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Business Bulletin No. 132/2004

Friday 17 September 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on Thursday 16 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-10695 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many appeals were received from the recent diet of Scottish Qualifications Authority examinations and, of these, how many were successful, broken down by local authority and type of examination.

S2W-10696 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many appeals from the recent diet of Scottish Qualifications Authority exams were successful due to errors in marking and what steps have been taken to address such errors, particularly in relation to intermediate level results.

S2W-10697 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) applications were received, (b) persons were interviewed and (c) appointments were made by the Judicial Appointments Committee on each of the last two occasions on which applications were invited for shrieval appointments.

S2W-10698 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what instructions are given to officials regarding the sifting of applications for judicial appointments prior to these applications being submitted to the Judicial Appointments Committee.

S2W-10699 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice is given to ministers regarding acting as referees on behalf of applicants applying for public positions.

S2W-10700 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the ethnic mix of the Parliament’s staff has been in each year since 1999, broken down by staff grade and expressed also in percentage terms.

S2W-10701 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the ethnic mix of its staff has been in each year since 1999, broken down by staff grade and expressed also in percentage terms.

S2W-10702 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the ethnic mix of applicants for vacancies in the Parliament has been in each year since 1999, broken down by grade and expressed also in percentage terms.

S2W-10703 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the ethnic mix of applicants for vacancies in the Executive has been in each year since 1999, broken down by grade and expressed also in percentage terms.

S2W-10704 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many people with a registered disability it has employed in each year since 1999, broken down by grade and expressed also as a percentage of total staff numbers.

S2W-10705 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people it has employed with a registered disability in each year since 1999, broken down by grade and expressed also as a percentage of total staff numbers.

S2W-10706 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many people with a registered disability have applied for vacancies in the Parliament in each year since 1999, broken down by grade and expressed also as a percentage of the total number of applicants.

S2W-10707 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people with a registered disability have applied for vacancies in the Executive in each year since 1999, broken down by grade and expressed also as a percentage of the total number of applicants.

S2W-10708 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Forth Ports plc on developing a new ferry link from Rosyth to Scandinavia or Germany.

S2W-10709 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding from capital grants and the revenue support grant is available to support new ferry routes from Rosyth to continental Europe.

S2W-10710 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to BT regarding BT’s proposals to close public telephone boxes.

S2W-10711 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tonnes of rendered cattle remain to be disposed of as a result of BSE regulations and where such rendered cattle are stored.

S2W-10712 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions the First Minister has met Lord Fraser of Carmyllie since taking office and on what dates such meetings took place.

S2W-10713 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive when its review of drug treatment services will be published.

S2W-10714 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria require to be met prior to any proposed loss of green space in urban areas being referred to the Executive.

S2W-10715 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the implementation of the McCrone agreement.

S2W-10716 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to extend the provision of community wardens.

S2W-10717 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure provision of permanent community warden services.

S2W-10718 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what the legal position is in respect of planning applications that are dependent on land being purchased from a local authority being considered by the same local authority.

S2W-10719 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of Tackling Drugs Misuse, the £3 million project announced by the Minister for Communities on 5 February 2004, was allocated to North Ayrshire.

S2W-10720 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any notification from, or had discussions with, Her Majesty’s Government regarding any likely reduction in civil service jobs based in Aberdeen and, if so, whether it has made any representations on the matter.

S2W-10721 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of expenditure by research institutions was on the development of clean technologies in each of the last five years.

S2W-10722 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the Minister for Environment and Rural Development has met his counterpart from Her Majesty’s Government, detailing the date and subject matter of each meeting.

S2W-10723 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget for its Environment and Rural Affairs Department was in each of the last five years, broken down by issue and detailing year on year percentage increases and decreases.

S2W-10724 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what involvement it will have in next year's G8 Summit.

S2W-10725 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, during its recent negotiations with the European Union it has, either directly or through Her Majesty’s Government, secured any new measures that will enhance the influence of sub-state governments with primary legislative powers that do not apply to regions or local authorities that do not have such powers.

S2W-10726 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in the fisheries section of the Environment and Rural Affairs Department in each of the last three years, broken down by responsibility.

S2W-10727 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in the environment sections of the Environment and Rural Affairs Department in each of the last three years, broken down by responsibility.

S2W-10728 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what 10 factors contribute most to CO2 emissions in Scotland, listed in descending order.

S2W-10729 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent any link has been established between the building of additional roads and bridges and increased car use.

S2W-10730 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how much, and by what percentage, each NHS board budget increased (a) in total and (b) per capita and what the average increase was in each board in each year from 1999-2000 to 2004-05.

S2W-10731 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were waiting for digital hearing aids to be fitted in each NHS board area in each of the last three years, expressed also as a percentage of the number of overall requests in each area, and what the average waiting time was in each year in each board area.

S2W-10732 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new homes have been financed by Communities Scotland, expressed as a percentage of the estimated overall demand in each local authority area.

S2W-10733 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-9973 by Cathy Jamieson on 9 September 2004, what percentage of the total number of police stations each figure represents.

S2W-10734 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) household, (b) commercial and (c) total waste was recycled by each local authority in each of the last three years.

S2W-10735 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Irish visitors to the United Kingdom visited Scotland in the most recent year for which data is available, expressed also as a percentage of the total number of visitors.

S2W-10736 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visitors from the European Union’s accession states to the United Kingdom have visited Scotland in each of the last two years, expressed also as a percentage of the total number of visitors.

S2W-10737 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether there are any plans to acquire the Mercy and Justice statues that were situated in the pre-1707 Parliament for Holyrood.

S2W-10738 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school classes have 25 or more pupils, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-10739 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support is available to local authorities to regenerate town centres.

S2W-10740 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive how often baton rounds have been utilised in Scotland; in what circumstances they were utilised, and by which police forces.

S2W-10741 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police forces have access to baton rounds.

S2W-10742 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police forces have been trained in the use of baton rounds.

S2W-10743 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made to ensure continued funding for the Supporting People initiative beyond 2004-05.

S2W-10744 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with local authorities in respect of arrangements for the Supporting People initiative beyond 2004-05.

S2W-10745 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will fill the funding gap when the New Futures Fund ends in March 2005.

S2W-10746 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will launch the Individual Learning Account scheme, announced by the Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning on 27 January 2004.

S2W-10747 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether any of the Parliament’s facilities have been considered for use as possible conference facilities when it is not sitting.

S2W-10748 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it has allocated to meeting its obligations under equal pay legislation in each of the last five years.

S2W-10749 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it will allocate to the achievement of equal pay in each of the next three years.

 

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