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Business Bulletin No. 50/2003

Friday 14 March 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 13 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-34594 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received a daily dose in excess of (a) 500 mls, (b) 300 mls, (c) 200 mls and (d) 110 mls of methadone in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital, and what the clinical rationale and research base are for each level of dosage.

S1W-34596 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards offer career pathway packages to qualified nurses.

S1W-34597 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines there are for (a) nurses and (b) NHS boards to ensure a consistent approach to clinical placement for nursing students.

S1W-34632 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates, and with whom, it has held discussions regarding the payment of compensation to homeowners of properties in the Ainslie Road and Macclehose Road area of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency.

S1W-34633 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been asked by any party to provide financial assistance towards any compensation scheme for the homeowners of properties in the Ainslie Road and Macclehose Road area of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency and, if so, which parties made such requests, when and what its response was to each request.

S1W-34634 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33682 by Margaret Curran on 21 February 2003, whether it will detail each stakeholder that North Lanarkshire Council is consulting.

S1W-34635 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33682 by Margaret Curran on 21 February 2003, whether there is any section of legislation that would prevent North Lanarkshire Council, either itself or with other bodies, paying compensation at the level that property values would now be had the defects in properties in the Ainslie Road and Macclehose Road areas of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency not been discovered.

S1W-34636 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33681 by Margaret Curran on 21 February 2003, when the affected properties in the Ainslie Road and Macclehose Road area of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency were constructed; what each of the identified defects in construction was, detailing the effect each defect had on the property concerned, and on what date the legislation that prohibited the practices that formerly allowed each process now considered as defective was introduced.

S1W-34637 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-33679 by Margaret Curran on 18 February 2003, what the latest date is by which the discussions concerning compensation to homeowners in the Ainslie Road and Macclehose Road area of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency will be completed.

S1W-34638 Andrew Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what appeals processes will be available to homeowners in the Ainslie Road and Macclehose Road area of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency should they consider that any proposed or offered level of compensation is inadequate and how an appropriate level of independence will be assured in any such processes.

S1W-34639 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the charges levied by some airports for the provision of wheelchairs for disabled or infirm passengers.

S1W-34640 Michael Russell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its subsidy to Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd makes any provision for free access to assistance for disabled or infirm passengers.

S1W-34641 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34065 by Cathy Jamieson on 26 February 2003, whether it will detail the members of the National Special Educational Needs Advisory Forum and their designations.

S1W-34642 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider introducing peripatetic dentistry services in remote and rural areas.

S1W-34643 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it holds on the details of reported health and safety incidents affecting the public in each of the last four years in each NHS trust, broken down by category of reported incident.

S1W-34644 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many reports of (a) rape and (b) assault with intent to rape were made to procurators fiscal in each year since 1997, broken down by police force.

S1W-34645 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that all NHS managers are aware of the guidelines on domestic abuse.

S1W-34646 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will monitor the implementation of the NHS guidelines on domestic abuse.

S1W-34647 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any further event is planned to ensure that the NHS guidelines on domestic abuse are properly disseminated following the announcement by the Minister for Health and Community Care on 10 March 2003.

S1W-34648 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any evaluation is carried out on the reports on sexual assaults passed to procurators fiscal by the police and, if so, how it is undertaken.

S1W-34649Δ Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish a full list of the projects that are to be supported through the Intensive Support Fund and the Youth Crime Prevention Fund.

S1W-34650 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the 16 million funding for accelerating land renewal in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, detailed in Building Better Cities - Delivering Growth and Opportunities, is intended for use at the Ravenscraig site in North Lanarkshire.

S1W-34651 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures sportscotland have in place to ensure that Netball Scotland will not suffer financially from having been misgraded to level 3 before being reinstated to level 2 on appeal.

S1W-34652 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how much (a) basic and (b) additional grant-aided expenditure for education has been awarded to South Lanarkshire Council in each year since its formation.

S1W-34653 Nicola Sturgeon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients on the true waiting list did not have a guarantee in each of the last four quarters.

S1W-34654 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34058 by Cathy Jamieson on 26 February 2003, when the review of the guidance on local authority plans for services for children under Section 19 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, issued in October 2001, will take place; which department will carry out the review, and what the proposed timetable is.

S1W-34655 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been made to the Scottish Agricultural College regarding any proposed closure of the Auchincruive site and, if it is to close, what measures will be put in place to safeguard the local community and economic stability of the area.

S1W-34656 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34332 by Mr Andy Kerr on 11 March 2003, whether it will give details of each of the 12 projects in negotiation and the 28 further projects in health, schools and waste management.

S1W-34657 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-34201 by Peter Peacock on 5 March 2003, when it will make its decision on the request for grant funding from the Association of Scottish Community Councils.

S1W-34658 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that carers' assessments for accessing services are adequately funded and implemented.

S1W-34659 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that resources are made available so that carers have access to respite from caring.

S1W-34660 Mr Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will instigate an income maximisation campaign for carers to increase benefit take-up and, if so, what steps it plans to take to do so.

S1W-34661 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to fill nursing vacancies in Tayside.

S1W-34662 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to appoint an official to promote equine matters within the rural economy.

S1W-34663 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to appoint a dedicated team within its Environment and Rural Affairs Department to promote equine matters within the rural economy.

 

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