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Business Bulletin No. 148/2004

Monday 11 October 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on 8 October 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-11370 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in determining the grant aided expenditure for Fife Constabulary, following the review of police funding.

S2W-11371 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been allocated for the training of prosecutors in dealing with environmental and wildlife crime in each year since 1999.

S2W-11372 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to page 24 of Building a Better Scotland Spending Proposals 2005-2008, under which section of Table 4.01 funding will be allocated for the training of prosecutors in dealing with environmental and wildlife crime.

S2W-11373 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been invested in forensic pathology in each year since 1999.

S2W-11374 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to page 24 of Building a Better Scotland Spending Proposals 2005-2008, under which section of Table 4.01 funding will be allocated for modernisation of the prosecution service, including additional capital expenditure on information communication technology and a major refurbishment of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s Glasgow office.

S2W-11375 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how clinicians calculate the correct medicine and dosage for children with mental health problems when the drugs prescribed have been tested on adults only.

S2W-11376 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive which psychiatric drugs are currently being prescribed for children under the age of 18 that have not been licensed for this age group.

S2W-11377 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to assist people with mental health illness to return to training, education and the work environment.

S2W-11378 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines on self-harm will be implemented and, if so, on what date.

S2W-11379 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific role it envisages for Strathclyde Passenger Transport in relation to (a) rail services and (b) other transport functions.

S2W-11380 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many rural ownership grants were awarded in 2003-04 in each local authority area.

S2W-11381 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any changes to liquor licensing laws will be accompanied by increased funding (a) raised from fees or (b) allocated by the Executive to local authorities to enable them to administer and enforce new laws.

S2W-11382 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial or other assistance the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition receives from public funds.

S2W-11383 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in implementing Action Plan for Social Services Workforce, issued in April 2002.

S2W-11384 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will allocate sufficient funding to local authorities that is not ring-fenced for specific programmes to enable them to sustain frontline childcare services and fill any gaps that might develop.

S2W-11385 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-1153 by Ross Finnie on 4 August 2003, what the results were of Scottish Water’s comprehensive evaluation of the impact and scale of leakage on the water network, broken down by area.

S2W-11386 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-1153 by Ross Finnie on 4 August 2003, what measures Scottish Water is taking to promote water efficiency to domestic and business customers.

S2W-11387 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-10174 by Nicol Stephen on 27 September 2004, what information it has on what proportion of Network Rail’s spending will go towards the rail network in Scotland.

S2W-11388 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of track access charges the ScotRail franchise will be required to pay in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07, (d) 2007-08 and (e) 2008-09.

S2W-11389 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has commissioned an independent legal opinion on whether it is necessary, in light of the European Court of Justice Altmark ruling, to tender the lifeline ferry services run by Caledonian MacBrayne.

S2W-11390 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will promote enhanced service levels for lifeline ferry services, in line with its policies on social inclusion and the promotion of public transport, if it accepts the lowest cost bid for services currently run by Caledonian MacBrayne.

S2W-11391 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will purchase new tonnage and port facilities and how it will plan for sufficient long-term investment if Caledonian MacBrayne or any other ferry operator plans service levels for only five-year periods.

S2W-11392 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-9394 and S2W-10611 by Tavish Scott on 9 and 28 September 2004 respectively, how the estimated cost of altering the NHS superannuation scheme in respect of widowers’ pensions to include pensionable service prior to 6 April 1988 and after March 1972 was calculated, given that the number of widowers eligible for payments under the scheme if it were so altered is unknown.

S2W-11393 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive why it decided not to carry out improvements to the Ballinluig junction on the A9 until 2005-06, when the then Deputy Minister for Transport and Planning announced in April 2002 that funding for the junction upgrade would come from budgets in 2003-04 and 2004-05.

S2W-11394 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the conclusions of VisitScotland’s survey, Investigation into the Potential Impact of Wind Farms on Tourism in Scotland - Final Report.

S2W-11395 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-9867 by Lewis Macdonald on 30 August 2004, how much (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise, (b) Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, (c) Scottish Enterprise Borders, (d) Scottish Enterprise Energy Team, (e) Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire, (f) Scottish Natural Heritage and (g) South West Scotland Energy Efficiency Advice Centre pay in subscription annually for membership of the Scottish Renewables Forum.

S2W-11396 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-9867 by Lewis Macdonald on 30 August 2004, whether it provides any funding directly or indirectly to members of staff of the Scottish Renewables Forum and, if so, how much funding per annum.

 

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