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Business Bulletin No. 98/2002

Friday 14 June 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 June 2002

  

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

S1W-26728 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many submissions received in respect of the consultation on the Scottish Prison Service estates review (a) supported and (b) opposed proposals to build new private prisons.

S1W-26729 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Fife Structure Plan will be approved.

S1W-26730 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25917 by Cathy Jamieson on 29 May 2002, what action will be taken to evaluate the compliance with, and implementation of, attendance orders made under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

S1W-26731 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it first advertised the board vacancies on the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority; on which occasions and in which publications the advertisements appeared, and how much it will cost to recruit and select the 10 ministerial appointees, including any fees paid to consultants.

S1W-26732 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what stage it has reached in its roll-out of Victim Liaison Offices across Scotland.

S1W-26733 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the report of the Expert Working Group on Nutritional Standards will be published.

S1W-26734 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25969 by Ms Margaret Curran on 6 June 2002, when it will put into effect the principles and processes aimed at making it easier for voluntary organisations to apply to it for funding and when any new procedures will be fully in place.

S1W-26735 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total costs involved in setting up the MMR Expert Group were.

S1W-26736 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total costs were of staging the recent The Same As You conference at Heriot Watt University in conjunction with the National Autistic Society and Scottish Society for Autism.

S1W-26737 Mr Lloyd Quinan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of (a) entertaining, (b) transporting and (c) accommodating all the members of the MMR Expert Group.

S1W-26738 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agreed to or required the replacement of exemptions from water and waste water charges under SI 1992/1331 and SI 1992/2955 by the former water authorities with a discretionary concession; if so, when it did so, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S1W-26739 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in the light of the provisions of SI 1992/1331 and SI 1992/2955, the recovery of non-domestic water charges in respect of registered care homes by Scottish Water is appropriate and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S1W-26740 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has formally responded to the Sheriff Principal’s report on the review of the provision of sheriff courts in East Lothian and the Borders as referred to in its news release SE0042/2000.

S1W-26741 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26177 by Mr Jim Wallace on 10 June 2002, what costs were incurred by (a) Keppie Design (b) Currie & Brown, (c) White Young Green and (d) Melville Dundas on the refurbishment of Peebles Sheriff Court.

S1W-26742 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it carried out any performance assessment process prior to the reappointment of the Chairman of Caledonian MacBrayne; who was consulted in connection with the performance of the current Chairman; whether users of Caledonian MacBrayne or workers of the company were consulted in any way and, if so, whether it will provide details, and whether it will place a copy of any performance assessment record in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-26743 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any evidence that wind turbines pose any threat to birds and what research it has commissioned into this matter.

S1W-26744 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many test sites of genetically modified crops there are and where each such site is situated.

S1W-26746 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17343 by Angus MacKay on 29 August 2001, how many websites offering devolved government services online, other than those provided by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, now use customer relationship management systems.

S1W-26747 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26283 by Ross Finnie on 5 June 2002, on what date the finalised strategy for enhancing disease surveillance is expected to be (a) put forward for stakeholder consultation and (b) published following the consultation.

S1W-26748 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26283 by Ross Finnie on 5 June 2002, what stakeholders will be consulted on the finalised strategy for enhancing disease surveillance.

S1W-26749 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on air travel for (a) staff and (b) patients by each NHS board in each of the last three years.

S1W-26750 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26164 by Mr Jim Wallace on 5 June 2002, whether the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland is consulting health and safety specialists outwith the Scottish Police Service in order to determine whether current shift patterns are affecting the health and performance of its officers.

S1W-26751 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in each police force are currently absent from work on a long-term basis, broken down by grade.

S1W-26752 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in police forces are currently absent from work having been medically diagnosed as suffering from (a) stress, (b) work-related stress or (c) a stress-related condition.

S1W-26753 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in the Scottish Prison Service are currently absent from work on a long-term basis, broken down by grade and region.

S1W-26754 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in the Scottish Prison Service are currently absent from work having been medically diagnosed as suffering from (a) stress, (b) work-related stress or (c) a stress-related condition.

S1W-26755 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its employees are currently absent from work on a long-term basis.

S1W-26756 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its employees are currently absent from work having been medically diagnosed as suffering from (a) stress, (b) work-related stress or (c) a stress-related condition.

S1W-26757 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are currently absent from work on a long-term basis.

S1W-26758 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are currently absent from work having been medically diagnosed as suffering from (a) stress, (b) work-related stress or (c) a stress-related condition.

S1W-26759 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has funded on stress and, in particular, work-related stress in each of the last three years.

S1W-26760 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are being treated under the NHS for stress or stress-related conditions.

S1W-26761 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what its strategy is for dealing with its employees who suffer from stress, work-related stress or a stress-related condition.

S1W-26762 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it issues to public bodies on the management of stress at work.

S1W-26763 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring Learning Disability Services Change Fund monies in order to ensure that such monies are used to improve services to people with learning disabilities.

S1W-26764 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-18362 by Nicol Stephen on 22 November 2001, what the (a) average number of children held in secure accommodation and (b) total number of children sent to secure accommodation was in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000, (iv) 2000-01 and (v) 2001-02, broken down by (1) gender, (2) probable period of detention and (3) reason for detention.

S1W-26765 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive in which secure accommodation facilities girls are held together with boys.

S1W-26766 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many secure accommodation places are specifically designed to hold girls, broken down by secure accommodation facility.

S1W-26767 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the future development of housing investment in Edinburgh.

S1W-26768 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to support the re-opening of the Edinburgh south suburban railway as a passenger rail route.

S1W-26769 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the implementation of a conditional right of appeal for objectors against decisions on planning applications.

S1W-26770 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will consider taking in respect of the use of restorative justice models in order to encourage effective work against re-offending.

S1W-26771 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take in order to ensure that the tourism industry is best placed to take maximum advantage of a successful joint bid to host the European Football Championships in 2008.

S1W-26773 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of unemployment in (a) Edinburgh South and (b) Scotland has been in each year from 1992 to 2002.

S1W-26774 Angus MacKay: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners have benefited from its central heating installation programme.

S1W-26775 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the appointment of the new Chair of the Scottish Law Commission to be announced.

S1W-26776 Mr Duncan Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25425 by Lewis Macdonald on 21 May 2002, whether Caledonian MacBrayne has been guided by either the Executive or Her Majesty’s Government in any way and at any time as to the service it could or could not provide on the Gourock to Dunoon route.

 

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