Questions tabled by Marlyn Glen in the Scottish Parliament since 2007

Employment

11 March 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many women in Dundee aged (a) 50 to 54 and (b) 55 to 59 are unemployed and what percentage of unemployed women in Dundee the groups represent in total.

Angela Constance : It is not possible to provide International Labour Organization (ILO) unemployment data disaggregated below local authority level from survey data (Annual Population Survey and Labour Force Survey) as the numbers are below reliability thresholds.

Claimant count data can be used to measure those claiming unemployment related benefits in Scotland where survey data cannot be used. The table details the number of women claiming unemployment related benefits in Dundee by 50 to 54 and 55 to 59 age-groups, and the percentage of women claiming unemployment related benefits in Dundee these groups represent.

Table 1: JSA Claimant Counts and Proportions for Women Aged 50+, by Age-Group, Dundee City Council, January 2011

Age-Group

Claimant Count1

Percentage of all Female Claimants

Aged 50-54

120

8.8

Aged 55-59

70

5.2

Source: Office for National Statistics.

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many men in Dundee aged (a) 50 to 54, (b) 55 to 59 and (c) 60 to 64 are unemployed and what percentage of unemployed men in Dundee the groups represent in total.

Angela Constance : It is not possible to provide ILO (International Labour Organization) unemployment data disaggregated below local authority level from survey data (Annual Population Survey and Labour Force Survey) as the numbers are below reliability thresholds.

Claimant count data can be used to measure those claiming unemployment related benefits in Scotland where survey data cannot be used. The table details the number of men claiming unemployment related benefits in Dundee by 50 to 54, 55 to 59 and 60 to 64 age-groups, and the percentage of men claiming unemployment related benefits in Dundee these groups represent.

JSA (Jobseeker''s Allowance) Claimant Counts and Proportions for Men aged 50+, by Age-Group, Dundee City Council, January 2011

Age-Group

Claimant Count1

Percentage of all Male Claimants

Aged 50-54

305

7.6

Aged 55-59

230

5.9

Aged 60 and over

45

1.2

Source: Office for National Statistics.

Health

10 March 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses specialising in Parkinsonís disease there have been in each NHS board area in the last three years for which information is available, expressed as (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent.

Nicola Sturgeon : Information on clinical nurse specialists by specialty, including Parkinson''s disease, by NHS board can be found on the Workforce Statistics website at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/servlet/FileBuffer?namedFile=Clinical%20Nurse%20Specialists%202010.xls&pContentDispositionType=attachment.

 

It is of course for NHS boards to determine their workforce requirements, including specialist nurses, based on the clinical needs of the population and service developments in their area.

 

Cancer

10 March 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken in response to the recommendations made in Report of a study to identify and explore attitudes leading to low uptake of cervical screening in Scotland with a particular focus on how to improve uptake and address inequalities, published by NHS Health Scotland in August 2009.

Shona Robison: The National Advisory Group for Breast and Cervical Screening commissioned NHS Health Scotland to undertake research into the reasons for non-uptake of the cervical screening invitation.

Following this research a new suite of targeted leaflets were produced which are sent out along with women''s invitation to screening. This includes leaflets which give more specific information for women attending for the first time and lesbian and bisexual women.

These leaflets are also available on NHS Health Scotland''s website at:

http://www.healthscotland.com/topics/health-topics/screening/cervical.aspx.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many new cases of cervical cancer have been diagnosed in the NHS Tayside area in each of the last three years.

Nicola Sturgeon : Data on the number of new cases of cervical cancer, diagnosed in each year since 2006, are available for Tayside NHS Board Area of Residence on the Information Services Division website at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/servlet/FileBuffer?namedFile=i_cancer_female_genital_organs.xls&pContentDispositionType=inline.

 

The most recent year for which numbers are available is 2008.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths there have been from cervical cancer in the NHS Tayside area in each of the last five years.

Nicola Sturgeon : Data on the number of people who died from cervical cancer, in each year since 2005, are available for Tayside NHS Board Area of Residence on the Information Services Division website at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/servlet/FileBuffer?namedFile=m_cancer_female_genital_organs.xls&pContentDispositionType=inline.

The most recent year for which numbers are available is 2009.

 

Smoking

10 March 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage has been of adults in NHS Tayside who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day in each year since 2006, broken down by gender.

Shona Robison : The information requested is shown in the following table, which shows the percentage of adults (16+) in NHS Tayside who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day in combined years 2005-06 and 2007-08, broken down by gender.

Percentage of adults (16+) in NHS Tayside who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day in combined years 2005-06 and 2007-08, broken down by gender. Data for 2009-10 are not yet published.

Year

Males

Females

2005-06

11%

9%

2007-08

12%

8%

Source: Scottish Household Survey, SHS.

Notes:

1. In order to increase numbers of smokers at NHS board level, two years worth of data have been combined.

2. In the table the denominator is the percentage of all adults (16+) and not the percentage of all smokers.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage has been of adults in NHS Tayside who smoke in each year since 2006, broken down by gender.

Shona Robison : The information requested is shown in the following table, which shows the percentage of adults (16+) in NHS Tayside who smoke in combined years 2005-06 and 2007-08, broken down by gender.

Percentage of adults (16+) in NHS Tayside who smoke in combined years 2005-06 and 2007-08, broken down by gender. Data for 2009-10 are not yet published.

Year

Males

Females

2005-06

25%

27%

2007-08

26%

23%

Source: Scottish Household Survey, SHS.

 

Employment

24 February 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many new jobs have been created in each industrial sector in Dundee in the latest year for which information is available.

John Swinney : This information is not held centrally.

Using the Annual Population Survey, the change in the number of people employed within each broad industrial sector can be estimated. This is shown in the following table.

Table 1: Net change in number of people employed over year, from July 2008 to June 2009 to July 2009 to June 2010, by broad industrial sector, Dundee City local authority.

Industry Sector

Net Change in Number of People

Employed over Year

Agriculture and fishing

*

Energy and water

*

Manufacturing

-2100

Construction

-1000

Distribution, hotels and restaurants

500

Transport and communication

0

Banking, finance and insurance etc

1900

Public admin, education and health

2700

Other services

-900

All sectors

1000

Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many vacancies there are in each industrial sector in Dundee.

John Swinney : The Jobcentre Plus notified vacancies administrative data series can be used to obtain an estimate of the number of vacancies within a specific area. It should be noted that, since not all vacancies are advertised through Jobcentre Plus, this should not be interpreted as the total number of vacancies open within a specified area and timeframe.

The number of notified vacancies in each industrial sector in Dundee City local authority during January 2011 is shown in the following table.

Table 1: Notified vacancies by broad industrial sectors for Dundee City local authority, January 2011.

Industry

Notified Vacancies

1 : Agriculture and fishing (SIC A,B)

1

2 : Energy and water (SIC C,E)

33

3 : Manufacturing (SIC D)

1

4 : Construction (SIC F)

4

5 : Distribution, hotels and restaurants (SIC G,H)

141

6 : Transport and communications (SIC I)

8

7 : Banking, finance and insurance, etc (SIC J,K)

298

8 : Public administration, education & health (SIC L,M,N)

45

9 : Other services (SIC O,P,Q)

11

Total Vacancies

542

 

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were employed in Dundee in each industrial sector in each of the last three years for which information is available, broken down by gender.

John Swinney : The official source of employment levels at local authority level is the Annual Population Survey (APS). The latest available data is for July 2009 to June 2010. Table 1 shows how many people were employed in Dundee City local authority, in each of the last three years by industrial sector and gender.

Table 1: Employment Levels by Broad Industry Sector and gender for Dundee City Local Authority, 12 months to June 2008, 2009 and 2010

  2008 2009 2010
  Gender All Gender All Gender All
  Male Female   Male Female   Male Female  
A-B: Agriculture and fishing * * * * * * * * *
C,E: Energy and water * * * * * * * * *
D: Manufacturing * * 7,600 6,500 2,100 8,600 * * 6,400
F: Construction * * 6,200 * * 5,700 * * 4,700
G-H: Distribution, hotels and restaurants 7,300 7,000 14,400 9,400 7,300 16,700 8,200 9,000 17,100
I: Transport and communication * * 3,400 * * 3,900 * * 4,000
J-K: Banking, finance and insurance etc 4,100 5,800 9,900 4,900 5,500 10,300 6,800 5,500 12,300
L-N: Public admin, education and health 10,300 22,600 32,900 8,000 22,000 30,000 10,000 22,800 32,700
O-Q: Other services 2,100 2,500 4,600 3,300 2,500 5,700 * * 4,800
Total 38,800 41,100 79,900 41,000 40,800 81,800 42,000 40,800 82,800

Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics.

Notes:

*Estimate suppressed as below reliability threshold or disclosive

 

Income

4 February 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the median gross weekly pay has been of full-time employees in each city in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney : The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.

ASHE estimates are not available by city. Therefore, estimates for the corresponding Local authorities are provided for the six cities in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, and Stirling). Note that local authorities will not be ideal proxies for cities in all cases, for example the Highland local authority and the city of Inverness.

When the ASHE sample is split by both gender and public/private sector classification the resulting earnings estimates are not reliable at local authority level. Estimates by gender and public/private sector classification are provided in separate tables.

Table 1 shows the median gross weekly pay for full-time employee jobs by gender in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Table 2 shows the median gross weekly pay for full-time employee jobs by public/private sector classification in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The median is the recommended measure of average earnings as opposed to the mean.

Table 1: Median Gross Weekly Pay (£) for Full-Time Employee Jobs by Gender

Local Authority

Male

Female

All

 

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

Aberdeen City

599.65

585.06

640.40

452.21

471.17

480.74

532.13

538.41

576.93

Dundee City

502.70

498.73

507.35

391.41

417.15

418.76

465.36

465.41

482.85

Edinburgh, City of

523.84

535.02

545.15

459.12

483.91

500.75

497.75

513.67

527.74

Glasgow City

495.00

524.17

516.92

411.73

428.45

439.54

459.81

475.97

477.48

Highland

463.52

472.97

508.58

387.11

396.62

381.95

416.10

450.84

457.19

Stirling

452.80

494.38

599.41

458.17

433.24

426.08

454.07

460.25

499.15

Scotland

504.87

509.90

521.54

401.13

420.29

431.21

462.60

472.78

488.17

Table 2: Median Gross Weekly Pay (£) for Full-Time Employee Jobs by Public/Private Sector Classification

Local Authority

Public

Private

All

 

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

Aberdeen City 547.19 543.61 587.02 534.00 539.54 583.46 532.13 538.41 576.93
Dundee City 506.86 495.01 539.68 378.04 399.27 420.12 465.36 465.41 482.85
Edinburgh, City of 530.90 567.93 592.36 463.07 448.84 452.10 497.75 513.67 527.74
Glasgow City 509.06 532.82 546.43 426.76 442.63 440.79 459.81 475.97 477.48
Highland 508.54 523.56 526.35 398.32 399.38 399.44 416.10 450.84 457.19
Stirling 421.21 591.16 549.58 412.65 421.48 458.71 454.07 460.25 499.15
Scotland 511.65 538.90 557.52 431.41 431.21 445.20 462.60 472.78 488.17

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the median gross weekly pay has been of employees in each city in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney : The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics. ASHE estimates are not available by city. Therefore, estimates for the corresponding Local authorities are provided for the six cities in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, and Stirling). Note that local authorities are not ideal proxies for cities in all cases, for example the Highland local authority and the city of Inverness.

The following table shows the median gross weekly pay for employee by gender in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The median is the recommended measure of average earnings as opposed to the mean.

Table 1 Median Gross Weekly Pay (£) for Employee Jobs by Gender

Local Authority

Male

Female

All

 

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

2008

2009

2010

Aberdeen City

551.87

556.66

602.13

311.20

336.31

325.28

429.72

442.62

449.02

Dundee City

472.40

471.17

486.91

317.61

325.89

350.12

376.43

376.70

414.34

Edinburgh, City of

485.38

493.99

497.71

369.38

383.30

390.92

423.97

431.60

438.34

Glasgow City

455.06

484.37

473.22

325.99

341.18

344.26

379.20

404.46

402.22

Highland

408.02

451.24

474.66

279.42

271.12

280.91

349.97

352.41

368.84

Stirling

439.16

455.26

507.97

294.98

320.93

328.93

390.30

386.59

406.58

Scotland

465.70

471.04

483.04

303.93

313.02

312.97

375.03

384.49

393.30

Source: ASHE.

Notes:

1. The estimates are based on the number of employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.

2. The estimates are based on a sample survey, and as such, are subject to sampling error. Care must be taken when interpreting changes over time and differences across categories, especially in Stirling and Highland local authorities.

 

Cancer

8 February 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of eligible women screened for cervical cancer has been in (a) NHS Tayside and (b) the Dundee Community Health Partnership area in each year since 2006, also broken down by age group.

 

Shona Robison : The percentage uptakeĻ of women who had a record of a previous screening test taken within the last 3.5 years is in the following table:

NHS Tayside, 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2010.

Age Group

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

 

% Uptake

% Uptake

% Uptake

% Uptake

 

3.5 Years

3.5 Years

3.5 Years

3.5 Years

20 to 24

53.3

51.0

56.5

56.3

25 to 29

65.4

63.7

67.7

67.8

30 to 34

73.5

72.1

74.9

74.1

35 to 39

77.3

76.4

79.1

78.3

40 to 44

80.3

79.6

81.5

80.3

45 to 49

79.9

79.6

81.6

81.1

50 to 54

80.5

79.4

80.4

79.0

55 to 59

78.5

79.1

79.0

77.6

60 to 64

50.4

70.9

65.3

57.1

Target Age Group (20 to 60)

73.5

72.5

75.0

74.2

The percentage uptakeĻ of women who had a record of a previous screening test taken within the last 5.5 years is in the following table:

Age Group

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

 

% Uptake

% Uptake

% Uptake

% Uptake

 

5.5 Years

5.5 Years

5.5 Years

5.5 Years

20 to 24

56.8

54.2

58.3

57.8

25 to 29

75.0

73.4

74.5

74.1

30 to 34

83.0

81.4

81.3

80.0

35 to 39

86.1

85.3

85.4

84.4

40 to 44

88.8

87.8

87.8

86.2

45 to 49

88.1

87.6

87.9

87.2

50 to 54

88.1

87.1

87.2

85.8

55 to 59

85.6

86.0

85.3

84.2

60 to 64

73.3

86.8

83.5

79.6

Target Age Group (20 to 60)

81.3

80.1

80.8

79.8

 

Health

26 January 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of a consultant outpatient attendance in 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : The average cost of a consultant outpatient attendance at an NHSScotland location in the financial year 2009-10 was £126.

 

NHS Hospitals

26 January 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of an attendance at an accident and emergency unit in 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : The average cost of an attendance at an NHSScotland hospital providing accident and emergency consultant-led outpatient care in the financial year 2009-10 was £107.

 

Ambulance Service

19 January 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency incidents in the NHS Tayside area ambulances attended in 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : There were 41,630 emergency ambulance incidents in the NHS Tayside area in 2009-10 and this includes all categories of response. This, and a range of other information related to the performance of the Scottish Ambulance Service, is published in their annual report. The 2009-10 report can be found at http://www.scottishambulance.com/AboutUs/Default.aspx.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of an emergency ambulance call out in the East Central division of the Scottish Ambulance Service area in 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : The average cost of an emergency ambulance in 2009-10 in East Central division of the Scottish Ambulance Service was £263.24. This, and a range of other information relating to the cost of ambulance activity, is published annually in the ISD Scotland Cost Book. This information can be found at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/costs-overview.jsp?pContentID=3726&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&.

 

NHS Hospitals

19 January 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of an acute occupied bed day in 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : The average cost of an acute occupied bed day in an NHSScotland hospital in the financial year 2009-10 was £595.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many attendances there have been at each NHS Tayside accident and emergency centre in each year since 2007-08.

Nicola Sturgeon: The number of attendances (new and unplanned returns) from July 2007 to September 2010 for each accident and emergency department in NHS Tayside are provided in the following table. The number of monthly attendances at each accident and emergency department across Scotland is published quarterly and can be viewed at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4024.html.

Prior to 1 July 2007 information for accident and emergency attendances was collected centrally from the ISD monthly aggregate return ISD(S)1 but is only published at NHS Board level at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4156.html.

A new data collection system was introduced from 1 July 2007 which provides information on attendances on all accident and emergency departments. Accident and emergency departments are classified as either core or non-core sites. Core sites include all accident and emergency departments within large hospitals. Non-core sites include minor injury units, small hospitals with manual systems and health centres in rural areas that carry out accident and emergency type activity. The information provided in the table covers the periods: 1 July 2007 to 31 March 2008; the full year periods for 2008-09 and 2009-10; and for 1 April 2010 to 30 September 2010.

Total Number of Attendances at Accident and Emergency Departments in NHS Tayside for Financial Years 2007-08 to 2010-11

 

Financial Year

Accident and Emergency Department

2007-08*

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11P

Ninewells Hospital

35,500

48,646

48,045

25,079

Perth Royal Infirmary

18,737

24,854

24,927

13,602

Arbroath Infirmary

6,578

9,045

13,394

7,451

Blairgowrie Community Hospital

1,349

1,906

3,054

1,659

Brechin Infirmary

1,482

1,748

3,374

1,827

Cottage Hospital, Aberfeldy

-

6

202

52

Crieff Community Hospital

-

938

2,598

1,229

Links Health Centre, Montrose

3,431

3,914

7,343

3,876

Pitlochry Community Hospital

443

628

1,324

908

St Margaret''s Hospital

-

8

319

196

Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre

3,809

4,027

6,999

3,900

PDates are complete to September 2010.

Source: Accident and emergency data mart, ISD Scotland.

Note: * Data are from July 2007.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many procedures have been performed in acute specialities in NHS Tayside broken down by (a) inpatients and (b) day cases, in each year since 2007-08.

Nicola Sturgeon : The following table shows the total number of inpatient and day case procedures performed in NHS Tayside for the financial years ending 31 March 2008 to 2010.

Number of Inpatient and Day Case Procedures Performed in NHS Tayside, Financial Years 2007-08 to 2009-10

 

Financial Year

NHS Tayside

2007-08

2008-091

2009-101

Inpatients

67,811

35,253

34,250

Day Cases

23,034

23,688

21,071

Total

90,845

58,941

55,321

Source: ISD Scotland (SMR01).

Note: 1. It should be noted that from the 1 April 2008, it was no longer mandatory to record interventions/procedures (such as imaging, injections, infusions, x-rays etc) unless the patient is specifically admitted for this purpose.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many attendances there have been at nurse-led clinics for acute specialities in NHS Tayside, broken down by (a) new and (b) total attendances in each year since 2007-08.

Nicola Sturgeon : Information on the number of attendances at nurse-led clinics for acute specialities in NHS Tayside, broken down by (a) new and (b) total attendances for financial years ending 31 March 2007 to 2010 is published on the Information Services Division (ISD) website at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4453.html.

Please note that this data is developmental and should be treated with caution.

The number of attendances at nurse-led clinics for NHS Tayside for acute specialties is provided in the following table.

Number of attendances at nurse-led clinics for NHS Tayside for acute specialties for financial years 2007-08 to 2009-10

Indicator

Financial Year

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

New Attendances

11,574

13,260

14,927

Total Attendances

58,608

71,365

105,363

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) inpatient and day case episodes and (b) new and return outpatient attendances there have been in NHS Tayside in each year since 2007-08.

Nicola Sturgeon : Information on (a) inpatient and day case episodes and (b) new and return outpatient attendances in NHS Tayside for financial years ending 31 March 2001 to 2010 is published on the Information Services Division (ISD) website at:

Inpatients and Day Cases: http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4066.html

Outpatients: http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4156.html.

The number of inpatient and day case episodes are provided in Table 1 and the number of new and return outpatient attendances are provided in Table 2 for NHS Tayside for financial year 2007-08 to 2009-10.

Table 1: Number of Inpatient and Day Cases for NHS Tayside from All Acute Specialties for the Financial Year 2007-08 to 2009-10

Patient Type

Financial Year

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10P

All Patient Types

96,127

101,971

96,266

Day Cases

21,279

22,021

16,617

Elective Inpatients

17,709

18,978

18,666

Emergency Inpatients

44,707

46,415

46,083

Transfers

12,432

14,557

14,900

P2009-10 data is provisional.

Table 2: Number of New and Return Outpatient Attendances for NHS Tayside for All Specialties (Excluding Accident and Emergency) for the Financial Years 2007-08 to 2009-10

Indicator

Financial Year

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10P

New Outpatient Attendances

119,500

131,300

132,747

Return Outpatient Attendances

309,382

319,182

310,644

Total Attendances

428,882

450,482

443,391

P2009-10 data is provisional.

 

NHS Services

17 January 2011

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are waiting for an appointment with a podiatrist in the (a) Dundee and (b) Angus Community Health Partnership area

Nicola Sturgeon : This information is not held centrally. However, NHS Tayside has informed me that, as of 1 October 2010, the number of new patients waiting to be seen by a podiatrist in the Dundee and Angus Community Health Partnership area is 400 in Dundee and 317 in Angus

 

Local Authorities

7 January 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities are required or recommended to keep a permanent written minute of (a) board, (b) committee and (c) sub-committee meetings containing details of (i) attendees, (ii) duration and (iii) matters discussed

John Swinney : Schedule 7 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 sets out the provisions relating to meetings and proceedings of local authorities. Under the provisions of this Schedule, local authorities are required, for example, to record the names of members present at a meeting of a council and also to draw up minutes of the proceedings of a meeting of a council. Section 50C of the Act further states that minutes of meetings shall be open to public inspection for a period of six years from the date of the meeting.

 

Unemployment

7 January 2011

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were claiming unemployment-related benefits in Dundee at the latest date for which information is available, broken down by 2003 Census Area Statistics ward

John Swinney: The claimant count is a measure of those claiming unemployment related benefits in Scotland. Table 1 gives the claimant count for Dundee City, broken down by 2003 Census Area Statistics ward.

Table 1: Claimant Count in Each Dundee City Council Ward, November 2010

Area Total Claimants
Dundee City Council 4,858
Ardler 147
Balgay 110
Balgillo 81
Balgowan 198
Barnhill 59
Baxter Park 169
Bowbridge 207
Brackens 163
Broughty Ferry 61
Camperdown 232
Claverhouse 137
Craigiebank 101
Douglas 264
East Port 243
Fairmuir 165
Hilltown 240
Law 225
Lochee East 168
Lochee West 222
Logie 153
Longhaugh 310
Ninewells 168
Pitkerro 298
Riverside 50
Stobswell 262
Strathmartine 112
Tay Bridges 163
West Ferry 30
Whitfield 160

Source: Office for National Statistics.

Note: 2003 CAS Wards.

 

Construction

16 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many construction sector workers in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus are registered as looking for work as (i) bricklayers, (ii) masons, (iii) roofers, roof tilers and slaters, (iv) plumbers, (v) heating engineers, (vi) joiners, (vii) plasterers, (viii) floorers, (ix) wall tilers, (x) painters and decorators, (xi) glaziers and (xii) steel erectors.

Jim Mather : The claimant count is a measure of those claiming unemployment related benefits in Scotland. The information requested is set out in the following table.

Table 1. Number of people on the Claimant Count by Sought Occupation, November 2010.

Occupation Angus Dundee City
5311: Steel erectors 0 0
5312: Bricklayers, masons 15 35
5313: Roofers, roof tilers and slaters 10 10
5314: Plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers 10 50
5315: Carpenters and joiners 45 100
5316: Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters 0 5
5321: Plasterers 0 5
5322: Floorers and wall tilers 10 20
5323: Painters and decorators 25 60
Total 120 285

Source. Office for National Statistics (ONS).

 

Health

16 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-obesity drugs were prescribed in NHS Tayside in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10, and what the annual cost was.

Shona Robison : The following table shows the number of items dispensed in the community by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors and the gross ingredient cost for drugs indicated in the treatment of obesity in NHS Tayside for the financial years ended 31 March 2009 and 2010. The data exclude the direct supply of medicines to patients from hospitals and hospital-based clinics.

Financial Year Number of Dispensed Items Gross Ingredient Cost (£)
2008-09 5,659 197,942
2009-10 6,902 232,987

Notes:

The data are based on British National Formulary section 4.5.

Gross ingredient cost is the cost of an item before any discounts are applied. It excludes adjustments and broken bulk fees.

The information in the table has been provided by NHS National Services Scotland. Further information on prescribing can be found at www.isdscotland.org/prescribing.

 

National Health Service

16 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many biomedical bursaries of £2,000 have been awarded to students to encourage them to work in the NHS after graduation, in each year since 2007-08, also broken down by institution.

Michael Russell: The following table shows the number of students awarded the Biomedical Science Bursary to date, broken down by Institution and session. The bursary is payable to students on a placement year. Student numbers in this table have been rounded up or down to the nearest five (e.g. one, two round to zero; three, four round to five) to avoid identifying individual students. Totals may not equal the sum of their constituent parts due to rounding.

  2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Robert Gordon University 25 50 50 40
Glasgow Caledonian University 25 60 75 35
University of Abertay 10 20 20 10
University of the West of Scotland 5 10 10 5
Total 60 135 150 90

 

Justice

16 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 have been reported to the procurator fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in 2009-10.

Frank Mulholland : In 2009-10, 13 charges under the Emergency Workers Act 2005 were reported to the Procurator Fiscal at Dundee and a further five charges were reported to other procurators fiscal in Tayside.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 reported to the procurator fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each year since 2008-09 have resulted in (a) court proceedings and (b) a successful prosecution, also broken down by section of the Act.

Kenny MacAskill : The number of charges reported to the procurator fiscal in 2009-10 is provided in the answer to question S3W-38173 on 16 December 2010. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament''s website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Apps2/Business/PQA/Default.aspx.

The available information on court proceedings and convictions is given in the following table.

Persons proceeded against and convicted in Scottish Courts under the Emergency Workers (Scotland)Act 20051 in Dundee City and Tayside2 , 2008-093

Local Authority Proceeded Against Convicted
Dundee City    
Section 1(1) 3 3
Section 2(1) 1 1
Section 5(1) 2 2
Total Dundee City 6 6
Tayside    
Section 1(1) 5 5
Section 2(1) 2 2
Section 5(1) 9 9
Total Tayside 16 16

 

Housing

20 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Affordable Housing Investment Programme has allocated in the Dundee City Council area in each year since 2006-07, also expressed in real terms.

Alex Neil : Most of the Affordable Housing Investment Programme (AHIP) is used to provide grants to registered social landlords (RSLs) to build new homes for rent and low-cost home ownership, but also includes grants and assistance to councils, individuals and private companies.

Dundee City Local Authority Area, AHIP Spend

Year Actual Spend

(£m)

Actual Spend

Expressed in Real Terms

(£m)

2006-07 12.975 13.951
2007-08 17.606 18.381
2008-09 8.467 8.585
2009-10 12.337 12.337
2010-11 6.128* 6.128*

Note: *Estimate.

All figures based on official published statistics.

Gross domestic product deflators have been used to express the actual spend in real terms from data provided by the Office for National Statistics

 

Employment

12 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37579 by John Swinney on 17 November 2010 and with regard to full-time equivalents, (a) how many women are employed by each local authority and (b) what that figure is expressed as a percentage of all employees.

John Swinney: The information requested is set out in the following table. With regards to full-time equivalents, part (a) shows what percentage of each local authority''s total number of full-time equivalents are women, and part (b) shows the level of full time equivalent women employees within the local authority.

Table 1: Full-time Equivalent Proportions and Levels of Women Employees by Local Authority, Q2 2010

Local Authority

(a) Full-Time Equivalent of Women Employees as Proportion of Total Local Authority Employees: Q2 2010

(b) Full-Time Equivalent of Women Employees: Q2 2010

Aberdeen

64.6%

4,800

Aberdeenshire

69.9%

7,000

Angus

70.4%

3,300

Argyll and Bute

67.2%

2,800

Clackmannanshire

67.5%

1,500

Dumfries and Galloway

66.7%

4,100

Dundee City

61.7%

4,200

East Ayrshire

66.4%

3,600

East Dunbartonshire

68.4%

2,900

East Lothian

66.3%

2,500

East Renfrewshire

69.8%

2,700

Edinburgh City of

62.8%

10,100

Eilean Siar

68.6%

1,300

Falkirk

67.3%

4,400

Fife

65.3%

11,400

Glasgow City

64.3%

13,800

Highland

67.4%

6,700

Inverclyde

69.6%

2,700

Midlothian

66.4%

2,500

Moray

65.9%

2,500

North Ayrshire

68.6%

4,100

North Lanarkshire

70.4%

10,200

Orkney Islands

65.0%

1,100

Perth and Kinross

67.9%

3,500

Renfrewshire

67.9%

4,900

Scottish Borders

65.9%

3,000

Shetland Islands

65.1%

1,700

South Ayrshire

66.7%

2,800

South Lanarkshire

64.6%

8,600

Stirling

66.9%

2,400

West Dunbartonshire

66.7%

3,600

West Lothian

65.0%

4,600

Source: Joint Staffing Watch Survey (Q2 2010), not seasonally adjusted.

The corresponding figures for the percentage of women employed by each local authority as a percentage of all employees in terms of head count, were supplied in the answer to question S3W-37579.

 

Dentistry

8 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental students at the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Glasgow who have received a dental bursary since 2006-07 now work in NHS dentistry, also broken down by NHS board, and what percentage of students receiving a bursary this represents.

Shona Robison : The following table reports the number of bursary recipients in the NHSScotland dental workforce data at 30 September 2009 (the latest available data).

NHS Board

Dundee

%

Glasgow

%

Ayrshire and Arran

5

21.74

18

78.26

Borders

0

 

0

 
Fife

11

84.62

2

15.83

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

10

15.63

54

84.38

Highland

9

52.94

8

47.06

Lanarkshire

7

12.5

49

87.5

Grampian

15

65.22

8

34.78

Orkney

1

50.00

1

50.00

Lothian

15

50.00

15

50.00

Tayside

49

92.45

4

7.55

Forth Valley

4

21.05

15

78.95

Western Isles    

2

100.00

Dumfries and Galloway

1

50.00

1

50.00

Shetland

1

50.00

1

50.00

The following table reports the proportion of students who received a bursary, have graduated and were in the NHSScotland dental workforce data at 30 September 2009. This is not broken down by NHS board because dentists may work in multiple NHS boards simultaneously.

 

Proportion of

Bursary Recipients

Dundee

0.84

Glasgow

0.82

 

 

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental students at the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Glasgow received a bursary in 2009-10.

Shona Robison: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Number of Students who have Received a Dental Bursary at Glasgow and Dundee University for the 2009-10 Session.

Institution

2009-10

Session

Dundee University - Dental Bursary Recipients

242

Glasgow University - Dental Bursary Recipients

312

 

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on dental bursaries in 2009-10 for students at the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Glasgow.

Michael Russell : The Dental Bursary scheme provides £4,000 per year to anyone studying Dentistry in Scotland who can commit to the required retention period with NHS Scotland (up to a maximum of five years or equivalent part-time period). For University of Glasgow and University of Dundee students it is available from year two of their degree.

The following table shows the total amount of money paid in dental bursaries to students at University of Dundee and University of Glasgow in academic session 2009-10.

Payments made in Dental Bursaries to Students at University of Glasgow and University of Dundee " 2009-10

University of Dundee

University of Glasgow

£968,000

£1,248,000

 

Further and Higher Education

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many and (b) what percentage of school leavers entered full-time higher or further education in the (i) Dundee City and (ii) Angus Council area in each of the last four years for which information is available.

Michael Russell : This information has been published as background data to the annual Destinations of Leavers from Scottish Schools publication. It can be found on the Scottish Government website at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/leavedestla.

 

Employment

1 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed adults in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus worked from home in their main job in each of the last five years for which information is available.

John Swinney : The information requested is set out in the following table. The data for Dundee City cannot be given as the estimates were found to be unreliable. Part (a) shows the percentage of employed adults who worked from home in their main job.

Percentage of Employed Adults in Angus who Worked from Home in their Main Job

Year

 
April 2004 to March 2005

5.1%

April 2005 to March 2006

5.0%

April 2006 to March 2007

4.5%

April 2007 to March 2008

5.8%

April 2008 to March 2009

5.3%

April 2009 to March 2010

4.3%

Source: Annual Population Survey, April to March datasets.

Notes:

1. Employed adults includes all aged 16 and over in employment or self-employment.

2. Adults who worked from home includes those who work from home and those who work in the same grounds or buildings as their home. The estimates do not include those who work in different places but use their home as a base.

3. Data based on sample surveys. None of the changes between years are statistically significant.

 

Higher Education

1 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time university students in the (a) Dundee City and (b) Angus Council area have received a bursary in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Michael Russell: Bursary (i.e. non-repayable) support for full-time university students is available from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). The most recent available data comes from academic session 2009-10. The following table shows the number of bursary recipients from Angus and Dundee city in academic sessions 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10.

Table 1: Number of full-time University students from Angus or Dundee City who received non-repayable bursary support, 2007-08 to 2009-10:

Academic Year

Angus

Dundee

Total

2007-08

1,015

1,350

2,365

2008-09

895

1,370

2,265

2009-10

900

1,415

2,315

Source: Management information provided to Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) by institutions.

Notes:

 

Scottish Funding Council

1 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the Scottish Funding Council allocation has been to (a) the University of Dundee, (b) the University of Abertay, Dundee, and (c) Dundee College in each of the last four financial years for which information is available, also expressed in real terms.

Michael Russell : Details of the Scottish Funding Council''s (SFC''s) allocations to colleges and universities, in cash terms, can be found on its website at http://www.sfc.ac.uk/.

Details of the allocations to the institutions referred to above, in cash and real terms, are shown in the following tables.

 

Financial Year

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

University Abertay (cash)

£21,145,902

£20,897,766

£20,061,700

£23,733,253

University of Dundee (cash)

£92,230,829

£78,268,473

£88,451,050

£89,980,671

Dundee College (cash)

£26,071,274

£24,943,081

£35,432,758

£48,818,481

 

Financial Year

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

University of Abertay (real terms " 2009-10 prices)

£22,724,578

£21,832,412

£20,395,990

£23,733,253

University of Dundee (real terms - 2009-10 prices)

£99,116,449

£81,769,004

£89,924,919

£89,980,671

Dundee College (real terms - 2009-10 prices)

£28,017,661

£26,058,652

£36,023,178

£48,818,481

Sources: SFC and Scottish Government.

 

Higher Education

1 December 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much researchĖrelated funding the Scottish Funding Council has provided to the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Abertay, Dundee, in each of the last four financial years for which information is available.

Michael Russell : Over the last four academic years, the Scottish Funding Council has provided the Universities of Dundee and Abertay Dundee with the following levels of research-related funding:

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Dundee 26,446,462 28,495,296 26,271,928 27,046,430
Abertay Dundee 1,266,380 1,238,820 1,284,834 1,195,688

The Scottish Funding Council''s research-related funding is provided on an academic rather than a financial year basis and comprises:

Research Excellence Grant or Main Quality Research Grant

Research Postgraduate Grant

Knowledge Transfer Grant

Research Development Foundation Grant

(Scottish) Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme

Strategic Research Development Grant.

An additional £10 million is also being provided over three years to support the development of the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling at the University of Dundee.

 

Employment

25 November 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many private sector jobs have been created in Dundee and how many of these were full-time in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney : This information is not held centrally.

Using the Annual Population Survey, the change in the level of private sector jobs can be estimated. This shows that within Dundee City:

between 2007 and 2008, there was a net reduction in private sector jobs of 200, of which all were full-time;

between 2008 and 2009, there was a net reduction in private sector jobs of 1,100, of which 800 were full-time;

between 2009 and 2010, there was a net reduction in private sector jobs of 300, of which 100 were full-time.

Source: Annual Population Survey, April " March datasets, ONS.

Notes:

1. Data rounded to nearest hundred.

2. As data is based on sample survey, the changes may not be statistically significant.

 

Culture

30 November 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive, following publication of Scotlandís Spending Plans and Draft Budget 2011-12, how much capital funding it will provide for the V&A at Dundee project.

Fiona Hyslop: The Scottish Government''s Draft Budget for 2011-12 includes sufficient funding for the project feasibility and design stages to proceed. Overall the Scottish Government will make a significant capital contribution to the project, providing a sound funding basis to which the partnership can add from other sources to enable the project to proceed. Details are being discussed with the partnership.

 

Prescription Charges

25 November 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many prescriptions have been issued for cancer-related treatment in (a) Scotland and (b) NHS Tayside in each year since 2007-08, and what the gross cost was of dispensing these.

Shona Robison : Information is not held centrally on the number of prescriptions issued, only on prescription items dispensed in the community by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors. These data exclude the direct supply of medicines to patients from hospitals and hospital-based clinics.

The information in the table shows drugs in sections 8.1, 8.2.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.2 and 8.3.4 of the British National Formulary which lists products indicated for use in the treatment of cancer. Some of the products listed can be used in the treatment of other conditions and it is not possible to identify from the prescription form why a particular drug was prescribed. In addition, there will be other drugs used in the treatment of cancer, for example, analgesics for pain, steroids as adjunct therapy and some prescribing of these drugs will be for reasons other than cancer.

NHS Tayside

Financial Year

Number of Dispensed Items

Gross Ingredient Cost (£)*

2007-08

14,784

1,530,848

2008-09

15,206

1,576,926

2009-10

15,440

1,522,317

Scotland

Financial Year

Number of Dispensed Items

Gross Ingredient Cost (£)*

2007-08

209,453

22,780,691

2008-09

214,560

24,013,151

2009-10

220,793

22,140,699

Note: *Gross ingredient cost is the cost of an item before any discounts are applied. It excludes adjustments and any dispensing or broken bulk fees.

The information in the table has been provided by NHS National Services Scotland. Further information on prescribing can be found at www.isdscotland.org/prescribing.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many prescriptions were issued by (a) Dundee and (b) Angus Community Health Partnership in each year since 2006-07 and what percentage was free.

Shona Robison : Information is not held centrally on the number of prescriptions issued, only on prescription items dispensed in the community by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors. These data exclude the direct supply of medicines to patients from hospitals and hospital-based clinics.

The table below shows the number of items dispensed and the percentage of items dispensed free of charge in the Dundee and Angus Community Health Partnerships in each year since 2006-2007.

Dundee Community Health Partnership

Financial Year

Number of Dispensed Items

Percentage Free-of-Charge

2006-07

2,338,661

89.2%

2007-08

2,393,230

89.1%

2008-09

2,487,850

89.3%

2009-10

2,556,693

89.4%

Angus Community Health Partnership

Financial Year Number of Dispensed Items

Percentage Free-of-Charge

2006-07

1,688,760

87.5%

2007-08

1,702,734

87.5%

2008-09

1,770,971

88.0%

2009-10

1,850,842

88.4%

Notes:

Data on the percentage of prescribed items dispensed free of charge is derived using the patient exemption check boxes on the back of the prescription form. These data exclude items written on Minor Ailment Service or Stock Order forms.

The information in the table has been provided by NHS National Services Scotland. Further information on prescribing can be found at www.isdscotland.org/prescribing

 

Employment

22 November 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many women are employed by each local authority, expressed as a percentage of employees.

John Swinney : The information requested is set out in the table below. Part (a) shows what percentage of each local authority''s headcount are women.

Table 1: Headcount of Women Employees as a Percentage of All Employees by Local Authority, Q2 2010

Local Authority Percentage of All Employees
Aberdeen

70.2%

Aberdeenshire

76.2%

Angus

73.6%

Argyll and Bute

70.8%

Clackmannanshire

71.3%

Dumfries and Galloway

72.5%

Dundee City

64.7%

East Ayrshire

70.8%

East Dunbartonshire

71.9%

East Lothian

70.3%

East Renfrewshire

72.8%

Edinburgh City of

66.1%

Eilean Siar

74.6%

Falkirk

70.9%

Fife

70.3%

Glasgow City

66.6%

Highland

72.6%

Inverclyde

73.5%

Midlothian

69.7%

Moray

72.5%

North Ayrshire

72.5%

North Lanarkshire

74.3%

Orkney Islands

69.0%

Perth and Kinross

71.3%

Renfrewshire

71.6%

Scottish Borders

70.4%

Shetland Islands

73.7%

South Ayrshire

70.2%

South Lanarkshire

69.0%

Stirling

70.8%

West Dunbartonshire

69.7%

West Lothian

69.9%

Note: Figures based on total headcount (includes both full-time and part-time employees).

Source: Joint Staffing Watch Survey (Q2 2010), not seasonally adjusted.

 

People with Dementia

22 November 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what total number of patients is recorded in Quality and Outcomes Framework dementia registers in NHS Tayside GP practices.

Ms Nicola Sturgeon : This information is published annually by ISD Scotland. The most recent information relates to the 2009-10 financial year and can be viewed at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/files/QOF_Scot_200910_HEAT_dem_prevalence.xls

 

The published figures include data from nursing homes etc from NHS Lothian and Greater Glasgow and Clyde which do not participate in the Quality and Outcomes Framework but are part of the current Dementia HEAT targets. This does not affect the figures from NHS Tayside as they do not have these extra components.

 

Health

29 September 2010

To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital admissions there have been of people aged 65 and over in Angus as a result of falls in each of the last three years for which information is available, broken down by intermediate geographical zone, also expressed as a rate per 1,000 of population.

Answered by Nicola Sturgeon : The information requested is shown in the following table:

Table 1. Number of Hospital Admissions for Patients Aged 65 and over in Angus as a Result of a Falls1 for Financial Years 2007-08 to 2009-10.

Intermediate Geographical Zone

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10P

 

Episodes

Rate per 1,000 population

Episodes

Rate per 1,000 population

Episodes

Rate per 1,000 population

Monifieth West

11

17.4

8

12.3

8

12.2

Monifieth East

28

23.1

28

22.6

24

19.0

Carnoustie West

13

16.9

8

10.2

7

8.6

Carnoustie East

26

22.9

19

16.5

23

19.4

Monikie

5

8.9

6

9.7

*

*

South Angus

8

8.0

7

6.9

14

13.3

Arbroath Keptie

18

19.9

10

10.9

11

12.0

Arbroath Harbour

21

22.3

34

35.3

30

31.7

Arbroath Kirkton

22

23.7

14

14.9

18

18.2

Arbroath Cliffburn

15

18.6

14

17.5

10

12.1

Arbroath Warddykes

10

15.3

13

18.9

4

5.7

Letham and Glamis

7

7.3

14

13.9

8

7.6

Kirriemuir Landward

11

20.3

9

15.9

12

21.4

Forfar West

21

21.7

18

18.6

11

11.1

Forfar Central

17

18.0

14

14.8

15

15.7

Forfar East

23

25.9

20

22.9

13

14.6

Lunan

8

16.9

5

10.6

7

14.4

Friockheim

19

17.8

14

12.6

9

7.9

Kirriemuir

14

11.6

25

20.0

14

11.0

Montrose South

34

31.5

19

17.5

29

27.1

Montrose North

17

19.1

17

19.2

15

16.8

Brechin East

10

18.0

11

19.1

12

21.2

Brechin West

18

22.2

16

19.3

12

13.8

Hillside

6

12.2

3

5.8

3

5.5

Angus Glens

11

16.9

10

14.8

18

26.7

P2009-10 Data is provisional.

Source: Information Services Division Scotland, Scottish Morbidity Record Scheme

 

To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital admissions there have been of people aged 65 and over in Dundee as a result of falls in each of the last three years for which information is available, broken down by intermediate geographical zone, also expressed as a rate per 1,000 of population.

Answered by Nicola Sturgeon (Wednesday, September 29, 2010): The information requested is shown in the following table:

Table 1. Number of Hospital Admissions for Patients Aged 65 and Over in Dundee as a Result of a Falls1 for Financial Years 2007-08 to 2009-10

Intermediate Geographical Zone

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10P

 

Episodes

Rate per 1,000

Population

Episodes

Rate per 1,000

Population

Episodes

Rate per 1,000

Population

Ardler and St Marys

20

20.0

14

14.2

24

23.9

Balgay

10

10.4

17

17.7

11

11.6

Barnhill

26

20.5

23

18.0

31

23.6

Baxter Park

7

12.6

7

12.7

4

7.0

Broughty Ferry East

17

18.8

11

11.7

13

13.8

Broughty Ferry West

30

22.1

25

18.0

28

20.0

Caird Park

3

6.4

7

14.8

8

16.8

Charleston

9

12.2

15

21.1

7

10.2

City Centre

17

33.3

8

16.0

4

7.9

Craigie and Craigiebank

30

22.0

32

24.0

39

30.4

Docks and Wellgate

19

30.6

13

21.2

14

23.8

Douglas East

12

17.9

14

21.8

10

15.7

Douglas West

12

16.3

13

17.7

11

15.2

Downfield

17

17.3

10

10.0

9

9.0

Fairmuir

15

13.6

25

23.2

18

16.5

Fintry

13

16.3

19

23.1

18

21.4

Hilltown

28

25.9

21

19.5

15

13.8

Kirkton

9

19.0

9

18.1

8

15.5

Law

26

22.0

29

25.3

26

23.6

Linlathen and Midcraigie

22

32.2

22

30.8

12

16.6

Lochee

33

27.2

22

18.3

26

22.2

Logie and Blackness

26

29.1

22

25.6

9

11.0

Menzieshill

18

20.4

22

25.4

17

20.4

Perth Road

6

15.3

8

20.2

12

31.4

Stobswell

6

12.3

15

30.5

11

22.5

The Glens

28

26.5

15

14.8

23

23.0

West Ferry

20

20.8

12

12.1

18

18.0

West Pitkerro

3

8.4

6

15.4

4

9.7

Westend

18

18.5

15

15.6

11

11.5

Western Edge

10

27.2

7

18.3

13

30.8

Whitfield

8

12.2

10

15.3

12

17.8

P2009-10 Data is provisional.

Source: Information Services Division Scotland, Scottish Morbidity Record Scheme 01 (SMR01), General Register Office for Scotland population estimates.

Note: 1. A fall is defined as International Classification Disease 10 (ICD-10) codes W00 " W19 in any diagnosis position.

 

Homecoming Scotland

21 September 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated financial benefit to the local economy in Dundee has been from Homecoming Scotland 2009 events.

Jim Mather : An independent evaluation of the economic impact of Homecoming Scotland 2009 was done by Glasgow-based EKOS Ltd, a leading independent UK consultancy specialising in economic and social development. EKOS concluded that Homecoming Scotland 2009 generated net additional expenditure for Scotland of £53.7 million. The evaluation did not breakdown this impact on a regional basis.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) temporary and (b) permanent jobs have been created in Dundee as a result of Homecoming Scotland 2009 events.

Jim Mather : An independent evaluation of the economic impact of Homecoming Scotland 2009 was done by Glasgow-based EKOS Ltd, a leading independent UK consultancy specialising in economic and social development. In terms of net additional employment, EKOS concluded that Homecoming generated an additional 1,536.4 full-time equivalent. The evaluation did not breakdown this impact on a regional basis.

 

Employment

17 September 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs in Dundee are classified as (a) medium and (b) high-tech manufacturing and what percentage of all manufacturing jobs in the city this represents.

John Swinney : Information on the number of employee jobs by industry is collected each year from the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI). Table 1 shows the number of employee jobs in the high-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturing industries, and the percentage of all manufacturing jobs each industry represents, in Dundee City. The most recent year for which data is available is 2008.

Table 1: Employee Jobs in the High-Tech and Medium-High-Tech Manufacturing Industries in Dundee City, 2008

Industry

Number of Jobs

Percentage of Total Manufacturing

High-Tech Manufacturing

1,500

20.6%

Medium-High-Tech Manufacturing

900

12.6%

Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2008.

Notes:

1. In line with Eurostat/OECD definitions the SIC (2003) codes used for each industry are:

High-tech manufacturing " 24.4, 30, 32, 33, 35.5

Medium-high-tech manufacturing " 24 (except 24.4), 29, 31, 34, 35.2, 35.4, 35.5.

2. These data are based on employee jobs rather than people in employment i.e. one person may have more than one job. Self-employed jobs are not included.

3. Data are rounded to the nearest hundred.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many and (b) what percentage of jobs in Dundee are classified as being in knowledge-intensive services.

John Swinney : Information on the number of employee jobs by industry is collected each year from the annual business inquiry (ABI). Table 1 shows the number and percentage of employee jobs in the knowledge-intensive services industry, in Dundee City. The most recent year for which data is available is 2008. The ABI does not include self-employed jobs.

Table 1: Employee jobs in the Knowledge-Intensive Services Industry in Dundee City, 2008

Industry

Number of Jobs

Percentage of Total Jobs

Knowledge-Intensive Services

8,700

11.8%

Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2008.

Notes:

1. In line with Eurostat/OECD definitions the SIC (2003) codes used are:

knowledge-intensive services " 61, 62, 64, 72, 74

2. These data are based on employee jobs rather than people in employment i.e. one person may have more than one job. Self-employed jobs are not included.

3. Data are rounded to the nearest hundred.

 

Lifelong Learning

8 September 2010

Marlyn Glen :To ask the Scottish Executive how many economically active people in Dundee in each of the last three years (a) were qualified at level (i) NVQ4 and above, (ii) NVQ3, (iii) NVQ2 and (iv) NVQ1, (b) had another qualification or (c) were on a trade apprenticeship, also expressed as a percentage, and how this compares with the figures for Scotland.

Keith Brown : The Annual Population Survey (APS) is the official source for data on people who are economically active. Table 1 shows the latest estimates from the APS, covering each year since 2007, of the number of economically active people in Dundee City Council of working age (16 to 64 for males and 16 to 59 for females) by level of qualification. Table 2 shows the same for Scotland. Table 3 shows the latest estimates from the APS, covering each year since 2007, of the number of economically active people in Dundee City Council of working age (16 to 64 for males and 16 to 59 for females) who have completed a trade apprenticeship. Table 4 shows the same for Scotland.

Table 1: Economically Active Working Age people by Highest NVQ Level, Dundee City Council, 2007-09, Dundee City

 

NVQ4 and above

NVQ3 and equivalent

NVQ2 and equivalent

 

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

2007

27,000

39.5%

17,200

25.1%

11,100

16.2%

2008

25,900

38.6%

18,700

27.9%

9,900

14.7%

2009

26,400

39.0%

17,800

26.3%

10,500

15.5%

 

NVQ1 and equivalent

No Qualifications

Other Qualification

 

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

2007

*

*

*

*

4,400

6.4%

2008

*

*

*

*

4,300

6.4%

2009

*

*

*

*

5,100

7.5%

Source: Annual Population Survey, January " December.

Notes:

1. Levels are rounded to the nearest 100.

2. * figures have been suppressed as levels lie below the reliability threshold.

3. Rates refer to the proportion of economically active people whose highest qualification is at the level specified.

Table 2: Economically Active Working Age people by Highest NVQ Level, Scotland,
2007-09, Scotland

 

NVQ4 and above

NVQ3 and equivalent

NVQ2 and equivalent

 

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

2007

949,800

37.5%

694,900

27.4%

436,800

17.2%

2008

964,300

38.0%

706,400

27.8%

429,200

16.9%

2009

984,100

38.6%

681,100

26.7%

443,100

17.4%

 

NVQ1 and equivalent

No Qualifications

Other Qualification

 

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

Level

Rate (%)

2007

54,200

2.1%

240,200

9.5%

157,400

6.2%

2008

53,500

2.1%

222,300

8.7%

165,100

6.5%

2009

54,300

2.1%

218,300

8.6%

168,600

6.6%

Source: Annual Population Survey, January - December

Notes:

1. Levels are rounded to the nearest hundred.

2. * figures have been suppressed as levels lie below the reliability threshold.

3. Rates refer to the proportion of economically active people whose highest qualification is at the level specified.

Table 3: Economically Active Working Age People who have Completed a Trade Apprenticeship, Dundee City Council, 2007-09

 

Trade Apprenticeship

 

Level

Rate (%)

2007

8,700

12.8%

2008

9,500

14.2%

2009

8,600

12.8%

Source: Annual Population Survey, January to December.

Notes:

1. Levels are rounded to the nearest 100.

2. Rates refer to the proportion of economically active people who have completed a trade apprenticeship.

Table 4: Economically Active Working Age People who have Completed a Trade Apprenticeship, Scotland, 2007-09

 

Trade Apprenticeship

 

Level

Rate (%)

2007

368,900

14.7%

2008

369,300

14.7%

2009

350,800

13.9%

Source: Annual Population Survey, January to December.

 

Employment

6 September 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent job density value is for (a) Dundee, (b) Angus and (c) Scotland.

John Swinney : Job density value is defined as the number of employee jobs in an area divided by the working age population (males aged 16 to 64 and females aged 16 to 59) residing in the area. The official source for employee jobs in Scotland is the annual business inquiry. Table 1 shows the most recent job density value for Scotland, Dundee City and Angus.

Table 1: Job Density Value for Scotland, Dundee City and Angus, 2008

 

Rate (%)

Angus

53.6

Dundee City

82.6

Scotland

74.8

Source: Annual business inquiry, 2008 and mid-year population estimates, 2008.

 

Regional Selective Assistance

1 September 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs were (a) created and (b) safeguarded in Dundee through Regional Selective Assistance in each of the last four years for which information is available.

Jim Mather : Regional Selective Assistance projects involve the creation and / or safeguarding of a specified number of jobs over the duration of the grant contract. This includes a specified period after the final payment has been made when the project jobs have to be maintained. Typically, projects can be undertaken over a number of years. Records are not maintained of jobs created or safeguarded by financial year as it is the overall number of jobs created or safeguarded over the duration of the grant contract which is important.

Information on accepted offers and the associated planned job creation and job safeguarding can be found within the report section of the Scottish Business Grants website at:

http://www.scottishbusinessgrants.gov.uk/rsa/208.html.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average value has been of offers of Regional Selective Assistance to indigenous firms in Dundee in each of the last four years for which information is available.

Jim Mather : The average value of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) offers made by the Scottish Executive, during the last four full years in which it operated the RSA scheme, to indigenous firms in Dundee is as follows:

Year

Amount

2008-09

£159,000

2007-08

£350,333

2006-07

£442,143

2005-06

£143,250

From 1 October 2009 Scottish Enterprise assumed responsibility for making new offers of RSA. Information on RSA can be found on the Scottish Business Grants website at:

http://www.scottishbusinessgrants.gov.uk/rsa/208.html.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what total amount of Regional Selective Assistance has been given to indigenous firms in Dundee in each of the last four years for which information is available.

Jim Mather : The Scottish Executive has, since April 2002, routinely published information on Regional Selective Assistance (RSA). Scottish Enterprise assumed operational responsibility for making new offers of RSA from 1 October 2009 and continues to publish information on new RSA offers. Information on accepted offers, payments and recoveries can be found in the report section of the Scottish Business Grants website at http://www.scottishbusinessgrants.gov.uk/rsa/208.html.

 

Unemployment

6 September 2010

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were claiming unemployment-related benefits in each Dundee City Council ward at the most recent date for which information is available, broken down by gender.

John Swinney : The claimant count is a measure of those claiming unemployment related benefits. Claimant counts are not yet available for the new wards as used in the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary Elections. However, data is available for the 2003 Census Area Statistics (CAS) wards. Table 1 contains claimant counts for each ward within Dundee City.

Table 1: Claimant Count in Each Dundee City Council Ward by Gender, July 2010

 

Male

Female

All People

Dundee City Council

3,728

1,366

5,094

Ardler

106

46

152

Balgay

90

35

125

Balgillo

69

18

87

Balgowan

144

48

192

Barnhill

38

20

58

Baxter Park

142

50

192

Bowbridge

166

46

212

Brackens

128

46

174

Broughty Ferry

48

20

68

Camperdown

177

73

250

Claverhouse

123

53

176

Craigiebank

82

24

106

Douglas

191

75

266

East Port

188

83

271

Fairmuir

143

37

180

Hilltown

182

59

241

Law

193

60

253

Lochee East

132

47

179

Lochee West

156

61

217

Logie

106

45

151

Longhaugh

221

78

299

Ninewells

122

41

163

Pitkerro

213

92

305

Riverside

39

21

60

Stobswell

184

69

253

Strathmartine

82

30

112

Tay Bridges

132

66

198

West Ferry

26

11

37

Whitfield

148

37

185

Note: 2003 CAS wards are used.

Source: Office for National Statistics.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual average number of people in Dundee claiming unemployment-related benefits has been in each of the last three years for which information is available, broken down by (a) age group and (b) duration of unemployment.

John Swinney : The claimant count is a measure of those claiming unemployment related benefits in Scotland. Table 1 gives the claimant count for Dundee City, broken down by age and table 2 gives the claimant count for Dundee City, broken down by duration of claim.

Table 1: Claimant Count in Dundee City Council by age, Annual Average 2007-09

 

18 to 24

25 to 49

50+

2007

990

1,830

550

2008

1,015

1,875

490

2009

1,410

2,570

670

Note: Levels have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source: Office for National Statistics.

Table 2: Claimant Count in Dundee City Council by duration, Annual Average 2007-09

 

Claiming for up to 6 Months

Claiming for More than 6 Months and up to 12 Months

Claiming for More than 12 Months

2007

2,290

630

565

2008

2,490

590

400

2009

3,240

975

525

Note: Levels have been rounded to the nearest five.

Source: Office for National Statistics

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) annual average number and (b) percentage of people in Dundee has claimed unemployment-related benefits in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney : The claimant count is a measure of those claiming unemployment related benefits in Scotland. Table 1 gives the number and proportion of people claiming unemployment related benefits in Dundee City for those aged 16-64 in 2007-09.

Table 1: Claimant Count Levels and Rates for those aged 16-64, Dundee City, 2007-09

 

Level

Rate (%)

2007

3,489

3.8

2008

3,481

3.7

2009

4,738

5.0

Source: Office for National Statistics

 

NHS Staff

18 August 2010

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) hospital microbiologists are employed and (b) vacancies there are for such posts in NHS Tayside, expressed as (i) headcount and (ii) whole-time equivalent.

Nicola Sturgeon : (a) Information on hospital microbiologists employed in NHS Scotland is not specifically held. However, information showing headcount and whole time equivalent for medical microbiology and virology staff in post is collected and published by NHS Services Scotland Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland. Latest data as at 30 September 2009 is available at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/servlet/FileBuffer?namedFile=HCHS%20by%20specialty_2009reva.xls&pContentDispositionType=attachment..

(b) Information on vacancies for hospital microbiologists in NHS Scotland is not specifically held. However, information on consultant vacancies for medical microbiology and virology is collected. Latest vacancies as at 30 September 2009 are available at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/servlet/FileBuffer?namedFile=Consultant_Vacancies_2009.xls&pContentDispositionType=attachment.

 

Mental Health

12 August 2010

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in the (a) Dundee and (b) Angus Community Health Partnership areas in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009

Nicola Sturgeon : Information on prescriptions issued for antidepressants is not collected but the number of antidepressant items dispensed in 2008 and 2009 for these Partnerships is shown in the following table:

Prescribing Community Health Partnership

Calendar Year 2008

Calendar Year 2009

Angus Community Health Partnership

80,057

85,456

Dundee Community Health Partnership

131,875

139,524

Source: Prescribing Information System, ISD Scotland. IR2010-01887.

It should be noted that prescribing rates can be influenced not only by prevalence and detection rates of depression, but also prescribing practice around the dosage and duration of the prescription " for example the same people might be staying on antidepressants for longer periods, or they may be receiving a higher dose.

We will ensure those who need antidepressants will continue to receive them in accordance with clinical guidelines, while investing in alternatives that increase choice for clinicians and service users through improved access to evidence based interventions such as psychological therapies.

 

NHS Expenditure

16 August 2010

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on hospital drugs in NHS Tayside was in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : NHS Tayside spent £22.378 million on hospital drugs in 2008-09; information is not yet available for the 2009-10 expenditure.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the expenditure on staffing costs in NHS Tayside was in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

Nicola Sturgeon : NHS Tayside''s expenditure on staffing costs was £420.587 million in 2008-09 and £435.043 million in 2009-10.

 

Employment

14 July 2010

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the population was of working age in Dundee in the last year for which information is available and what that percentage will be in 2033 if current proposals to increase the pensionable age are implemented.

Jim Mather : In mid-2009, 62.6 per cent of the population of Dundee City was of working age. In 2033, the projections published by the General Register Office for Scotland suggest that 60.2 per cent of the population of Dundee City will be of working age, assuming that the planned increases in the working age to 66 years are implemented.

 

 

 

 

Care of Elderly People

26 July 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the projected number of staff who will be required to provide care in (a) care homes, (b) home care and (c) day care in Dundee in the period up to 2033, based on 2007-08 figures.

Shona Robison : Modelling work has been undertaken at a national level as part of the reshaping care for older people programme. This work is focussed on the need for care for people over 65 only, and it does not drill down into individual local authority or NHS board areas. All information on the modelling work can be accessed at the following web address:

http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/action-areas/reshaping-care-for-older-people/workstream-b---future-funding-of-long-term-care-demographic-pressures

 

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the projected number of people who will receive care in (a) care homes, (b) home care and (c) day care in Dundee in the period up to 2033, based on 2007-08 figures.

Shona Robison : Modelling work has been undertaken at a national level as part of the reshaping care for older people programme. This work is focussed on the need for care for people over 65 only, and it does not drill down into individual local authority or NHS board areas. All information on the modelling work can be accessed at the following web address:

http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/action-areas/reshaping-care-for-older-people/workstream-b---future-funding-of-long-term-care-demographic-pressures

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the projected number of people who will receive care in NHS long-stay beds in the NHS Tayside area in the period up to 2033, based on 2007-08 figures.

Shona Robison : Modelling work has been undertaken at a national level as part of the reshaping care for older people programme. This work is focussed on the need for care for people over 65 only, and it does not drill down into individual local authority or NHS board areas. All information on the modelling work can be accessed at the following web address:

http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/action-areas/reshaping-care-for-older-people/workstream-b---future-funding-of-long-term-care-demographic-pressures

 

NHS Expenditure

26 July 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated expenditure was on (a) hospital, (b) community and (c) family services for people aged 65 or over in NHS Tayside in the last year for which information is available.

Shona Robison : This information requested is not held centrally.

 

Health

26 July 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) estimated health care cost by International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) code and (b) figures for each NHS board area were for (i) ischaemic heart disease, (ii) cerebrovascular disease, (iii) breast cancer, (iv) colon/rectal cancer and (v) diabetes mellitus in the last year for which information is available.

Shona Robison : Information on the costs of specific diagnoses is not available centrally.

 

Dentistry

23 July 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what percentages of P7 schoolchildren would be recorded in the National Dental Inspection Programme with no obvious decay experience in their permanent dentition in each report since 2007 if the figures for each NHS board were expressed by community health partnership area.

Shona Robison: The percentages of P7 schoolchildren recorded in the National Dental Inspection Programme with no obvious decay experience in their permanent dentition, by community health partnership area, are not held centrally for 2007. Table 1 shows, by community health partnership area, the percentage of P7 children inspected in the National Dental Inspection Programme of 2009 with no obvious decay experience in their permanent dentition.

Table1: Percentage of P7 schoolchildren with no obvious decay experience in permanent dentition, as recorded in the National Dental Inspection Programme of 2009; by community health partnership area.

Percentage with no Obvious Decay Experience in Permanent Dentition

Community Health Partnership Area

 
East Ayrshire Community Health Partnership

69.6

North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership

67.7

South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership

72.4

Scottish Borders Community Health and Care Partnership

70.9

Dumfries and Galloway Community Health Partnership

57.8

Dunfermline and West Fife Community Health Partnership

67.2

Glenrothes and North East Fife Community Health Partnership

67.2

Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth Community Health Partnership

67.2

Clackmannanshire Community Health Partnership

68.7

Falkirk Community Health Partnership

68.7

Stirling Community Health Partnership

68.7

Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership

63.7

Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership

63.7

Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership

63.7

East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership

61.3

East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

51.1

East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership

73.0

Inverclyde Community Health Partnership

54.9

North Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

49.5

Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership

57.8

South East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

67.6

South West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

52.2

West Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership

56.6

West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

52.3

Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership

65.8

Mid Highland Community Health Partnership

76.6

North Highland Community Health Partnership

57.2

South East Highland Community Health Partnership

68.9

North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership

55.8

South Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership

58.6

East Lothian Community Health Partnership

71.1

Edinburgh Community Health Partnership

75.6

Midlothian Community Health Partnership

61.1

West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership

54.9

Orkney Community Health Partnership

67.9

Shetland Community Health Partnership

76.2

Angus Community Health Partnership

67.0

Dundee Community Health Partnership

67.0

Perth and Kinross Community Health Partnership

67.0

Western Isles Community Health and Social Care Partnership

55.5

Source: ISD Scotland, Ref: IR2010-01820.

 

Older People

23 July 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated expenditure by Dundee City Council was on (a) care at home, (b) care homes and (c) day care for people aged 65 or over in the last year for which information is available.

Shona Robison: The information requested is given in the table below:

Dundee City Council - Net Expenditure on Older People Services 2008-09

 

Net Expenditure

(£000)

(a) Care at Home

12,323

(b) Care Homes

18,039

(c) Day Care

1,314

Source: Local Government Finance LFR3 return.

 

Employment

14 July 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the population was of working age in Dundee in the last year for which information is available and what that percentage will be in 2033 if current proposals to increase the pensionable age are implemented.

Jim Mather : In mid-2009, 62.6 per cent of the population of Dundee City was of working age. In 2033, the projections published by the General Register Office for Scotland suggest that 60.2 per cent of the population of Dundee City will be of working age, assuming that the planned increases in the working age to 66 years are implemented.

 

Employment

29 June 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) claimant count number and (b) claimant count unemployment rate has been in each ward of (i) Dundee City and (ii) Angus Council in the most recent month for which figures are available.

Answered by Jim Mather : Claimant Counts and rates are not yet available for the new wards as used in the 2007 Scottish parliamentary elections. However, data is available for the 2003 CAS Wards. Tables 1 and 2 contain claimant counts and rates for each ward within Dundee City and Angus councils respectively.

Table 1: JSA Claimant Count Unemployment Number and Rate1 for Wards2 in Dundee City Council, May 2010

 

Claimant Count

Claimant Count Rate (%)

Ardler

142

6.8

Balgay

116

3.9

Balgillo

92

2.3

Balgowan

176

5.3

Barnhill

49

1.7

Baxter Park

168

5.3

Bowbridge

203

7.1

Brackens

172

5.0

Broughty Ferry

62

2.1

Camperdown

252

8.0

Claverhouse

167

5.5

Craigiebank

96

4.4

Douglas

267

8.3

East Port

250

7.8

Fairmuir

177

6.8

Hilltown

232

6.4

Law

237

6.8

Lochee East

152

5.9

Lochee West

201

8.1

Logie

128

4.2

Longhaugh

280

7.9

Ninewells

153

4.8

Pitkerro

302

9.0

Riverside

58

1.6

Stobswell

233

8.1

Strathmartine

116

3.9

Tay Bridges

172

3.2

West Ferry

35

1.3

Whitfield

183

8.0

Dundee City

4,871

5.4

Source: Office for National Statistics.

Notes:

1. Rates for wards are calculated using the claimant count unemployment level as the numerator, and a measure of economically active residents as the denominator.

2. 2003 CAS Wards.

Table 2: JSA Claimant Count Unemployment Number and Rate1 for Wards2 in Angus Council, May 2010

 

Claimant Count

Claimant Count
Rate (%)

Arbirlot and Hospitalfield

79

3.6

Arbroath North

55

2.0

Brechin North Esk

68

2.9

Brechin South Esk

133

7.7

Brechin West

52

2.1

Brothock

143

6.7

Carnoustie Central

56

2.8

Carnoustie East

27

1.1

Carnoustie West

89

3.5

Cliffburn

107

5.2

Forfar Central

74

3.3

Forfar East

74

3.6

Forfar South

78

4.2

Forfar West

69

3.5

Harbour

138

6.8

Hayshead and Lunan

67

3.0

Keptie

67

3.1

Kirriemuir East

72

3.2

Kirriemuir West

45

1.9

Letham and Friockheim

47

1.8

Monifieth Central

32

1.7

Monifieth West

36

1.5

Montrose Central

80

4.0

Montrose Ferryden

104

4.5

Montrose Hillside

54

2.2

Montrose West

62

2.7

Sidlaw East and Ashludie

64

2.7

Sidlaw West

43

1.6

Westfield and Dean

51

1.9

Angus

2,066

3.2

Source: Office for National Statistics

Notes:

1. Rates for wards are calculated using the claimant count unemployment level as the numerator, and a measure of economically active residents as the denominator.

2. 2003 CAS Wards.

 

Diabetes

8 June 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent estimate is of the cost to the NHS budget of treating diabetes and its complications, also expressed as a percentage.

Shona Robison: Accurate estimates for the overall cost of treating people with diabetes are difficult to obtain, due to the complex nature of the condition and the co-morbidities and complications associated with it.

NHS Quality Improvement Scotlandís National Overview Report on Diabetes Standards, published in 2008, suggests that the overall cost of treating the disease may account for about 10% of the total NHSScotland budget.

The Scottish Diabetes Research Network Epidemiology Group has commissioned researchers at the University of Glasgow to provide estimates of the inpatient and prescription cost of diabetes in Scotland.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in NHS Tayside are classified as having (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes and what the estimated number is of undiagnosed cases.

Shona Robison: The figures for type 1 and type 2 diabetes prevalence in NHS Tayside are summarised in the following table:

Table 1a. Diabetes Prevalence in NHS Tayside

Type 1 Type 2 Other typesof diabetes Not Recorded/Not Known Total
Number % Number %      

1,771

9.8%

16,283

89.7%

42

61

18,157

Source: Scottish Diabetes Survey 2009. http://www.diabetesinscotland.org.uk/Publications.aspx.

The estimated numbers of people with undiagnosed diabetes are shown in the following table:

Table 1b. Estimated1 Numbers of Undiagnosed Diabetes in NHS Tayside

PBS Estimate 2008 (A) Scottish Diabetes Survey 2008 (B) Undiagnosed Persons (A - B)

19,769

17,311

2,458

Source: Scottish Public Health Observatory.

Note: 1. Estimated numbers of undiagnosed diabetes are produced using the Public Health Observatories/Brent/ScHARR (PBS) statistical model.

 

3 June 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of diabetes-related drugs prescribed in NHS Tayside has been in each of the last three years.

Shona Robison : Gross Ingredient Cost of drugs prescribed in NHS Tayside for the treatment of Diabetes, in each of calendar years 2007 to 2009 is shown in the following table.

NHS Tayside: Gross Ingredient Cost for Drugs Prescribed to Treat Diabetes, 2007 to 2009

Calendar

Year

Gross Ingredient

Cost (£)

2007

4,203,516

2008

4,204,014

2009

4,474,227

Source: Prescribing Information System, ISD Scotland. Ref: IR2010-01324.

 

Pharmacists

20 May 2010

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to assist NHS Tayside to fill its vacant posts for hospital pharmacists.

Nicola Sturgeon : Recruitment to vacant hospital pharmacist posts in Scotland is a matter for NHS boards. However, where any board is encountering difficulty in recruiting to a vacancy, it is open to them to apply for a local recruitment and retention premium which allows the salary on offer to be increased beyond the nationally agreed rate in an attempt to aid recruitment and/or retention. No such applications have been received to date for pharmacists.

I am aware of results from the Pharmacy Establishment and Vacancy Survey which suggest there are recruitment and retention difficulties in areas of Scotland amongst the more junior hospital pharmacy grades. Officials are currently conducting a full analysis of any issues and the results will be considered in partnership. Findings will then be included in this year's evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body together with proposals detailing what, if any, further action is required.

 

Diabetes

11 May 2010

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged 12 and over with diabetes in NHS Tayside were referred to ophthalmology as a result of diabetic retinopathy screening in the last year for which information is available.

Answered by Shona Robison : During the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010, 494 people aged 12 and over with diabetes in NHS Tayside were referred to ophthalmology as a result of diabetic retinopathy screening.

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive how many people aged 12 and over with diabetes in NHS Tayside who were eligible for diabetic retinopathy screening were (a) offered an appointment for screening and (b) screened in the last year for which information is available.

Shona Robison: The diabetic retinopathy screening programme in NHS Tayside has robust processes in place to ensure that all people who are eligible for diabetic retinopathy screening are offered regular appointments.

Invitations to attend for diabetic retinopathy screening were sent out to 17,355 people during the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 in NHS Tayside. The number of invitations issued is higher than the number of people eligible for screening, due to people who did not attend appointments being invited again and to the fact that some people with diabetes require to be screened more than once a year.

Twelve thousand, eight hundred and ninety-four people aged 12 and over with diabetes in NHS Tayside who were eligible for diabetic retinopathy screening were screened during the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. This represents 83% of those eligible. The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS) standard is that 80% of people who are eligible are screened within each twelve month period.

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated number was of people aged over 12 with diabetes in NHS Tayside eligible for diabetic retinopathy screening in the last year for which information is available.

Shona Robison : During the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 there were 15,590 people aged over 12 with diabetes in NHS Tayside who were eligible for diabetic retinopathy screening. This figure excludes those people who were suspended by their GP from the diabetic retinopathy screening programme for clinical reasons, and people under the care of an ophthalmologist.

 

Vaccinations

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage MMR2 immunisation rate has been in NHS Tayside for children up to five years of age in each year since 1998.

Shona Robison : MMR vaccination uptake rates by NHS board are published on the Information Service Division (ISD) Scotland website under Child Health at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/1987.html.

Uptake statistics by five years of age are only available from 2006 onwards. In Scotland uptake rates have historically been reported by one, two and six years of age. In 2006, Scottish uptake rates of MMR vaccination by five years of age began to be reported, in line with other parts of the UK. Table 8 in the workbook in the above website shows the trend in uptake by six years with data going back to 1996.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage MMR1 immunisation rate has been in NHS Tayside for children up to (a) two and (b) five years of age in each year since 1998.

Shona Robison : MMR vaccination uptake rates by NHS board are published on the Information Service Division (ISD) Scotland website under Child Health at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/1987.html.

Uptake statistics by five years of age are only available from 2006 onwards. In Scotland uptake rates have historically been reported by one, two and six years of age. In 2006, Scottish uptake rates of MMR vaccination by five years of age began to be reported, in line with other parts of the UK. Table 8 in the workbook in the above website shows the trend in uptake by six years with data going back to 1996.

Cancer

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the European age-standardised incidence rate of survival for (a) breast and (b) prostate cancer is at (i) one year and (ii) five years in each of the last three four-year periods in Tayside.

Nicola Sturgeon : The data illustrated in the following tables show the number of breast and prostate cancer patients (respectively) in Tayside and percent surviving for one and five years over the period 1996-2007. The data collected is not routinely age standardised.

Table 1. Number of Breast Cancer Patients and Percent Surviving One and Five Years, Tayside, 1996-2007

 

1996-99

2000-03

2004-07

Registrations

1,041

1,036

1,169

1 year

90%

92%

93%

5 years

67%

70%

n/a

Source: ISD Scotland, Ref: IR2010-01060.

Table 2. Number of Prostate Cancer Patients and Percent Surviving One and Five Years, Tayside, 1996-2007

 

1996-99

2000-03

2004-07

Registrations

617

652

701

1 year

82%

87%

88%

5 years

45%

54%

n/a

Source: ISD Scotland, Ref: IR2010-01060.

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the European age-standardised incidence rate of survival for colorectal cancer is at (a) one year and (b) five years in each of the last three four-year periods in Tayside, broken down by gender.

Answered by Nicola Sturgeon (Tuesday, May 04, 2010): The following table shows the number of colorectal cancer patients in Tayside and the related percent surviving for the period 1996-2007. This data is not available as age standardised.

Table: Number of Colorectal Cancer Patients and Percent Surviving One and Five years, Tayside, 1996-2007

   

1996-99

2000-03

2004-07

Males Registrations

602

592

548

  1 year

68%

71%

75%

  5 years

36%

44%

n/a

Females Registrations

539

517

515

  1 year

63%

65%

68%

  5 years

34%

39%

n/a

Source: ISD Scotland, Ref: IR2010-01060.

Note: Observed survival was calculated as Kaplan-Meier survival at one and five years from diagnosis for patients aged 15-99, based on the patient''s first cancer registration.

 

05 May 2010

Smoking

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of (a) female and (b) male smokers has been in NHS Tayside in each year since 2004.

Shona Robison : The answer is shown in the following table.

Table 1. Male and Female Smoking Prevalence, Aged 16+ in NHS Tayside, from 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Year

Males

Females

2003-04

26.2

25.2

2005-06

25.2

26.8

2007-08

25.5

23.3

Source: Scottish Household Survey. Two year averages were used for the breakdown of smoking prevalence in males and females because of small numbers.

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many attempts to quit have been made with smoking cessation services in NHS Tayside in each year since 2005 and what percentage remained successful 12 months later.

Shona Robison: Information on quit attempts made via NHS smoking cessation services is available from the agreed national minimum dataset for cessation services. The national smoking cessation database (the primary data collection mechanism) was established in July 2005. Calendar year 2006 is the first year for which national cessation monitoring data are published.

National monitoring is based on clients who set a quit date/make a quit attempt with a cessation service. This will not include persons referred to services or who make initial contact with a service, but who do not go on to set a quit date.

Table 1 shows the number of quit attempts made with smoking cessation services in NHS Tayside and the percentage of these recorded as a successful outcome at 12 months after the quit date. Data for 2009 are not yet published.

Year

Total Quit Attempts

% Successful at 12 Months After Quit Date

2006

2,071

11%

2007

2,960

11%

2008

3,028

9%

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland. Figures are based on total quit attempts, rather than total number of clients with a quit attempt and could include repeat quit attempts by the same client.

The data shown are based on self-reported not smoked, or smoked no more than five cigarettes, since one month follow-up. The remainder of the quit attempts, those not recorded as successful at 12 months after quit date, will include both known smokers and cases lost to follow-up/smoking status unknown. In Tayside in 2008, for example, the cumulative percentage of cases lost to follow-up/smoking status unknown at 12 months after quit date was 60%, with 31% of cases known smokers and 9% known quits.

 

22 April 2010

Health

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many admissions there have been for acute coronary syndrome in NHS Tayside in each year since 2005.

Nicola Sturgeon : The information requested is provided in the following table. The rise in the number of admissions for acute coronary syndrome since 2008 is thought to be accounted for by the introduction of more sensitive diagnostic tests, using biomarkers such as troponin.

Table: Number of Admissions for Acute Coronary Syndrome1 in NHS Tayside for the Years Ending 31 March

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
1,495 1,273 1,221 1,516 1,606

Source: ISD Scotland, SMR01.

Note: 1. Acute coronary syndrome includes unstable angina and myocardial infarction. It has been defined using the following International Classification of Disease Codes (version 10) I20.0, I21-I22 and I24.8.

 

Higher Education

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of graduates from the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Abertay was in full-time employment (i) six and (ii) 12 months after graduation in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Michael Russell : The following table shows the percentage of qualifiers from the University of Abertay and the University of Dundee who were in full-time employment six months after qualifying. This is based on the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey carried out by higher education institutions and collated by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This survey is not repeated at 12 months so data for the percentage of qualifiers in full-time employment at that stage is not held centrally.

Percentage of Qualifiers from Abertay and Dundee in Full-Time Employment after Six Months by Institution: 2005-06 to 2007-08

 

2005-06

(%)

2006-07

(%)

2007-08

(%)

University of Abertay Dundee

49.3

45.8

35.7

The University of Dundee

70.9

72.8

68.5

Notes:

1. Data supplied by HESA.

2. Underlying values are weighted to take account of non-response.

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduates of the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Abertay have participated in the Graduates for Business programme in the last two years.

Michael Russell : The information requested is not held centrally. This is a matter for Scottish Enterprise.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many biomedical science bursaries to encourage students to work in the NHS after graduation have been awarded in 2009-10, broken down by institution.

Nicola Sturgeon : The following table shows how many bursaries were awarded to biomedical science students in 2009-10, broken down by institution:

Glasgow Caledonian University

74

Robert Gordon University

49

Abertay University

19

University of West of Scotland

10

 

Dentistry

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental students at the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Glasgow since 2006-07 who received a dental bursary in their final year of study are now in vocational training in Scotland, also broken down by NHS board area.

Shona Robison: Dental vocational training normally lasts for one year and takes place after graduation. 127 dentists who graduated in 2009, and received a dental bursary in their final year of study, are currently in dental vocational training, as follows:

NHS Board

Dundee Dental

School

Glasgow Dental

School

Total

Ayrshire and Arran

2

8

10

Borders

0

0

0

Dumfries and Galloway

1

0

1

Fife

5

2

7

Forth Valley

2

5

7

Grampian

10

2

12

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

2

19

21

Highland

5

6

11

Lanarkshire

1

16

17

Lothian

6

11

17

Orkney

0

1

1

Shetland

1

1

2

Tayside

16

4

20

Western Isles

0

1

1

Total

51

76

127

In total 316 dentists who graduated in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and received a dental bursary in their final year of study, have been in dental vocational training, which includes the 127 in the above table.

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental students at the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Glasgow have received a dental bursary in each year since 2006-07.

Shona Robison: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Number of Students who have Received a Dental Bursary at Glasgow and Dundee University for 2006-09 Sessions

Institution

2006-07 Session

2007-08 Session

2008-09 Session

2009-10 Session to Date

Total

Dundee University- Dental Bursary Recipients

214

222

236

239

911

Glasgow University- Dental Bursary Recipients

232

270

295

310

1,107

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on dental bursaries for students at the University of (a) Dundee and (b) Glasgow in each year since 2006-07.

Shona Robison : The information requested is shown in the following table.

Spend on Dental Bursaries for Students at Glasgow and Dundee University for 2006-2009 Sessions

Institution

2006-07 Session

2007-08 Session

2008-09 Session

2009-10 Session to Date

Total

Dundee University- Value of Dental Bursaries Awarded

£856,000

£888,000

£944,000

£956,000

£3,644,000

Glasgow University- Value of Dental Bursaries Awarded

£928,000

£1,080,000

£1,180,000

£1,240,000

£4,428,000

 

08 April 2010

NHS Finance

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the formula capital allocation for NHS Tayside is in 2010-11 and was in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08, (d) 2008-09, (e) 2009-10, also expressed in 2010-11 values.

Nicola Sturgeon : The formula capital allocations to NHS Tayside from 2005-06 and the inflation adjusted figures are shown in the following table:

Year

Formula Capital Allocation

£ Million

Expressed at 2010-11 Values

£ Million

2005-06

16.906

17.955

2006-07

20.276

20.915

2007-08

24.347

24.410

2008-09

24.650

24.107

2009-10

25.030

24.907

2010-11

21.226

21.226

The figures expressed at 2010-11 prices have been adjusted from their original value using the HM Treasury GDP deflator.

16 April 2010

Health

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on the Counterweight programme in NHS Tayside in each year of its operation.

Shona Robison: The cost of delivering the Counterweight programme in NHS Tayside between April 2006 and September 2008 was £328,000. Of that, £288,000 was awarded to Robert Gordon University who lead the development of Counterweight in Scotland and £40,000 was allocated to NHS Tayside. The programme is designed to be selfĎsustaining after two years as a key element is training staff that allows the Counterweight team to withdraw direct involvement in delivery.

 

NHS Funding

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside were in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and is for 2010-11 and what the equivalent values would be using the NHS Scotland Resource Allocation Committee (NRAC) target allocations.

Nicola Sturgeon : The initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside from 2007-08 and the equivalent values would be using the NRAC formula are shown in the following table (note the 2007-08 and 2008-09 figures are based on the Arbuthnott formula):

 

Initial Allocation

Adjusted Figure

Year

£m

£m

2007-08

549.1

548.2

2008-09

566.4

565.6

2009-10

578.6

567.0

2010-11

592.9

583.1

I have confirmed that no Board will receive less funding than it does at present as a result of the transition to the NRAC formula and any changes will be phased in over a number of years as has been the practice under both the previous SHARE and Arbuthnott formulae.

 

30 March 2010

NHS Finance

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside were in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 and are for 2010-11, also expressed in real terms.

Nicola Sturgeon : The initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside from 2007-08 and the inflation adjusted figures are shown in the following table:

Year

Initial Allocation

£m

Adjusted Figure

£m

2007-08

549.1

587.2

2008-09

566.4

590.8

2009-10

578.6

591.6

2010-11

592.9

592.9

 

Teachers (Workforce Planning)

25 March 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to make progress on teacher workforce planning.

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell): It has been evident over many years that there has been a mismatch between the number of teachers being trained and those entering employment after their induction year. We have taken action in this Government to address that situation by initially reducing intakes to initial teacher education courses by 42 per cent between 2009 and 2010. We have also brought forward the publication of the teacher census to better inform the planning process. I will take decisions on workforce planning at the end of this year and I am determined that I will do so on the best information available on the numbers of teachers leaving the profession and the local authority demand for teachers.

Marlyn Glen: The cabinet secretary says that he is satisfied with workforce planning, as he said last week in reply to a question on teacher numbers from my colleague Rhona Brankin. Is he satisfied with the situation for the coming year in terms of placing requests? What measures is he planning to ensure a decrease in the number and in legal challenges from parents, which is surely a measure of dissatisfaction?

Michael Russell: I have said not that I am satisfied, but that we need to improve the systemóby definition, I am not satisfied. I am completely mystified by the connection that the member makes between workforce planning and the issues she raises on the numbers. The reality is that we need the right number of teachers for the right number of pupils in the right number of schools. That was my answer to the question from her colleague last week, to which the member referred. I hope that the member is not suggesting that we have the wrong number of teachers for the wrong number of pupils in the wrong number of schools

 

 Income

18 March 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) men in full-time employment, (b) women in full-time employment and (c) women in part-time employment in the private sector in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney : The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.

The following table shows the median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in the private sector in Scotland by gender in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The median is the recommended measure of average earnings as opposed to the mean.

Median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in the private sector in Scotland by gender (£):

  2007 2008 2009
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Full time 10.81 8.56 11.21 8.95 11.44 9.00
Part time 6.11 6.11 6.29 6.33 6.50 6.48

Source: Annual Survey for Hours and Earnings.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) men in full-time employment, (b) women in full-time employment and (c) women in part-time employment in the public sector in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney: The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.

The following table shows the median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in the public sector in Scotland by gender in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The median is the recommended measure of average earnings as opposed to the mean.

Table " Median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in the public sector in Scotland by gender (£):

  2007 2008 2009
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Full-time 13.08 12.53 13.77 13.06 14.54 13.76
Part-time 11.17 8.26 9.49 9.22 10.67 9.80

Source: Annual Survey for Hours and Earnings.

Notes:

1. The estimates are based on the pay excluding overtime for employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.

2. The estimates are based on a sample survey, and as such, are subject to sampling error.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) men in full-time employment, (b) women in full-time employment and (c) women in part-time employment in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney : The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.

The following table shows the median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in Scotland by gender in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The median is the recommended measure of average earnings as opposed to the mean.

Median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in Scotland by gender (£):

  2007 2008 2009
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Full-time 11.59 10.21 12.04 10.74 12.39 11.33
Part-time 7.09 7.24 7.07 7.84 7.62 8.04

Source: Annual Survey for Hours and Earnings.

Notes:

1. The estimates are based on the pay excluding overtime for employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.

2. The estimates are based on a sample survey, and as such, are subject to sampling error.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in each of the last three years for which information is available.

John Swinney: The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.

The following table shows the median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in Scotland in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The median is the recommended measure of average earnings as opposed to the mean.

Median gross hourly pay excluding overtime for full-time and part-time employee jobs in Scotland (£):

  2007 2008 2009
Full-time 10.98 11.48 11.99
Part-time 7.21 7.68 8.00

Source: Annual Survey for Hours and Earnings.

Notes:

1. The estimates are based on the pay excluding overtime for employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.

2. The estimates are based on a sample survey, and as such, are subject to sampling error.

 

Employment

18 March 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many men were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in the last year for which information is available.

John Swinney : Annual estimates of full-time and part-time employment levels are available from the Annual Population Survey (APS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Updated APS data is published on a quarterly basis.

The following table shows the number of full-time and part-time employed men for Scotland from the latest available survey (July 2008 to June 2009), as well as data for the same period in the preceding year (July 2007 to June 2008).

Full-time and part-time Employed Workers, Men, Scotland (thousands), not Seasonally Adjusted

  Full-time Workers Part-time Workers
Jul 2007 to Jun 2008 1,204 136
Jul 2008 to Jun 2009 1,168 141

Source: Office for National Statistics.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many women were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in the last year for which information is available.

John Swinney: Annual estimates of full-time and part-time employment levels are available from the Annual Population Survey (APS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Updated APS data is published on a quarterly basis.

The following table shows the number of full-time and part-time employed women for Scotland from the latest available survey (July 2008 to June 2009), as well as data for the same period in the preceding year (July 2007 to June 2008).

Full-time and Part-time Employed Workers, Women, Scotland (thousands), not Seasonally Adjusted

  Full-time Workers Part-time Workers
Jul 2007 to Jun 2008 707 493
Jul 2008 to Jun 2009 704 491

Source: Office for National Statistics.

 

Substance Misuse

11 March 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by (a) Dundee City and (b) Angus Council on community care for adults with addictions or a substance misuse problem in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Fergus Ewing : Local authorities hold data on the expenditure/costs associated with community care services for all people aged 18 to 64 where the primary reason for care relates to a drug, alcohol, or other substance addiction or misuse. Table 1 provides the net revenue expenditure on adults with addictions and substance misuse for Angus and Dundee City for the last three years for which data are available. 2008-09 figures will be published on 25 March 2010.

Table 1: Local Authorities'' Net Revenue Expenditure on Adults with Addictions and Substance Misuse Problems

Local Authority 2005-06

(£ 000)

2006-07

(£ 000)

2007-08

(£ 000)

Angus 248 250 313
Dundee City 285 280 276

Source: Local Financial Return LFR 3 (Social Work).

Children

11 March 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the net revenue expenditure on children and family services was by (a) Dundee City and (b) Angus Council in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Adam Ingram : The following table provides net revenue expenditure by Dundee City and Angus councils on children and family services from 2005-06 to 2007-08. This information is reported by councils to the Scottish Government in the annual local financial return for social work.

Council 2005-06

(£000)

2006-07

(£000)

2007-08

(£000)

Dundee City 19,131 21,381 22,301
Angus 9,848 10,893 12,728

Source: LFR 3 returns.

 

Alcohol Misuse

03 March 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP consultations were directly connected with alcohol-related conditions in the last year for which information is available and what the estimated cost was.

Shona Robison: The exact number of GP consultations that were directly connected with alcohol-related conditions in Scotland, is not available centrally.

However, national estimates can be given based on the number of consultations there have been relating to alcohol abuse, from a sample of Scottish general practices participating in PTI (Practice Team Information).

Based on PTI data, the estimated number of consultations with a GP for alcohol abuse in Scotland, during the financial year 2007-08, was 102,268. This equates to a rate of 19 per 1,000 registered patients.

These figures are likely to considerably underestimate the true number of GP consultations connected with alcohol-related conditions in Scotland.

The figures relate only to consultations with a GP where alcohol abuse was specifically recorded as an issue.

Many other consultations may have been due to alcohol-related conditions even though alcohol abuse was not specifically recorded.

Furthermore, other members of the practice team (such as nurses) will also see patients for alcohol-related problems.

Information on estimated costs of consultations for alcohol-related conditions is not available centrally. Although figures on general practice expenditure are collected and published routinely, the data are not split down to provide a measure of costs associated with individual reasons for each GP consultation.

 

 

Health

25 February 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many attendances at accident and emergency units there were in NHS Tayside in the last year for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon: There were 109,109 accident and emergency (A&E) attendances in NHS Tayside between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2009. The following table includes core and non-core subtotals.

A&E Department Type Number of A&E Attendances
Total for core sites

73,967

Total for non-core sites

35,142

Total for all sites

109,109

Source: A&E data mart, ISD Scotland.

A&E departments are classified as either core or non-core sites. Core sites include all A&E departments within large hospitals. Non-core sites include minor injury units, small hospitals with manual systems and health centers in rural areas that carry out A&E type activity.

Further information for A&E attendances can be found on the ISD website at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4024.html.

 

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of an attendance at an accident and emergency unit in the last year for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon: The average cost of an attendance at a hospital providing accident and emergency outpatient care in financial year 2008-09 was £100.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of an acute occupied bed day in the last year for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon: The average cost of an acute occupied bed day in an NHSScotland hospital in financial year 2008-09 was £569.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many new outpatient attendances there were in NHS Tayside in the last year for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon: Provisional, published statistics show that the number of new outpatient attendances in NHS Tayside for the financial year ending 31 March 2009 was 131,046.

As a result of changes to the Patient Administration System in NHS Tayside this figure includes some estimation and may be subject to revision.

Further information on outpatient attendances can be found on the ISD website at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4156.html.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of a consultant outpatient appointment in the last year for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon: The average cost of a consultant outpatient attendance at an NHSScotland location in financial year 2008-09 was £112.

 

Ambulance Service

11 February 2010

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive how many emergency ambulance incidents there were in NHS Tayside in the last year for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon :

The Scottish Ambulance Service have advised that in 2008-09 there were 27,825 emergency ambulance incidents in NHS Tayside.

 

Marlyn Glen :

To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of an accident and emergency ambulance incident.

Nicola Sturgeon : The average cost of ambulance activity is published annually in the ISD Scotland Cost Book. This information can be found at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/costs-overview.jsp?pContentID=3726&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&.

 

Higher Education

04 February 2010

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of full-time first degree entrants from (a) state schools or (b) colleges has been at each higher education institution in each of the last three years for which information is available and what the respective benchmarks were.

Mike Russell

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) annually publishes higher education performance indicators for all higher education institutions in the UK, including the percentage of entrants from state schools or colleges combined. The most recently published performance indicators relate to the academic year 2007-08.

HESA''s groups performance indicators on the participation of under-represented groups can be found at:

www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1434&Itemid=141.

Table T1a contains the percentage of full-time first degree entrants from state schools or colleges combined for each Scottish higher education institution alongside the respective benchmarks. Data for earlier years can also be found on HESA''s website.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of students not continuing full-time first degree courses beyond the first year has been at each higher education institution in each of the last three years for which information is available and what the respective benchmarks were

 

Michael Russell

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) annually publishes higher education performance indicators for all higher education institutions in the UK, including the percentage of students not continuing following year of entry. The most recently published performance indicators relate to the academic year 2006-07.

HESA''s performance indicators on non-continuation rates can be found at:

www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1438&Itemid=141.

Table T3a contains the percentage of full-time first degree entrants not continuing following year of entry for each Scottish higher education institution alongside the respective benchmarks. Data for earlier years can also be found on HESA''s website.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of full-time first degree entrants from national statistics socioeconomic classification groups 4, 5, 6, and 7 combined has been at each higher education institution in each of the last three years for which information is available and what the respective benchmarks were.

 

Michael Russell

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) annually publishes higher education performance indicators for all higher education institutions in the UK, including the percentage of entrants from low socioeconomic classification groups. The most recently published performance indicators relate to the academic year 2007-08.

HESA''s performance indicators on the participation of under-represented groups can be found at:

www.hesa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1434&Itemid=141.

Table T1a contains the percentage of full-time first degree entrants from national statistics socioeconomic classification groups 4, 5, 6 and 7 combined for each Scottish higher education institution alongside the respective benchmarks. Data for earlier years can also be found on HESA''s website.

 

Alcohol

01 February 2010

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30406 by Shona Robison on 19 January 2010, whether the figures on alcohol consumption in other countries quoted in its news release of 21 February 2010, Scotlandís drinking habit, are adjusted to reflect the alcohol abstention rate.

Shona Robison

None of the figures (for Scotland or other countries) quoted in the news release of 22 February 2009 were adjusted to reflect the alcohol abstention rate.

 

Life Expectancy

01 February 2010

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated non-disabled life expectancy is at (a) birth and (b) age 65 in each local authority area, also broken down by gender.

Shona Robison

Estimates of non-disabled life expectancy (disability-free life expectancy) are not available for local authority areas within Scotland, but estimates at birth and at age 65 for the country as a whole are available from table 1, page 78 in Health Statistics Quarterly no. 40, winter 2008 from the Office for National Statistics:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_health/HSQ40-winter-2008.pdf.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated healthy life expectancy is at (a) birth and (b) age 65 in each local authority area, also broken down by gender.

Shona Robison

Estimated healthy life expectancy (HLE) is not available for Scotland at local authority level. However (HLE) estimates split by age and sex for each community health partnership (CHP) within Scotland are available on the Scottish Public Health Observatory website as table 3 at:

http://www.scotpho.org.uk/home/Populationdynamics/hle/hle_data/hle_chps.asp.

and for NHS board areas at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_health/HSQ40-winter-2008.pdf.

Twenty-nine of the 32 local authorities within Scotland have boundaries that are coterminous with CHPs; the remaining three (Glasgow, Highland and Fife) are similar to NHS boards.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated non-disabled healthy life expectancy is at (a) birth and (b) age 65 in each community health partnership area, also broken down by gender.

Shona Robison

stimates of disability-free life expectancy (non-disabled healthy life expectancy) are not available for community health partnership areas but estimates for the whole of Scotland are available in table, page 78 in Health Statistics Quarterly no. 40, winter 2008, published by the Office for National Statistics http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_health/HSQ40-winter-2008.pdf.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated healthy life expectancy is at (a) birth and (b) age 65 in each community health partnership area, also broken down by gender.

Shona Robison

The latest information on estimated healthy life expectancy (HLE) at birth and age 65, for males and females, in each community health partnership (CHP) area is produced and published by Information Services Division Scotland on the Scottish Public Health Observatory website, in table 3 http://www.scotpho.org.uk/home/Populationdynamics/hle/hle_data/hle_chps.asp.

 

Nursing

26 January 2010

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive how many midwives employed by NHS Tayside are aged 55 and over, also expressed as (a) full-time equivalents and (b) a percentage.

Nicola Sturgeon

The information on the number of midwifery* staff employed by NHS Tayside aged 55 and over expressed as a whole-time equivalent (WTE) is available from National Services Scotland, Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland from the website link:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4352.htm#staff_in_post.

Taken from nationally published data, the following table provides the number of midwifery staff employed by NHS Tayside over 55 as (a) whole-time equivalent and (b) as a percentage of the total midwifery staff.

Midwifery* Staff NHS Tayside

 

Age 55"59

28.2

% of Total Staff (WTE)

11.64

Age 60-64

5.9

% of Total Staff (WTE)

2.43

Age 65+

0.5

% of Total Staff (WTE)

0.2

Total Over 55

34.6

% of Total Staff

14.29

Total All Age Groups

242.1

Source: Information Services Division ISD Scotland, data as at 30 September 2009.

Note: The data on midwifery staff are for Agenda to Change bands 1"9, which include midwifery support.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive how many midwives who graduated in Scotland in the last three years are now working in England.

Nicola Sturgeon

Once they have graduated, newly qualified midwives are free to apply for and take up posts wherever they wish. The Scottish Government does not track where newly qualified midwives obtain posts.

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive how many midwives have graduated from the University of Dundee in each of the last three years.

Nicola Sturgeon

The following table shows the number of midwives who graduated from the University of Dundee in each of the last three years:

2006-07

17

2007-08

24

2008-09

26

 

Marlyn Glen

To ask the Scottish Executive what the attrition rate for midwifery students has been in each of the last three cohorts for which information is available (a) at the University of Dundee and (b) in Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon

The following table shows the latest information available about midwifery student attrition rates for the University of Dundee and for Scotland.

Cohort

University of Dundee

Scotland

2002-03

38.5%

23.8%

2003-04

17.4%

22.5%

2004-05

22.7%

22.7%

 

Smoking

19 January 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest estimated percentage is of smokers in Scotland, also broken down by gender, and what information it has on how these figures compare with the corresponding information for Sweden.

Shona Robison : The following information is available on smoking prevalence in Scotland and in Sweden.

For Scotland, the most recent information available is from 2008, when 25.2% all of those aged 16+ smoked. By sex the figure was 24.9% and 25.4% for males and females respectively.

The data source is the Scottish Household Survey.

For Sweden, the most recent information available is from 2005, when 15.9% of those aged 15+ smoked. Data is not available by sex.

The data source is the Health for All Database, which is hosted by the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO).

 

Smoking

19 January 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent on smoking cessation services and related tobacco control activity in each year since 2006-07, also (i) expressed in real terms and (ii) broken down by NHS board.

Shona Robison: The following table contains a breakdown by Health Board of smoking cessation allocations/spend.

Health Board 2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

 

Actual

Actual

Real Terms

Actual

Real Terms

Actual

Real Terms

Ayrshire and Arran

£387,000

£542,000

£530,161

£542,000

£510,759

£542,000

£502,032

Borders

£118,000

£170,000

£166,287

£170,000

£160,201

£170,000

£157,464

Dumfries and Galloway

£160,000

£231,000

£225,954

£231,000

£217,685

£231,00

£213,966

Fife

£326,000

£462,000

£451,909

£462,000

£435,371

£462,000

£427,932

Forth Valley

£264,000

£373,000

£364,853

£373,000

£351,500

£373,000

£345,495

Grampian

£418,000

£597,000

£583,960

£597,000

£562,589

£597,000

£552,977

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

£2,096,000

£2,569,000

£2,512,887

£2,569,000

£2,420,924

£2,569,000

£2,379,559

Highland

£323,000

£455,000

£445,062

£455,000

£428,774

£455,000

£421,448

Lanarkshire

£936,000

£1,147,000

£1,121,947

£1,147,000

£1,080,887

£1,147,000

£1,062,419

Lothian

£1,048,000

£1,311,000

£1,282,365

£1,311,000

£1,235,435

£1,311,000

£1,214,326

Orkney

£35,000

£53,000

£51,842

£53,000

£49,945

£53,000

£49,092

Shetland

£41,000

£59,000

£57,711

£59,000

£55,599

£59,000

£54,649

Tayside

£790,000

£949,000

£928,272

£949,000

£894,300

£949,000

£879,020

Western Isles

£58,000

£82,000

£80,209

£82,000

£77,274

£82,000

£75,953

Total

£7,000,000

£9,000,000

£8,803,419

£9,000,000

£8,481,244

£9,000,000

£8,336,331

Notes:

1. The figures above include £2 million per annum in support of the Keep Well projects in Greater Glasgow (£800,000 p.a.), Lanarkshire (£400,000 p.a.), Lothian (£400,000 p.a.) and Tayside health boards (£400,000 p.a.).

2. Additional to the funding outlined above £2 million per annum is contained in NHS board baselines from the Smoking Kills and Health Improvement Fund.

3. The values have been adjusted to real terms using the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). Ratios were calculated for each year relative to 2006-07. Figures were not available for the full year 2009-10 so the CPI from April to November 2009 has been used instead.

In addition a smoking cessation service was introduced as part of the community pharmacy contract at end August 2008. The following figures represent payments to community pharmacies providing a smoking cessation service.

2008-09 until September 2008 to March 2009.

(part year service began end August 2008) = £3,461,230*.

2009-10 until April to October 2009 (latest available figures) = £2,079,356.

*The 2008-09 figure includes one-off readiness and administration payments to each pharmacy providing a smoking cessation service to cover set up and training costs.

An additional £9 million (£4.5 million to NHS boards and £4.5 million to local authorities) has also been allocated for 2008-09 to 2010-11 to support Scotland''s future is smoke-free: A Smoking Prevention Action Plan. This represents a significant increase in Scottish Government investment to tackle tobacco problems.

 

Alcohol

19 January 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated annual consumption of pure alcohol per litre per head of population of people aged 16 and over would be where this figure took into account the estimated alcohol abstention rate, broken down by gender.

Shona Robison : Data on consumption of pure alcohol are not available. Data on alcohol sales are often used as a proxy for consumption but it should be noted that this does not necessarily measure the same thing.

The following table provides data on annual sales of pure alcohol, calculated as litres per head of population aged 16+ where the population has been adjusted to exclude those who abstain from alcohol.

Gender breakdowns are not available. Scottish data are only currently available from 2005 onwards.

Sales of pure alcohol, litres per head of population aged 16+ (adjusted to exclude abstainers), Scotland:

Litres of Pure Alcohol Per Head of Population Aged 16+ (Adjusted to Exclude Abstainers)1

2005

2006

2007

2008

2008X3

2009X2,4

13.5

13.4

13.4

13.2

13.2

13.4

Source: NHS Health Scotland (data supplied from the Nielsen Company).

Notes:

1. Data relate to calendar years.

2. Data for 2009 are currently only available up to end September 2009 for on sales and week ending 3 October 2009 for off sales. The figures for 2009X therefore represent the 12 month period to end September 2009 for on sales and week ending 3 October 2009 for off sales.

3. A comparable period has been provided for 2008 (column titled 2008X) which covers the 12 month period to end September 2008 for on sales and week ending 4 October 2008 for off sales.

4. The 2009 population is based on a projection as the mid-year estimate is not yet published.

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated alcohol abstention rate is, broken down by gender.

Shona Robison : According to the 2008 Scottish Health Survey, 10% of men and 13% of women reported that they have never drunk alcohol or no longer drink alcohol.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated annual consumption of pure alcohol per litre per head of population of people aged 16 and over has been in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) age group and (b) gender.

Shona Robison : Data on consumption of pure alcohol are not available. Data on alcohol sales are often used as a proxy for consumption but it should be noted that this does not necessarily measure the same thing.

The following table provides data on annual sales of pure alcohol, calculated as litres per head of population aged 16+. Further age and gender breakdowns are not available. Scottish data are only currently available from 2005 onwards.

Sales of Pure Alcohol, Litres per Head of Population Aged 16+, Scotland

Year1

2005

2006

2007

2008

2008X3

2009X2,4

Litres of pure alcohol per head of population aged 16+

11.9

11.8

11.9

11.6

11.7

11.8

Source: NHS Health Scotland (data supplied from the Nielsen Company).

Notes:

1. Data relate to calendar years.

2. Data for 2009 are currently only available up to end September 2009 for on sales and week ending 3 October 2009 for off sales. The figures for 2009X therefore represent the 12 month period to end September 2009 for on sales and week ending 3 October 2009 for off sales.

3. A comparable period has been provided for 2008 (column titled 2008X) which covers the 12 month period to end September 2008 for on sales and week ending 4 October 2008 for off sales.

4. The 2009 population figure is based on a projection as the mid-year estimate has not been published yet.

 

Local Government Finance

19 January 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive which of its funding streams available to local authorities have been under-subscribed in the last two years.

John Swinney : The vast majority of the funding provided by the Scottish Government to local authorities is provided by means of a block grant. Local authorities retain any under spend associated with this block grant. The remainder of the funding is provided by means of ring-fenced grants. In the last two years the only ring-fenced grants that have been under-subscribed have been the Criminal Justice Social Work, paid directly to the Criminal Justice Authority (£5.38 million in 2008-09 and £0.6 million in 2009-10), and the Fire Capital Grant (for 2009-10 only of £0.410m).

 

Gypsies/Travellers

19 January 2010

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how it assesses local authority homelessness and social housing policies for compliance with section 106 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, particularly in relation to Gypsies/Travellers.

Alex Neil: The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) inspects the housing and homeless services of local authorities. The SHR always assess landlords'' approaches to diversity and equality on inspections and through a range of other regulatory engagements. The SHR undertook a thematic study in 2002 and 2006 to assess how well social landlords promote equal opportunities and take into account the requirements of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001. The SHR also undertook a thematic study into services for Gypsies/Travellers in 2002 and 2006.

The SHR considers the need for thematic inspections on an annual basis from emerging policies and priorities and will consider the need for a future thematic inspection of services for Gypsies/Travellers on this basis.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors reference to the circumstances and needs of Gypsies/Travellers in local housing strategies, in accordance with planning guidance.

Alex Neil : The Scottish Government and COSLA will jointly review each local housing strategy and, as part of the review, will examine whether there is evidence that equalities issues have been addressed, including the specific housing needs of Gypsies/Travellers.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the prevalence and duties of local authority-based Gypsy/Traveller liaison officers.

Alex Neil : The appointment of Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Officers is the responsibility of individual local authorities and the Scottish Government does not routinely monitor this.

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors take-up of the model tenancy agreement for Gypsies/Travellers developed by the former Advisory Committee on Scotlandís Travelling People.

Alex Neil : The Scottish Government does not routinely monitor the take-up of the model tenancy agreement developed by the Advisory Committee on Scotland''s Travelling People.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that the needs of Gypsies/Travellers are taken into account in policy development.

Alex Neil: The Scottish Government Race Equality Statement, published in December 2008, highlights the needs of Gypsies/Travellers as a priority in race equality work.

We are working to make sure that the policies we develop and the activities we undertake can be of benefit across all our communities. To achieve this we are committed to mainstreaming equality across all that we do " by integrating equality considerations into our everyday work. Tools such as Equality Impact Assessment ensure that the impact on different groups - including Gypsies/Travellers - is considered.

 

NHS Finance

13 January 2010

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) revenue and (b) capital resource outturn has been for NHS Tayside in each year since 2001, also expressed in real terms and showing the percentage change.

Nicola Sturgeon : The revenue outturn and percentage change of NHS Tayside since 2001, expressed in absolute and real terms has been:

     

Real Terms

 

Revenue Outturn

(£000)

% Change

Revenue Outturn

(£000)

% Change

2001-02

419,287

 

506,000

 
2002-03

438,846

4.7%

513,054

1.4%

2003-04

468,457

6.7%

532,658

3.8%

2004-05

543,669

16.1%

601,457

12.9%

2005-06

576,009

5.9%

625,560

4.0%

2006-07

599,490

4.1%

632,353

1.1%

2007-08

633,061

5.6%

649,034

2.6%

2008-09

655,804

3.6%

655,804

1.0%

The capital outturn and percentage change of NHS Tayside since 2001, expressed in absolute and real terms has been:

     

Real Terms

 

Capital Outturn

(£000)

% Change

Capital Outturn

(£000)

% Change

2001-02

6,699

 

8,084

 

2002-03

6,845

2.2%

8,002

-1.0%

2003-04

4,472

-34.7%

5,085

-36.5%

2004-05

7,689

71.9%

8,506

67.3%

2005-06

11,689

52.0%

12,695

49.2%

2006-07

17,342

48.4%

18,293

44.1%

2007-08

42,520

145.2%

43,593

138.3%

2008-09

33,320

-21.6%

33,320

-23.6%

 

Healthcare Acquired Infection

10 December 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost is of treating a case of preventable healthcare associated infection in hospital.

Nicola Sturgeon : The Scottish HAI Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) published in July 2007, estimated that, on average, it costs an additional £2,105 to treat a patient with a healthcare associated infection (HAI) in an acute hospital and that the annual cost of HAI in acute hospitals in Scotland, in terms of both harm to patients and consumption of healthcare resources, is estimated to be around £183 million per year.

The PPS provides a more detailed breakdown of hospital costs in chapter 6.13 of the PPS. The PPS can be found at:

http://www.documents.hps.scot.nhs.uk/hai/sshaip/publications/national-prevalence-study/report/full-report.pdf

The estimates provided above should be treated with some caution. It is not possible to provide any accurate figure of the cost of treating a case of healthcare associated infection in Scotland as the actual cost in each case would vary, depending on the underlying medical condition of the patient, their age, their length of stay and the medicines required to treat them.

 

Employment

10 December 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were employed in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) sector and (b) gender.

John Swinney : The official source of employment levels by local authority is the Annual Population Survey (APS). The latest available APS data is for April 2008 to March 2009. Table 1 shows the number of people employed in Dundee and Angus in each of the last three years by sector and table 2 provides the data by gender.

Table 1: Employment Levels by Broad Industry Sector, 12 months to March, 2007, 2008, and 2009

 

Dundee City

Angus

 

2007

2008

2009

2007

2008

2009

A-B: Agriculture and fishing

*

*

*

1,700

2,200

2,600

C,E: Energy and water

*

*

*

1,500

2,100

1,800

D: Manufacturing

6,900

5,600

6,800

7,000

6,700

6,000

F: Construction

4,900

5,000

4,100

5,700

5,800

5,400

G-H: Distribution, hotels and restaurants

13,800

13,400

13,500

9,700

9,100

10,000

I: Transport and communication

4,400

3,200

3,600

2,000

2,200

2,300

J-K: Banking, finance and insurance etc

7,100

7,600

7,200

5,200

4,900

5,200

L-N: Public admin, education and health

24,000

25,900

24,000

16,300

17,200

17,500

O-Q: Other services

4,200

5,500

4,000

4,000

3,400

3,500

All

66,400

67,000

64,400

53,300

53,900

54,500

Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics.

Notes:

*Estimate suppressed as below reliability threshold.

1. Employment levels are for those aged 16 and over.

2. Data may not sum due to rounding.

Table 2: Employment Levels by Gender, 12 months to March, 2007, 2008, and 2009

 

Dundee City

Angus

 

2007

2008

2009

2007

2008

2009

Male

34,300

32,800

32,600

28,100

28,600

28,700

Female

32,000

34,300

31,800

25,200

25,300

25,800

All

66,400

67,000

64,400

53,300

53,900

54,500

Source: Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics.

Notes:

1. Employment levels are for those aged 16 and over.

Data may not sum due to rounding.

 

Economy

10 December 2009

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross value added was for (a) Angus and (b) Dundee City in each of the last three years for which figures are available, also expressed per head.

John Swinney : The regional GVA estimates published by the Office for National Statistics are available at the NUTS 3 level, which gives a combined figure for Angus and Dundee City in current basic prices.

The latest three years available are 2005, 2006 and 2007, for which the total GVA was £3,890 million, £4,107 million and £4,369 million respectively. GVA per head for the region was £15,491 in 2005, £16,331 in 2006 and £17,335 in 2007. These figures are updated annually in December and are available at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=14650.

 

Equalities

05 November 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will name the research projects on equality issues undertaken jointly by it and the Economic and Social Research Council during the period 2007 to 2009.

Alex Neil: The Scottish Government undertakes joint funded PhD schemes with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Internship scheme enables second or third year ESRC PhD students to work in the Scottish Government on short three-month placements. The PhD scheme enables the Scottish Government and ESRC to joint fund PhDs on areas of common interest. The Scottish Government has participated in 10 such projects on equality issues between 2007 and 2009, as outlined below:

No relevant research projects were undertaken in 2007.

The following three-month internships took place in 2008 and 2009:

1. Independent living literature review, from February to May 2008.

2. Review of evidence on the experiences of domestic violence, from May to August 2008.

3. Review of the evidence on Islamophobia in Scotland, from July to October 2008.

4. Review of the evidence on the attitudes of people in Scotland to children of LGBT parents, September to November 2008.

5. Evidence review for British Sign Language as a curriculum subject at school, from April to July 2009.

6. Experiences of being transgender in Scotland, from July to October 2009.

7. Occupational segregation (OS): study exploring how deeply OS is ingrained in public attitudes from September to December 2009.

The following three PhDs are being jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the Economic and Social Research Council:

1. Transgender people''s experiences of Health and Social Care Service Provision in Scotland is being undertaken at the University of Edinburgh from September 2009 until September 2013.

2. Muslim Women in Scotland: global events, national issues, local lives Institution is being undertaken at Newcastle University from September 2008 until September 2011.

3. Muslim women''s experiences of extended family violence in Scotland is being undertaken at the University of Edinburgh from September 2008 until September 2012.

 

Domestic Abuse

05 November 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the names of refuge centres for abused women in each local authority.

Alex Neil: The Scottish Government will not list this information. Scottish Women''s Aid publish on their website a full list of women''s aid groups which includes both affiliated and unaffiliated organisations. Refuges themselves are not publicised for the safety of women and children using these services.

 

Employment

05 November 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many redundant apprentices have achieved employment through the ScotAction programme since its launch in May 2009.

Fiona Hyslop : Since the launch of Adopt an Apprentice on 10 June 2009, Skills Development Scotland has received 181 applications from employers seeking to recruit redundant apprentices. One hundred and seventy five of these applications were approved by 29 October 2009.

 

Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005

3 September 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each year since 2005 resulted in a successful prosecution.

Kenny MacAskill : The available information is given in the following table.

Persons with a charge proved under the Emergency Workers Act 20051 in Dundee City and Tayside2, 2005-06 - 2007-083:

Area/Section 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Dundee City - 2 15
Section 2(1) - 2 5
Section 5(1) - - 10
Tayside 1 6 19
Section 1(1) 1 2 -
Section 2(1) - 4 7
Section 5(1) - - 12

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside have been the subject of court proceedings in each year since 2005, broken down by section of the Act.

Kenny MacAskill : The available information is given in the following table.

Persons proceeded against under The Emergency Workers Act 20051 in Dundee City and Tayside2, 2005-06 - 2007-083

Area/Section 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Dundee City - 3 16
Section 2(1) - 2 6
Section 5(1) - 1 10
Tayside 1 7 21
Section 1(1) 1 2 1
Section 2(1) - 4 8
Section 5(1) - 1 12

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each year since 2005.

Frank Mulholland: The following table shows the number of charges under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 that were reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Dundee and Procurators Fiscal in the Tayside Area since the financial year 2005-06.

Charges: Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 20051,2

Total Charges Reported 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Grand Total
Dundee 5 15 9 15 44
Tayside Area 12 22 21 31 86

 

Student Finance

19 August 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many biomedical science students have applied for and received a bursary of £2,000 to encourage them to work in the NHS after graduation in each academic year since 2007-08, broken down by university.

Nicola Sturgeon: In response to the question above, the table below details the number of bursaries for each institution. All students who applied for the bursary were awarded it.

Institution Number of Biomedical Bursaries Awarded in the 2007-08 Session Number of Biomedical Bursaries Awarded in the 2008-09 Session
Glasgow Caledonian University 23 62
The Robert Gordon University 23 49
University of Abertay Dundee 10 17
University of the West of Scotland 3 8
Total 59 136

Source: The data was supplied from the SAAS NHS Bursary Database.

 

Dentistry

24 August 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the change was in the number of three to five-year olds registered with an NHS dentist in each community health partnership between December 2007 and March 2009.

Shona Robison : The following table shows the percentage change in the number of three to five-year-olds registered with an NHS dentist, by Community Health Partnership between December 2007 and March 2009.

Community Health Partnership Number of 3-5 Registrations at December 2007 Number of 3-5 Registrations at March 2009 % Change from December 2007 to March 2009
Scotland 117,258 134,601 14.8%
East Ayrshire Community Health Partnership 2,294 2,656 15.8%
North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership 3,107 3,626 16.7%
South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership 3,094 3,576 15.6%
Scottish Borders Community Health and Care Partnership 2,128 2,423 13.9%
Dumfries and Galloway Community Health Partnership 3,128 3,475 11.1%
Dunfermline and West Fife Community Health Partnership 2,688 3,153 17.3%
Glenrothes and North East Fife Community Health Partnership 2,006 2,347 17.0%
Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth Community Health Partnership 2,692 3,059 13.6%
Clackmannanshire Community Health Partnership 1,097 1,288 17.4%
Falkirk Community Health Partnership 3,682 4,362 18.5%
Stirling Community Health Partnership 2,079 2,175 4.6%
Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership 4,043 5,090 25.9%
Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership 4,587 4,798 4.6%
Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership 1,236 1,240 0.3%
East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership 2,635 2,833 7.5%
East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 3,010 3,861 28.3%
East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership 2,533 2,717 3.3%
Inverclyde Community Health Partnership 2,052 2,393 16.6%
North Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 1,863 2,277 22.2%
Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership 3,999 4,548 13.7%
South East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 2,958 3,554 20.1%
South West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 2,665 3,197 20.0%
West Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership 2,133 2,542 19.2%
West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 4,054 4,705 16.1%
Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership 1,611 1,912 18.7%
Mid Highland Community Health Partnership 1,098 856 -22.0%
North Highland Community Health Partnership 353 222 -37.1%
South East Highland Community Health Partnership 2,969 4,086 37.6%
North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership 8,105 9,185 13.3%
South Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership 7,386 8,301 12.4%
East Lothian Community Health Partnership 2,322 2,459 5.7%
Midlothian Community Health Partnership 1,758 1,988 13.1%
West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership 4,880 5,582 14.4%
Orkney Community Health Partnership 279 342 22.6%
Shetland Community Health Partnership 510 657 28.8%
Angus Community Health Partnership 2,337 2,550 9.1%
Dundee Community Health Partnership 3,839 4,243 10.5%
Perth and Kinross Community Health Partnership 3,039 3,206 5.5%
Western Isles Community Health Partnership 399 412 3.3%
Edinburgh Community Health Partnership 10,610 12,448 17.3%

Source: MIDAS (Management Information and Dental Accounting System).

Notes:

1. The Community Health Partnership is based on the postcode of the dental practice.

2. 2007 Mid-year population estimates are used to calculate the percentage registered and are sourced from the General

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage was of three to five-year olds registered with an NHS dentist in each community health partnership in (a) December 2007, (b) March 2008, (c) June 2008, (d) September 2008, (e) December 2008 and (f) March 2009.

Shona Robison : The information is published on ISD''s website at: http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/4680.html.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many registered NHS dentists there have been in each year since 2006, broken down by community health partnership

Shona Robison: The number of NHS dentists (head count) who have provided NHS general dental services, broken down by community health partnership for years ending 31 March 2006 onwards is shown in the following table.

Community Health Partnership 2006 2007 2008 2009
Scotland 2,301 2,474 2,576 2,739
Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership 98 105 133 137
Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership 77 87 76 90
Angus Community Health Partnership 59 57 59 69
Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership 53 50 56 56
Clackmannanshire Community Health Partnership 22 21 20 20
Dumfries and Galloway Community Health Partnership 46 62 70 71
Dundee Community Health Partnership 93 102 95 111
Dunfermline and West Fife Community Health Partnership 60 59 63 73
East Ayrshire Community Health Partnership 42 44 51 63
East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership 71 69 65 70
East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 56 57 64 65
East Lothian Community Health Partnership 45 47 55 56
East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership 52 54 52 52
Edinburgh Community Health Partnership 258 274 289 310
Falkirk Community Health Partnership 56 70 82 98
Glenrothes and North East Fife Community Health Partnership 39 40 44 49
Inverclyde Community Health Partnership 35 40 46 43
Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth Community Health Partnership 73 81 79 85
Mid Highland Community Health Partnership 44 50 25 40
Midlothian Community Health Partnership 26 31 29 30
Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership 26 29 28 37
North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership 58 54 55 65
North Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 36 33 42 41
North Highland Community Health Partnership 18 26 15 14
North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership 129 134 143 159
Orkney Community Health Partnership 11 16 13 17
Perth and Kinross Community Health Partnership 85 87 90 105
Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership 97 99 96 109
Scottish Borders Community Health and Care Partnership 48 52 52 55
Shetland Community Health Partnership 15 20 18 25
South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership 55 66 74 65
South East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 72 76 89 90
South East Highland Community Health Partnership 64 74 89 98
South Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership 138 136 155 159
South West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 51 54 61 60
Stirling Community Health Partnership 49 37 39 48
West Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership 37 40 41 44
West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership 128 140 150 156
West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership 69 72 91 98
Western Isles Community Health Partnership 12 13 15 18

 

Justice

17 August 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many successful prosecutions there have been in Dundee under the Prostitution (Public Places) Scotland Act 2007.

Frank Mulholland : Of the 17 charges in which a decision to prosecute in court has been taken by the procurator fiscal at Dundee since 2007, 10 have resulted in a conviction, five are ongoing and two have resulted in a decision to

take no further action.

 

NHS Staff

3 August 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-23034 by Nicola Sturgeon on 11 May 2009, whether the contract to evaluate the community health nurse pilots has been awarded and what the estimated cost of the evaluation is.

Nicola Sturgeon: The contract to evaluate the community health nurse pilots has not yet been awarded and therefore the estimated cost has yet to be determined.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether the decision by NHS Tayside to continue with the community health nurse pilot will result in additional funding being provided.

Nicola Sturgeon: The Scottish Government remains fully committed to supporting pilot sites who wish to test the community health nurse role.

 

Justice

17 August 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many successful prosecutions there have been in Dundee under the Prostitution (Public Places) Scotland Act 2007.

Frank Mulholland : Of the 17 charges in which a decision to prosecute in court has been taken by the procurator fiscal at Dundee since 2007, 10 have resulted in a conviction, five are ongoing and two have resulted in a decision to take no further action.

 

Dentistry

3 August 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental students at (a) the University of Dundee and (b) the University of Glasgow who received a dental bursary in their final year of study are now in vocational training in Scotland, broken down by NHS board.

Shona Robison : The information requested is shown in the following table:

NHS Board Dundee Dental School Glasgow Dental School
Ayrshire and Arran 0 12
Borders 0 0
Dumfries and Galloway 0 0
Fife 5 0
Forth Valley 3 3
Grampian 7 3
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 4 18
Highland 4 5
Lanarkshire 2 13
Lothian 7 7
Orkney 1 0
Shetland 1 0
Tayside 15 0
Western Isles 0 1
Total 49 62

 

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentists working in the General Dental Service were previously recipients of a bursary from the NHS Dental Bursary Scheme initiated by the previous administration in September 2006.

Shona Robison: There are currently 181 dentists, including vocational trainees, working in General Dental Services in Scotland who were in receipt of a dental bursary.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time equivalent dentists have been employed in the General Dental Service in each of the last three years, also broken down by NHS board.

Nicola Sturgeon : Information on the full-time equivalent of staff working in the NHS general dental service is not available, as the working hours of each dentist are not collected.

Head count information, broken down by NHS board, is available and can be accessed at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/5898.html.

 

 

Ministerial Visits

15 June 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions ministers have visited Ninewells Hospital in Dundee on official business using ministerial cars since May 2007.

John Swinney : Scottish Ministers have visited Ninewells Hospital in Dundee four times since May 2007 on official business, using ministerial cars.

 

Nursing Specialists

1 June 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) cancer, (b) diabetes, (c) infection control, (d) palliative care and (e) accident and emergency clinical nurse specialists there were in (i) NHS Tayside and (ii) Scotland in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon : The following table details the number of clinical nurse specialists there were in (a) cancer, (b) diabetes, (c) infection control, (d) palliative care and (e) accident and emergency in NHS Tayside and NHS Scotland in the last three years as requested.

Table 1: Number (Head Count) of NHS Tayside and NHS Scotland Clinical Nurse Specialists as at 30 September

 

2006

2007

2008

 

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

Cancer 12 165 14 189 21 180
Diabetes 9 109 10 104 10 102
Infection Control 2 63 1 48 2 47
Palliative Care 20 86 17 72 22 76
Accident and Emergency 7 129 6 104 6 132

Table 2: Number (Whole-Time Equivalent) of NHS Tayside and NHS Scotland Clinical Nurse Specialists as at 30 September.

  2006 2007 2008
 

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

Cancer 11.9 153.5 13.7 173.9 20.2 165.3
Diabetes 8.1 93 8.3 86.3 8.5 86.4
Infection Control 2 59.1 1 45.8 2 44.9
Palliative care 18 79 15.6 65.5 19.6 68.9
Accident and Emergency 6.9 111.5 6 90.6 6 116.9

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many clinical nurse specialists there were in (a) NHS Tayside and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years for which information is available, expressed as whole-time equivalent and as a percentage of all NHS nurses and midwives.

Nicola Sturgeon: The following table provides the number of clinical nurse specialists in (a) NHS Tayside and (b) NHS Scotland in the last three years, expressed as whole-time equivalent and as a percentage of all NHS nurses and midwives as requested.

 

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Nurses and Midwives

Percentage of CNS to total Nurses and Midwives

 

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

NHS Tayside

NHS Scotland

2006

110.5

1,346.2

4,912.3

56,783.9

2.2

2.4

2007

111.6

1,287.6

4,995.2

57,050.4

2.2

2.3

2008

136.7

1,433.3

5,029.4

57,949.6

2.7

2.5

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

Note: Figures shown are whole-time equivalent.

 

Ministerial Visits

1 June 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers have visited locations in the United States of America where the Family Nurse Partnership scheme is in operation and, if so, which ministers; on how many occasions, and on what dates.

Shona Robison: Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, visited a Nurse Family Partnership Project in Harlem, New York on Friday 10 April 2009.

 

Family Nurse Partnership

1 June 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Family Nurse Partnership pilot in Lothian will operate under the same type of licence agreement as that in England.

Shona Robison: The Family Nurse Partnership pilot in Lothian will operate under the same type of licence conditions as those in England.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what adaptations would be required to the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England to allow it to be provided in Scotland.

Shona Robison : No adaptations are required.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what grades of nurses are participating in the Lothian pilot of the Family Nurse Partnership.

Shona Robison: There will be seven nurses included in the pilot. The job descriptions are adapted from the American requirements, which form part of the core model elements. The job descriptions are currently going through the Scottish Agenda for Change process, and these should be finalised during summer 2009.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what funding is being made available for the Lothian pilot of the Family Nurse Partnership.

Shona Robison: Funding for the pilot is still being assessed, and is partly dependant on the grades agreed for the nurses. However, the intention is to fully fund the nursing posts, administration, implementation lead and clinical psychologist for two years. Set up costs will also be included and these will be paid directly to NHS Lothian.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive when the Lothian pilot of the Family Nurse Partnership will be completed and when it will be evaluated.

Shona Robison : Evaluation of the programme is key to assessing its success. The evaluation tender is being considered now, and the researchers will be in place when client recruitment begins in January 2010. The programme will be continually monitored, using agreed quality control measures, to ensure measurable outputs are met. It is intended that evaluation of outcomes will be undertaken on three occasions over the term of the pilot; at the end of pregnancy phase (summer 2011), infant phase (summer 2012) and toddler phase (summer 2013). It is expected the pilot for this initial cohort will finish around March 2013.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether its staff posts related to the piloting of the Family Nurse Partnership involve secondment to the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England and, if so, for what period of time.

Shona Robison : We are working collaboratively with the central Family Nurse Partnership team in England. No formal secondment is envisaged.

 

Family Nurse Partnership

1 June 2009

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its staff are employed in the piloting and evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership model; when these posts were advertised, and when they commence.

Shona Robison : We currently have one policy lead involved in programme management of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) pilot who started work in post just before Christmas 2008. We also have one FNP Implementation Lead, which is a seconded post from the NHS for two years. The post was advertised in January 2009, and the Implementation Lead began work on 20 April 2009.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has discussed with the UK Department of Health the development of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England since 2007 and, if so, on how many occasions.

Shona Robison: We have met with the central Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) team in England on a number of occasions to discuss how the programme could be developed. The licensing agreement is usually accompanied by a consultancy agreement, with the US. However, we have gained agreement from both Professor Olds and the UK Department of Health, that the central FNP team will offer Scotland the consultancy support.

 

NHS Staff

1 June 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many allied health professionals there were in NHS Tayside in (a) arts therapy, (b) dietetics, (c) occupational therapy, (d) orthoptics, (e) orthotics, (f) podiatry, (g) prosthetics, (h) speech and language therapy and (i) radiography in each of the last two years for which information is available, expressed as headcount and as full-time equivalent.

Nicola Sturgeon : The numbers of allied health professionals in NHS Tayside in (a) arts therapy, (b) dietetics, (c) occupational therapy, (d) orthoptics, (e) orthotics, (f) podiatry, (g) prosthetics, (h) speech and language therapy and (i) radiography in each of the last two years are provided in the following tables:

Table 1. Number (head count) of NHSScotland Allied HHHhhealth Professions as at 30 September, NHS Tayside

 

2007

2008

Arts therapy

4

4

Dietetics

60

58

Occupational therapy

248

245

Orthoptics

10

8

Orthotics

17

20

Podiatry

75

71

Prosthetics

1

1

Speech and language therapy

86

89

Radiography

229

237

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

Table 2. Number (Whole-Time Equivalent) of NHSScotland Allied Health Professions as at 30 September, NHS Tayside

 

2007

2008

Arts therapy

3.0

3.0

Dietetics

49.8

48.7

Occupational therapy

205.2

201.4

Orthoptics

8.8

7.1

Orthotics

15.2

18.2

Podiatry

56.5

53.4

Prosthetics

1.0

1.0

Speech and language therapy

71.1

74.0

Radiography

192.8

201.8

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

 

Education

27 May 2009

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Angus were presented for Spanish at (a) standard and (b) higher in each of the last three years, also expressed as a percentage of the year group.

Keith Brown : The available information is given in the following table.

Presentations for Spanish, Angus

Year

Standard Grade

Higher

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

2006

24

1.7

14

1.0

2007

17

1.2

21

1.5

2008

45

3.2

15

1.0

Notes:

1. The data in the table does not include equivalent qualification levels to standard grade (Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate

 2). Presentations are for all pupils in publicly funded secondary schools. Percentages for Standard Grades relate to the S4 roll, although not all presentations are by S4 pupils. Percentages for higher relate to the combined S5/S6 roll, although not all presentations are by S5 or S6 pupils.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Angus were presented for German at (a) standard and (b) higher grade in each of the last three years, also expressed as a percentage of the year group.

Keith Brown : The available information is given in the following table.

Presentations for German, Angus

Year

Standard Grade

Higher

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

2006

242

17.1

39

2.9

2007

328

22.8

32

2.2

2008

340

24.4

35

2.4

Notes:

1. The data in the table does not include equivalent qualification levels to standard grade (Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2).

2. Presentations are for all pupils in publicly funded secondary schools. Percentages for standard grades relate to the S4 roll, although not all presentations are by S4 pupils. Percentages for higher relate to the combined S5/S6 roll, although not all presentations are by S5 or S6 pupils.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Angus were presented for French at (a) standard and (b) higher in each of the last three years, also expressed as a percentage of the year group.

Keith Brown: The available information is given in the following table.

Presentations for French, Angus

Year

Standard Grade

Higher

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

2006

729

51.5

75

5.6

2007

637

44.3

81

5.7

2008

730

52.4

71

4.9

Notes:

1. The data in the table does not include equivalent qualification levels to standard grade (Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2).

Presentations are for all pupils in publicly funded secondary schools. Percentages for standard grades relate to the S4 roll, although not all presentations are by S4 pupils. Percentages for higher relate to the combined S5/S6 roll, although not all presentations are by S5 or S6 pupils.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Dundee were presented for Spanish at (a) standard and (b) higher grade in each of the last three years, also expressed as a percentage of the year group.

Keith Brown : The available information is given in the following table.

Presentations for Spanish, Dundee

Year

Standard Grade

Higher

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

2006

165

9.8

21

1.3

2007

173

10.4

19

1.2

2008

188

11.3

19

1.2

Notes:

1. The data in the table does not include equivalent qualification levels to standard grade (Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate

 2).Presentations are for all pupils in publicly funded secondary schools. Percentages for standard grades relate to the S4 roll, although not all presentations are by S4 pupils. Percentages for higher relate to the combined S5/S6 roll, although not all presentations are by S5 or S6 pupils.

 

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Dundee were presented for German at (a) standard and (b) higher grade in each of the last three years, also expressed as a percentage of the year group.

Keith Brown : The available information is given in the following table.

Presentations for German, Dundee

Year

Standard Grade

Higher

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

2006

331

19.6

21

1.3

2007

307

18.5

24

1.5

2008

298

17.9

33

2.1

Notes:

1. The data in the table does not include equivalent qualification levels to standard grade (Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate

 2). Presentations are for all pupils in publicly funded secondary schools. Percentages for standard grades relate to the S4 roll, although not all presentations are by S4 pupils. Percentages for higher relate to the combined S5/S6 roll, although not all presentations are by S5 or S6 pupils.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils in Dundee were presented for French at (a) standard and (b) higher grade in each of the last three years, also expressed as a percentage of the year group.

Keith Brown : The available information is given in the following table.

Presentations for French, Dundee

Year

Standard Grade

Higher

 

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

2006

808

47.9

42

2.7

2007

702

42.3

55

3.5

2008

686

41.3

63

4.0

Notes:

1. The data in the table does not include equivalent qualification levels to standard grade (Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2).

2. Presentations are for all pupils in publicly funded secondary schools. Percentages for standard grades relate to the S4 roll, although not all presentations are by S4 pupils. Percentages for higher relate to the combined S5/S6 roll, although not all presentations are by S5 or S6 pupils.

 

14 May 2009

Exports

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated value is of exports to each European country in the last year for which information is available, also expressed as a percentage of total exports.

Jim Mather :

Table 1: Estimated Total of Overseas Scottish Exports, 2007

 

Estimated Value of Scottish Exports

(£ Million)

Estimated

Percentage

All countries

20,665

100.0%

Table 2: Estimated Scottish Exports to EU Countries within the Top 20, 2007

 

Estimated Value of Scottish Exports

(£ Million)

Estimated

Percentage

France

1,475

7.1%

Netherlands

1,420

6.9%

Germany

1,335

6.5%

Eire

1,040

5.0%

Spain

895

4.3%

Italy

685

3.3%

Belgium

510

2.5%

Denmark

425

2.1%

Sweden

405

2.0%

Table 3: Estimated Scottish Exports to Remaining EU Countries, 2007

 

Estimated Value of Scottish Exports

(£ Million)

Estimated

Percentage

Greece

230

1.1%

Portugal

180

0.9%

Finland

140

0.7%

Poland

115

0.6%

Austria

60

0.3%

Czech Republic

60

0.3%

Cyprus

55

0.3%

Hungary

50

0.2%

Estonia

50

0.2%

Malta

45

0.2%

Romania

30

0.1%

Luxembourg

25

0.1%

Latvia

20

0.1%

Bulgaria

15

0.1%

Slovak Republic

15

0.1%

Slovenia

5

0.0%

Lithuania

5

0.0%

Slovakia

0

0.0%

Source: Scotland''s Global Connections 2007.

Note: All value estimates are rounded to the nearest £5 million.

 

 

NHS Staff

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many physiotherapists employed by NHS Tayside are 55 or over and what percentage of physiotherapists employed by NHS Tayside this represents.

Nicola Sturgeon: Taken from nationally published data, the following table provides the number of physiotherapists employed by NHS Tayside as at 30 September 2008 that are 55 or over and the percentage of physiotherapists employed by NHS Tayside this represents.

Total

Aged 55+

% Aged 55+

238.0

18.0

7.6%

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many physiotherapists were employed by NHS Tayside in each of the last three years for which information is available, expressed both as whole-time equivalent and in headcount figures, also broken down by (a) junior and (b) senior grades.

Nicola Sturgeon: Taken from nationally published data, the following tables provide the details of the number of physiotherapists employed in NHS Tayside as at 30 September in each of the last three years. Due to the assimilation of the workforce onto Agenda for Change bandings it is not possible to provide band groupings before September 2007.

NHS Tayside - Physiotherapists

2006

Head Count

Whole-Time Equivalent

Unqualified

3

2.1

Qualified

191

152.5

Total

194

154.6

2007

Head Count

Whole-Time Equivalent

Band 1-4

33

24

Band 5-9

161

130.2

Not assimilated

34

26.3

Total

228

180.5

2008

Head Count

Whole-Time Equivalent

Band 1-4

38

26.5

Band 5-9

197

157.7

Not assimilated

3

2.8

Total

238

187.0

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland of NHS National Services Scotland.

 

Parkinson's Disease

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist nurses dealing with Parkinsonís disease there have been in each NHS board area in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon : Numbers are as shown in the following table:

Nurses Specialising in Parkinson's Disease

 

2006

2006

2007

2007

2008

2008

 

HC

WTE

HC

WTE

HC

WTE

Scotland

12

10.5

14

12.1

13

11.9

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

-

-

-

-

1

1

NHS Borders

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHS Fife

2

1.6

1.6

1.6

2

1.6

NHS Forth Valley

1

1

1

1

1

1

NHS Grampian

1

1

1

1

1

1

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

6

4.9

5.5

5.5

5

4.3

NHS Highland

1

1

1

1

1

1

NHS Lanarkshire

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHS Lothian

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHS Orkney

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHS Shetland

-

-

-

-

-

-

NHS Tayside

1

1

2

2

2

2

NHS Western Isles

-

-

-

-

-

-

Source: Scottish Workforce Information Standard System (SWISS).

 

11 May 2009

Nursing

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional money was given to each participating NHS board to develop the community health nurse pilot scheme in 2008-09.

Nicola Sturgeon : The total additional funding provided in 2008-09 to each NHS health board participating in the community health nurse pilot is as follows.

NHS Board

£

NHS Borders

122,000

NHS Highland

222,000

NHS Lothian

282,000

NHS Tayside

282,000

 

NHS Staff

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much the evaluation of the community health nurse pilot scheme is estimated to cost and to which organisation the contract has been awarded.

Nicola Sturgeon : The cost of the evaluation of the community health nurse pilots is yet to be determined as the contract for the evaluation is yet to be awarded.

The timescale for the project was extended as the planning and transition phase has taken longer than originally anticipated.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to announce its decision on the evaluation of the community health nurse pilot scheme.

Nicola Sturgeon : A decision on the future of community nursing services will be made once the full implications of the research, which is not expected to be concluded until the autumn of 2010, have been considered. However, ministers will also consider an interim evaluation report in December 2009.

 

 

05 May 2009

NHS Staff

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many employees of NHS Tayside receive pay point 1 or pay point 2 and what percentage of the workforce they comprise.

Nicola Sturgeon: Under the terms of the UK-wide Agenda for Change agreement, current numbers of employees within NHS Tayside who receive either pay point 1 or pay point 2 are as follows:

Total Number of Employees at 30.09.08 (excluding GPs and GDPs)

Number of Employees currently on pay points 1 and 2 of Agenda for Change

Numbers of Employees on pay points 1 and 2 expressed as a percentage of total number of employees

13,607

834

6%

Pay point 1 is currently £6.76 per hour and pay point 2 is £6.94 per hour. Both are significantly above the national minimum wage.

 

01 May 2009

Life Expectancy

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executivewhat the figures for life expectancy have been for (a) Scotland and (b) the NHS Tayside area since 2004.

Nicola Sturgeon : The information is as follows:

  2003-05 2004-06 2005-07
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Scotland 74.2 79.2 74.6 79.6 74.8 79.7
NHS Tayside 75.0 79.5 75.4 80.1 75.6 80.4

Life expectancy for administrative areas within Scotland is calculated and published annually by the General Register Office for Scotland:

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/life-expectancy/index.html.

 

Expectancy

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates are available of healthy life expectancy for the NHS Tayside area since 2004, broken down by community health partnership.

Nicola Sturgeon: Life expectancy (LE) and healthy life expectancy (HLE) estimates for NHS board and Community Health Partnership (CHP) areas, including those in Tayside, are based on deaths and populations aggregated over a five-year period for statistical robustness. HLE also requires a third essential component, self-assessed health (SAH), which is only available for NHS board and CHP areas within Scotland, from the last census carried out in 2001.

Therefore, HLE has been estimated for the period 1999-2003, using SAH from the 2001 Census. Data in the following tables have been published on the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) HLE pages: www.scotpho.org/uk/hle data sections for NHS boards and CHP''s.

Table 1. Male LE and HLE at Birth in NHS Tayside, and by CHP

Males

1999-2003

2001-05

Area

LE

HLE

LE

HLE

Scotland

73.3

66.3

73.9

n/a

NHS Tayside

74.1

68.1

74.7

n/a

Angus CHP

74.9

69.4

75.3

n/a

Dundee CHP

71.8

64.6

72.5

n/a

Perth and Kinross CHP

75.9

70.8

76.4

n/a

Source: Information Services Division Scotland.

Table 2. Female LE and HLE at birth in NHS Tayside, and by CHP

Females

1999-2003

2001-05

Area

LE

HLE

LE

HLE

Scotland

78.7

70.2

79.1

n/a

NHS Tayside

79.2

71.8

79.4

n/a

Angus CHP

79.2

72.7

79.6

n/a

Dundee CHP

78

68.8

78.1

n/a

Perth and Kinross CHP

80.5

74.2

80.6

n/a

Source: Information Services Division Scotland.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates are available of healthy life expectancy for the NHS Tayside area since 2004.

Nicola Sturgeon : Life expectancy (LE) and Healthy life expectancy (HLE) estimates for NHS board, including those in Tayside, are based on deaths and populations aggregated over a five-year period for statistical robustness. HLE also requires measurements of a third essential component, self-assessed health (SAH).

For NHS board areas within Scotland SAH can only be obtained from the Census, which was last carried out in 2001. Therefore, HLE has been estimated for the period 1999-2003, using SAH data from the 2001 Census. The NHS board data in tables 1 and 2 have been published on the Healthy Life Expectancy pages of the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) website:

http://www.scotpho.org.uk/home/Populationdynamics/hle/hle_data/hle_nhsboards.asp.

Estimates of LE and HLE for males and females in NHS Tayside are shown in the following tables:

Table 1. Male LE and HLE at birth, NHS Tayside 1999-2003.

Males

1999-2003

2001-05

Area

LE

HLE

LE

HLE

Scotland

73.3

66.3

73.9

n/a

NHS Tayside

74.1

68.1

74.7

n/a

Source Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

Table 2. Female LE and HLE at birth, NHS Tayside 1999-2003.

Females

1999-2003

2001-05

Area

LE

HLE

LE

HLE

Scotland

78.7

70.2

79.1

n/a

NHS Tayside

79.2

71.8

79.4

n/a

Source Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

 

Health

03 March 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside (a) were in each financial year since 2004-05 and (b) will be in 2009-10 and what the value is of these amounts taking inflation into account.

Nicola Sturgeon : The initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside from 2004-05 and the inflation adjusted figures are shown below:

Year

Initial Allocation

(£ million)

Adjusted Figure

(£ million)

2004-05

451.9

511.3

2005-06

483.5

536.1

2006-07

517.0

557.9

2007-08

549.1

575.5

2008-09

566.4

574.9

2009-10

578.6

578.6

The adjusted figures are shown at 2009-10 prices.

 

Health

26 February 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of mothers smoked during pregnancy in (a) the NHS Tayside area and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years.

Shona Robison: Information on women smoking at booking is published on the Scottish Health Statistics website under the Births & Babies website at (http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/2911.html).

For access to the data, please click on the chart titled "Smoking at booking by NHS board of residence: 2007", then select the NHS board or Scotland tab at the bottom of the sheet and the year tab at the top of the sheet.

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the fertility rates were per 1,000 of female population in age groups (a) 20 to 24, (b) 25 to 29, (c) 30 to 34, (d) 35 to 39 and (e) 40 to 44 in (i) Dundee and (ii) Angus in the last two years for which information is available.

Shona Robison: The information requested is given in the following tables for 2006 and 2007. Figures for 2008 will be available in August 2009.

(i) Fertility Rates Per 1,000 of Female Population in Dundee

Age Group
Year 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44
2006

63.5

79.0

85.8

34.8

7.5

2007

65.6

92.4

86.4

39.5

6.8

(ii) Fertility Rates Per 1,000 of Female Population in Angus

Age Group
Year 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44
2006

82.8

121.6

105.7

41.6

6.5

2007

87.0

136.7

106.4

45.2

6.5

Source: General Register Office for Scotland.

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average age of mothers was at time of giving birth in each of the last two years in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus.

Shona Robison: The information requested is given in the following table for 2006 and 2007. The corresponding figures for 2008 are not yet available.

Average Age of Mothers at Time of Giving Birth in Dundee and Angus, 2006 and 2007

Year Dundee Angus
2006

27.5

29.2

2007

27.5

29.2

 

Bursaries

24 February 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time university students in (a) Dundee City and (b) Angus council areas have been in receipt of bursaries in each of the last three years.

Fiona Hyslop: The following table presents the number of full-time university students domiciled in Dundee City and Angus local authority areas who were in receipt of bursary support from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) in academic years 2005-06 to 2007-08. The total number of Scottish domiciled full-time university students in receipt of bursaries in each academic year is also shown.

Number of Full-Time University Students Receiving Bursary Support

Local Authority 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Angus

1,055

1,020

1,020

Dundee City

1,350

1,380

1,355

Scotland

42,810

43,030

42,790

 

NHS Finance

23rd. February 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the value was of each capital allocation to NHS Tayside in each financial year since 2005-06 taking inflation into account.

Nicola Sturgeon: The value of the formula capital allocations to NHS Tayside from 2005-06 taking inflation into account are shown in the following table:

Year

Formula Capital Allocation

£ Million

Adjusted for Inflation

£ Million

2005-06

16.906

18.748

2006-07

20.276

21.883

2007-08

24.347

25.516

2008-09

24.650

25.008

2009-10

25.030

25.030

The figures are adjusted for 2009-10 prices.

 

NHS Finance

13 February 2009

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the capital allocations have been to NHS Tayside in each year since 2005-06.

Nicola Sturgeon: The formula capital allocations made to NHS Tayside since 2005-06 are shown in the following table:

Year £ Million
2005-06

16.906

2006-07

20.276

2007-08

24.347

2008-09

24.650

2009-10

25.030

   

 

Vaccinations

13 February 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the MMR vaccination uptake rate was in NHS Tayside in each of the last three years, broken down by community health partnership.

Shona Robison: MMR vaccination uptake rates by community health partnership are published on the Information Service Division (ISD) Scotland website under Child Health at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/ch-immunisation.jsp?pContentID=5407&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&.

Data is available by calendar year for 2006 and 2007 and by quarter from the period ending 30 June 2006 to 30 September 2008. Data for the quarter and calendar year ending 31 December 2008 will be published at the end of March 2009.

 

Dentistry

21 January 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on dental bursaries for dental students at the University of Dundee in (a) each financial year since the introduction of the scheme and (b) 2008-09.

Shona Robison: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Financial Year

Amount of Bursary Paid

2006-07

856,000

2007-08

888,000

2008-09 (to date)

864,000

 

Student Finance

21 January 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentistry students at the University of Dundee have (a) applied for and (b) received a dental bursary in 2008-09, broken down by year of study and also expressed as a percentage of the total number of undergraduate students in each year.

Shona Robison : The information requested is shown in the following table.

Course Year

Number of Applicants

in Receipt of Bursary

% Uptake of Bursary

2

41

62

3

55

81

4

76

84

5

40

59

 

Homecoming Scotland

21 January 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to themed events in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus for Homecoming Scotland 2009 and whether it will list each event being supported financially.

Jim Mather : The Homecoming themed events taking place in Angus and Dundee are the Angus and Dundee Roots Festival, including the Fest''n''Furious, taking place late September, early October and receiving £19,000 funding and Doors Open Days which includes venues in Dundee. Doors Open Days take place across Scotland and are receiving £20,000 funding.

 

Pre-School Education

14 January 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how the number of whole-time equivalent General Teaching Council for Scotland registered teachers employed to provide pre-school education by (a) Dundee City and (b) Angus councils compares with the number required in those areas to meet the SNP manifesto commitment to ensure that every child of nursery age has access to a qualified nursery teacher.

Adam Ingram : The 2008 pre-school and childcare census includes a table which shows the percentage of children who had access to a teacher during census week in each local authority area. This can be viewed on the Scottish Government''s website at the following address:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/12150803/29.

I refer the member to the answer to questions S3W-11417 and S3W-16579 on 16 April 2008, and 9 October 2008 respectively. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament''s website, the search facility for which can be found at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Apps2/Business/PQA/Default.aspx.

These answers referred to above set out the Scottish Government''s position on setting a minimum level of access.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many whole-time equivalent General Teaching Council for Scotland registered teachers are employed to provide pre-school education by (a) Dundee City and (b) Angus councils.

Adam Ingram : The latest information on the whole-time equivalent of GTCS registered teachers employed to provide pre-school education in each Scottish local authority (as at January 2008), by type of provider, was published by the Scottish Government on 17 September 2008 (table 26).

This publication can be found using the following link:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/bulletins/00682.

 

 

Employment

6 January 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the median gross hourly earnings were for full-time employees resident in (a) Dundee, (b) Angus and (c) Aberdeenshire in the last year for which information is available, also broken down by gender.

John Swinney : The preferred source for earnings estimates is the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics.

Table 1 shows the median gross hourly earnings for full-time employees resident in Dundee City, Angus and Aberdeenshire local authorities. The latest year for which data is available is 2008.

Table 1 " Median Gross Hourly Pay (£) for Full-Time Employee Jobs1 of People Resident in selected Local Authorities (2008)

Local Authority

All

Male

Females

Dundee City

11.00

12.12

10.14

Angus

11.75

12.30

11.18

Aberdeenshire

12.46

13.21

11.05

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics.

 

Central Heating Programme

5 January 2009

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been on the waiting list for a free central heating system in the DD postcode area in each month since, and including, July 2008 for which information is available.

Stewart Maxwell : Information provided by the managing agent, for the DD postcode area, on the number of applicants on the waiting list in each month during the period requested is shown in the following table:

Month of Application

Number of Applicants on Waiting List

July 2008

305

August 2008

284

September 2008

216

October 2008

175

November 2008

183

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many new applications have been received for a free central heating system in the DD postcode area in each month since, and including, July 2008 for which information is available and how many have been considered as eligible.

Stewart Maxwell : Information provided by the managing agent, for the DD postcode area, on the number of applications and the number accepted, subject to survey, in each month during the period requested is shown in the following table:

Month of Application

Number of Applications

Accepted Subject to Survey

July 2008

42

9

August 2008

41

18

September 2008

41

15

October 2008

82

62

November 2008

119

86

Total

352

190

 

NHS Hospitals

16 December 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeingís statements on 11 September 2008 that a buy-out of the PFI contract for car parking at Ninewells Hospital "would cost tens of millions of pounds" (Official Report c. 10734 and 10736) and subsequent notification in a letter dated 12 November 2008 to Marlyn Glen MSP that this estimated cost emerged in a telephone conversation between her officials and representatives of NHS Tayside, for what reason the cabinet secretary is unable to provide a copy of the written record of the telephone conversation, as stated in a letter to Marlyn Glen dated 18 November 2008.

Answered by Nicola Sturgeon: The written record of the conversation contained officials'' initial assessment of the potential negotiating position of the PFI provider. It would undermine NHS Tayside''s negotiating position if that figure was in the public domain and therefore it is not in the public interest to release it.


Healthcare Associated Infection

12 December 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a minimum age of two years for the national surveillance programme for Clostridium difficile associated disease.

Nicola Sturgeon: I refer the member to the answer to question S3W-16201 on 19 September 2008.

All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament''s website, the search facility for which


Dentistry

21 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many attendances there were at the accident and emergency department of Dundee Dental Hospital in each month since January 2008.

Shona Robison : The information requested has been provided by NHS Tayside and is shown in the following table. The figures cover complete months from January to October 2008.

Month Attendances
January

634

February

752

March

727

April

799

May

689

June

784

July

800

August

686

September

743

October

770

Total

7,384

 


Health

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of P1 pupils was classified as (a) overweight, (b) obese and (c) severely obese in the last year for which information is available.

Shona Robison : Obesity statistics for children in P1 are collected through the Child Health Surveillance Programme. The most recent figures available are for school year 2006-07: 21.0% of children in P1 were overweight, including 8.5% who were obese and 4.3% who were severely obese. The full set of statistics and background notes are published on the NHS Information Services website at www.isdscotland.org/child_obesity (click on Obesity Statistics and BMI background).


School Meals

18 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what participation rates among P1 to P3 pupils receiving free school meals from August 2010 were assumed in the local government finance settlement for the period up to 2011.

Adam Ingram: We have assumed participation rates of 70% of P1 to P3 pupils that would not otherwise be entitled to free school meals.


Health

11 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of drugs prescribed in NHS Tayside was generic in each of the last two years for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon : The rate of generic prescribing in primary care in NHS Tayside for financial year 2006-07 was 83.23% and for 2007-08 was 82.38%.


NHS Expenditure

11 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on medicines in hospitals in NHS Tayside in each of the last two years for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon : Hospital drugs expenditure in NHS Tayside was £19.036 million in financial year 2006-07 and £17.332 million in 2005-06.


Cancer

12 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of eligible women was screened for cervical cancer in each of the last 10 years, also broken down by age group.

Shona Robison : Information Services Division (ISD) have provided the percentage of uptake for Cervical Screening by age group in Scotland1, 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2008, these are:

Percentage Uptake 2,3 of Females Who Had a Record of a Previous Smear Taken Within Last 5.5 Years

Age group

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

20-24

66.3

64.7

63.3

64.2

64.1

63.5

62.6

60.7

58.8

56.6

53.2

25-29

85.9

85.3

84.9

84.5

84.1

83.5

83.0

81.8

80.7

79.0

73.3

30-34

89.8

89.5

89.4

89.2

88.9

88.2

87.8

86.9

85.9

84.9

78.4

35-39

91.3

91.0

91.1

90.9

90.8

90.4

89.9

89.0

88.4

88.5

82.0

40-44

92.2

91.9

92.0

91.6

91.6

91.2

90.2

89.9

89.6

88.7

84.1

45-49

93.1

92.9

92.7

92.3

92.2

91.7

91.2

90.3

89.7

88.8

85.0

50-54

91.0

91.0

91.3

91.0

91.1

90.9

90.6

89.8

89.3

88.4

84.5

55-59

85.5

85.6

86.7

87.1

87.6

87.8

87.7

87.3

86.8

86.1

82.9

60-64

70.2

71.3

72.0

72.4

74.0

75.6

76.7

77.2

76.9

76.9

81.1

Target age group 20-60

87.0

86.6

86.7

86.5

86.5

86.0

85.5

84.6

83.8

82.6

77.9

Percentage Uptake 2,3 of Females Who Had a Record of a Previous Smear Taken Within Last 3.5 Years

Age group

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

20-24

64.2

62.6

61.3

62.1

62.3

61.7

60.9

59.1

57.2

55.2

50.2

25-29

80.6

79.8

79.5

79.0

78.9

78.2

77.5

76.1

74.5

72.3

63.3

30-34

84.7

84.2

84.1

84.1

83.9

83.2

82.3

81.0

79.4

78.0

68.8

35-39

86.0

85.5

85.7

85.6

85.8

85.4

84.5

83.2

82.0

80.6

72.8

40-44

86.3

85.9

86.1

86.1

86.4

86.1

84.9

84.2

83.1

82.0

75.3

45-49

86.8

86.4

86.5

86.4

86.8

86.1

85.5

84.3

83.2

82.1

76.5

50-54

84.5

84.6

85.1

85.1

85.7

85.5

85.0

84.0

82.8

81.7

76.3

55-59

79.2

79.5

80.8

81.4

82.5

82.7

82.3

81.6

80.5

79.6

75.3

60-64

53.2

54.2

55.4

54.7

56.8

58.8

59.5

59.4

57.7

57.8

67.6

Target age group 20-60

81.7

81.2

81.4

81.4

81.7

81.2

80.6

79.3

78.0

76.5

69.7

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of eligible women was screened for cervical cancer in the NHS Tayside area in each of the last 10 years, also broken down by age group.

Shona Robison : Information Services Division (ISD) have provided the percentage of uptake for Cervical Screening by age group in Tayside NHS Board, 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2008, these are:

Percentage Uptake1,2 of Females Who Had a Record of a Previous Smear Taken Within Last 5.5 Years

Age group

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

20-24

61.0

58.5

58.7

67.9

67.5

67.0

64.7

61.6

59.2

56.8

54.2

25-29

82.3

81.5

82.2

83.4

84.0

82.7

81.4

79.4

77.5

75.0

73.4

30-34

87.5

87.0

87.0

88.5

88.5

87.9

86.9

85.7

84.1

83.0

81.4

35-39

89.1

89.1

89.9

91.6

91.1

91.0

90.5

88.8

87.5

86.1

85.3

40-44

90.6

90.1

90.4

92.0

91.6

91.1

91.1

90.7

90.0

88.8

87.8

45-49

92.2

91.8

91.4

92.6

92.4

91.8

91.0

90.0

89.0

88.1

87.6

50-54

91.4

91.4

91.8

92.0

91.5

91.2

90.9

89.7

88.8

88.1

87.1

55-59

87.1

86.5

87.4

88.6

88.7

88.8

88.7

87.8

86.7

85.6

86.0

60-64

72.8

73.0

74.1

70.5

69.7

69.9

69.8

72.1

71.9

73.3

86.8

Target age group 20-60

85.4

84.5

84.9

87.2

87.1

86.6

85.8

84.3

82.8

81.3

80.1

 

Percentage Uptake1,2 of Females Who Had a Record of a Previous Smear Taken Within Last 3.5 Years

Age group

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

20-24

58.2

55.5

55.6

64.1

64.1

63.2

61.0

57.9

55.8

53.3

51.0

25-29

73.4

74.1

74.7

75.3

76.4

75.4

74.0

70.8

68.4

65.4

63.7

30-34

81.1

80.2

80.2

80.9

81.3

81.2

79.5

76.8

75.0

73.5

72.1

35-39

83.0

82.7

83.4

84.4

84.3

84.5

83.2

80.2

78.5

77.3

76.4

40-44

84.2

83.7

84.3

85.2

85.1

85.0

84.4

82.9

81.4

80.3

79.6

45-49

85.8

85.6

85.3

85.9

86.1

85.4

83.9

82.4

81.0

79.9

79.6

50-54

84.8

85.3

85.1

85.4

85.7

85.5

84.4

82.4

81.4

80.5

79.4

55-59

80.7

80.9

81.9

82.2

82.9

83.4

82.4

81.0

79.6

78.5

79.1

60-64

48.4

51.9

51.9

42.1

44.3

47.3

47.0

49.5

49.4

50.4

70.9

Target age group 20-60

79.4

78.5

78.9

80.5

80.9

80.6

79.2

76.8

75.1

73.5

72.5

 


Dentistry

12 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS dental patients have been deregistered in NHS Tayside in each of the last 12 months for which information is available.

Shona Robison : The available information is shown in the following table.

NHS General Dental Service Patients Whose Registration Status Shows Withdrawn1,2 for NHS Tayside; Between July 2007 and June 2008

Month

2007-08

July

36

August

116

September

54

October

84

November

48

December

55

January

54

February

47

March

45

April

64

May

42

June

73

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS dental patients have been newly registered in NHS Tayside in each of the last 12 months for which information is available.

Shona Robison: Latest available information on newly registered patients in NHS Tayside in each of the last 12 months is presented in the following table.

Number of newly registered NHS dental patients in NHS Tayside in each month from November 2007 to October 2008:

Number of Newly Registered Patients not Previously Registered with a Dentist in Tayside

Month

in 12 Months Preceding1,2

Since October 19902,3

November 2007

2,155

1,178

December 2007

1,547

852

January 2008

2,043

1,145

February 2008

2,305

1,281

March 2008

2,201

1,159

April 2008

2,241

1,261

May 2008

2,090

1,167

June 2008

1,981

1,048

July 2008

1,824

984

August 2008

2,262

1,301

September 2008

2,056

1,213

October 2008

1,189

792

Total

23,894

13,381

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many general, hospital and community dentists there were in NHS Tayside in (a) March 2008 and (b) March 2007, expressed as a headcount and by whole-time equivalent.

Shona Robison: The head count information for NHS Tayside is shown in the following table.

Hospital and community dentist data is only available as at 30 September and is also shown. Information on the whole-time equivalent of staff working in the NHS general dental service is not available as the working hours of each dentist are not collected.

Number of Dentists1 Providing NHS General Dental Services; in NHS Tayside; at 31 March

 

2007

2008

Number of Dentists (Head Count)

216

220

Whole-Time Equivalent (WTE) and Head Count of Hospital and Community Dentists; in NHS Tayside; at 30 September2

 

2006

2007

  Head Count WTE Head Count WTE
Hospital dentists

77

51.9

70

51.0

Community dentists

29

23.9

40

33.0

 

12 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) adults and (b) children was registered with an NHS dentist in June 2008, broken down by community health partnership area, and what the comparable figures were in March 2008.

Shona Robison : The information by Community Health Partnership for March 2007 to June 2008 is published at:

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/servlet/FileBuffer?namedFile=dent_reg_table2_june08.xls&pContentDispositionType=attachment.

The information does not represent the percentage of people in each Community Health Partnership who are registered. Registrations (numerator) are based on the postcode of the practice where the patient has registered with a general dental practitioner. The population (denominator) is based on where the patient resides, in this case the Community Health Partnership. In some cases, the number of registrations may exceed the actual number of people in the chosen population.


Healthcare Associated Infection

10 November 2008

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether the target set for NHS boards of a 30% reduction in the rate of Clostridium difficile in people over 65 by 2011 will be accompanied by additional allocations to NHS boards outwith the £54 million already to be allocated over the next three years to tackle healthcare-acquired infection.

Nicola Sturgeon: Additional funding to support the new target of up to £2 million is being made available to NHS boards from within the resources provided to tackle healthcare associated infection in Scotland.


Justice

6 November 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop alternatives to custody for women offenders to counter the unprecedented intake of women to HM Prison Cornton Vale.

Kenny MacAskill : This government is committed to radical action to end the cycle of offending and re-offending. Prison will always remain the right place for those who commit serious crimes and present a risk to our communities. But tough community penalties delivered swiftly and consistently are more effective in dealing with those whose offences are of a less serious nature.

We know that custody is often not the most appropriate option for women offenders. The Community Justice Authorities have identified women as a priority group and this is reflected in schemes such as diversion from prosecution and supervised bail. We are spending over £600,000 per year on piloting Drug Treatment and Testing Orders for all lower tariff offenders including women and have increased spending on supervised bail by over 40%. Additional funding of £190,000 per year has been made available to the South West Community Justice Authority for piloting an innovative approach making use of mentors/link workers for adult female offenders given a community sentence.


28 October 2008

Education

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected number is of pupils who will be in P1 to P3 in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus in August 2010.

Maureen Watt : Projected pupil numbers in each stage for each local authority are not generally produced centrally. However, using trends in the five to seven year old population from GRO Scotland''s projections and 2007 participation rates, pupil projections would be 4,550 in Dundee City and 4,100 in Angus.

28 October 2008

School Meals

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost was of providing a school meal in the free school meals pilot for P1 to P3 pupils.

Adam Ingram : Information on the costs associated with the free school meals trial for P1 to P3 pupils is included in the report on the findings of the independent evaluation of the trial which is available on the Scottish Government website at:

www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/08/29114033/0.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding was given to each local authority to participate in the free school meals pilot for P1 to P3 pupils.

Adam Ingram : The following table sets out the amount of funding we provided to each of the local authorities participating in the free school meals trial for P1 to P3 pupils.

Local Authority

£

East Ayrshire

561,000

Fife

1,714,000

Glasgow City

1,309,000

Scottish Borders

593,000

West Dunbartonshire

455,000


School Meals

3 October 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-4300 by Fiona Hyslop on 25 September 2008, what the estimated cost is to each local authority of extending entitlement to free school meals to all primary and secondary pupils whose parents or carers are in receipt of maximum child and working tax credit

Adam Ingram : I refer the member to the answer to question S3W-11245 on 16 April 2008. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament''s website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/webapp/wa.search.


Hospital-Acquired Infection

19 September 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive why Health Protection Scotlandís Report on Review of Clostridium difficile Associated Disease Cases and Mortality in all acute hospitals in Scotland from December 2007- May 2008 has recommended an age of 15 for the minimum limit for the extension of the national surveillance programme for Clostridium difficile-associated disease.

Nicola Sturgeon : I am advised by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) that existing testing methods for Clostridium difficile are not recommended for children under the age of 15. Younger children are carriers of Clostridium difficile without any symptoms and the disease does not appear to occur in childhood. Given the lack of appropriate tests and the probability that this group of individuals is at very low risk it does not seem appropriate to recommend testing which is unproven and could lead to unnecessary treatment. HPS will, however, keep the situation under review.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to study the effect of the introduction of a minimum age limit of two years on the mandatory surveillance of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in (a) England from April 2007, (b) Wales from September 2008 and (c) Northern Ireland from April 2008.

Nicola Sturgeon : Yes. As with all areas of healthcare associated infection, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) regularly monitors developments around the UK and in other countries. It will continue to study all the research evidence to determine whether testing in this age group should be introduced here.


Domestic Abuse

4 September 2008

Marlyn Glen : What resources are being put in place to roll out the ASSIST victim support services needed to match the extended responsibilities of the Domestic Abuse Court in Glasgow and how similar support services across Scotland will be funded.

Kenny MacAskill : In June 2008, I announced that, alongside the roll-out of the Domestic Abuse Court in Glasgow, the Scottish Government will be extending provision for the ASSIST service to support victims and their children in the 3 police divisions of the city of Glasgow.

Ministers are currently considering a proposal from ASSIST and I expect a decision to be made shortly.

The Scottish Government accepted the conclusion of the feasibility study group that to assist the support to victims and their children across Scotland, development work is required to:

Develop occupational standards for working with victims of domestic abuse;

Increase the collaboration and opportunity for joint activity between key agencies working with victims of domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women;

Work with local partners providing services to victims to develop enhanced support provision, and

Develop an operational manual that could be used to improve support for victims of domestic abuse and enable organisations to develop co-ordination and advocacy work.

Further details can be found in section 5 of the feasibility study group report.

This work will be taken forward over the next three years.


Economy

2 September 2008

 

Marlyn Glen To ask the Scottish Executive what effect the classification of students as economically inactive has had on the reported figure for the rate of economic activity in Dundee City in each of the last three years.

Jim Mather: The number of students classified as economically inactive in Dundee City during the last three calendar years is shown in the following table. This also shows the level of economically inactive students as a percentage of the working-age population in Dundee City.

It should be noted that not all students are classified as economically inactive. A student who does at least one hour paid work or has stated that they are actively seeking and available for work is classified as economically active. The effect on Dundee City''s economic activity rate of some students being classified as economically inactive is not quantified as the Scottish Government does not hold information on whether those individuals would be economically active or inactive if they were not students.

Year

2005

2006

2007

Number of Inactive Students

5,700

5,000

5,200

Percentage of Working-Aged Population

5.9%

5.6%

5.9%

Source: Annual Population Survey (APS).

Notes:

1. Working age population refers to men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59.

2. Figures on number of Inactive Students are rounded to the nearest hundred.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the rates of economic activity have been in (a) Dundee City and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years.

Jim Mather : The official source of economic activity rates by local authority is the Annual Population Survey (APS). The following table shows the economic activity rates in Dundee City and Scotland for the last three calendar years.

Year

2005

2006

2007

Economic Activity Rate - Dundee City

76.6%

76.6%

77.6%

Economic Activity Rate - Scotland

79.2%

80.0%

79.9%

Note: Rate applies to working age population (i.e. men aged 16 to 64 and women aged 16 to 59).

Further information from the 2007 Annual Population Survey can be viewed on the Scottish Government website at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/25095306/0.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated gross value added was for Angus and Dundee City in each of the last three years for which figures are available, also expressed per head.

John Swinney : The gross value added and gross value added per head estimates for the area of Angus and Dundee City for the latest three years (2003, 2004 and 2005) are reported in the following table:

Headline Gross Value Added (£ Million) and Gross Value Added Per Head at Current Basic Prices

 

2003

2004

20051

Gross Value Added

3,502

3,709

3,894

Gross Value Added per head

13,973

14,806

15,506

Note: 1. Provisional.

These figures were published by the Office for National Statistics and can be found in tables NUTS3.1 and NUTS3.2 of the Regional, sub regional and local gross value added publication:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/gva1207.pdf.


Vaccinations

4 September 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether nursing staff other than school nurses will participate in the implementation of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme from September 2008 as part of the community health nurse pilot scheme in NHS Tayside.

Shona Robison : Within NHS Tayside, school nurses will lead the implementation of the HPV vaccination programme supported by the other nursing staff. The other nursing staff will consist of both community staff nurses and public health staff nurses. All nurses will undergo a training programme if required.


NHS Staff

3 September 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many school nurses there were in the NHS Tayside area in each of the last three years for which figures are available, expressed in (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount terms.

Nicola Sturgeon: The following table provides the number of whole-time equivalent (WTE) and head count school nurses in Tayside in 2003, 2004, 2005. These figures are collected by Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.

Data for 2006 is unavailable due to the non-direct match between Whitley Council grades and new Agenda for Change grades. Data for 2007 has not been included as accuracy cannot yet be guaranteed. This reflects the fact that the assimilation of NHS staff to Agenda for Change bandings by NHS boards is on-going. There may also be anomalies with the coding which may affect correct numbers of staff being identified.

NHS boards are currently working through a process of cleaning up the data to ensure future high quality data standards. Once full assimilation to Agenda for Change has been achieved, the publication of workforce statistics will be updated to reflect this.

 

Number of WTE Qualified School Nurses

Number of Head Count Qualified School Nurses

2003

22.0

40

2004

20.8

37

2005

21.6

37


Dentistry

28 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether the target set for NHS boards, in Better Health, Better Care: Action Plan, that 80% of all three to five-year-olds should be registered with a NHS dentist by 2010-11 also means that a target of 80% registration has been set for the same age group in each Community Health Partnership in each NHS board.

Shona Robison : It is for NHS boards to manage the delivery of the target through their local delivery plans and there is therefore no explicit national target set at the level of Community Health Partnership areas.


NHS Hospitals

1 September 2008

Marlyn Glen MSP : To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage acute bed occupancy has been in each hospital in NHS Tayside in each year since 2003.

Nicola Sturgeon : The percentage acute bed occupancy for hospitals in NHS Tayside is shown in the following table.

Table 1: Percentage Occupancy in Acute Specialites in NHS Tayside by Hospital1

 

Financial Year Ending

 

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008P

NHS Tayside

81.4

81.4

81.5

82.3

82.4

81.9

Ninewells

82.9

81.5

83.4

82.7

84.9

82.8

Fernbrae Hospital2

x

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

..

Ashludie Hospital3

91.9

90.8

76.2

x

x

x

Royal Victoria Hospital

77.6

84.9

83.3

84.6

81.0

87.1

Perth Royal Infirmary

87.4

84.1

86.0

85.5

87.8

81.3

St Margaret''s Hospital

66.5

66.9

66.5

63.7

65.0

69.2

Aberfeldy Community Hospital

68.9

66.0

68.0

54.3

70.6

64.0

Irvine Memorial Hospital

54.1

51.4

48.0

53.2

54.9

59.6

Blairgowrie Community Hospital

83.0

82.1

85.7

80.6

81.5

79.0

Beechgrove House4

83.9

49.7

x

x

x

x

Arbroath Infirmary

73.2

68.4

65.7

68.2

79.1

86.9

Brechin Infirmary

78.7

61.9

68.7

58.5

61.2

58.5

Forfar Infirmary5

70.1

62.0

67.0

21.7

x

x

Montrose Royal Infirmary

82.6

100.0

82.5

73.4

60.2

59.8

Stracathro 2

68.7

65.6

61.7

57.1

64.9

..

Crieff Community Hospital

74.0

75.8

72.8

72.5

84.9

74.2

Whitehills Health and Community Centre6

x

x

x

71.5

82.1

77.6

Source: ISD(S)1.


Hospital-Acquired Infection

22 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many recorded cases of Clostridium difficile there have been in (a) NHS Tayside and (b) Scotland in the latest available 12 month period, broken down into people aged (a) two to 44, (b) 45 to 64, (c) 65 to 74 and (d) 75 and over.

Nicola Sturgeon : Mandatory surveillance on the total number of cases of Clostridium difficile reported by NHS board was introduced in September 2006. This information is collected by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and is published in quarterly reports on their website. HPS does not hold processed (i.e. de-duplicated) and reviewed data for patients below 65 years old. Data are not held by the requested age groups.

Information for NHS boards since September 2006, for patients over 65, is in the following table:

 

October 2006 - December 2006

January 2007 - March 2007

April 2007 - June 2007

July 2007 -September 2007

October 2007 - December 2007

January 2008 - March 2008

Total number of cases in Scotland

1,213

1,775

1,588

1,459

1,608

1,861

Since the beginning of the mandatory surveillance programme for Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease (CDAD) in Scotland started in October 2006, a total of 999 cases of CDAD have been reported in NHS Tayside in those aged 65 years and over.

During the past 12 months (from July 2007-June 2008), a total of 550 cases of CDAD have been reported.

All cases, except for those in the most recent quarter (from Apr 2008-June 2008) have been reviewed and confirmed by the local laboratories in NHS Tayside.

 

July 2007 " September 2007

October 2007 " December 2007

January 08 " March 2008

April 2008 " June 2008

Cases of CDAD aged 65 and over

131

135

139

145*

Note: *Data not reviewed yet.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many recorded cases of clostridium difficile there have been in NHS Tayside in each month since January 2008, broken down by (a) PCR ribotype and (b) recording hospital.

Nicola Sturgeon: Health Protection Scotland (HPS) collects information, by NHS board, on cases of c-diff and on PCR ribotyping. C-diff is identified in laboratories by testing for the presence of a toxin, and does not routinely require ribotyping. Ribotyping is currently only carried out in c-diff cases which meet certain national protocol criteria. Information on PCR ribotypes is therefore collected at a national level and is not broken down by NHS board.

The information requested on c.diff cases is published quarterly by HPS at http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/haiic/newsdetail.aspx?id=160. Latest information on the number of cases of c-diff reported in NHS Tayside, since January 2008 year is provided in the following table. Information is not broken down by hospital.

 

Jan 2008 - March 2008

Total number of cases in Scotland

1,861

NHS Tayside

139

Source: Health Protection Scotland.


Higher Education

7 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) employment, (b) unemployment and (c) further study or training rates were six months after graduation for graduates in (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) science and (iv) psychology from Scottish institutions in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics the member requested are shown in the following table.

Destination of Full-Time Higher Education Graduates from Scottish Institutions Six Months after Graduating by Subject Area: 2005-06

 

Total

Study/Training

Permanent Home Employment

Temporary Home Employment

Overseas Employment

Believed Unemployed

Other

Total

5,835

1,865

2,260

670

175

350

510

English

825

280

270

110

40

40

80

Mathematics

420

125

180

55

5

25

35

Science (Excluding Psychology and Mathematics)

3,625

1,250

1,390

375

100

220

295

Psychology

965

215

425

135

25

70

100

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Notes:

The overall response rate, including both HESA and SFC data, for the subject groups in the above table was 78%.

Figure have been rounded to the nearest five. 0, 1, 2 have been rounded to 0. Figures may not sum exactly to totals due to rounding.

Figures in this table have been weighted according to response rates by subject of study

Believed unemployed includes graduates from higher education institutions that are looking for employment, further study or training or are due to start a job in the next month plus graduates from further education colleges who have no arrangement for further study or employment.

Other destinations include those who are unable to work, looking after the home or family, taking time out in order to travel, or are not otherwise included under an alternative heading.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many European language graduates from Scottish institutions had found employment in the (a) business services, (b) wholesale and retail, (c) manufacturing, (d) banking and finance and (e) transport and communications sector six months after graduation in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics are presented in the following table.

Full-Time Higher Education Graduates Gaining Employment Six Months After Graduation from Scottish Institutions by Industry of Employer and Subject Studied (%): 2005-06

 

Total

Banking and Finance

Business Services

Manufacturing

Transport and Communication

Wholesale and Retail

Other Industry

Total

100%

21%

29%

15%

18%

5%

12%

French

100%

24%

28%

17%

16%

5%

10%

German

100%

24%

24%

16%

18%

3%

16%

Spanish

100%

20%

20%

15%

17%

7%

20%

Italian

100%

23%

43%

10%

3%

10%

10%

Other European Language

100%

15%

32%

12%

26%

5%

11%

Source: Higher education Statistics Agency (HESA) and Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Note: The overall response rate, including both HESA and SFC data, for the subject groups in the above table was 78%.


Central Heating Programme

8 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many new applications have been received for a free central heating system in the DD postcode area in each of the last 12 months for which information is available and how many were considered to be eligible.

Stewart Maxwell: The number of applications received in the DD postcode area during each of the last twelve months, as notified by the Managing Agent, is shown in the following table.

Period

Applications Received

Applications Taken Forward (Subject to Survey)

July 2007

136

108

August 2007

119

104

September 2007

93

82

October 2007

139

127

November 2007

130

108

December 2007

67

55

January 2008

115

94

February 2008

112

83

March 2008

121

88

April 2008

124

97

May 2008

126

95

June 2008

73

19

Total

1,355

1,060

Note: An initial assessment on the application is made, normally by telephone, and those applications are recorded for a home survey visit. The information collected during the initial assessment is then confirmed during the survey stage in the applicantís home.

 

7 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) employment, (b) unemployment and (c) further study or training rates were six months after graduation for graduates in (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) science and (iv) psychology from Scottish institutions in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics the member requested are shown in the following table.

Destination of Full-Time Higher Education Graduates from Scottish Institutions Six Months after Graduating by Subject Area: 2005-06

 

Total

Study/Training

Permanent Home Employment

Temporary Home Employment

Overseas Employment

Believed Unemployed

Other

Total

5,835

1,865

2,260

670

175

350

510

English

825

280

270

110

40

40

80

Mathematics

420

125

180

55

5

25

35

Science (Excluding Psychology and Mathematics)

3,625

1,250

1,390

375

100

220

295

Psychology

965

215

425

135

25

70

100

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Notes:

The overall response rate, including both HESA and SFC data, for the subject groups in the above table was 78%.

Figure have been rounded to the nearest five. 0, 1, 2 have been rounded to 0. Figures may not sum exactly to totals due to rounding.

Figures in this table have been weighted according to response rates by subject of study

Believed unemployed includes graduates from higher education institutions that are looking for employment, further study or training or are due to start a job in the next month plus graduates from further education colleges who have no arrangement for further study or employment.

Other destinations include those who are unable to work, looking after the home or family, taking time out in order to travel, or are not otherwise included under an alternative heading.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many European language graduates from Scottish institutions had found employment in the (a) business services, (b) wholesale and retail, (c) manufacturing, (d) banking and finance and (e) transport and communications sector six months after graduation in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics are presented in the following table.

Full-Time Higher Education Graduates Gaining Employment Six Months After Graduation from Scottish Institutions by Industry of Employer and Subject Studied (%): 2005-06

 

Total

Banking and Finance

Business Services

Manufacturing

Transport and Communication

Wholesale and Retail

Other Industry

Total

100%

21%

29%

15%

18%

5%

12%

French

100%

24%

28%

17%

16%

5%

10%

German

100%

24%

24%

16%

18%

3%

16%

Spanish

100%

20%

20%

15%

17%

7%

20%

Italian

100%

23%

43%

10%

3%

10%

10%

Other European Language

100%

15%

32%

12%

26%

5%

11%

Source: Higher education Statistics Agency (HESA) and Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Note: The overall response rate, including both HESA and SFC data, for the subject groups in the above table was 78%.


Central Heating Programme

8 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many new applications have been received for a free central heating system in the DD postcode area in each of the last 12 months for which information is available and how many were considered to be eligible.

Stewart Maxwell: The number of applications received in the DD postcode area during each of the last twelve months, as notified by the Managing Agent, is shown in the following table.

Period

Applications Received

Applications Taken Forward (Subject to Survey)

July 2007

136

108

August 2007

119

104

September 2007

93

82

October 2007

139

127

November 2007

130

108

December 2007

67

55

January 2008

115

94

February 2008

112

83

March 2008

121

88

April 2008

124

97

May 2008

126

95

June 2008

73

19

Total

1,355

1,060

Note: An initial assessment on the application is made, normally by telephone, and those applications are recorded for a home survey visit. The information collected during the initial assessment is then confirmed during the survey stage in the applicantís home.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many free central heating systems were installed in the DD postcode area in the period from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.

Stewart Maxwell : The managing agent has indicated that between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008, a total of 892 central heating systems were installed in the DD postcode area.

 

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many free central heating installations have taken place in the DD postcode area since 1 April 2008.

Stewart Maxwell : The managing agent has indicated that between 1 April and 30 June 2008, a total of 147 central heating systems were installed in the DD postcode area.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been on the waiting list for a free central heating system in the DD postcode area in each of the last 12 months for which information is available.

Stewart Maxwell : The number of applicants on the waiting list in the DD postcode area for each of the last 12 months, as notified by the managing agent, is shown in the following table.

Period

Number of Applicants on Waiting List

July 2007

577

August 2007

631

September 2007

675

October 2007

710

November 2007

652

December 2007

635

January 2008

604

February 2008

529

March 2008

446

April 2008

416

May 2008

434

June 2008

375

 


Population

6 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected population of Dundee in 2018 is, broken down into (a) men aged 16 to 64 and (b) women aged 16 to 59.

John Swinney: The most recent, 2006-based, population projections show that the projected population of Dundee City in 2018 is 137,597 and that this includes (a) 41,138 men aged 16 to 64 and (b) 40,443 women aged 16 to 59.


Higher Education

4 August 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) employment, (b) unemployment and (c) further study or training rates were six months after graduation for graduates in (i) French, (ii) German, (iii) Spanish, (iv) Italian and (v) other European languages from Scottish institutions in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics the member requested are shown in the following table.

Destination of Full-Time Higher Education Graduates from Scottish Institutions Six Months after Graduating by Subject Area (%): 2005-06

  Total Study/Training Permanent Home Employment Temporary Home Employment Overseas Employment Believed Unemployed Other
Total 100% 21% 29% 15% 18% 5% 12%
French 100% 24% 28% 17% 16% 5% 10%
German 100% 24% 24% 16% 18% 3% 16%
Spanish 100% 20% 20% 15% 17% 7% 20%
Italian 100% 23% 43% 10% 3% 10% 10%
Other European Language 100% 15% 32% 12% 26% 5% 11%

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) employment, (b) unemployment and (c) further study or training rates were six months after graduation for graduates in (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) science and (iv) psychology from Scottish institutions in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics the member requested are shown in the following table.

Destination of Full-Time Higher Education Graduates from Scottish Institutions Six Months after Graduating by Subject Area: 2005-06

  Total Study/Training Permanent Home Employment Temporary Home Employment Overseas Employment Believed Unemployed Other
Total 5,835 1,865 2,260 670 175 350 510
English 825 280 270 110 40 40 80
Mathematics 420 125 180 55 5 25 35
Science (Excluding Psychology and Mathematics) 3,625 1,250 1,390 375 100 220 295
Psychology 965 215 425 135 25 70 100

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many European language graduates from Scottish institutions had found employment in the (a) business services, (b) wholesale and retail, (c) manufacturing, (d) banking and finance and (e) transport and communications sector six months after graduation in the latest year for which information is available.

Fiona Hyslop : The statistics are presented in the following table.

Full-Time Higher Education Graduates Gaining Employment Six Months After Graduation from Scottish Institutions by Industry of Employer and Subject Studied (%): 2005-06

  Total Banking and Finance Business Services Manufacturing Transport and Communication Wholesale and Retail Other Industry
Total 100% 21% 29% 15% 18% 5% 12%
French 100% 24% 28% 17% 16% 5% 10%
German 100% 24% 24% 16% 18% 3% 16%
Spanish 100% 20% 20% 15% 17% 7% 20%
Italian 100% 23% 43% 10% 3% 10% 10%
Other European Language 100% 15% 32% 12% 26% 5% 11%

Source: Higher education Statistics Agency (HESA) and Scottish Funding Council (SFC).


NHS Staff

29 July 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many epilepsy nurse specialists there are in (a) NHS Tayside and (b) Scotland, shown on a (i) whole-time equivalent and (ii) headcount basis.

Shona Robison : The requested information is as follows:

Epilepsy Nurse Specialists (as at 30 September 2007)

  NHS Tayside Scotland
Whole-Time Equivalent 2.0 15.0
Head Count 2 16

Source: Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland.


Scottish Government Funding

24 July 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the core allocation to the Dundee Science Centre will be in each financial year to 2011-12, also expressed in real terms.

Fiona Hyslop : The core allocation for each of the years requested is given in the following table:

Year Core allocation

£ million

Value in real terms

(at 2007-08 prices)

£ million

2008-09 0.2 0.194
2009-10 0.228 0.216
2010-11 0.26 0.24

 


Enterprise

1 July 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many businesses were located in Dundee in (a) 2000 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

Answered by Jim Mather : Data on the VAT-registered stock of businesses are released annually by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The latest available data refers to the stock of VAT-registered businesses in Scotland at the beginning of 2007. These figures are consistent with the VAT registration and de-registration data published by BERR.

The following table shows the VAT stock of businesses (start of year) in Dundee City local authority in 2000 and 2007:

Local Authority

2000

2007

Dundee City

2,290

2,495

Scotland

125,935

136,890

Source: BERR.

Note: These figures do not account for all business activity as only companies with a turnover above the VAT threshold are required to register.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many VAT registrations there have been in Dundee in each of the last three years for which figures are available, also expressed as a rate per 1,000 of the population aged 16 and above.

Answered by Jim Mather : Data on the number of VAT registrations are released annually by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The latest available data refers to all VAT registrations taking place in Scotland in 2006.

The following table shows the number of VAT registrations and the rate per 1,000 resident population (aged 16+) in Dundee City local authority from 2004 to 2006:

Local Authority

VAT Registrations

VAT Registrations

(Rate per 1,000 Population)

 

2004

2005

2006

2004

2005

2006

Dundee City

265

255

225

2.2

2.2

1.9

Scotland

11,980

11,665

11,825

2.9

2.8

2.8

 


Health

17 June 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many employers with over 250 employees were registered in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside with SHAW (Scotland's Health at Work) in each of the last three years for which information is available and, of these, how many received (i) bronze, (ii) silver and (iii) gold awards.

Answered by Shona Robison : The following table gives the number of organisations in Dundee and Tayside with more than 250 employees registered with the Scotlandís Health at Work (SHAW) Award scheme. There are no details held centrally of numbers in this category achieving an Award.

Number of Organisations Registered with SHAW

Year

Dundee

Tayside

2004-05

3

43

2005-06

7

49

2006-07

8

52

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many small and medium enterprises were registered in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside with SHAW (Scotland's Health at Work) in each of the last three years for which information is available and, of these, how many received (i) bronze, (ii) silver and (iii) gold awards.

Answered by Shona Robison : The following table gives the number of organisations with less than 250 employees registered with the Scotlandís Health At Work (SHAW) Award scheme. There are no details held centrally of numbers in this category achieving an award.

Year

Dundee

Tayside

2004-05

21

108

2005-06

41

138

2006-07

48

157

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many organisations were registered in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside with SHAW (Scotland's Health at Work) in each of the last three years for which information is available and, of these, how many received (i) bronze, (ii) silver and (iii) gold awards.

Answered by Shona Robison: The following table records the number of organisations registered for SHAW for the period 2004-07.

Year

Dundee

Tayside

2004-05

24

151

2005-06

48

187

2006-07

56

209

The following table records the awards presented in Tayside for the period 2004-07.

Year

Bronze

Silver

Gold

2004-05

30

1

0

2005-06

23

2

0

2006-07

21

16

3


Dentistry

17 June 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of three to five-year-olds were registered with an NHS dentist in each of the last three years for which information is available, broken down by community health partnership.

Answered by Shona Robison: The information requested is not available prior to March 2007 for all community health partnership areas. The tables present information as at March, June, September and December 2007. They do not represent the percentages of people in each Community Health Partnership who are registered. Registrations (numerator) are based on the postcode of the practice where the patient has registered with a general dental practitioner. The population (denominator) is based on where the patient resides, in this case the Community Health Partnership. In some cases, the number of registrations may exceed the actual number of "people" in the chosen population.

Percentage of Three to Five-Year-Olds Registered with an NHS Dentist; by Community Health Partnership

Community Health Partnership

March

2007

%

June

2007

%

September

2007

%

December

2007

%

East Ayrshire Community Health Partnership

59.4

58.9

60.3

61.9

North Ayrshire Community Health Partnership

66.0

67.6

70.4

72.4

South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership

91.9

91.9

96.0

99.2

Scottish Borders Community Health and Care Partnership

58.8

58.0

58.6

61.2

Dumfries and Galloway Community Health Partnership

66.3

69.3

73.2

76.5

Dunfermline and West Fife Community Health Partnership

55.8

55.2

56.8

56.2

Glenrothes and North East Fife Community Health Partnership

52.6

52.8

54.2

55.9

Kirkcaldy and Levenmouth Community Health Partnership

82.6

83.6

86.8

91.4

Clackmannanshire Community Health Partnership

64.0

63.3

64.7

69.3

Falkirk Community Health Partnership

66.3

68.3

71.4

74.7

Stirling Community Health Partnership

69.0

70.5

73.5

73.7

Aberdeen City Community Health Partnership

65.6

67.1

69.3

70.2

Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership

57.1

56.1

58.6

59.3

Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership

49.6

48.8

49.8

49.4

East Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership

74.6

74.8

78.3

79.9

East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

76.2

77.2

80.8

84.1

East Renfrewshire Community Health and Care Partnership

78.3

78.7

80.9

82.2

Inverclyde Community Health Partnership

74.5

77.7

80.8

85.4

North Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

53.3

54.5

56.8

61.0

Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership

67.9

69.3

72.5

74.2

South East Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

84.9

86.7

90.5

93.8

South West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership

65.4

66.0

69.3

71.3

West Dunbartonshire Community Health Partnership

70.3

71.9

75.4

77.5

West Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership1

101.7

103.1

109.1

112.3

Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership

61.5

62.3

64.7

65.9

Mid Highland Community Health Partnership

44.6

42.8

40.3

39.8

North Highland Community Health Partnership

36.7

32.6

32.1

32.0

South East Highland Community Health Partnership1

80.1

87.6

101.0

106.9

North Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership

67.3

68.4

70.4

72.2

South Lanarkshire Community Health Partnership

70.0

70.3

73.7

75.6

East Lothian Community Health Partnership

75.3

75.3

76.8

76.4

Midlothian Community Health Partnership

65.6

64.3

66.6

66.5

West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership

73.8

74.2

78.3

81.1

Orkney Community Health Partnership

38.6

44.4

52.0

53.3

Shetland Community Health Partnership

60.3

58.5

65.0

69.4

Angus Community Health Partnership

70.5

69.0

68.6

67.4

Dundee Community Health Partnership

84.0

85.8

92.1

93.5

Perth and Kinross Community Health Partnership

68.4

69.6

71.7

71.1

Western Isles Community Health Partnership

39.1

45.7

48.6

52.6

Edinburgh Community Health Partnership

79.3

80.6

83.9

86.3

Source: ISD Scotland.

Note: Registrations (numerator) are based on the postcode of the practice where the patient has registered with a general dental practitioner as opposed to the postcode of the patient. The population (denominator) is based on where the patient resides, in this case the Community Health Partnership. In some cases, the number of registrations may exceed the actual number of "people" in the chosen population.


Housing

17 June 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13563 by Stewart Maxwell on 4 June 2008, what figures were used for the cost of building council houses of various sizes in determining that £25 million would be spent on an incentive package to build new council houses over the next three years.

Answered by Stewart Maxwell : The provision of £25 million by the Scottish Government does not presuppose the construction of homes of a particular size or type. The Scottish Government has provided these funds as an encouragement to local authorities in the use of their own resources to fund new homes, and is currently discussing with COSLA the principles that will apply to the disbursement of these funds.


Drug Misuse

3 June 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the numbers were of those prosecuted for being found in possession of drugs and in possession of drugs with intent to supply in (a) Dundee and (b) Tayside in each of the last three years.

Fergus Ewing: The information for the last three years available is given in the following table.

Persons Prosecuted in Scottish Courts for Drugs Possession Offences, for Dundee City and Tayside Police Force Area, 2003-04 -2005-06

 

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Dundee City

 

 

 

Supply and possession with intent to supply drugs

38

45

42

Possession of drugs

263

234

243

Total

301

279

285

Tayside police force area

 

 

 

Supply and possession with intent to supply drugs

150

168

163

Possession of drugs

503

415

383

Total

653

583

546


Primary Fires

Marlyn Glen (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive how many primary fires there have been in Tayside in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Fergus Ewing: The information requested is provided in the following table.

Number of Primary Fires in Tayside Fire and Rescue Service Area, 2004-06

2004

1,207

2005

1,156

2006

1,117

 


Local Income Tax

3 June 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive whether it believes that the introduction of a nationally-determined level of local income tax will diminish the status of local government.

John Swinney: No. Under our proposals, all income raised under a local income tax will go to fund local authority expenditure and local authorities will continue to decide how funding for their area is spent. In the consultation paper we issued in March 2008, we recognised that there would need to be an adjustment to local authority funding to take account of differences between the amounts raised under the council tax and under a local income tax and we pledged to work with local government to provide a stable funding environment to ensure people get the vital front-line services they need.


Mortality Rates

29 May 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the standardised mortality rates were per 1,000 population for (a) Dundee, (b) Angus, (c) Tayside and (d) Scotland in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down also by deprivation quintile.

John Swinney: Standardised death rates per 1,000 population for individual local authority areas, and for Scotland as a whole, for 2006 are given in table 2 of Scotlandís Population 2006, the Annual Report of the Registrar General, published by the General Register Office for Scotland in 2007, copies of which are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. number 43115). These figures also appear, together with rates for individual health board areas, in Vital Events Reference Table 1.3, which is available from the GROS Website via this address:

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data/vital-events/vital-events-reference-tables-2006/section-1-summary.html.

The other information requested is given in the following table.

Standardised Death Rates and Numbers of Deaths Registered in Scotland in 2006 - by Area1 and SIMD Quintile2

 

Standardised Death RatePer 1,000 Population3

Number of Deaths4,5

SIMD Quintile

Dundee

Angus

Tayside H.B.

Scotland

Dundee

Angus

Tayside H.B.

Scotland

1

12.0

12.4

12.2

14.2

614

99

796

13,349

2

11.0

10.3

10.9

11.8

429

215

815

12,440

3

8.9

9.9

9.9

10.6

132

308

791

11,304

4

9.7

8.1

9.2

9.5

225

353

1,324

10,104

5

7.1

9.9

8.1

8.0

169

218

661

7,896

Note:

1. Deaths of Scottish residents are counted on the basis of the addresses of their usual residences (as recorded when their deaths were registered); deaths of non-residents are counted on the basis of where they died.

2. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is produced using a range of statistical information for each of the "datazones" in Scotland (which have 500-1,000 residents each). For Scotland as a whole, quintile 1 contains the most deprived 20% of datazones, and quintile 5 contains the least deprived 20% of datazones, when classified on the basis used for the SIMD. In the case of the other geographic areas, the figures for each quintile were produced from the data for the parts of those areas that are in each SIMD quintile - so the figures for (e.g.) quintile 1 of a particular area could have been produced from the data for considerably more (or less) than 20% of that area: it all depends upon what percentage of the area is in SIMD quintile 1.

3. These figures were produced by using the distribution by age of the overall Scottish population for 2006. That is the same method as was used to produce the standardised death rates which appear in table 2 of Scotlandís Population 2006.

4. The total number of deaths from which the standardised death rate was calculated. This may be small because only a small proportion of an area was in a particular SIMD quintile: if so, the standardised death rate for a single year might not provide a reliable indication of the normal level of mortality because there could be large year-to-year percentage changes in the number of deaths. For example, if a particular quintile tended to have around 100 deaths per year, it would not be surprising if its figures fluctuated by 10-20% between one year and the next.

5. The sum of the figures for all the quintiles may differ slightly from the published total number of deaths for an area. There may be a number of reasons for this: for example, some of the datazones used in the SIMD might not fit properly within the boundary of the area, or corrections may have been made to some of the underlying data after the published figures were produced.


Police  

29 May 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost of policing in Tayside has been in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Kenny MacAskill: The Police Grant Aided Expenditure figures (£000) for Tayside for the last three years are as follows:

2005-06

76,393

2006-07

79,211

2007-08

81,187

 


 Childrenís Hearing System

29 May 2008

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many referrals to the childrenís hearing system in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus were on the grounds of misused drugs or alcohol in the last three years for which information is available.

Adam Ingram: Referrals to the Reporter under Section 52(2)(j) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (i.e. "has misused alcohol or any drug, whether or not a controlled drug within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971"):

 

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Dundee

20

37

27

Angus

<5

<5

<5

Source: Scottish Childrenís Reporter Administration.

Notes:

These figures relate to referrals received by the Childrenís Reporter and not to the numbers of children referred.

Years run from 1 April to 31 March.


Health

29 May 2008

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive whether training in clinical care takes priority over training in health promotion and protecting the public in the community health nurse pilot scheme.

Nicola Sturgeon: Community nurses who take part in the Community Health Nurse pilots will undertake training to enable them to be competent in the new role which will cover all of these areas.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how community nurses will work with condition-specific nurse specialists in the community health nurse pilot in NHS Tayside.

Nicola Sturgeon: Nurses working in community settings already refer to a condition specific nurse should a patientís condition indicate that this is necessary. This will not alter under the community health nurse pilot.

 

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects that the findings of the review of specialist nursing roles being undertaken by its Health Directorate General will be published.

Nicola Sturgeon: In Scotland, under the auspices of the UK-wide Modernising Nursing Careers initiative, an advanced practice toolkit to identify the capabilities and competences of nurse practitioners at senior, advanced and consultant level, whether in a specialist or generalist setting, is under development. The toolkit which will be launched in autumn


Childrenís Hearing System

27 May 2008

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many referrals to the childrenís hearing system there were in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus in the last three years for which information is available.

Adam Ingram: Referrals to the reporter on grounds (Section 52(2) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995)

 

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Dundee

2,994

2,995

2,319

Angus

778

1,189

1,096

Source: Scottish Childrenís Reporter Administration.

These figures relate to referrals received by the Childrenís Reporter and not to the number of children referred. These figures include referrals on all grounds (both offence and non-offence). Years run from 1 April to 31 March.

Marlyn Glen : To ask the Scottish Executive how many referrals to the childrenís hearing system in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus were on the grounds of lack of parental care in the last three years for which information is available.

Adam Ingram: Referrals to the Reporter under Section 52 (2)(c) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (i.e. "is likely to suffer unnecessarily; or be impaired in his health or development, due to lack of parental care").

 

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Dundee

448

467

389

Angus

142

149

272

Source: Scottish Childrenís Reporter Administration.

These figures relate to referrals received by the Childrenís Reporter and not to the numbers of children referred. Years run from 1 April to 31 March. 


Alcohol Misuse

22 May 2008

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS Tayside were directly connected with alcohol-related conditions in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Nicola Sturgeon: Table 1 provides the total length of stay of patients treated in acute hospitals in NHS Tayside for alcohol-related conditions in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07; the most recent years for which information is available. The 2006-07 figure is provisional and may be subject to further revision.

Table 1: The total Length of Stay of Patients Treated in Acute Hospitals in NHS Tayside for Alcohol-Related Conditions: 2004