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Section E – Written questions lodged on 4 March 2009

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

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S3W-21559 Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tailor its services in any test sites that may be established in Scotland as a result of proposals contained in the UK Welfare Reform Bill.

S3W-21560 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will clarify the situation regarding the Scottish Police Services Authority’s proposed centralisation of forensic services from Edinburgh to Glasgow and Aberdeen to Dundee.

S3W-21561 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time higher education students were assessed as coming from single parent families in each of the last five years and when new statistics will be available.

S3W-21562 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time higher education students were assessed as being exempt from parental/spousal contribution and as income not declared/required in each of the last five years and when new statistics will be available.

S3W-21563 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it expects to receive any consequential increase in funding as a result of the announcement by HM Treasury that the UK Government will lend to PFI projects unable to raise debt finance from the private sector.

S3W-21564 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on anti-knife crime campaigns over the last five years, broken down by campaign.

S3W-21565 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how the success of anti-knife crime campaigns was evaluated over the last five years, broken down by campaign.

S3W-21566 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many instances of restraint of a child there have been in secure units for children in each of the last three years, broken down by institution.

S3W-21567 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children are held in secure accommodation and how many were held in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area and institution.

S3W-21568 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent by NHS hospitals on courier or taxi transportation services for medical samples, products, equipment and documents, including blood products, medical products, samples for analysis, medical equipment, x-rays, patient records and other medical documents, in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board area and hospital.

S3W-21569 Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many council houses have been sold under right-to-buy legislation in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority.

S3W-21570 Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many properties have been sold by registered social landlords in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-21571 Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new council houses have been built in each of the last 10 years broken down by local authority.

S3W-21572 Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new houses have been built by registered social landlords in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-21573 Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what the combined sale value was of all properties sold under right-to-buy legislation in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-21574 Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what the combined sale value was of all properties sold under right-to-buy legislation by registered social landlords in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-21575 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it consider anaerobic digestion to be energy from waste.

S3W-21576 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether energy produced by anaerobic digestion will be included in its cap of not more that 25% of waste being treated as energy from waste by 2020.

S3W-21577 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering introducing further provisions to designate no-take zones in inshore fisheries in its forthcoming Marine Bill.

S3W-21578Δ Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the main outcomes of the First Minister’s recent visit to the United States of America.

S3W-21579 Marilyn Livingstone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether people with dementia living in care homes have the right to spend their accrued savings on aids to benefit them without penalty from local authorities assessing financial contributions towards the cost of care.

S3W-21580 Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of resources has been ring-fenced for local authorities to fund grassroots sporting activities in 2009 and what the level was last year.

S3W-21581 Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive how many greenfield and brownfield sites have been built in each of the last five years in the 10 most deprived council wards.

S3W-21582 Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of funding it has given to local authorities to provide subsidised lets to after school sports clubs.

S3W-21583 Mr Frank McAveety: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of funding has been provided in its budget to subsidise five days outdoor education for the 10 most deprived council wards.

S3W-21584 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates the value of international exports from Scotland to be, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-21585 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates the value of intra-UK exports from Scotland to be, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-21586 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-20359 by Nicola Sturgeon on 23 February 2009, whether it will provide figures for the year ending 31 December 2008 and, if these figures are not available, when they will become available.

S3W-21587 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the arrangements are in Scotland for consideration of nominations for honours and what changes there have been since May 2007.

S3W-21588 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many parliamentary questions each minister has dealt with in each month since May 2007 and how this compares with an equivalent period up to May 2007.

S3W-21589 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what translation and interpretation services are available to its directorates.

S3W-21590 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many mobile phones are provided to staff in each of its directorates; who is responsible for payment of the accounts; what the cost was in 2007-08, and what the estimated cost is for 2008-09.

S3W-21591 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what energy-saving measures have been introduced at (a) St Andrew’s House, (b) Victoria Quay, (c) Saughton House and (d) other Scottish Executive buildings and what the effect has been in each case.

S3W-21592 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria are used to determine whether SNP should be used before the word government in its press releases or official publications.

S3W-21593 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the staff complement is in each of its directorates and agencies and how these figures compare with those at May 2007.

S3W-21594 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the real-terms reduction is in the budget of each local authority as a result of two years’ freeze in council tax.

S3W-21595 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce its plans to improve the funding for pupils in child poverty who are seeking entry to higher education.

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