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Business Bulletin No. 70/2003

Thursday 15th May 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on day date

  

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

S2W-134 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will introduce to limit the number of agency nurses working in the NHS.

S2W-135 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports reassessing council tax bands in the City of Edinburgh Council area.

S2W-136 Mrs Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a third-party right of appeal against planning applications.

S2W-137 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community service orders were issued in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available; how many such orders were breached, and how the effectiveness of such orders was monitored.

S2W-138 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pairs of spectacles with tinted lenses were dispensed through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of these, how many were dispensed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-139 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pairs of bifocal spectacles were dispensed through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of these, how many were dispensed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-140 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dual pairs of spectacles, one for reading and one for distance, were dispensed through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of these, how many were dispensed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-141 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many supplements for children's spectacle frames were claimed through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of these, how many were claimed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-142 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value of claims was for low vision aids made through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of this, how much was claimed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-143 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value of claims was for hospital eye service contact lens solution made through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of this, how much was claimed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-144 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisms were dispensed through Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board and, of these, how many were dispensed by each registered optician in the board's area in each year since 1996.

S2W-145 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will review the Arbuthnot formula for NHS funding.

S2W-146 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when the police funding formula will be revised and a revised formula implemented.

S2W-147 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a national strategy for the delivery of drug detoxification, rehabilitation and throughcare and whether local provision of residential facilities forms part of that strategy.

S2W-148 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether plans for another road crossing over the River Don in Aberdeen have implications for the Aberdeen western peripheral route.

S2W-149 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any applications for support from the route development fund to create new services from Aberdeen Airport.

S2W-150 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the owners of Aberdeen Airport and what discussions took place with regard to the airport's development.

S2W-151 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any decision has been made with regard to re-establishing a sheriff court in Peebles.

S2W-152 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive when the public consultation on the provision of sheriff court services in Peebles will take place.

S2W-153 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether transferring sheriff court business arising in Penicuik from Edinburgh Sheriff Court to a sheriff court in Peebles has been considered.

S2W-154 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on provision of legal services for Peebles and district if the sheriff court in Peebles is not re-established.

S2W-155 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are applied in making social inclusion funding available to further education colleges and whether different criteria apply to urban and rural colleges.

S2W-156 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used to assess social exclusion in a rural context.

S2W-157 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what social inclusion funding was available for further education colleges in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02 and (d) 2002-03.

S2W-158 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been received by each further education college for social inclusion in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02 and (d) 2002-03.

S2W-159 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average salary of Scottish Water staff was in 2002-03.

S2W-160 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average salary of staff of (a) West of Scotland Water, (b) North of Scotland Water and (c) East of Scotland Water was in each of the last three financial years of its operation.

S2W-161 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected average salary of Scottish Water staff is for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.

S2W-162 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the 200 million set aside for Scottish Water to help with redundancy payments has been utilised specifically for meeting redundancy payments; how much has been allocated to other budget headings, and what the purpose of any such budget heading is.

S2W-163 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of net new borrowings Scottish Water will incur in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.

S2W-164 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what efficiency targets were set for Scottish Water for 2002-03 and how its performance compared with these targets.

S2W-165 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how many miles of Scottish Water drinking water pipes are in need of replacement or repair and when this work will be completed.

S2W-166 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how many gallons of water per annum are estimated to be lost through leakage as a result of Scottish Water drinking water pipes not being in a satisfactory state of repair.

S2W-167 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what efficiency targets have been set for Scottish Water for (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 and what the projection is of how its performance will compare with these targets.

S2W-168 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funding will be made available for the installation of rail loops at Reston and, if so, when it will be made available.

S2W-169 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it is giving to a feasibility study into the restoration of a station at Reston.

S2W-170 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-26687 by Hugh Henry on 26 June 2002, how many compulsory purchase orders were instigated and successfully completed by each local authority in 2002, broken down by categories where appropriate.

S2W-171 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any information showing the location of compulsory purchase orders on a more detailed geographical basis than by local authority area.

S2W-172 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of time was for compulsory purchase orders referred to it by local authorities to be processed in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-173 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the average length of time taken by local authorities to process planning applications, broken down by category where appropriate in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-174 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the average length of time taken by local authorities to process compulsory purchase orders, broken down by category where appropriate in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-175 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will submit a response to the European Commission’s green paper on Procedural Safeguards for Suspects and Defendants in Criminal Proceedings throughout the European Union by the deadline of 15 May 2003 and, if so, whether it will publish that response.

S2W-176 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what policy guidelines it issues to local authorities regarding criteria for primary school placing requests by parents.

S2W-178 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what national guidelines there are for local authorities on priority admissions to primary schools.

S2W-179 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what publicity is given to procedures for placement requests.

S2W-182 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authority education appeals committees are compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights and, in particular, with Article 6.

S2W-183 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make legal aid available in respect of local authority education appeal committee proceedings.

 

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