857 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided for the establishment of lip-reading classes in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency area to assist those with hearing difficulties in each of the last three years and what the reasons are for its position on the provision of such classes in this area.

S1W-22858 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many lip-reading tutors were employed in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency area to assist those with hearing difficulties in each of the last three years and what the reasons are for the position on the employment of such tutors in this area.

S1W-22859 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many lip-reading tutors were employed in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency area to assist those with hearing difficulties in each of the last three years and what the reasons are for the position on the employment of such tutors in this area.

S1W-22860 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many objections have been lodged to the proposed Eastern Relief Road at Kincardine.

S1W-22861 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish a national strategy for asthma and what steps it is taking to train more asthma nurse specialists.

S1W-22862 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fully co-operate with and, if requested, give evidence to the temporary committee of the European Parliament set up to look into the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in 2001.

S1W-22863 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Presiding Officer whether (a) any major landscape problems and (b) any subsidence connected to any such problems have been identified in respect of the Holyrood Project.

S1W-22864 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual cost would be of providing (a) free bus travel, (b) free rail travel and (c) free domestic fuel for pensioners throughout Scotland.

S1W-22865 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what formula it uses to distribute financial support to local authorities and whether it has considered using a formula based on needs and deprivation similar to the Arbuthnott scheme applied to health expenditure.

S1W-22866Δ Mr Duncan McNeil: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to make available copies of (a) the report on the review of regional selective assistance and (b) its response to the report.

 

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