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Business Bulletin No. 24/2003

Thursday 6 February 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 5 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-33755 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33192 by Mr Frank McAveety on 17 January 2003, what details its joint group with COSLA on free personal care has received from East Dunbartonshire Council regarding the council's projected underspend of 357,000 in the 2002-03 allocation for the implementation of free personal care.

S1W-33756 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it keeps a record of new landfill sites for which planning permission has been granted.

S1W-33757 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer what the total cost has been of timber purchased in relation to the Holyrood project, broken down by supplier and works package and, of that total, how much has been supplied from (a) timber grown in Scotland and (b) timber grown outwith Scotland but supplied by companies based in Scotland.

S1W-33758 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-10162 on 24 October 2002, whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body considers that it remains the case that, on the basis of price and quality, Bovis was the best candidate for the commission of the Holyrood project.

S1W-33759 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-10163 on 24 October 2000, whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body remains of the view that the appointment of Bovis as construction manager for the Holyrood project was undertaken properly and in full compliance with the existing EU regulations and whether any lower bids were received and, if so, from whom and for what amounts.

S1W-33760 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to the his answer to question S1W-9543 on 21 September 2000, what the total fees for cost consultants for the Holyrood project (a) were projected to be at inception of the project and (b) are at the current date.

S1W-33761 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-9466 on 19 September 2000 about the degree of detail on estimates and costs in respect of the Holyrood project that can be divulged to MSPs and in the light of developments subsequent to the answer being given, whether more detailed information should be provided; if so, what further information should be provided; whether it is in the public interest that more detailed information be provided; whether public interest in the information outweighs any disadvantages of disclosing it, and whether the information given by the Holyrood Progress Group in its newsletters is impartial, complete and accurate.

S1W-33762 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) householder and (b) non-householder planning applications have been made to East Dunbartonshire Council in each year since 1999 and what percentage of each category of applications were dealt with by the council within two months of the application being lodged.

S1W-33763 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds were allocated, and on what dates, to the East Dunbartonshire Council area through (a) the National Childcare Strategy, (b) Sure Start Scotland, (c) New Community Schools, (d) New Housing Partnerships, (d) the Early Intervention programme, (e) tackling health inequalities, (f) study support and out of school hours learning activities, (g) the Alternatives to Exclusion grant scheme, (h) social inclusion partnerships, (i) the Working for Communities programme, (j) the Listening to Communities programme, (k) the Better Neighbourhood Services Fund, (l) Scottish Homes and (m) Communities Scotland.

S1W-33764 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what gross capital payments have been (a) proposed for and (b) made to East Dunbartonshire Council under the local government settlement in each year since 1996.

S1W-33765 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by (a) Scottish Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1996, broken down by the total amount of funds spent and the amount spent per head of population.

S1W-33766 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the East Dunbartonshire Council area has been designated as a (a) site of special scientific interest, (b) national scenic area, (d) local nature reserve and (e) country park.

S1W-33767 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the East Dunbartonshire Council area is greenspace.

S1W-33768 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what measurements of transport-related pollutants have been taken in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1992 and what progress is being made on achieving the Air Quality Strategy Objective in the area.

S1W-33769 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in particulate-pollutant concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1992.

S1W-33770 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1987.

S1W-33771 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in carbon monoxide concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1987.

S1W-33772 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of housing stock in (a) Scotland and (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area is rated under the National Home Energy Ratings as (i) poor, (ii) moderate and (iii) good.

S1W-33773 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of household waste in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Renfrewshire Council area and (c) the East Dunbartonshire Council area is (i) disposed of by landfill, (ii) recycled, (iii) composted and (iv) incinerated.

S1W-33774 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how many new homes have been sold by building companies to individuals in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1991.

S1W-33775 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to reconcile the road priorities set out in the Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan with current plans to upgrade the Ayr to Stranraer section of the A77.

S1W-33776 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Draft Route Action Plan Firm Strategy Report for the A77: Ayr to Stranraer, submitted to the Scottish Office by South Ayrshire Council in 1997 at the Scottish Office's request and why the report has not been published.

S1W-33777 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what reports on the A77 other than the Draft Route Action Plan Firm Strategy Report for the A77: Ayr to Stranraer have been requested, or prepared, by it or any other body.

S1W-33778 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the International Labour Organisation unemployment figures were for (a) Scotland and (b) Ayrshire for the period May 1997 to May 2002 and what the current figure is.

S1W-33779 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were, including legal costs, of drafting and printing and any other items associated with publishing the draft Local Governance (Scotland) Bill.

S1W-33780 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has, and its executive agencies and non-departmental bodies have, invested in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company in each year since the company was established.

S1W-33781 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive for what purposes it, and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, invested money in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33782 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategic objectives and operational targets it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, set for the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33783 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what measurements it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, used to monitor value for money obtained by the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company and what the company's performance has been against each of these targets since the company was established.

S1W-33784 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive who its, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies', representatives are on the board of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33785 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all audits and any other reports relating to the financial and operational management of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-33786 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what terms and conditions, including non-disclosure agreements, have been attached to any pay-off packages awarded to senior management staff of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company and what contribution it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, made to any such packages.

S1W-33787 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or any of its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, plan to request a police inquiry into the financial affairs of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33788 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value is of consultancy work commissioned by, or for, the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company paid for, directly or indirectly, by the Executive, what the remit of any such consultancy was, and what outcomes have been achieved.

S1W-33789 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, will undertake an inquiry into the running of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company, including the use to which public monies have been put.

S1W-33790 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) it was and (b) each of its executive agencies and non departmental public bodies were advised of any financial irregularities in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company and, if so, when.

S1W-33791 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive which departments, other than its Education Department and its Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, have issued written guidance, guidelines and official circulars that are still operational in respect of pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and tertiary education institutes.

S1W-33792 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross loss of revenue will be of the reduction in rate poundage for businesses with a rateable value less than 10,000 under the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in the financial year 2003-04.

S1W-33793 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross increase in revenue will be of the increase in rate poundage for businesses with a rateable value greater than 25,000 under the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in 2003-04.

S1W-33794 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33266 by Malcolm Chisholm on 24 January 2003, how many journeys were undertaken in 2002 by ambulances transferring patients between (a) the Garrick Hospital, (b) private homes in the DG9 postcode area and (c) GP surgeries and (i) Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, (ii) Cresswell Maternity Unit, Dumfries, and (iii) the Crichton Royal Hospital.

S1W-33795 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were sent from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33796 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what cover was available at those Scottish Prison Service establishments from which staff were sent to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33797 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether assistance was requested from any other service by the Scottish Prison Service to deal with the concerted indiscipline at HM Prison Kilmarnock that occurred on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33798 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Prison Kilmarnock has sent any staff to deal with the concerted indiscipline at other Scottish Prison Service establishments and, if so, on what dates and how many staff were sent on each occasion.

S1W-33799 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of sending staff from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33800 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive who is liable for any injury occurring to staff sent from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with any concerted indiscipline there.

S1W-33801 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what fine the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock are liable for as a result of the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33802 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many performance points have been accrued under the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock by the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock as a result of the concerted indiscipline there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33804 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been available for grants for urban renewal in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

S1W-33805 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the cost of regulation for the aquaculture industry.

S1W-33806 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support businesses that provide support services to the fishing industry.

S1W-33807 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the harnessing of energy from wave and tidal current resources.

S1W-33808 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address any low uptake of further education opportunities in Lanarkshire.

S1W-33809 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that all local authorities meet the national target of dealing with 80% of all planning applications within two months.

S1W-33810 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in respect of the needs of families with disabled children in response to the report by Barnardo's, Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children.

S1W-33811 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many officers from Strathclyde Police intervened during the concerted indiscipline that occurred at HM Prison Kilmarnock on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33812 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any performance points will accrue directly or indirectly to the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock for the fire at the prison reported in the Sunday Mail on 19 January 2003 and what the reasons are for the position on the matter.

S1W-33813 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to improve procedures for suicide prevention at HM Prison Kilmarnock following reports in The Scotsman on 16 December 2002 that paperwork was not properly completed and on 20 December 2002 that up to 90% of half-hourly suicide watches are routinely missed.

S1W-33814 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the stabbing of three prisoners at HM Prison Kilmarnock in September 2002 were recorded for the purpose of the (a) prison's performance points and (b) Scottish Prison Service's key performance indicators.

S1W-33815 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs have been of producing, publishing, launching and distributing each of its publications produced to date.

S1W-33816 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8566 by Mr Jack McConnell on 22 August 2000, how much money has been spent on fuel for ministerial cars in each year since 2000-01.

S1W-33817 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the full costs, including fuel, drivers' salaries, insurance, road tax and servicing, of providing the ministerial car service for ministerial use and how many cars there were in the pool in each year since 1997.Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S1W-33755 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33192 by Mr Frank McAveety on 17 January 2003, what details its joint group with COSLA on free personal care has received from East Dunbartonshire Council regarding the council's projected underspend of 357,000 in the 2002-03 allocation for the implementation of free personal care.

S1W-33756 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it keeps a record of new landfill sites for which planning permission has been granted.

S1W-33757 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer what the total cost has been of timber purchased in relation to the Holyrood project, broken down by supplier and works package and, of that total, how much has been supplied from (a) timber grown in Scotland and (b) timber grown outwith Scotland but supplied by companies based in Scotland.

S1W-33758 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-10162 on 24 October 2002, whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body considers that it remains the case that, on the basis of price and quality, Bovis was the best candidate for the commission of the Holyrood project.

S1W-33759 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-10163 on 24 October 2000, whether the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body remains of the view that the appointment of Bovis as construction manager for the Holyrood project was undertaken properly and in full compliance with the existing EU regulations and whether any lower bids were received and, if so, from whom and for what amounts.

S1W-33760 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to the his answer to question S1W-9543 on 21 September 2000, what the total fees for cost consultants for the Holyrood project (a) were projected to be at inception of the project and (b) are at the current date.

S1W-33761 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Presiding Officer, further to his answer to question S1W-9466 on 19 September 2000 about the degree of detail on estimates and costs in respect of the Holyrood project that can be divulged to MSPs and in the light of developments subsequent to the answer being given, whether more detailed information should be provided; if so, what further information should be provided; whether it is in the public interest that more detailed information be provided; whether public interest in the information outweighs any disadvantages of disclosing it, and whether the information given by the Holyrood Progress Group in its newsletters is impartial, complete and accurate.

S1W-33762 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) householder and (b) non-householder planning applications have been made to East Dunbartonshire Council in each year since 1999 and what percentage of each category of applications were dealt with by the council within two months of the application being lodged.

S1W-33763 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds were allocated, and on what dates, to the East Dunbartonshire Council area through (a) the National Childcare Strategy, (b) Sure Start Scotland, (c) New Community Schools, (d) New Housing Partnerships, (d) the Early Intervention programme, (e) tackling health inequalities, (f) study support and out of school hours learning activities, (g) the Alternatives to Exclusion grant scheme, (h) social inclusion partnerships, (i) the Working for Communities programme, (j) the Listening to Communities programme, (k) the Better Neighbourhood Services Fund, (l) Scottish Homes and (m) Communities Scotland.

S1W-33764 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what gross capital payments have been (a) proposed for and (b) made to East Dunbartonshire Council under the local government settlement in each year since 1996.

S1W-33765 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by (a) Scottish Enterprise and (b) Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1996, broken down by the total amount of funds spent and the amount spent per head of population.

S1W-33766 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the East Dunbartonshire Council area has been designated as a (a) site of special scientific interest, (b) national scenic area, (d) local nature reserve and (e) country park.

S1W-33767 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the East Dunbartonshire Council area is greenspace.

S1W-33768 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what measurements of transport-related pollutants have been taken in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1992 and what progress is being made on achieving the Air Quality Strategy Objective in the area.

S1W-33769 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in particulate-pollutant concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1992.

S1W-33770 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1987.

S1W-33771 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been any falls in carbon monoxide concentrations in the East Dunbartonshire Council area since 1987.

S1W-33772 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of housing stock in (a) Scotland and (b) the East Dunbartonshire Council area is rated under the National Home Energy Ratings as (i) poor, (ii) moderate and (iii) good.

S1W-33773 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of household waste in (a) Scotland, (b) the East Renfrewshire Council area and (c) the East Dunbartonshire Council area is (i) disposed of by landfill, (ii) recycled, (iii) composted and (iv) incinerated.

S1W-33774 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how many new homes have been sold by building companies to individuals in the East Dunbartonshire Council area in each year since 1991.

S1W-33775 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to reconcile the road priorities set out in the Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan with current plans to upgrade the Ayr to Stranraer section of the A77.

S1W-33776 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Draft Route Action Plan Firm Strategy Report for the A77: Ayr to Stranraer, submitted to the Scottish Office by South Ayrshire Council in 1997 at the Scottish Office's request and why the report has not been published.

S1W-33777 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what reports on the A77 other than the Draft Route Action Plan Firm Strategy Report for the A77: Ayr to Stranraer have been requested, or prepared, by it or any other body.

S1W-33778 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the International Labour Organisation unemployment figures were for (a) Scotland and (b) Ayrshire for the period May 1997 to May 2002 and what the current figure is.

S1W-33779 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were, including legal costs, of drafting and printing and any other items associated with publishing the draft Local Governance (Scotland) Bill.

S1W-33780 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has, and its executive agencies and non-departmental bodies have, invested in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company in each year since the company was established.

S1W-33781 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive for what purposes it, and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, invested money in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33782 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategic objectives and operational targets it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, set for the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33783 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what measurements it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, used to monitor value for money obtained by the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company and what the company's performance has been against each of these targets since the company was established.

S1W-33784 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive who its, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies', representatives are on the board of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33785 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all audits and any other reports relating to the financial and operational management of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company will be placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S1W-33786 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what terms and conditions, including non-disclosure agreements, have been attached to any pay-off packages awarded to senior management staff of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company and what contribution it, and its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, made to any such packages.

S1W-33787 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or any of its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, plan to request a police inquiry into the financial affairs of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company.

S1W-33788 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value is of consultancy work commissioned by, or for, the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company paid for, directly or indirectly, by the Executive, what the remit of any such consultancy was, and what outcomes have been achieved.

S1W-33789 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it, or its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, will undertake an inquiry into the running of the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company, including the use to which public monies have been put.

S1W-33790 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether (a) it was and (b) each of its executive agencies and non departmental public bodies were advised of any financial irregularities in the Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company and, if so, when.

S1W-33791 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive which departments, other than its Education Department and its Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department, have issued written guidance, guidelines and official circulars that are still operational in respect of pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and tertiary education institutes.

S1W-33792 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross loss of revenue will be of the reduction in rate poundage for businesses with a rateable value less than 10,000 under the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in the financial year 2003-04.

S1W-33793 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross increase in revenue will be of the increase in rate poundage for businesses with a rateable value greater than 25,000 under the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme in 2003-04.

S1W-33794 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33266 by Malcolm Chisholm on 24 January 2003, how many journeys were undertaken in 2002 by ambulances transferring patients between (a) the Garrick Hospital, (b) private homes in the DG9 postcode area and (c) GP surgeries and (i) Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, (ii) Cresswell Maternity Unit, Dumfries, and (iii) the Crichton Royal Hospital.

S1W-33795 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were sent from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33796 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what cover was available at those Scottish Prison Service establishments from which staff were sent to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33797 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether assistance was requested from any other service by the Scottish Prison Service to deal with the concerted indiscipline at HM Prison Kilmarnock that occurred on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33798 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Prison Kilmarnock has sent any staff to deal with the concerted indiscipline at other Scottish Prison Service establishments and, if so, on what dates and how many staff were sent on each occasion.

S1W-33799 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of sending staff from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33800 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive who is liable for any injury occurring to staff sent from other Scottish Prison Service establishments to HM Prison Kilmarnock to deal with any concerted indiscipline there.

S1W-33801 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what fine the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock are liable for as a result of the concerted indiscipline that occurred there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33802 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many performance points have been accrued under the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock by the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock as a result of the concerted indiscipline there on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33804 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been available for grants for urban renewal in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

S1W-33805 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce the cost of regulation for the aquaculture industry.

S1W-33806 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support businesses that provide support services to the fishing industry.

S1W-33807 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the harnessing of energy from wave and tidal current resources.

S1W-33808 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address any low uptake of further education opportunities in Lanarkshire.

S1W-33809 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that all local authorities meet the national target of dealing with 80% of all planning applications within two months.

S1W-33810 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in respect of the needs of families with disabled children in response to the report by Barnardo's, Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children.

S1W-33811 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many officers from Strathclyde Police intervened during the concerted indiscipline that occurred at HM Prison Kilmarnock on or between 29 and 31 January 2003.

S1W-33812 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any performance points will accrue directly or indirectly to the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock for the fire at the prison reported in the Sunday Mail on 19 January 2003 and what the reasons are for the position on the matter.

S1W-33813 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to improve procedures for suicide prevention at HM Prison Kilmarnock following reports in The Scotsman on 16 December 2002 that paperwork was not properly completed and on 20 December 2002 that up to 90% of half-hourly suicide watches are routinely missed.

S1W-33814 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the stabbing of three prisoners at HM Prison Kilmarnock in September 2002 were recorded for the purpose of the (a) prison's performance points and (b) Scottish Prison Service's key performance indicators.

S1W-33815 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs have been of producing, publishing, launching and distributing each of its publications produced to date.

S1W-33816 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8566 by Mr Jack McConnell on 22 August 2000, how much money has been spent on fuel for ministerial cars in each year since 2000-01.

S1W-33817 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the full costs, including fuel, drivers' salaries, insurance, road tax and servicing, of providing the ministerial car service for ministerial use and how many cars there were in the pool in each year since 1997.

 

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