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Business Bulletin No. 115/2003

Wednesday 10 September 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on 9 September 2003

  

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

S2W-2485 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Sentencing Information System became operational within the Scottish Court Service.

S2W-2486 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the effectiveness of the Sentencing Information System within the Scottish Court Service.

S2W-2487 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has issued to judges on the use of the Sentencing Information System within the Scottish Court Service.

S2W-2488 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how many judges have undergone training in the use of the Sentencing Information System within the Scottish Court Service.

S2W-2489 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-1857 by Andy Kerr on 5 September 2003, whether it will provide any information it has on the monthly pattern of expenditure on newspapers, radio, television and any other spending on advertising and marketing for 2002-03.

S2W-2490 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-1857 by Andy Kerr on 5 September 2003, whether it will publish each campaign's media schedule or make the information available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S2W-2491 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Scottish Collegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) publications were issued within the NHS in each of the last four financial years; how many print runs were carried out for such publications; what the cost of these publications was in each of the last four financial years; whether any costings are made of the professional time involved in producing such publications; who receives SIGN publications, and how their effectiveness is monitored.

S2W-2492 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place for the funding of (a) free personal care for patients registered with cross-border practices where the practice and the majority of patients are located in Scotland and (b) drugs for patients who live in England but are registered with a Scottish practice.

S2W-2493 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2F-160 by Mr Jack McConnell on 4 September 2003, how many vacancies there were for consultant (a) radiologists and (b) radiographers in each of the last four years, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-2494 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many practice pharmacists there are, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-2495 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current average waiting time is for a first appointment with a paediatric occupational therapist, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-2496 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will address any shortage of hospital beds in (a) Scotland and (b) the Greater Glasgow Health Board in the coming winter.

S2W-2497 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that local communities do not experience (a) bus routes being removed by private bus companies and (b) bus routes being provided by private companies that do not meet the requirements of such communities.

S2W-2498 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-776 and S1W-30468 by Cathy Jamieson on 23 June 2003 and Mr Jim Wallace on 10 October 2002, what the reasons are for delay in issuing the consultation paper on the future of Peebles Sheriff Court following the feasibility study on the refurbishment being issued to interested parties.

S2W-2499 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-28903 by Mr Jim Wallace on 18 September 2002, why the process of review of Sheriff Court facilities in Peebles has not been completed; when it will be completed, and what the reasons are for its position on the matter.

S2W-2500 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received representations from Lothian and Borders Police regarding the funding of any development of a joint courthouse and police station in Peebles.

S2W-2501 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to questions S1W-28460 and S1W-28894 by Mr Jim Wallace on 11 September 2002, whether it will consider funding the building of a joint courthouse and police station in Peebles in light of the current police stations not complying with the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

S2W-2502 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Sheriff Principal of Lothian and Boarders regarding the provision of court services in Peebles and the time taken to resolve the situation.

S2W-2503 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many kidney transplants have been carried out in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh and (c) Aberdeen in each of the last three years.

S2W-2504 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to double the level of resources available for the treatment of alcohol abuse, as referred to in A Partnership for a Better Scotland.

 

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