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Business Bulletin No. 151 / 2003

Tuesday 11th November 2003

Section E : Written questions lodged on Monday 10th november 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-3991 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty's Government in respect of the impact on the telecommunications industry of differences in the calculation methods used by valuers in ascribing rateable values to BT and other fixed line operators.

S2W-3992 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what levels of rateable value are ascribed to telecommunications cables in the primary control of network operators other than BT and what information it has on the values ascribed to equivalent cables controlled by the same operators in England.

S2W-3994 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to address the number of paediatric diabetes specialist nurses in Scotland, highlighted in Dr Foster's recent report Your Local Care: A survey of diabetes services in primary care organisations.

S2W-3995 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken in relation to local early identification strategies for diabetes, in light of the findings of Dr Foster's recent report Your Local Care: A survey of diabetes services in primary care organisations.

S2W-3996 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to improve access to psychologists for people who are diagnosed with diabetes, in light of the findings of Dr Foster's recent report Your Local Care: A survey of diabetes services in primary care organisations that 50% of NHS boards make psychologists available to people with diabetes.

S2W-3997 Dr Jean Turner: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage increase in dieticians will be required in hospitals and primary care services over the next five years in order to provide healthy eating advice for (a) all patients and (b) patients with diabetes.

S2W-3998 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any applications for support from the interim route development fund to create new services from Glasgow Airport.

S2W-3999 Mr Brian Monteith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children have been admitted to hospital due to complications caused by environmental tobacco smoke in the last three years.

S2W-4000 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what its achievements in European policy have been since 1999.

S2W-4001 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the use of early intensive behavioural intervention for children with autism and whether it has any plans to give greater financial support to local authorities to fund programmes of such intervention.

S2W-4002 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether patients are able to be prescribed anti-TNF drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and, if so, whether the prescription of such drugs is based solely on clinical need.

S2W-4003 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new cases of diabetic kidney failure were dealt with by the NHS in each of the last three years.

S2W-4004 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much diabetic kidney disease has cost the NHS in each of the last three years.

S2W-4005 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to address diabetic kidney disease.

S2W-4006 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in developing a comprehensive diabetic retinopathy screening programme in each NHS board area.

S2W-4007 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS board areas are providing annual reviews for people diagnosed with diabetes and what the average waiting time is for such reviews in each board area.

S2W-4008 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland report into local diabetes services to be published.

S2W-4009 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Social Work Services Inspectorate has any power to enforce the findings of its reports against either individuals or local authorities.

S2W-4010 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the current police station at Peebles can be made compliant with access requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and what additional funding is being made available to Lothian and Borders Police for the purposes of compliance with the Act.

 

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