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Business Bulletin No. 22/2003

Tuesday 4 February 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 3 February 2003

  

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

S1W-33631 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33139 by Patricia Ferguson on 29 January 2003, why information about the number of official ministerial visits to each parliamentary constituency is not held centrally.

S1W-33632 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the First Minister to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33633 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33634 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the Deputy Minister for Justice to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33635 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the Minister for Health and Community Care to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33636 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by each Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33637 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for the environment and rural development to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33638 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for the environment and rural development to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33639 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for education and young people to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33640 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for education and young people to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33641 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for finance and public services to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33642 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for finance and public services to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33643 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for enterprise, transport and lifelong learning to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33644 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for enterprise, transport and lifelong learning to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33645 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for social justice to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33646 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for social justice to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33647 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for tourism, culture and sport to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33648 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for tourism, culture and sport to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33649 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the minister with responsibility for parliamentary business to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33650 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visits have been made by the deputy minister with responsibility for parliamentary business to each parliamentary constituency in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33651 Susan Deacon: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-25368 on 1 May 2002, whether the new contract for mail services in the Parliament has now been awarded and, if so, to which provider it has been awarded.

S1W-33652 Susan Deacon: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-25368 on 1 May 2002, when the existing contract with the Royal Mail for the provision of mail services in the Parliament will expire and what the effective start date will be for the new contract.

S1W-33653 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what net increase there has been in bus services across Scotland since May 1999.

S1W-33654 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new miles of rail track have been laid since May 1999.

S1W-33655 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new miles of trunk road have been constructed since May 1999.

S1W-33656 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the average weekly gross wage in Orkney and Shetland.

S1W-33657 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty's Government seeking an explanation for any reduction by the Office for National Statistics in the size of the sample of local authority areas used in its New Earnings Survey.

S1W-33658 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations are in place to ensure that the target is met of recovering 50% of packaging waste by 2005, as required by European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

S1W-33659 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to introduce regulations to make it compulsory for businesses to recycle commercial packaging waste.

S1W-33660Δ Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish an action plan for organic food and farming.

S1W-33661 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33010 by Mr Jim Wallace on 31 January 2003, why information on the number of sheriff court cases adjourned on the day of commencement is not held centrally, given that the number of summary criminal cases called for trial and the number adjourned to another trial date were given in the answer to S1W-22603 on 14 February 2002.

S1W-33662 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-22603 by Mr Jim Wallace on 14 February 2002, how many summary criminal cases were called for trial in (a) Scotland and (b) each sheriff court district and how many such cases were adjourned to another trial date.

S1W-33663 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS trusts are not on target to completely comply with the interim technical requirements on decontamination processes by March 2003 as recommended in the Glennie framework on decontamination services and provision.

S1W-33664 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive which specialities in each NHS trust are currently using disposable clinical equipment in order to comply with the technical requirements on decontamination processes set out in the Glennie framework on decontamination services and provision.

S1W-33665 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to review the recommendations made in the Glennie framework on decontamination services and provision that the cleaning of hospital equipment should be moved to central sterile service departments.

S1W-33666 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many medical procedures have been (a) cancelled in advance and (b) aborted unexpectedly due to problems with the sterilisation of clinical equipment in each year since 2001, broken down by NHS trust.

S1W-33667 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of overseas visits by each minister and deputy minister has been in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33668 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many overseas visits each minister and deputy minister has made in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003.

S1W-33669 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the number of fee-paying and grant-aided primary and secondary schools with written procedures for managing incidents of drug misuse in line with current national advice.

S1W-33670 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to increase the number of fee-paying and grant-aided primary and secondary schools that provide education in line with current national advice on (a) drugs, (b) safe use of medicines, (c) alcohol and (d) tobacco.

S1W-33671 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether organisations are still able to have criminal records checks carried out on prospective employees and volunteer staff at police stations and whether there are any plans to standardise procedures for such checks across all police forces.

S1W-33672 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many checks have been processed by Disclosure Scotland in each week since it became operational and what the average time has been, and is currently, between an application being made and receipt of the disclosure.

S1W-33673 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Disclosure Scotland is now fully operational; if so, when it became fully operational and, if not, when it will be fully operational.

S1W-33674 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there were any delays in the establishment of Disclosure Scotland and what the reasons are for the position on this matter.

S1W-33675 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency headquarter facilities it possesses; how many are protected against attack by (a) terrorists in person, (b) explosives delivered by short-range missiles or aircraft, (c) chemical weapons, (d) biological weapons and (e) radiological weapons, and how many are fully equipped and ready for use.

S1W-33676 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities have emergency headquarter facilities; how many are protected against attack by (a) terrorists in person, (b) explosives delivered by short range missiles or aircraft, (c) chemical weapons, (d) biological weapons and (e) radiological weapons, and how many are fully equipped and ready for use.

S1W-33677 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what stocks it has of antidotes against the effects of chemical, biological or radiological attacks.

S1W-33678 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive why the compensation package for homeowners in Ainslie Road and Maclehose Road, Cumbernauld, has been based on the current value of their properties and not on the value that the properties would have had if the construction defects had not been present.

S1W-33679 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected final cost is of the compensation scheme for homeowners in Ainslie Road and Maclehose Road, Cumbernauld, what bodies will be responsible for meeting this cost, and what percentage of the cost each such body will meet.

S1W-33680 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what bodies were responsible for construction defects affecting housing in Ainslie Road and Maclehose Road, Cumbernauld, and whether it will give details of the defects.

S1W-33681 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures were in place at the time of construction in order to identify construction defects such as those now identified as affecting housing in Ainslie Road and Maclehose Road, Cumbernauld; who had responsibility for ensuring that any such procedures were followed, and why the defects were not identified and prevented at the time of construction.

S1W-33682 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail any act and section in legislation that would prevent a larger compensation package being offered than that offered to homeowners in Ainslie Road and Maclehose Road, Cumbernauld.

S1W-33683 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-19713 by Iain Gray on 26 November 2001, what evidence is required for the registration of Udal land.

S1W-33684 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all owners of Udal land and property will require a written title deed prior to the Land Register becoming operational on 1 April 2003.

S1W-33685 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-17762 by Mr Jim Wallace on 20 September 2001, how land and property owners under the Udal law system have been, and will be affected, by legislation passed by the Parliament before the end of March 2003.

S1W-33686 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will measure the effectiveness of joint working arrangements between the NHS and social work departments on the delivery of care for the elderly.

S1W-33687 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring compliance by NHS trusts with provisions under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

S1W-33688 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether disabled people will be involved in the monitoring process of the implementation by the NHS of provisions under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

S1W-33689 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has discussed asylum seeker accommodation and, in particular, a possible accommodation centre at RAF Turnhouse with the Home Secretary or the Secretary of State for Scotland.

S1W-33690Δ Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its second consultation paper on the proposed Scottish Human Rights Commission.

S1W-33691 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SEET240/2003 of 22 January 2003, on what date (a) a performance impact study was completed and (b) regulatory dispensation for the works was received in respect of each rail project, broken down by the authorising or consulting body in each case.

S1W-33692 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to its news release SE5565/2002 of 21 March 2002, why the works announced for the development and enhancement of facilities at Croy Station have yet to begin; what the reasons are for the delay, and what action it has taken to address the situation since the project was announced.

S1W-33693 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to seek a candidate from Scotland for election to the panel of judges at the International Criminal Court.

S1W-33694 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements it will put in place to ensure that candidates from Scotland are considered in future for election to the panel of judges at the International Criminal Court.

 

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