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Section E – Written questions lodged on 15 December 2010

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-38366 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how many employers applied for assistance from the Adopt an Apprentice Scheme in 2009 and have applied in 2010, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

S3W-38367 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) budget for and (b) spend on the Adopt an Apprentice Scheme was in 2009-10.

S3W-38368 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget for the Adopt an Apprentice Scheme is in 2010-11 and how much is committed.

S3W-38369 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprentices were assisted under the Adopt an Apprentice Scheme in 2009 and have been in 2010, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

S3W-38370 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprentices had or have had their apprenticeships terminated due to their employer going into administration in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

S3W-38371 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the passenger-carrying capacity of the rail network has been in each year since 1999.

S3W-38372 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the rail network has operated (a) at, (b) above or (c) below its passenger-carrying capacity in each year since 1999, showing the (i) number of passengers and (ii) proportion of passenger-carrying capacity that this represents.

S3W-38373 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is taking steps to address health inequalities by boosting training in deprived practices in light of the report by Russell and Lough in the November 2010 edition of the British Journal of General Practice.

S3W-38374 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37596 by Fergus Ewing on 17 November 2010, whether it has a timescale for announcing the funding that will be given to alcohol and drug partnerships in 2011-12.

S3W-38375 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for assessment of more complex cases of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome in (a) Glasgow and (b) Edinburgh.

S3W-38376 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the report by the Scottish Sleep Forum that in 18,000 to 25,000 affected individuals the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome in (a) men aged 30 to 65 is usually 1-2% and (b) women 0.5-1%.

S3W-38377 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the impact of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome.

S3W-38378 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that people referred for obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome are seen within the 18-week maximum waiting time.

S3W-38379 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the recommendations of the Scottish Sleep Forum report on obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome that was published in September 2010.

S3W-38380 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what audits, inspection or monitoring are being undertaken of non-attendance of children for NHS appointments and what guidance has been issued to clinicians regarding transmitting information on such cases.

S3W-38381 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional houses to be built under the National Housing Trust are in addition to the target of 6,000 affordable homes to be built in 2011-12.

S3W-38382 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional houses to be built under the National Housing Trust will be available at intermediate rents.

S3W-38383 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average rent will be of houses built under the National Housing Trust.

S3W-38384 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will underwrite the funding by local authorities for the additional houses to be built under the National Housing Trust for 10 years.

S3W-38385 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the additional houses to be built under the National Housing Trust will, after five years, become the property of the developers that have invested 30% of the build cost.

S3W-38386 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive how many residents are in the catchment area of each medical centre in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

S3W-38387 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive where residents of Newton Mearns must attend to receive each service normally provided at a medical centre.

S3W-38388 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding the provision of a medical centre for Newton Mearns.

S3W-38389 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has received calling for a medical centre for Newton Mearns.

S3W-38390 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to provide a medical centre for Newton Mearns.

S3W-38391 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how many spans of the Cromarty Bridge are being repaired under the trial refurbishment that started in July 2010 and what the expected (a) cost and (b) completion date is.

S3W-38392 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how many spans of the Cromarty Bridge remain to be repaired and what the estimated (a) cost and (b) duration is of the planned contract.

S3W-38393 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an assessment will be made of the cost of the (a) repairs and (b) construction of a replacement bridge before a commitment is made to undertake repairs to the Cromarty Bridge.

S3W-38394 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the design life is of the repairs planned for the Cromarty Bridge and how this compares with that of a replacement bridge.

S3W-38395 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the economic impact of the delays to traffic resulting from the planned repairs to the Cromarty Bridge.

S3W-38396Δ Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to consult on a draft Bill on self-directed support.

S3W-38397 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes have been made to its HEAT targets since they were introduced.

S3W-38398 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the 18-week referral-to-treatment target will not apply for psychological therapies until December 2014.

S3W-38399 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has investigated the possibility of amending the Scotland Rural Development Programme to provide incentives for food producers who produce local food and use native breeds and integrated farming systems.

S3W-38400 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason NHS Orkney has to find efficiency savings of 8.6% in 2010-11.

S3W-38401 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37964 by John Swinney on 15 December 2010, whether it will urge the UK Government to withdraw from the Government Procurement Agreement or to amend it to allow the application of ethical criteria in procurement decisions, for example to implement boycotts against countries that are in breach of international law.

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