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Business Bulletin No. 129/2004

Tuesday 14 September 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on Monday 13 September 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-10520 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost to it was of legal action taken against it by Wallets’ Marts of Castle Douglas when all factors have been accounted for.

S2W-10538 Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the recent inscription of 17 MON 810 maize varieties to the EU common seed catalogue, what steps it will take to prevent cultivation of these varieties before a comprehensive coexistence and liability regime is in place in Scotland.

S2W-10539 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to registration bodies in respect of the medical fitness of teachers, including those in training.

S2W-10540 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued to local authorities regarding the implementation of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004.

S2W-10541 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will collate figures on how many antisocial behaviour orders are pursued and granted by each local authority in implementing the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004.

S2W-10542 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how much sewage sludge has been produced in Scotland, on average, in each of the last five years from sewage processors (a) within and (b) outwith Scotland.

S2W-10543 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for cancer of the cervix for women (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10544 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for malignant neoplasm of breast, for women (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10545 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was for external causes of injury and poison for people (a) aged 0 to 4 and (b) 5 to 19 years in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10546 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for external cause injury and poison for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10547 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for motor vehicle and traffic accidents for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10548 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for other external causes, as defined in the World Health Organization’s European health for all database, for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the database.

S2W-10549 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for suicide and self-inflicted injury for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10550 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for homicide and intentional injury for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10551 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for transport accidents in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10552 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for all causes, as defined in the World Health Organization’s European health for all database, for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the database.

S2W-10553 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for infectious and parasitic diseases for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10554 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for diseases of the respiratory system for people (a) aged 0 to 64, (b) aged 65 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10555 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for bronchitis, emphysema and asthma for people (a) aged 0 to 64 and (b) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10556 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for diseases of the digestive system for people of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10557 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public surveys have been conducted by outside agencies in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) topic, (b) agency or organisation contracted to carry out each survey and (c) cost to the Executive.

S2W-10558 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of calories available per person, per day (kcal) was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10559 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of total energy available from fat was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10560 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much fat was available per person, per day in grams in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10561 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of total energy available from proteins was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10562 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much protein was available per person, per day in grams in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10563 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average amount of cereal available per person, per year in kilograms was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10564 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average amount of fruits and vegetables available per person, per year in kilograms was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10565 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of outbreaks of microbiological food-borne diseases was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10566 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of outbreaks of microbiological food-borne diseases was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10567 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of salmonellosis cases was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10568 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of new cases of occupational diseases was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10569 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of new cases of certified occupational diseases was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10570 Frances Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the decision of the Competition Appeals Tribunal on Aquavitae (UK) Limited v Director General of Water, it intends to sell water wholesale for retail supply before the enactment of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill and whether legal advice has been obtained on the issue and, if so, what opinion was given.

S2W-10571 Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive how six-hour patient discharge policies and reduction in the number of maternity beds in NHS Lothian have affected its plans for greater community midwife provision, domino care and home births.

S2W-10572 Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect six-hour patient discharge policies in respect of maternity care are having on breastfeeding targets in the Lothians.

S2W-10573 Colin Fox: To ask the Scottish Executive how many students have been admitted to university medical schools this year and what proportion of such students at each university come from (a) private and (b) state schools.

S2W-10574 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people applied for the recently advertised post of chief executive of sportscotland and, of these, what percentage were women, how many candidates were shortlisted for interview and, of these, what percentage were women, and what the shortlisting criteria were.

S2W-10575 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage pupils to participate in after-school sports activities in the west of Scotland parliamentary region.

S2W-10576 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many individuals have still to undergo fire safety training, broken down into (a) Parliament staff, (b) MSPs (c) MSPs’ staff and (d) contractors.

S2W-10577 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many individuals have been prevented from working at Holyrood as a result of not having attended the fire safety training course, broken down into (a) Parliament staff, (b) MSPs (c) MSPs’ staff and (d) contractors.

S2W-10578 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what training its Environment and Rural Affairs Department’s staff will receive in the assessment criteria for the Single Farm Payment Scheme.

S2W-10579 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what appeals procedure will be put in place for farmers and crofters appealing against decisions made by its Environment and Rural Affairs Department’s officials under the Single Farm Payment Scheme.

S2W-10580 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its Environment and Rural Affairs Department’s officials will be involved in each farm Assessment in respect of the Single Farm Payment Scheme.

S2W-10581 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of money will be retained by its Environment and Rural Affairs Department as a result of any errors made by farmers and crofters in the implementation of the requirements for the Single Farm Payment Scheme.

S2W-10582 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that people in areas of poverty and deprivation have access to NHS dentists.

S2W-10583 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to prevent dentists threatening NHS patients with withdrawal of access to treatment unless patients contract into more expensive private dental schemes.

S2W-10584 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that patients still have access to local NHS dental care in communities where the sole provider of dental services announces its intention to withdraw from NHS provision.

S2W-10585 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of persons injured due to work-related accidents was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10586 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of persons injured due to work-related accidents was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10587 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of deaths due to work-related accidents was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10588 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of deaths due to work-related accidents was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10589 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the sulphur dioxide emissions were per kilogram, per capita, per year in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10590 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of hospital beds was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10591 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total number of hospital beds was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10592 Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding is being allocated to support marine energy development in 2004.

S2W-10593 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of acute care hospital beds was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10594 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of acute care hospital beds was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10595 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of psychiatric hospital beds was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10596 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of psychiatric hospital beds was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10597 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of nursing and elderly homes’ beds was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10598 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of nursing and elderly homes’ beds was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10599 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of private in-patient hospital beds was as a percentage of all hospital beds in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10600 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of private in-patient hospital beds was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10601 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop commuter ferry services between Fife and Edinburgh.

S2W-10602 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of physicians working in hospitals was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10603 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of general practitioners (PP) was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10604 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of general practitioners (PP) was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10605 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of dentists (FTE) was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10606 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of dentists (FTE) was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10607 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of nurses (FTE) was per 100,000 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10608 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of nurses (FTE) was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10609 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scotland’s share of 25% of any unspent money from the Single Farm Payment Scheme will be re-allocated and, if so, whether it will be re-allocated for agricultural purposes.

 

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