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Business Bulletin No. 172/2002

Tuesday 26 November 2002

Section E : Written questions lodged on 25 November 2002

  

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

S1W-31812 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received an offer from West Sound Radio that would provide free maintenance of roundabouts to a high standard on the A77.

S1W-31813 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the adoption of roadsides and roundabouts on the trunk road network by commercial enterprises and private interests for maintenance purposes.

S1W-31929 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of security has been so far at fire stations during the current industrial action by fire service personnel and from which budget this cost will be funded.

S1W-31930 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how many journeys (a) single-hulled and (b) other oil tankers have made in Scottish waters in each year since 1999.

S1W-31931 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) single-hulled and (b) other oil tankers operated in Scottish waters in the last twelve months for which figures are available.

S1W-31932 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what routes (a) single-hulled and (b) other oil tankers have taken through Scottish waters in each year since 1999.

S1W-31933 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) types and (b) amounts of oil (i) single-hulled and (ii) other tankers have carried in Scottish waters in each year since 1999.

S1W-31934 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authorities with coastal boundaries have oil pollution contingency plans and whether these plans specifically address an incident of the scale of the sinking of the Prestige off Spain on 19 November 2002.

S1W-31935 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what up-to-date statistical data is available on energy flows, including primary inputs, transformation and distribution and areas of utilisation.

S1W-31936 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer under what criteria a private company is allowed to use the term "Scottish Parliament" in its title.

S1W-31937 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer how many private companies receive grant assistance from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

S1W-31938 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer how much grant money the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has given to the Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange in each year since the scheme started.

S1W-31939 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer what the cost to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has been of (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) other expenses in respect of MSPs taking part in Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange programmes in each year since the scheme started.

S1W-31940 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer what the cost has been of any hospitality paid for by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body in relation to the Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange in each year since the scheme started.

S1W-31941 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer what the cost to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has been in staff time in respect of supporting the Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange, broken down by financial year and showing separately the cost of support in relation to (a) IT, (b) the media office, (c) Standards Committee clerking, (d) the office of the Chief Executive, (e) the office of the Presiding Officer and (f) web site design.

S1W-31942 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Presiding Officer on what date the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) agreed that it would give support in respect of (a) IT, (b) the media office, (c) Standards Committee clerking, (d) the office of the Chief Executive, (e) the office of the Presiding Officer and (f) web site design to the Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange and whether the minutes of the meeting at which the decision was made will be made publicly available

S1W-31943 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hours of overtime were worked by police officers during the recent two-day fire strike in each police force area.

S1W-31944 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the cost of overtime payments to police officers during the recent two-day fire strike, broken down by police force area, and whether it will meet the cost of such payments.

S1W-31945 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the findings of the British Medical Association’s report, Towards smoke-free public places, and to encourage the banning of smoking in the workplace.

S1W-31946 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to questions S1W-30900 and S1W-30904 by Mr Andy Kerr on 21 November 2002, which publications of its Development and Justice departments refer people to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau service for advice and assistance.

S1W-31947 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive which, and what percentage of, publications produced by the Scottish Court Service from May 1999 to June 2002 refer people to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau service for advice and assistance and whether Citizens Advice Scotland is made aware of such referrals prior to publication.

S1W-31948 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that local authorities allocate resources effectively for free personal care for the elderly and care in the community generally.

S1W-31949 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether unmet need for home care is now being measured in each local authority and, if so, what the figures are in respect of such need, broken down by authority.

S1W-31950 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are waiting lists for (a) home and (b) residential care services in local authorities and, if so, how long each such list is.

S1W-31951 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether managed clinical network (MCN) staff will be employed directly by an MCN or remain employees of GP practices and NHS trusts.

S1W-31952 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what managed clinical networks are (a) currently being developed and (b) proposed.

S1W-31953 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any staff have been appointed to a managed clinical network.

S1W-31954 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive to whom the managers of managed clinical networks will be accountable.

S1W-31955 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether managed clinical networks will be allocated their own budgets.

S1W-31956 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether staff employed in managed clinical networks will receive the same pay and conditions as NHS staff or whether discretion will be given over pay to each network in order to address staff shortages.

S1W-31957 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the involvement of (a) patient groups and (b) the voluntary and independent sector will be in the development of managed clinical networks.

S1W-31958 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected year-end surplus or deficit is of each acute hospital NHS trust.

S1W-31959 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding under the Arbuthnott formula was due to be allocated over three years and how much of this funding has been given to each NHS board to date.

S1W-31960 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will liaise with Her Majesty's Government in order to address the areas of concern identified in the Fraud Investigation Unit report Family Health Services in Scotland - Annual Report 2001-2002, and, in particular, to patients being "confused by the different entitlements to each service" and the "complex system of entitlements" relating to Working Families Tax Credit and Disabled Persons Tax Credit.

S1W-31961 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of fraudulent claims in the NHS has been in each of the last five years.

S1W-31962 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current level of outstanding grant applications is for the removal of lead piping in domestic premises in each local authority area.

S1W-31963 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reason is for the choice of the Gaelic name for the Cairngorms National Park and which authorities on Gaelic place names were consulted before the choice was made.

S1W-31964 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31475 by Dr Elaine Murray on 22 November 2002, which buildings were awarded grants under Town Scheme arrangements in each year since 1998 where the applicant was a private developer and how much was awarded for each such project.

S1W-31965 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31475 by Dr Elaine Murray on 22 November 2002, whether it will list (a) all relevant conditions with which private developers must comply in order to receive staged grant payments during implementation of projects, (b) all projects in respect of which the level of grant has been adjusted after taking account of the rate of return and subsequent financial re-appraisal since 1998 and (c) conditions of grant relating to future maintenance and insurance on completion of projects.

 

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