QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY: IQP 41 OF 2010

Premier:

312. Mr R S Stevenson to ask the Premier:

(1) (a) What amount did each specified provincial department spend on purchasing radio time in the 2009/2010 financial year, (b) what were the names of the radio stations concerned and (c) what were the details and format of the programmes in each case;

(2) whether these purchases were put out to tender; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) what amount has each department budgeted for the purchase of radio time in the 2010/2011 financial year;

(4) whether any department purchased television time in the 2009/2010 financial year; if so, (a) which specified departments, (b) what were the costs involved and (c) what were the details and format of the programmes in each case?

MECs:

313. Mr R S Stevenson to ask the MEC responsible for Provincial Safety, Liaison and Transport:

(1) How many drug-related crimes were reported at the (a) Bethelsdorp and (b) Gelvandale police stations from (i) 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009 and (ii) 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010;

(2) whether any steps have been or are to be taken by the South African Police Service with a view to (a) combating drug-related crimes in these policing areas and (b) preventing learners from (i) taking drugs and (ii) being involved in the selling of drugs; if not, why not; if so, what steps in each case?

314. Mr R S Stevenson to ask the MEC responsible for Social Development:

(1) What programme does her Department have in place to combat the abuse of drugs in (a) the province generally and (b) specifically the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth;

(2) what are the (a) names and (b) locations of all the drug rehabilitation centres in the province;

(3) whether there are any (a) social workers and (b) psychologists who are able to deal with drug-related problems experienced by learners in the province; if so, how many in each case;

(4) whether departmental (a) social workers and (b) psychologists visit schools in the province to deal with drug-related problems; if not, why not; if so, what estimated number of schools in the province were visited in the latest specified period of twelve months for which information is available;

(5) whether there is any co-operation and interaction between her Department and the Departments of Education and of Safety and Liaison with regard to combating drug-abuse in the province; if so, what are the relevant details?

315. Mr J Pienaar to ask the MEC responsible for Health:

(1) Whether he has been informed that Fleet Africa is not complying with the contractual agreement to deliver ambulances within the expected time-frames; if so,

(2) whether any pressure has been applied with a view to ensuring that the service provider keeps to the agreement; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(3) whether this contract can be cancelled due to non-compliance on the part of Fleet Africa; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

(4) what penalties will be applied if Fleet Africa does not comply with the contract;

(5) whether any consideration has been given to purchasing ambulances direct from the supplier; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

316. Ms V Mvenya to ask the MEC responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development:

(1) Why have the suppliers who were approved to supply farmers in the province with drought relief feed not received any payment, despite the amount concerned having been paid over to his Department from the national Government;

(2) (a) why are these suppliers owed outstanding amounts dating back to 2008 and (b) when will these outstanding amounts be paid?

317. Mr D B Haddon to ask the MEC responsible for Human Settlements:

(1) How many houses had to be rebuilt in the Torah Africa housing project in Alexandria;

(2) whether any rebuilt houses were demolished due to bad workmanship; if so, how many;

(3) why were the beneficiaries, who were relocated to temporary structures, not supplied with electricity and sanitation facilities;

(4) (a) what is the current planned construction cost, including rectification, of this project and (b) how does this differ from the original budgeted amount?

318. Mr D B Haddon to ask the MEC responsible for Human Settlements:

Whether any financial checks and balances have been put in place to ensure that money allocated for specific housing projects and material is correctly allocated to ensure sustainability of the projects concerned; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

319. Mr D B Haddon to ask the MEC responsible for Human Settlements:

(1) (a) How many houses are due to be repaired at Scotts Farm, Ward 11, Grahamstown, as a result of tornado damage caused in 2008, (b) how many of these houses had been repaired as at the latest specified date for which information is available and (c) what was the cost of repairing these houses;

(2) (a) why have the remaining affected houses not been repaired yet and (b) when will they be repaired?

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