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Business Bulletin No. 108 / 2004

Wednesday 23rd June 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on Tuesday 22nd June 2004

  

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

S2W-9227 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many adults who are cared for by elderly parents are awaiting supported accommodation and what the average waiting time is for such accommodation.

S2W-9228 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive who has responsibility for determining which medical emergencies go to which accident and emergency department.

S2W-9229 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Scottish Ambulance Service has in determining which emergency cases go to which accident and emergency department.

S2W-9230 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used to determine to where medical emergencies are routed.

S2W-9231 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the time taken to route a patient from pick-up point to the nearest accident and emergency department is taken into account in determining the recipient location.

S2W-9232 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact is on ambulance travel times of congestion, accidents, road works or other factors on the A720 Edinburgh city bypass.

S2W-9233 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected population growth is of (a) Livingston, (b) Linlithgow, (c) Edinburgh West and (d) Edinburgh Pentlands parliamentary constituency over the next 10 years.

S2W-9234 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the national acute services review will report.

S2W-9235 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what implications the national acute services review has for individual NHS board acute services reviews and whether the outcome of the national review will take precedence over any local reviews of acute services.

S2W-9236 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency admissions were received by the old Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in each year since 1998 and how many such admissions have been received in the new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

S2W-9237 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency admissions have been received by St John's Hospital, Livingston, in each year since 1998.

S2W-9238 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many medical students graduate from each university medical faculty on average each year and what percentage of those graduates are subsequently placed in Scottish hospitals in the year after their graduation.

S2W-9239 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it plans to ensure that members of the public can hold NHS boards democratically accountable for their actions.

S2W-9240 Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the deployment of junior doctors is driven by patient need.

S2W-9241 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes will be made to the structure of VisitScotland.com in view of the abolition of area tourist boards, in particular, what changes will be made to board structure and representation; what action will be taken in regard to shares controlled by the current area tourist boards, and, if share ownership is transferred to another body, whether any compensation will be paid.

S2W-9242 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-12626 by Susan Deacon on 2 February 2001, which NHS boards have followed the family friendly policy guidance launched on 26 January 2001 and how often that guidance is reviewed in response to changes in national trends.

S2W-9243 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many visitors to Scotland have come to learn English as a foreign language in each year since 1999; what information it has on how much such visitors spend during their stay; what the average duration of stay is for such visitors, and, if such information is not available, whether it intends to collect it and what the reasons are for its position on the matter.

S2W-9244 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive which organisation is responsible for promoting Scotland as a destination in which to learn English as a foreign language and what information it has on the respective roles of (a) the British Council, (b) VisitScotland and (c) VisitBritain in the matter.

S2W-9245 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost has been of administrating its Health Department in each year since 1999.

S2W-9246 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the infant mortality rates were in each year from 1997 to 2003, broken down by deprivation category.

S2W-9247 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the longest waiting time has been in each year since 1997 for (a) cataract removal, (b) hip replacement surgery, (c) knee replacement surgery and (d) treatment for a slipped disc in each NHS board area.

S2W-9248 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the median waiting time has been in each year since 1997 for (a) cataract removal, (b) hip replacement surgery, (c) knee replacement surgery and (d) treatment for a slipped disc in each NHS board area.

S2W-9249 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people it estimates (a) pay for private medical insurance and (b) are uninsured but are receiving private medical treatment.

S2W-9250 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether imatinib, irontecan and trastuzmab have been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium or NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and, if so, whether these drugs are available in each NHS board area.

S2W-9251 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to NHS boards to fund the new GP contract.

S2W-9252 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-8575 by Nicol Stephen on 21 June 2004, which harbour authority has responsibility for the River Nith.

S2W-9253 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many exchanges are unviable for ADSL broadband and how it will ensure that 100% of the population will be able to access broadband by 31 December 2005.

S2W-9254 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that it obtains value for money in regard to the routine and structural maintenance of trunk roads.

S2W-9255 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any responsibilities to ensure safety at, or around, level crossings, in particular with regard to public highways, public rights of way and private access tracks and, if so, what measures it is taking to carry out such responsibilities.

S2W-9256 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents have taken place at or near the level crossing at Invergordon Distillery in the last three years.

S2W-9257 Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children are subject to child protection orders in each region.

S2W-9258 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its officials have attended any meetings of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the last year and, if so, on which dates.

S2W-9259 Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that, in expanding the field sports sector of tourism, biodiversity and other land use interests are protected.

S2W-9260 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are employed at the (a) Vale of Leven Hospital, (b) Dumbarton Joint Hospital and (c) Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary, broken down by profession.

S2W-9261 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff employed at the (a) Vale of Leven Hospital, (b) Dumbarton Joint Hospital and (c) Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary reside in the postcode sector for (i) Dumbarton, (ii) Vale of Leven, (iii) Helensburgh and (iv) the Rosneath peninsula and how many reside in other Glasgow postcode sectors.

S2W-9262 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide information on any follow-up action taken in response to the recommendation contained in the report by Audit Scotland, Local economic forums: A follow-up report, that it should review the added value delivered by local economic forums and whether they still have a worthwhile role to play, against the backdrop of more comprehensive, statutory community planning arrangements.

S2W-9263 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide information on any follow-up action taken in response to the recommendation contained in the report by Audit Scotland, Local economic forums: A follow-up report, that it should work with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to explore cost-effective approaches to conducting joint surveys to determine the views of the business sector and ensure that the progress of local economic forums' partners in discharging their economic development strategies is monitored and evaluated.

S2W-9264 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide information on any follow-up action taken in response to the recommendation contained in the report by Audit Scotland, Local economic forums: A follow-up report, that it should take steps to disseminate good practice related to addressing guidelines issued to local economic forums.

S2W-9265 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide information on any follow-up action taken in response to the recommendation contained in the report by Audit Scotland, Local economic forums: A follow-up report, that it should work with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to investigate wide regional variations in the business sector's views of public sector business support services.

S2W-9266 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide information on any follow-up action to the recommendation contained in the report by Audit Scotland, Local economic forums: A follow-up report, that it should continue to monitor the impact of local economic forums on the business community.

S2W-9267 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it will make to the inquiry into the influence of the pharmaceutical industry being carried out by the House of Commons Health Committee.

S2W-9268 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to abolish means-testing for parents of disabled children who require housing adaptations, in light of its abolition in Northern Ireland.

S2W-9269 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what services are provided at Dumbarton Joint Hospital.

S2W-9270 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what services are provided at Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary.

S2W-9271 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of capital investment there has been in Dumbarton Joint Hospital in the last 10 years and for what purpose such capital was invested.

S2W-9272 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of capital investment there has been in Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary in the last 10 years and for what purpose such capital was invested.

S2W-9273 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been raised through public donations and fundraising for (a) Dumbarton Joint Hospital and (b) Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary in the last 10 years.

 

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