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Section E – Written questions lodged on 21 April 2005

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

S2W-16111 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-15970 by Cathy Jamieson on 20 April 2005, which sexual health organisations and organisations focusing on HIV and Hepatitis C it intends to meet to discuss its proposals on compulsory blood testing and when the meetings will take place.

S2W-16112 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive how many suicides there have been from the Erskine Bridge in each of the last five years.

S2W-16113 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attempted suicides there have been from the Erskine Bridge in each of the last five years.

S2W-16114 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures have been put in place on the Erskine Bridge to prevent suicides.

S2W-16115 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to alter the system of equine passports.

S2W-16116 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it is giving to strengthening the powers of planning enforcement officers.

S2W-16117 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it gives to local authority planning departments who are concerned with the conduct of developers who continue to develop without permission.

S2W-16118 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions can be taken by local authority planning departments who obtain interim interdicts against developers who then breach the interdict by continuing to develop without approval.

S2W-16119 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is planning to make it a criminal offence to disobey enforcement notices, stop notices and interim interdicts issued, or taken out, in the name of local authority planning departments.

S2W-16120 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to planning appeals where the applicant has ignored the notices of the local authority planning department.

S2W-16121 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fisheries officer posts there were in each of the last five years, broken down by port and taking into account unfilled and new vacancies, also showing year-on-year percentage changes and expressed where possible as a ratio of the number of relevant registered vessels.

S2W-16122 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the action taken by NHS boards, and supported by the Executive, to boost the number of speech and language therapists will have on reducing waiting times for patients.

S2W-16123 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a target for the maximum length of time a patient should wait to see a speech and language therapist.

S2W-16124 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-12957 by Tavish Scott on 20 January 2005, whether it has reached a conclusion on whether to conduct a review of the Game (Scotland) Acts and, if so, when the review will commence, what its timescale will be and what opportunities will be available for stakeholders to make a contribution.

S2W-16125Δ Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what targets it expects Registers of Scotland to achieve in 2005-06.

S2W-16126Δ Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-12513 by Ms Margaret Curran on 23 November 2004, what progress has been made in relation to the Bills for which it was anticipated that Sewel motions would be lodged in the Parliament.

S2W-16127 John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive what the consequences for its budget are of the value of a person’s home being included within the financial assessment carried out by local authorities when determining the funding of an elderly person’s long-term residential care.

S2W-16128 John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive what the consequences to its budget would be if the value of a person’s home were to be taken out of the financial assessment carried out by local authorities when determining the funding of an elderly person’s long-term residential care.

S2W-16129 John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-382 by Mr Tom McCabe on 9 June 2003, whether it now has information on the number of privately-owned homes which have been sold by senior citizens to fund their residential care (a) prior to and (b) since July 2002.

S2W-16130 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it has committed for the protection and promotion of the Gaelic language in this year and the next two financial years.

S2W-16131 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it has committed for the protection and promotion of the Scots language in this year and the next two financial years.

S2W-16132 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce a national pesticides strategy.

S2W-16133 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to legislate on the amenity use of pesticides.

S2W-16134 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce mandatory sprayer testing and operator registration in the use of pesticides.

S2W-16135 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce measures to reduce pesticide use.

S2W-16136 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken into the possible health hazards associated with pesticide use.



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