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Business Bulletin No. 109 / 2004

Thursday 24th June 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on Wednesday 23rd June 2004

  

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

S2W-9274 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of children leave primary school in the state sector having attained the required level of competency in (a) arithmetic, (b) reading and (c) writing.

S2W-9275 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of S2 pupils in state secondary schools reach the required standards in (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science.

S2W-9276 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive how much, and what percentage, of its Education Department's budget has been spent on administrative costs in each of the last five years.

S2W-9277 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific targets it has set for schools since 1999.

S2W-9278 Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance funding could be granted to assist the purchase of a wellboat.

S2W-9279 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive which public sector employees' pension schemes have statements of investment principles incorporating ethical criteria.

S2W-9280 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it intends to establish dignity at work contacts and investigators for MSPs' staff similar to those established for its staff and what the reasons are for its position on the matter.

S2W-9281 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were applied in relation to the reappointment of Alan Sutherland as Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland.

S2W-9282 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines it has received from HM Treasury regarding the education maintenance allowance.

S2W-9283 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the funding for the education maintenance allowance is resourced from its block grant or directly from HM Treasury and whether the guidelines for the allowance are established by it or the Treasury.

S2W-9284 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will intervene in the clinical strategy consultation process recently announced by NHS Argyll and Clyde.

S2W-9285 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will be required to ratify any decision reached by NHS Argyll and Clyde as a result of its clinical strategy consultation.

S2W-9286Δ Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce a policy, financial and management review of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

S2W-9287 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what grants are available for the establishment of food co-operatives.

S2W-9288 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what grants are available for the establishment of farmers' markets.

S2W-9289 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many food co-operatives there are, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-9290 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many farmers' markets there are, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-9291 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many planned admissions for in-patient and day-case treatment have been cancelled in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-9292 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how much capital debt is owed by each local authority, expressed also per capita.

S2W-9293 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many consultant posts are currently vacant and, of these, how many have been vacant for more than six months, broken down by NHS board and expressed as a percentage of the complement of each hospital.

S2W-9295Δ Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy will be published and how it will be delivered.

S2W-9296 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-8837 by Cathy Jamieson on 18 June 2004, how many people were convicted of drink-driving in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01 and (c) 2001-02.

S2W-9297 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug offences were committed in each of the last five years, broken down by sheriff court district.

S2W-9298 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) domestic and (b) overseas tourists have visited Scotland in each of the last three years, broken down by tourist board area.

S2W-9299 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many criminal cases were called for trial in each of the last three years and how many cases were adjourned, broken down by sheriff court district.

S2W-9300 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the net expenditure on public libraries was in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority.

S2W-9301 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers there were per 1000 of the population in each of the last five years, broken down by police force area.

S2W-9302 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers are expected to retire in the next (a) three and (b) five years.

S2W-9303 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many problem drug users were registered in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-9304 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure per mile was on roads maintenance in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority.

S2W-9305 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many settlements in, or out of, court have been made, subsequent to legal action being taken against a hospital, in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-9306 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of all victims of sexual assault in each of the last five years was children.

S2W-9307 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many crimes of indecency were reported in each of the last five years, broken down by police force area and, of these, how many were successfully prosecuted in each year.

S2W-9308 Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make commencement orders in respect of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 and which sections will come into force first.

S2W-9309 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nursing vacancies there have been in each of the last five years and, of these, how many were vacant for more than three months, broken down by NHS board and expressed as a percentage of the nursing staff complement of each board.

S2W-9311 Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients presented to GPs in the last year.

S2W-9312 Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prescriptions were dispensed by pharmacists in the last year.

S2W-9313 Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients took advantage of prescription prepayment certificates in the last year.

S2W-9314 Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2O-2467 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 20 May 2004, whether the 700,000 provided to national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisations included the 512,000 for the Equality Network announced in March 2004 and whether the Executive will provide a breakdown of which organisations the 700,000 has been, or will be, allocated to and over what financial years.

S2W-9315 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to fulfil its commitment to participative democracy.

S2W-9316 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what steps it has taken to ensure that the founding principles of the parliament have been implemented.

S2W-9317 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward details of the replacement to the Livestock Improvement Scheme (LIS); on what date any new scheme is intended to come into force, and whether there will be any gap between the date of cessation of the LIS and commencement of a replacement scheme.

S2W-9318 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its position in respect of the upgrading of the A96 or any part thereof has changed and whether it will include upgrading of the A96 in any forthcoming announcement of trunk road improvements.

S2W-9319 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered using existing reports and studies obtained by the owners of Castle Tioram in relation to the building's structure, history and culture.

 

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