BB Home

Contents
Announcements
A: Daily Business
B: Business Programme
C: Committee Agendas
D: Oral questions
E: Written questions
F: Motions and Amendments
G: Bills
H: New Documents
I: Petitions lodged
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 39/2003

Thursday 27 February 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 26 February 2003

  

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

S1W-34283 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in the (a) Argyll and Bute Council area, (b) West Dunbartonshire Council area and (c) Dumbarton parliamentary constituency in each year since 1999.

S1W-34284 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what each local authority's housing rent levels have been in each year since 1997, showing any year on year percentage increases and the overall increase between 1997 and 2003.

S1W-34285 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what each local authority’s council tax levels have been in each year since 1997, showing any year on year percentage increases and the overall increase between 1997 and 2003.

S1W-34286 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the introduction of any further relaxation of the 20-day standstill rules for livestock and what the timetable is for any future decisions on this matter being taken.

S1W-34287 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to increase access to community services for economically disadvantaged people in rural and semi-rural areas.

S1W-34288 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under 35 were appointed to the boards of public bodies in 2002.

S1W-34289 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the views of children and young people are sought as a matter of course during the formulation of its policies on education, children and young people.

S1W-34290 Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage uptake is for concessionary travel entitlements within the eligible pensioner population nationally and in each local authority area.

S1W-34291 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a local authority road can become part of the trunk road network and thereby be maintained by the Executive and, if so, what the process is for achieving this.

S1W-34292 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the operation of social inclusion partnerships.

S1W-34293 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how the operation of social inclusion partnerships is regulated.

S1W-34294 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive who currently serves on the boards of social inclusion partnerships in Glasgow.

S1W-34295 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has criminal record checks carried out into the recipients of social inclusion partnership funding.

S1W-34296 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many social inclusion partnership projects operating in Glasgow were closed down in each of the last four years.

S1W-34297 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been awarded to each social inclusion partnership in Glasgow in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

S1W-34298 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it is giving to standardising terms and conditions for grants awarded under social inclusion partnership projects.

S1W-34299 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what investigations are currently on-going into irregularities in the operation of social inclusion partnerships.

S1W-34300 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what the administration costs for social inclusion partnerships in Glasgow were in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2002-03.

S1W-34301 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) rapes and (b) assaults with intent to rape were prosecuted in each year since 1997, broken down by police force and procurator fiscal area.

S1W-34302 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has allocated to BEAR Scotland Ltd for road improvements in the Moray Council area in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

S1W-34303 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has allocated to BEAR Scotland Ltd for road improvements to the A95 in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2003-04.

S1W-34304 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bailey bridges are currently in use in the Moray Council area.

S1W-34305 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive which roads are defined as euro-routes and what plans there are to increase the number of such routes in Scotland.

S1W-34306 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what negotiations it has had with landowners and the Moray Council to ensure that improvements to the A95 are not delayed and who the landowners are along this route that are involved in any such negotiations.

S1W-34307 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance is given to the views of Scottish Natural Heritage when improvements to the trunk road network are proposed by BEAR Scotland Ltd and the relevant local authorities.

S1W-34308 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tenders have been received by BEAR Scotland Ltd for the work to re-open the A95 between Boharm and Craigellachie; what criteria have been set for these tenders to meet, and whether the criteria are satisfactory.

S1W-34309 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the existing rules are, including length of advance notice required, for the consideration of an application for a child witness to give evidence in court by use of a closed-circuit television link or a screen and what steps it is taking to facilitate such arrangements.

S1W-34310 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish proposals following the consultation paper Vital Voices: Helping Vulnerable Witnesses Give Evidence for changes to the law of evidence and court procedures to benefit vulnerable witnesses.

S1W-34311 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations were undertaken by The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care in regard to the establishment of the complaints procedure under section 6(3) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

S1W-34312 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how often the complaints procedure established under section 6 of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 has been reviewed and what actions have been taken, or amendments to the procedure made, as a result of any such review.

S1W-34313 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations there were before establishing the procedure on complaints or representations about the functions or actions of The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care under section 64(2) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001.

S1W-34314 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how often the complaints procedure established under Part 5, section 64 of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 has been reviewed under section 64(3) and what actions have been taken, or amendments to the procedure made, as a result of any such review process.

S1W-34315 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of concern would trigger an inquiry under section 65(1)(a) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 into the operation of the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and its complaints procedure.

S1W-34316 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how often meetings are held between it and the Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care; what directions or guidance it gives to the commission, and how many complaints to the former Scottish Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman in respect of the commission it has been made aware of by the Chief Executive of the commission.

S1W-34317 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what rights under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 parties to a complaint under investigation by the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care have to the contents of the written report of the investigation.

S1W-34318 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what involvement it has in appointments to committees of the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care; what advice it seeks from support service providers to ensure a balanced composition of committees, and what powers it has to remove appointees from committees of the commission.

S1W-34319 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislative provisions it has introduced to tackle anti-social neighbours since May 1999 and what the impact of each such provision has been.

S1W-34320 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it has provided to Reid Kerr College in each year since 1996-97 and how many students have attended the college in each year.

S1W-34321 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of competition rules relating to possible passenger rail franchises and, in particular, whether there have been any developments relating to FirstGroup and, if so, what these developments have been.

S1W-34322 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated administrative and related costs are of re-letting the passenger rail franchise.

S1W-34323 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets and timescales it has set for reducing the number of pensioners on low incomes and for the elimination of pensioner poverty.

S1W-34324 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners live in areas classified as suffering from multiple deprivation.

S1W-34325 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pensioners lived below the poverty line as defined by 60% of median household income in (a) 1979, (b) 1987 and (c) each year since 1992.

 

Top