BB Home

Contents
B : Business Programme
C : Agendas of Committee Meetings
E : Written questions lodged
F : Motions and Amendments
G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
H : New Documents
K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 154 / 2003

Friday 14th November 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on Thursday 13th 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-4072 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive at what point its responsibilities end for the provision of services to dispersed asylum seekers.

S2W-4087 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of how fuel poverty impacts on its target for providing warm, affordable housing.

S2W-4088 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there have been representations from community councils in Ardnamurchan and Morvern regarding any potential danger posed by tankers using the Sound of Mull; what information it has on the potential danger of cargo coming ashore on the Sound and its impact on industry and wildlife; whether it plans to introduce restrictions on traffic presently using the Sound of Mull and, if so, whether it will instigate a process of consultation with all relevant parties and community councils.

S2W-4090 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how 60% of energy will be non-renewable after 2010, given the closure and downgrading of baseload stations such as Cockenzie, Longannet and Torness.

S2W-4093 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive who will pay for the undersea cables to connect additional wind energy from the Northern Isles to the National Electricity Grid.

S2W-4101 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that offshore wind and fish farms are not located in coastal areas that qualify as Special Protection Areas or Special Areas of Conservation under the EU birds and habitats directives.

S2W-4102 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce inshore and marine areas to be identified as Special Protection Areas or Special Areas of Conservation to protect marine wildlife and ecosystems under the EU birds and habitats directives.

S2W-4103 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS boards are permitted to assist patients with travel expenses to access NHS dental treatment in other board areas when no such treatment is available locally.

S2W-4104 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-3760 by Mr Tom McCabe on 12 November 2003, how the three options proposed in Appliance Contractors - Consultation Document would affect the supply of ostomy and incontinence appliances and trusses to NHS patients.

S2W-4105 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects a decision to be made on the options proposed in Appliance Contractors - Consultation Document.

S2W-4106 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive how potential impacts on nature conservation are assessed when considering renewable energy developments and what protection is afforded to species and habitats of international conservation significance listed on EU conservation directives, the Ramsar Convention and similar conventions to which Scotland is party.

S2W-4107 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-3240 by Colin Boyd QC on 4 November 2003, who was responsible for the decision that Mr McKie's letter did not indicate that he was in possession of any further relevant information in connection with the perjury case against Shirley McKie and under what criteria the judgement was made.

S2W-4108 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-3240 by Colin Boyd QC on 4 November 2003, why Professor Colin Espie was not interviewed as a result of the complaint of criminal conduct made by Mr McKie, given that the complaint indicated Professor Espie's awareness of important new relevant information.

S2W-4109 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many written complaints regarding criminal conduct were received by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service from 1 January 2002 to 1 September 2003 and in how many cases the complainants were not contacted by either the police or the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service prior to the allegation being rejected.

S2W-4110 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how NHS Greater Glasgow will cope with any unexpected surge in demand for beds from November 2003, once planned hospital closures are implemented in the city.

S2W-4111 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans are in place to address any pressures on Glasgow hospitals that have led them to halt some new admissions in mid-November due to a pre-winter surge in demands for beds.

S2W-4112 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that initial and ongoing teacher training equips teachers to assist in the early identification of a wide range of special needs, including dyslexia.

S2W-4113 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether wind farms (a) enhance areas of outstanding natural beauty and (b) are beneficial to the tourism industry in the Highlands and Islands.

S2W-4114 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive who will be responsible for the recruitment, salary and conditions of employment of community wardens.

S2W-4115 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to paragraph 67 of the policy memorandum of the draft Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill, which local authority officers will have the power to serve a fixed penalty notice.

S2W-4116 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the fixed penalty notices proposed in the draft Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill will be (a) regarded as convictions and (b) quotable in future legal proceedings.

S2W-4117 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a scheme to impose fixed penalty notices for disorder offences will be piloted and evaluated initially.

S2W-4118 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the proposals for community wardens will diminish police powers.

S2W-4119 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what route will be used for new pylons to carry the additional energy from wind farms in the north and west of Scotland to Denny, Stirlingshire.

S2W-4120 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much renewable energy from Scotland will be supplied to England in the next 10 years.

S2W-4121 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to bring manufacturing and assembly jobs to Scotland to meet the demand for the production of wind turbines.

S2W-4122 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to test for, and treat, chlamydia.

S2W-4123 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to make young people more aware of chlamydia and the potential infertility problems it can cause.

S2W-4124 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to promote the civil rights of disabled people.

S2W-4125Δ Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish its response to the consultation by the Department for Constitutional Affairs on the proposals for the establishment of a supreme court and constitutional reforms.

S2W-4126Δ Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-969 by Ross Finnie on 17 July 2003, when it intends to announce the members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

S2W-4127Δ Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will take forward the commitment made in Educating for Excellence to consult on the future of the Age and Stage Regulations.

S2W-4128 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been made available to promote walking and cycling and to reduce traffic accidents in the Highland Council area and which projects have received funds under this allocation.

S2W-4129 Scott Barrie: To ask the Presiding Officer what the outcome has been of the recent consultations about the question and answer sessions held by the Holyrood Progress Group.

S2W-4130 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to local authorities to implement its policies on antisocial behaviour.

S2W-4131 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to offer additional funding to local authorities to support the homelessness strategies required under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001.

S2W-4132 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to address any shortages of Scottish Prison Service staff due to absences from service for the purpose of attending court to confirm a prisoner's identification.

S2W-4133 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support the erection of 46.5 metre high pylons through the Corrieyairick Pass and Cairngorm National Park in order to carry the additional energy generated from wind farms in the Highlands and Islands.

S2W-4134 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether money provided in the form of community benefits in respect of wind farm development can be used for provision of affordable housing.

S2W-4135 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when decisions will be made regarding planning consent for wind farms at Farr, Tomatin, Gordenbush, Brora and Strathbrora (East).

S2W-4136 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what figures it has on the number of terrestrial trunked radio masts that have been, or are currently in the process of being, installed in Scotland.

S2W-4137 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the current emissions pulse transmitted by the terrestrial trunked radio network in Scotland.

S2W-4138 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence it has on any long-term health risk to people living near cell phone base stations.

S2W-4139 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made on extending safety guidelines for mobile phones to the terrestrial trunked radio network.

S2W-4140 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received in respect of extending safety guidelines for mobile phones to terrestrial trunked radio network.

S2W-4141 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-315 by Peter Peacock on 2 June 2003, under what circumstances Scottish ministers would refuse consent for a council to close a school (a) which was more than 80% full, (b) where the alternative school was five or more miles distant in the case of a primary school from the school proposed for closure and (c) where the school concerned was denominational.

S2W-4142 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-3729 by Malcolm Chisholm on 12 November 2003, what is involved in the consultations for those 75 or over and whether there are plans to extend the starting age to 65 years.

S2W-4143 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much, and what proportion of, (a) its total spending and (b) gross domestic product was spent on policing in each of the last four years and what proportion of its total spending is projected to be spent on policing in the next two years.

S2W-4144 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its highest and lowest projections are for prison population for mid-year 2006.

S2W-4145 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to companies that sponsor educational scholarships.

S2W-4146 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-3653 by Ross Finnie on 10 November 2003, how many students at each Scottish Agricultural College campus are studying a degree course and, of these, how many are first year students.

S2W-4147 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average monthly cost to consumers is of (a) water and (b) sewerage services in each local authority area, broken down also for those who are (i) metered and (ii) unmetered.

 

Top