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Business Bulletin No. 130 / 2004

Wednesday 15 September 2004

Section E : Written questions lodged on 14 September 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-10610 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the employment implications of the introduction of the Single Farm Payment Scheme will be within its Environment and Rural Affairs Department.

S2W-10611 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many widowers who are retired or active NHS workers would be eligible for NHS pension payments in respect of their pensionable service between March 1972 and April 1988 if entitlement to such payments were to be extended to them.

S2W-10612 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any advertisements about visitscotland.com are paid for in full, or in part, by VisitScotland and what arrangements are in place between VisitScotland and the provider of the website in respect of payment for advertisements.

S2W-10613 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) online and (b) telephone bookings have been made as a result of using visitscotland.com, expressed also as percentages of bookings as a result of using visitscotland.com.

S2W-10614 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of nurses working in hospitals was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10615 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of in-patient care admissions was per 100 head of population in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10616 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of all hospital admissions was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10617 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the bed occupancy rate was in acute care hospitals expressed as a percentage in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10618 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for appendicitis for people (a) aged 0 to 64 and (b) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10619 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for hernia and intestinal obstruction for people (a) aged 0 to 64 and (b) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10620 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the age-standardised death rate was per 100,000 head of population for adverse effects of therapeutic agents for people (a) aged 0 to 64 and (b) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10621 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what total health expenditure was as a percentage of gross domestic product in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10622 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what total health expenditure was as a percentage of gross domestic product as estimated by the World Health Organization in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10623 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what total health expenditure was in purchasing power parities per capita expressed in US dollars in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10624 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what total health expenditure was in purchasing power parities per capita expressed in US dollars as estimated by the World Health Organization in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10625 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what public health expenditure was as a percentage of total health expenditure in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10626 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what public health expenditure was as a percentage of total health expenditure as estimated by the World Health Organization in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10627 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what total pharmaceutical expenditure was as a percentage of total health expenditure in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10629 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive in which clinical areas there are consultant shortages and what the scale of such shortages is.

S2W-10631 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to reduce the waiting list for audiology treatment in the Lomond Division of NHS Argyll and Clyde.

S2W-10632 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-9983 by Malcolm Chisholm on 9 September 2004, what (a) national and (b) local cost pressures have been identified by NHS Argyll and Clyde that are not covered by its allocations from the Executive for 2003-04 and 2004-05.

S2W-10633 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether implementation of the Scottish Ministers’ Code of Practice on the Discharge of Functions by Public Authorities under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 will mean that contracts for any new private prisons will be published.

S2W-10634 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the pharmaceutical expenditure was in purchasing power parities per capita expressed in US dollars in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10635 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the public pharmaceutical expenditure was as a percentage of total pharmaceutical expenditure in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10636 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of abortions was per 1,000 live births for women (a) aged under 20 years, (b) aged 35 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10637 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of abortions was for women (a) aged under 20 years, (b) aged 35 or over and (c) of all ages in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10638 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of all live births was to mothers aged (a) under 20 years and (b) 35 or over in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10639 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of all live births was to mothers aged (a) under 20 years and (b) 35 or over in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10640 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of live births was weighing 25,000 grams or more in year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10641 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of congenital anomalies was per 100,000 live births in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10642 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the number of births with congenital anomalies was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10643 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against tuberculosis was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10644 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against diphtheria was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10645 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against tetanus was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10646 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against pertussis was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10647 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against measles was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10648 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against poliomyelitis was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization's European health for all database.

S2W-10649 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10650 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against mumps was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10651 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of infants vaccinated against rubella was in each year since 1999, calculated on the same basis as the World Health Organization’s European health for all database.

S2W-10652 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in securing additional monkfish quotas.

S2W-10653 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoner receptions there were by (a) the Scottish Prison Service and (b) HM Prison Kilmarnock in each of the last five years.

S2W-10654 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fixed penalty notices were issued for littering since July 2003, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-10655 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to boost ecological and environmental tourism in the Highlands.

S2W-10656 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when it expects the landscaping in the vicinity of the Parliament building to be completed.

S2W-10657 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether there will be any additional signage at the public entrance to the Parliament building.

S2W-10658 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to increase the range of options within, and the funding of, the land management contract.

S2W-10659 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-8478 by Donald Dewar on 17 July 2000, whether it will list all current cabinet sub-committees and their membership and detail the number of times each has met in each of the last five years.

S2W-10660 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, further to the answer to question S2W-10102 by Mr George Reid on 8 September 2004, on what basis it was decided to exclude MSPs’ staff from the live testing.

 

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