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Business Bulletin No. 134 / 2003

Tuesday 7th October 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on Monday 6th October 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-3185 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address bed blocking in the NHS.

S2W-3186 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2588 by Malcolm Chisholm on 26 September 2003, who the Scottish Transplant Group consulted in developing its Organ Donation Strategy for Scotland and how many groups and individuals took part in the consultation exercise.

S2W-3187 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2586 by Malcolm Chisholm on 26 September 2003, how many Scottish residents have been on the Newcastle waiting list for a lung or heart and lung transplant in each of the last five years.

S2W-3188 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2594 by Cathy Jamieson on 26 September 2003, whether the practice of "slopping out" in prisons is acceptable; when the practice will be brought to an end, and what the reasons are for its position on the matter.

S2W-3189 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2604 by Hugh Henry on 26 September 2003, whether speeding offences detected by speed cameras and dealt with directly by courts or through fixed penalties are included in the overall number of traffic offences recorded by the police and how many fines have been imposed for speeding offences detected by speed cameras in each of the last three years.

S2W-3190 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the development of a sector skills council for young people.

S2W-3191 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what further action is planned to modernise HM Prison Barlinnie following the recent report on it by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland.

S2W-3192 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive when "slopping out" at HM Prison Barlinnie will end.

S2W-3193 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners at HM Prison Barlinnie are serving short-term sentences.

S2W-3194 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment is carried out on prisoners at HM Prison Barlinnie who spend long periods of time in their cells.

S2W-3195 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what rehabilitation programmes are ongoing at HM Prison Barlinnie.

S2W-3196 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many remand prisoners "slop out" at HM Prison Barlinnie.

S2W-3197 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are to modernise cells in ‘A’ hall in HM Prison Barlinnie with particular regard to the supply of electricity.

S2W-3198 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of any delays to the salvaging of the cargo from the wreck of the Jambo, whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the salvage operation is completed before winter.

S2W-3199 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been (a) made available and (b) awarded to local authority-led community safety partnerships under the Community Safety Partnership Award Programme.

S2W-3200 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bids by local authority-led community safety partnerships have been (a) made and (b) successful under the Community Safety Award Programme.

S2W-3201 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the roles and remits are of VisitScotland and VisitBritain in marketing Scotland in Canada.

S2W-3202 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how much VisitScotland has spent marketing Scotland in Canada in each year since 1997; what form of media has been used, and how much it will spend in the next three years.

S2W-3203 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff employed by VisitScotland are involved in marketing Scotland in Canada; where such staff are located, and whether any premises are utilised or occupied in Canada.

S2W-3204Δ Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will respond to recommendation 11 of the Scottish Manufacturing Steering Group report Nurturing Wealth Creation.

S2W-3205 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of ambulance provision was for the Vale of Leven Hospital catchment area prior to 1 October 2003, showing the number of vehicles and crewing levels; whether any increases have been made to this position to reflect changes in service patterns since that date and, if so, by what level.

S2W-3206 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it, or NHS Argyll and Clyde, will take to restore and enhance the breast cancer service at the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S2W-3207 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-2649 by Hugh Henry on 29 September 2003, when guidance was last issued to procurators fiscal regarding the treatment of cases involving the misuse of controlled drugs.

S2W-3208 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources it is providing to help asylum seekers evicted from local authority accommodation under asylum legislation.

S2W-3209 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will rehouse asylum seekers evicted from local authority accommodation under asylum legislation.

S2W-3210 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many asylum seekers have been evicted from local authority accommodation in each of the last two years.

S2W-3211 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that asylum seekers evicted from local authority accommodation under asylum legislation do not become roofless.

S2W-3212 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that its obligations to the children of asylum seekers evicted from local authority accommodation are met.

S2W-3213 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether asylum seekers evicted from local authority accommodation are removed from the responsibility of local authorities, under section 122(5) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

 

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