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Business Bulletin No. 18/2003

Wednesday 29 January 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on day date

  

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

S1W-33457 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual recurrent grant is for 2002-03 for St Mary's Episcopal School in Dunblane and, if it has not been determined, what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S1W-33458 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it determined the annual grant aid for 2002-03 for Jordanhill School in Glasgow.

S1W-33469 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of printing, publishing and distributing Growing Support - A Review of Services for Vulnerable Families with Very Young Children.

S1W-33470 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the future of freight facilities and track access grants is in Scotland, given that the Strategic Rail Authority has announced that there will be no new grants of this type for 2003-04.

S1W-33471 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will process Anglo-Scottish freight facilities and track access grants, given that the Strategic Rail Authority has announced that there will be no new grants of this type in 2003-04.

S1W-33472 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on any reduction or abolition of freight facilities grants and whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government on this matter.

S1W-33473 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what its interpretation is of "rules concerning access to waters and resources", as referred to in Article 19 of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002.

S1W-33474 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it interprets the principle of relative stability as a rule concerning access to waters and resources within the meaning of Article 19 of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002.

S1W-33475 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the deductions from future fishing opportunities outlined in paragraph 1 of Article 23(4) of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002 would be for one year only or for an indefinite period.

S1W-33476 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the reallocation of fishing opportunities outlined in paragraph 2 of Article 23(4) of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002 would be for one year only or for an indefinite period.

S1W-33477 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether reallocation of fishing opportunities as outlined in Article 23(4) of EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2371/2002 is compatible with the principle of relative stability.

S1W-33478 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Netcon-X Enterprise Ltd receives each month per student from Scottish Enterprise for the provision of the Training for Work internet web design course.

S1W-33479 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria a company offering a Training for Work course in internet web design needs to meet to ensure that it is in a position to provide the course satisfactorily.

S1W-33480 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring Scottish Enterprise undertakes in order to ensure that companies contracted to provide Training for Work courses continue to fulfil specified criteria.

S1W-33481 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in respect of liability of care homes to water charges in light of the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd and when it will issue advice to the owners, operators and residents of such homes on the implications of the court's decision.

S1W-33482 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider applications from care home owners to the water industry hardship fund in light of the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd.

S1W-33483 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland will examine and report on the implications for Scottish Water's tariff structure of the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd.

S1W-33484 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is its intended policy that care homes will pay water charges that are five times greater than the charges paid by their counterparts in England and Wales following the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd.

S1W-33485 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to take to respond to any increase in the number of care home closures following the impact of the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd.

S1W-33486 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will give an estimate of the impact on levels of bed-blocking of any reduction in the number of available care home places following the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd.

S1W-33487 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make an early announcement about distributing supplementary financial resources to local authorities in order to help them meet any additional costs of running care homes following the Court of Session decision in the case of Scottish Water v Clydecare Ltd.

S1W-33488 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive when education maintenance allowances will be made available to all eligible 16-year-olds.

S1W-33489 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional costs would be incurred in rolling out the education maintenance allowance scheme to all local authorities by May 2003.

S1W-33490 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the cost of educational maintenance allowances in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05 and (d) 2005-06 and how many young people will benefit from the scheme in each of those years.

S1W-33491 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce plans for prisoner access to night sanitation in HM Prison Peterhead and what discussions it has held with the Prison Officers' Association on this matter.

S1W-33492 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what involvement it has had in the agreement between Her Majesty's Government and insurers to continue flood-risk insurance cover to households across the UK and what implications there are for householders in Scotland.

S1W-33493 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration its Environment and Rural Affairs Department gives to any trampling around outdoor feed rings by livestock when considering whether a farmer is liable to pay a penalty for overgrazing a field.

S1W-33494 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made that any compensation package for Scottish fisherman should be funded by HM Treasury on the same basis that savings in state benefits arising from the implementation of the Executive’s funding commitment for free personal care for the elderly were retained by HM Treasury.

S1W-33495 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-6288 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 23 January 2003, when the review of the current provision of chronic pain services will be commissioned; what its terms of reference will be, and when it will be expected to report.

S1W-33496 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to monitor the impact of the Involving People programme on cancer patients' experience in the year ahead.

S1W-33497 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how the patient focus and public involvement agenda will build on the activity and experience of cancer support groups and organisations.

S1W-33498 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has done on the effectiveness of the Close the Gap campaign on equal pay.

S1W-33499 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what analysis it has done on the effects of the policies of Her Majesty’s Government on the promotion of equal pay.

S1W-33500 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current status is of the Close the Gap campaign.

S1W-33501 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, other than through the Close the Gap campaign, to address the earnings differential between men and women.

S1W-33502 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking, or is considering, to address the earnings differential between men and women.

S1W-33503 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses signed up to the Close the Gap campaign.

S1W-33504 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what the programme of work with employers and employees under the Close the Gap campaign involved and how this programme’s success was measured.

S1W-33505 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides to people wishing to take their employers to industrial tribunals over pay differentials.

S1W-33506 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy on equal pay is; when it expects the review of its pay system to be completed, and when it will publish any revised policy as a result.

S1W-33507 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that all of its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies publish their policies on equal pay.

S1W-33508 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether issues of equal pay for work of equal value in the NHS have been fully addressed in Agenda for Change – Modernising the NHS Pay System.

S1W-33509 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is any gender inequality in terms of pay among its staff.

S1W-33510 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what alterations were made to pay structures in the NHS as a result of its action under Agenda for Change – Modernising the NHS Pay System.

S1W-33511 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-27243 by Mr Andy Kerr on 29 July 2002, whether all executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies will have completed an equal pay review by April 2003.

S1W-33512 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken under the Close the Gap campaign.

S1W-33513 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals there are to give a distinctive Scottish identity to cattle passports, in line with the decision to ensure that cattle passports from Wales are identifiable as such.

S1W-33514 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that cattle passports relating to animals bred in Scotland are given a distinctive Scottish identity as part of the campaign to brand Scottish produce in an advantageous fashion.

S1W-33515 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the option exists to produce bilingual cattle passports in Gaelic and English in line with the decision to allow the use of Welsh on cattle passports issued in Wales.

S1W-33516 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30353 by Dr Elaine Murray on 24 October 2002, on what date the final year of the three-year funding commitment to the teacher release scheme will end; when sportscotland will take a decision about reviewing the scheme; whether there has been any delay in the making of such a decision and, if so, whether the Executive will direct sportscotland to take a decision on the matter; whether funding for the scheme has been fully utilised in each year that the scheme has been in operation; what the total cost of the scheme has been, and what the average cost of the scheme has been per day in each year of operation

S1W-33517 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give any consideration to extending the range of disposals available to district courts in order to include community service orders.

S1W-33518 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, or plans to take, towards the disposal of the former remand centre at Longriggend, Greengairs, North Lanarkshire.

S1W-33519Δ George Lyon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward its proposals to tender the Gourock to Dunoon ferry service currently operated by Caledonian MacBrayne.

 

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