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Business Bulletin No. 44/2003

Thursday 6 March 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 5 March 2003

  

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

S1W-34446 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S1W-25983 and S1W-32815 by Mr Jim Wallace on 29 May 2002 and Hugh Henry on 13 January 2003 respectively, whether any performance points have yet been accrued by the operators of HM Prison Kilmarnock as a result of the stabbing of a prison custody officer on 15 May 2002 and, if so, for what quarter such points were accrued.

S1W-34452 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of available prisoner places has been in HM Prison Kilmarnock in each quarter since the opening of the prison.

S1W-34453 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the quarterly baseline total, as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule F of the Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock, has been in each quarter since the opening of HM Prison Kilmarnock.

S1W-34454 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many category D prisoners have been unlawfully at large in each of the last five years, broken down by prison from which they became unlawfully at large.

S1W-34455 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reject the Office of Fair Trading’s recommendation to remove restrictions on entry to the community pharmacy market.

S1W-34456 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public bodies have submitted members' codes of conduct under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.

S1W-34457 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public bodies have had members' codes of conduct approved under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.

S1W-34458 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public bodies have not submitted members' codes of conduct under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.

S1W-34459 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which public bodies have had their members' codes of conduct approved under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.

S1W-34460 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which public bodies have submitted members' codes of conduct that have not been approved under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.

S1W-34461 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which public bodies have members' registers of interest under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 and whether, and how, each such register is made available to the public.

S1W-34462 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive which public bodies do not have members' registers of interest under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 and what action has been taken to ensure compliance.

S1W-34463 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether members of public bodies are required to register pecuniary interests under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000.

S1W-34464 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether members of public bodies are required to register non-pecuniary interests under the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 and, if so, whether such interests include membership of clubs, organisations and political parties.

S1W-34465 Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any member of a public body has, since the introduction of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, refused to register an interest and, if so, what action was taken in each case.

S1W-34466 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of printing, publishing and distributing its annual report, Appointments to Non-Departmental Public Bodies in Scotland.

S1W-34467 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the 250 million for free personal care has been allocated to each local authority.

S1W-34468 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been set aside to implement the "Fair for All" strategy, as referred to in chapter 3 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34469 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding will be provided to develop carer information strategies, as referred to in chapter 3 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34470 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive which nursing agencies received a share of the 24,530,733 spent by the NHS on agency nurses in 2001-02, as shown in table E21 of the NHS workforce statistics produced by the Information and Statistics Division of the Common Services Agency.

S1W-34471 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, emergency in-patients treated in the NHS in each of the last three years were over the age of 65.

S1W-34472 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how additional costs of teaching funding is divided between each NHS acute hospital where teaching takes place.

S1W-34473 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hours of teaching are carried out by each NHS acute hospital where teaching takes place.

S1W-34474 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact providing treatment in other NHS board areas to patients waiting the longest will have on local budgets for cross-boundary flow.

S1W-34475 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS patients were treated in non-NHS institutions in each of the four most recent quarters.

S1W-34476 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients received diagnostic tests performed in one-stop clinics as a percentage of all patients receiving diagnostic tests in the NHS in each of the last three years.

S1W-34477 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been set aside to encourage skilled professionals to return to the NHS, as referred to in chapter 6 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper, and how much it will set aside in each of the next three years to encourage skilled professionals to return to the NHS.

S1W-34478 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current level of funding is for the (a) Partnership Support Unit, (b) Scottish Partnership Forum and (c) Human Resources Forum, as referred to in chapter 6 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper, and what funding it will make available in each of the next three years.

S1W-34479 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what investment has been made in personal computers, network connections and training for NHS staff to use information and communication systems, as referred to in chapter 6 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper, and what investment it will make available in each of the next three years.

S1W-34480 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the abolition of NHS trusts will (a) cost and (b) save, as referred to in chapter 7 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34481 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what effective interventions it will use to ensure that standards are met and enforced within the NHS, as referred to in chapter 1 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34482 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial and other support exists for small and medium-sized enterprises in dealing with drug and alcohol problems of employees and what support it plans to provide, as referred to in chapter 2 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34483 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what projects are funded under the Health Improvement Fund and what funding has been provided to each project, as referred to in chapter 2 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34484 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its health improvement challenge, as referred to in chapter 2 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34485 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the amalgamation of the Health Education Board for Scotland and the Public Health Institute for Scotland will cost and what the projected savings are in each year, as referred to in chapter 2 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34486 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what information that is not currently available to NHS patients will be provided to patients in future through the Patient Information Initiative and what funding the initiative will receive, as referred to in chapter 3 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34487 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what NHS Quality Improvement Scotland’s budget is for 2003-04.

S1W-34488 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the Centre for Change and Innovation’s budget is for 2003-04, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34489 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how Centre for Change and Innovation funding will be distributed to NHS boards, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34490 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many out-patient clinics are held in local health centres, broken down by NHS board area.

S1W-34491 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives will be introduced as part of the Performance Incentive Framework, as referred to in chapter 4 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34492 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been provided to each NHS board to introduce and develop new hospital appointment systems in each year since 1999-2000 and what future funding will be provided, as referred to in chapter 4 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34493 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been made available for the new research strategy, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34494 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Scottish Health Council will work with local health councils in each NHS board area to achieve greater public involvement in the NHS, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34495 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual budget for the new Scottish Health Council will be, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34496 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the role of the new Scottish Health Council will differ from that of the Scottish Association of Health Councils, as referred to in chapter 5 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper.

S1W-34497 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there have been under the firearms legislation in (a) 1997-98, (b) 1998-99, (c) 1999-2000, (d) 2000-01 and (e) 2001-02.

S1W-34498 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-6514 by Malcolm Chisholm on 27 February 2003, whether it will now ask the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency to institute an inquiry into the operations of Eurocare Environmental Services Ltd, in the light of the company's recent prosecution and conviction in England for breaches of environmental legislation relating to waste disposal.

S1W-34499 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are employed within the construction industry and, of them, how many are self-employed and have Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) 4.

S1W-34506 Colin Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-31477 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 11 December 2002, whether it will now give information on the destination of graduates from medical schools for 2002.

S1W-34507 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33188 by Lewis Macdonald on 22 January 2003, whether any public money has been directly or indirectly provided to Journeyplan Ltd.

S1W-34508 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many houses in (a) West Dunbartonshire, (b) Argyll and Bute and (c) Dumbarton parliamentary constituency are now centrally heated as a result of its central heating installation programme.

S1W-34509 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many houses owned by (a) West Dunbartonshire Council and (b) Argyll and Bute Council had no central heating in each year since 1999.

S1W-34510 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fund NHS boards in a way that encourages them to employ more in-house nurses and fewer agency nurses.

S1W-34511 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will examine ways of funding nursing students that will enable them to train or retrain without needing to take on a second job.

S1W-34512 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide increased and ring-fenced funding to schools for their technical departments.

S1W-34513 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the package of teachers' pay and conditions based on the McCrone Committee recommendations will enable schools to provide the necessary management for their work experience schemes.

S1W-34514 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will assist small and medium-sized businesses to meet the costs of providing modern apprenticeships.

S1W-34515 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will amend regulations in order to enable schools to negotiate with employers for appropriate school students to have part of their education learning a trade at the employers' premises.

S1W-34516 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will discuss with the Health and Safety Executive whether any regulations governing school students learning technical skills in school or during work experience should be revised.

S1W-34517Δ Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the review of the Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research has been completed.

S1W-34518Δ Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the ad hoc Committee of Ministers on Flooding Issues has reported its findings and whether it has any plans to improve current arrangements to deal with flooding.

S1W-34519 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that the private developer that installed traffic lights on the A96 trunk road at Bath Terrace, Nairn, fulfils the undertaking given in the letter of 20 May 2002 from the Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning to David Stewart MP to contact my constituents Roddy and Janice McLeod.

S1W-34520 Brian Fitzpatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on levels of internet usage arising from internet access in public libraries in East Dunbartonshire.

S1W-34521 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to develop IT skills among older workers.

S1W-34522 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to widen access to training among older workers.

S1W-34523 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote age diversity across the workforce.

S1W-34524 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to maximise business start-ups amongst older entrepreneurs.

S1W-34525 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote awareness of costs to the economy of age discrimination.

S1W-34526 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage people with skills and qualifications to return to Scotland.

S1W-34527 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has commissioned into the issues involved in promoting the employment of older workers throughout the workforce.

 

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