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Business Bulletin No. 20/2003

Friday 31 January 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 30 January 2003

  

Questions marked with a triangle () are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S1W-33562 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that hospitals provide genuine opportunities to negotiate flexible working hours.

S1W-33566 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-5698 by Mr Andy Kerr on 3 October 2002, whether the Minister for Finance and Public Services has now provided advice to the First Minister on any plans to reduce Executive advertising; whether the advertising budget will be reduced by 25%, and what the cost has been, and is projected to be in total, of each new advertising campaign since 3 October 2002.

S1W-33567 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33364 by Ross Finnie on 29 January 2003, whether other MSPs for the area were given notice of these meetings and offered an opportunity to attend.

S1W-33568 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of time has been between receipt of an application and completion of installation under its central heating installation programme in Dundee.

S1W-33569 Irene McGugan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30388 by Hugh Henry on 22 October 2002, why the information on Eaga Partnership Scotland's website on central heating, insulation and survey waiting times is shown on maps of England and Wales only.

S1W-33570 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times it has received representations from the Association of Independent Law Accountants, or any law accountants, relating to legal aid reform.

S1W-33571 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been paid to law accountants out of the legal aid fund in each of the last 10 years.

S1W-33572 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Association of Independent Law Accountants responded to the consultation process on the Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill.

S1W-33573 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Association of Independent Law Accountants made any contribution to the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse.

S1W-33574 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish figures on the incidence of violence against local authority school staff in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

S1W-33575 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-25950 by Mr Jim Wallace on 17 May 2002, why it discontinued its key ministerial target for the Scottish Prison Service relating to the number of injuries reportable to the Health and Safety Executive.

S1W-33576 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the number of injuries reportable to the Health and Safety Executive at HM Prison Kilmarnock is included in the figures shown on page 9 of the Scottish Prison Service Annual Report and Accounts 2001-02.

S1W-33577 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30372 by Mr Jim Wallace on 12 November 2002, how many injuries have occurred in each prison that were reportable to the Health and Safety Executive in 2002-03 to date.

S1W-33578 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30372 by Mr Jim Wallace on 12 November 2002, what the total number of injuries to prisoners reportable to the Health and Safety Executive at all prisons, including HM Prison Kilmarnock, was in each of the last five years and in 2002-03 to date.

S1W-33579 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to assist local authorities to bring empty local authority housing stock back into use.

S1W-33580 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32863 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 16 January 2003, why information on abortions performed in order to save the life of the woman is only available from 1991, given that recording the grounds on which an abortion is being carried out has been required since the Abortion Act 1967 came into force.

S1W-33581Δ Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been achieved on fast-track hearings.

S1W-33582Δ Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its annual report on tackling drug misuse in Scotland for 2002.

S1W-33583 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32358 by Hugh Henry on 17 January 2003, what the total delegated budget has been for each prison and young offenders institution in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01, (e) 2001-02 and (f) 2002-03 to date and what the expenditure outturn has been in each case.

S1W-33584 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32358 by Hugh Henry on 17 January 2003, what the (a) estate development budget and (b) budget for cost of capital has been in (i) 1997-98, (ii) 1998-99, (iii) 1999-2000, (iv) 2000-01, (v) 2001-02 and (vi) 2002-03 to date and what the expenditure outturn has been in each case.

S1W-33585 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32525 by Hugh Henry on 29 January 2003, when the Scottish Prison Service will submit the appropriate planning notification for the construction of a new prison to the relevant authority.

S1W-33586 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive what Joint Ministerial Committees have been set up since the Memorandum of Understanding was endorsed by the Parliament on 7 October 1999 and on how many occasions the overarching Joint Ministerial Committee and each of the specific sub-committees have met.

S1W-33587 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the 10 basic rights outlined in The Patients Charter - A Charter for Health, published in 1991.

S1W-33588 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33420 by Mr Frank McAveety on 29 January 2003, what action will be taken in respect of individual local authorities that do not achieve the targets set in local joint action plans to reduce delayed discharge and, in particular, what action will be taken where levels of delayed discharge are rising.

S1W-33589 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33145 by Dr Elaine Murray on 22 January 2003, which specific reasons for withholding information on the grounds of confidentiality referred to in paragraphs 14 and 15 of the Code of Practice on Access to Scottish Executive Information apply to information pertaining to each of the six separate sums given in the answer to question S1W-32521 on 3 January 2003.

 

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