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BUSINESS BULLETIN 92 / 2001

Wednesday 6 June 2001

Section E - Written questions lodged on 5 June 2001

 

 

S1W-16174 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is currently a shortage of beds at Ayr Hospital; if so, how long this has been the case and what plans there are to address any such shortage prior to the winter.

S1W-16175 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses affected by the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak have (a) applied for and (b) received hardship relief in relation to non-domestic rates, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-16176 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the Strategic Rail Authority regarding the use of special purpose vehicles as a method of funding rail improvements.

S1W-16177 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-11310 by Mr Sam Galbraith on 30 November 2000, whether the £27 million being made available for flood prevention schemes over the three years from 2001-04 has been "top-sliced" from the aggregated local authority allocations under section 94 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and, if not, from which budget the money has been allocated.

S1W-16178 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many very sheltered housing dwellings there were in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000 and (c) 2000-01 and how many it estimates there will be by the end of 2001-02, broken down by local authority.

S1W-16179 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many very sheltered housing dwellings it is estimated are required in the current financial year.

S1W-16180 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution it made in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) 2000-01 and will make in 2001-02 to the funding of research into the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other dementia illnesses.

S1W-16181 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what respite facilities are currently available to those caring for dementia sufferers, broken down by health board area.

S1W-16182 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has conducted or plans to conduct an audit of respite facilities.

S1W-16183 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive which health boards currently operate memory clinics for dementia sufferers.

S1W-16184 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15512 by Susan Deacon on 15 May 2001, what plans it has to update the criteria regarding the conditions which confer an exemption from prescription charges.

 
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