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Business Bulletin No. 153 / 2003

Thursday 13th november 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on Wednesday 12th november 2003

  

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

S2W-3993 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-30963 by Lewis Macdonald on 13 November 2002 and S2W-1722 by Nicol Stephen on 29 August 2003, whether it regards Glasgow as a town or a city and what criteria it uses when assessing town or city status in relation to such questions.

S2W-4074 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospitals in the West of Scotland region were closed to acute admissions and how many (a) days and (b) nights they were closed for such purposes in the week beginning 10 November 2003.

S2W-4075 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients waited more than one hour on trolleys for a bed in hospitals in the West of Scotland region in the week beginning 10 November 2003, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-4076 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were redirected from hospitals within the West of Scotland region in the week beginning 10 November 2003.

S2W-4077 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the NHS has sufficient capacity to cope with acute admissions over the winter.

S2W-4078 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money has been transferred between Scotland's NHS boards due to out-of-area treatments since 2000, broken down by board.

S2W-4079 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2508 by Cathy Jamieson on 11 October 2003, how many applications were made for extension of the 110 day rule in 2000 and 2002 and how many applications were granted.

S2W-4080 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2006 by Nicol Stephen on 25 September 2003, what further information it now has on timescales for the planning inquiry into, and the commencement of, the construction of A8000.

S2W-4081 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the roles will be of (a) the Forth Estuary Transport Authority and (b) Transport Scotland in the construction of the A8000.

S2W-4082 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to provide additional resources to Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to enable it to attend public local inquiries on wind farm applications where SNH has raised an objection to the application.

S2W-4083 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the requirements of human rights legislation are being met with regard to the non-attendance of Scottish National Heritage (SNH) at public local inquiries in respect of wind farm applications where SNH have objected to the application.

S2W-4084 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Stirling Council with regard to the future of Holy Trinity Episcopal Primary School.

S2W-4085 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to address taxi regulations following the report by the Office of Fair Trading The regulation of licensed taxi and PHV services in the UK.

S2W-4086 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2444 by Ross Finnie on 19 September 2003, what progress has been made on the publication of regulations relating to tenancy arrangements following the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 and what facility the Parliament will have prior to the Martinmas date of 28 November 2003 to discuss such regulations.

S2W-4089 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers are proposed for community wardens, and, in particular, whether they will have powers of arrest and detention.

S2W-4091 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives are available to encourage energy production from biomass.

S2W-4092 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policies and proposals are for offshore wind farms.

S2W-4094 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is being given towards research and development for tidal and wave power initiatives.

S2W-4095 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether guidance will be issued on community benefits in relation to wind farm developments.

S2W-4096 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, what the process for consultation and determining planning consent is for wind farms producing more than 50 megawatts.

S2W-4097 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many long-term jobs will be created as a result of wind farm development.

S2W-4098 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact of the introduction of NHS 24 has been on the operation of the ambulance service in Ayrshire.

S2W-4100 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many boundary disputes remain unresolved between AMEY Highways Ltd and local authorities in the South of Scotland.

 

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