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BUSINESS BULLETIN 95/1999

Friday 19 November 1999

Section E - Written questions lodged on 18 November 1999

 

 

S1W-2623 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many consultant neurologists are currently in post and how many consultant neurologist vacancies there are in each Scottish health board area.

 

S1W-2624 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many paediatric neurologists are currently in post and how many paediatric neurologist vacancies there are at each relevant hospital in Scotland.

 

S1W-2625 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many epilepsy specialist nurses are employed in Scotland and where they are located.

 

S1W-2627 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of GP practices (a) in Scotland and (b) in each health board area currently offer specialist Asthma Clinics.

 

S1W-2628 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities currently issue guidelines to schools for the management of asthma.

 

S1W-2629 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time for barium enemas is in the various health boards throughout Scotland and whether there is a recommended waiting time for such procedures.

 

S1W-2630 Mr Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1O-587 by Jackie Baillie on 11 November 1999, whether it will give a commitment to organisations such as Scottish Women’s Aid that priority in bids for funds from the domestic abuse service development fund will not be given to innovative schemes over schemes which are already proving effective.

 

S1W-2631 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the number of clients seen to date by the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office in Edinburgh as part of the pilot project and (a) the number of individual cases conducted, (b) the number of cases prosecuted in which representation was given, (c) the number of guilty pleas tendered at the initial diet, intermediate diet and trial diet and (d) the number of cases proceeding to trial.

 

S1W-2632 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the number of waivers applied for by defence agents from the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office and the number granted by it.

 

S1W-2633 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to whether the direction scheme in respect of the Public Defence Solicitors’ Office contravenes Article 14 of the European Commission of Human Rights.

 

S1W-2634 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the results of the investigation into the use of Solicitor Advocates in the High Court.

 

S1W-2635 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an analysis comparing the cost of servicing the 1 billion worth of Private Finance Initiative projects in Scotland showing the actual costs under PFI over the period of the project with what would have been the cost of servicing the equivalent capital sums as borrowed funds through the Public Work Loans Board.

 

S1W-2636 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what total funding it provides for Scotland the Brand, what performance targets have been set, whether these targets have been achieved and what outcomes have been achieved to date.

 

S1W-2637 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many members of staff in each local authority direct labour organisation have been transferred under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

 

S1W-2638 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what Scotland’s share of the 1.3 billion spend on the New Deal for schools will be and how, when and where this money will be spent.

 

S1W-2639 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people have set up in business or become self-employed in Scotland under the auspices of the New Deal since July 1998.

 

S1W-2640 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost was of the out of court settlement between North Lanarkshire Council and the former Director of the Direct Labour Organisation, whether any conditions were attached to this settlement and, if so, what they were.

 

S1W-2641 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total employment levels in each local authority direct labour organisation were at 31 October for each of the last 3 years.

 

S1W-2642 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is in relation to the awarding of contracts not covered by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations by local authority direct labour organisations.

 

S1W-2643 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many contracts not covered by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations have been issued by local authority direct labour organisations in the last 12 months, what was the total value of these contracts and what percentage they constitute of the total number of contracts.

 

S1W-2644 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of prisoners currently serving sentences in Scottish jails have been sentenced as a result of being convicted for a drug related crime.

 

S1W-2645 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish figures for each of the last two years for which figures are available showing what has been the average time between people being charged and tried for drug related offences for each Procurator Fiscal office in Scotland.

 

S1W-2646 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it made any contribution towards the 1.5m raised by the Glasgow Evening Times appeal to purchase a magnetic resonance imager scanner for Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow.

 

S1W-2647 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-620 by Sarah Boyack on 14 September 1999, when it expects to bring forward legislation concerning the siting and erection of telecommunication masts and whether this legislation will stop such masts below 15 meters being erected without planning permission.

 

S1W-2648 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement to the Parliament by Jackie Baillie on 27 October 1999 on the establishment of the domestic abuse service development fund, (a) whether or not it will make funding available to local authorities in order that they might provide matched funding for any bid submitted to this new fund and (b) whether the fund will only support new developments and, if so, whether it will confirm that funding will still be made available to organisations such as Scottish Women’s Aid.

 

S1W-2649 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether proceedings in the Westminster Parliament on the Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill have now been completed.

 

S1W-2650 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made to determine the salaries of Special Advisers and how these arrangements will be administered.

 

S1W-2651 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide details of its planned level of support for each local authority in the financial year 2000-01.

 

S1W-2652 Mike Watson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its plans for reform of agricultural holdings legislation will include giving tenant farmers a right to buy.

 

S1W-2653 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children living within the Glasgow City Council boundary have been placed by their parents in schools outwith that boundary in each of the years in the period 1988-89 to 1998-99 taking account of local government reorganisation.

 

S1W-2654 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive to provide the best available information on the numbers of foster parents who have given up fostering in each of the last three years and the reasons for their decisions.

 

S1W-2655 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that there is evidence of significant support among Glasgow’s council tenants for its proposals for community ownership of council housing in Glasgow.

 

S1W-2656 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its proposals for the regulation and management of organic waste in the light of the responses received to The Scottish Office consultation paper.

 

S1W-2657 Mr Keith Harding: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial or other assistance is available to members of the public who wish to alleviate health hazards resulting from poor quality drinking water being supplied to their homes.

 

 

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