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BUSINESS BULLETIN 142 / 2000

Friday 22 September 2000

Section E - Written questions lodged on 21 September 2000

 

 

 

 

S1W-10009 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug counsellors and social workers are employed in each penal establishment in Scotland.

S1W-10010 Mr Murray Tosh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-5884 by Sarah Boyack on 22 June 2000, what carry forward expenditure is budgeted for each of the 49 projects for any subsequent years for which figures are available.

S1W-10011 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made to date towards meeting the national cycling strategy's target of quadrupling the number of bicycle trips by 2012 based on a 1996 baseline and what level of further increase will be required, based on its most up-to-date baseline information, to meet this target.

S1W-10012 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to meet the national cycling strategy's objective of monitoring, maintaining and developing the cycling rewards in transport and other funding mechanisms.

S1W-10013 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has provided to individual local authorities specifically for promoting cycling and meeting the objectives of the national cycling strategy in each of the last three years.

S1W-10014 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the amount of money individual local authorities spend on promoting and developing cycling.

S1W-10015 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has in place to monitor the number of employers in Scotland adopting green transport plans.

S1W-10016 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8302 by Sarah Boyack on 22 August 2000, in respect of which lifeline air routes a public service obligation has been imposed; whether it considers that there are any other routes in respect of which a public service obligation should be imposed, in particular whether the Inverness to London Heathrow should be so designated, and, if so, what representations it has made or intends to make, in particular directly to the European Commission, in respect of each such route.

S1W-10017 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Scottish Office spent on consultancy services in each year from 1995-96 to 1998-99; how much the Executive spent on consultancy services in 1999-2000, and how much it expects to spend on such services in each year from 2000-01 to 2002-03.

S1W-10018 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Scottish public bodies spent on consultancy services in each of the last five years and how much they expect to spend in the current year and the following two years.

S1W-10019 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any data relating to the number of people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

S1W-10020 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to release any funding for new Social Inclusion Partnerships.

S1W-10021 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of hearing aids provided by NHS Trusts in Scotland were digital aids in each of the last three years.

S1W-10022 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains committed to meeting the targets set out in the national cycling strategy of doubling the number of cycle trips by 2002 based on a 1996 baseline and what plans it has to review this target.

S1W-10023 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-9480 by Mr Jack McConnell on 20 September 2000, why it is providing facilities to its staff who smoke at work in the form of designated areas for smoking when its policy is to discourage smoking due to its detrimental effects on health.

S1W-10024 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when Scotland will have implemented all the recommendations of the report R(85)11 The Position of the Victim in the Framework of Criminal Law and Procedure, published by the European Committee on Crime Problems in 1985.

S1W-10025 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being considered to address the fact that 70% of tooth decay in five-year-olds is untreated.

S1W-10026 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to improve communication between primary care dental services and other primary care services and, in particular, what measures are in place to ensure that primary care dental services work effectively with education authorities and schools in relation to the dental health of pre-school and school children.

S1W-10027 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many instances of (a) false payment claims by dental practitioners and (b) dental patients making false claims of exemption from charges the Common Service Agency's Fraud Investigation Unit found in the last five years.

S1W-10028 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals are being developed with health boards for consultation on the fluoridation of the water supply.

S1W-10029 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering introducing payments to dentists for the provision of advice and education to their patients in relation to prevention of dental disease and improved oral health.

S1W-10030 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued any guidelines to local authorities to ensure that oral and dental health is given priority in health education and health-related policies in schools.

S1W-10031 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are proposed to ensure that patients are better informed and more actively involved in decisions about their dental care.

S1W-10032 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to register the 25% of children who currently have no ongoing dental care with a dentist.

S1W-10033 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure that fissure sealant work, as recommended in the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidance Network guideline, is sufficiently targeted at those with the greatest need.

S1W-10034 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to establish drop-in centres for dental care and in which areas any such centres will be situated.

S1W-10035 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when clinical guidelines on sedation, pre-school dental treatment and orthodontics will be made available to dental practitioners.

S1W-10036 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to encourage the majority of dental nurses who currently do not have any relevant qualifications to gain qualifications.

S1W-10037 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are proposed to increase the number of dental therapists, nurses, hygienists and technicians.

S1W-10038 Nick Johnston: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-8076 by Mr Jim Wallace on 25 August 2000, when it will announce what action it intends to take on high hedges in the light of the response to its consultation paper of January 2000.

S1W-10039 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that disabled people have continued access to support and advisory services provided by Disability Scotland.

S1W-10040 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the national public transport timetable is still on schedule to be adopted by December.

S1W-10041 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authorities are undertaking Stage 3 reviews of air quality under the National Air Quality Strategy, how many of these authorities met the June 2000 deadline for their reports and how many Air Quality Management Areas the Executive expects to be declared in Scotland.

S1W-10042 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to complete the evaluation of the responses to the consultation document on high hedges, such as leylandii.

S1W-10043 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-7086 by Susan Deacon on 26 June 2000, why, when Ninewells Hospital has 29.3% of oncology patient episodes, 8.9% of Scotland's oncologists are working within Tayside University Hospital's NHS Trust.

S1W-10044 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in the monitoring of sites mistakenly planted with GM-contaminated oil seed rape.

S1W-10045 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what systems have been put in place to improve communication between the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department.

S1W-10046 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what risks GM farm scale trials pose to organic farming.

S1W-10047 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what risks GM farm scale trials pose to organic honey production.

S1W-10048 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that fuel poverty is eradicated in the private rented sector.

S1W-10049 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to give all farmers and crofters access to free, comprehensive conservation advice.

S1W-10050 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will implement the installation of central heating for pensioners as part of its recently announced 350 million investment in central heating for pensioners and social tenants over a five year period.

S1W-10051 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the outcome of the spending review for the environment in Scotland.

 
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