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Section E – Written questions lodged on 23 May 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-16723 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in cardiothoratic surgery in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16724 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute ear, nose and throat procedures in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16725 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in gynaecology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16726 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in neurosurgery in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16727 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in ophthalmology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16728 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in orthopaedics in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16729 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in plastic surgery in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16730 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in surgical paediatrics in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16731 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in urology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16732 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute medical procedures in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16733 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in cardiology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16734 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in communicable diseases in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16735 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in dermatology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16736 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in endocrinology and diabetes in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16737 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in gastroenterology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16738 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in genito/urinary medicine in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16739 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in haematology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16740 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in medical oncology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16741 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in medical paediatrics in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16742 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in nephrology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16743 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in palliative medicine in each since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16744 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in respiratory medicine in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16745 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in rheumatology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16746 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in dental/oral surgery in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16747 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in geriatric medicine in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16748 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times were for patients requiring acute procedures in clinical oncology in each year since 2000-01 in (a) NHS Fife, (b) NHS Forth Valley and (c) NHS Tayside.

S2W-16821 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is concerned about the level of risk and the possibility of damage to environmental and economic interests, such as coastal tourism and fishing, as a result of the ship-to-ship oil transfer on the Firth of Forth planned by Melbourne Marine Services of Sunderland.

S2W-16822 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive why it declined an invitation to join the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development.

S2W-16823 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider its decision not to join the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development.

S2W-16824 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is undertaking in respect of the exchange between regions of best practice on sustainable development.

S2W-16825 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with other regions outside the United Kingdom regarding the exchange of best practice on sustainable development.

S2W-16826 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce building construction guidelines which deliver airtightness where there are air changes in a building as a result of passive or mechanical ventilation.

S2W-16827 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce building construction guidelines which deliver “breathing wall” technology.

S2W-16828 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has carried out any research into the Scandinavian model of co-housing.

S2W-16829 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has provided any incentives to registered social landlords to explore and develop co-housing.

S2W-16830 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has carried out any research into community land trusts and, if so, what the findings of the research were.

S2W-16831 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to allow public landowners, such as NHS boards and local authorities, to enter into land leasing agreements to provide affordable, sustainable housing.

S2W-16832 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many enquiries its Environment and Rural Affairs Department has received about growing finola hemp in Scotland.

S2W-16833 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many derived grades were awarded to candidates at higher grade in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) grade awarded and (b) examination centre.

S2W-16834 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the equivalent Scottish figures to the figures which are published in the Annual Report of the Student Loans Company Ltd.

S2W-16835 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients currently residing at the State Hospital, Carstairs, have been assessed as requiring a less secure environment.

S2W-16836 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage and support volunteering for older people across the voluntary sector, along the lines of the Home Office-backed Volunteering Initiative in the Third Age project.

S2W-16837 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to improve the search facility on its official website to provide greater access to public information.

S2W-16838 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road traffic accidents there were on the A71 in (a) 2002, (b) 2003 and (c) 2004 in each local authority area and how many fatalities and serious injuries there were in each case.

S2W-16839 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has ever commissioned a Route Action Plan study for any road which is not a trunk road.

S2W-16840 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2O-6781 by Malcolm Chisholm on 19 May 2005, what the timescale is for the transfer of stock from each of the seven local authorities that have joined the community ownership housing programme .

S2W-16841 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2O-6781 by Malcolm Chisholm on 19 May 2005, whether receiving organisations’ business plans have been approved in respect of the transfer of stock from each of the seven local authorities that have joined the community ownership housing programme.

S2W-16842 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2O-6781 by Malcolm Chisholm on 19 May 2005, what the business plan new-build timescales and targets were for each of the existing whole-stock transfer organisations and to what extent new-build start and completion targets have been met.

S2W-16843 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many awards have been granted to each of the agreed participant countries under the Scottish International Scholarship Programme.

S2W-16844 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive when the voluntary sector strategic funding review action plan will be published.

S2W-16845 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive which members of the voluntary sector strategic funding review steering group and each of its three working groups are volunteers, rather than employees of, or consultants to, the organisations which they represent.

S2W-16846 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has written to NHS Greater Glasgow to express any concern at the 85% reduction in the number of staffed beds in its accident and emergency departments between June 1999 and December 2004.

S2W-16847 Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what per capita health spending was in each NHS board in 2004-05 and what it will be in 2005-06.

S2W-16848 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-12999 by Allan Wilson on 5 January 2005, how it defines “communities” and whether that definition has been discussed with developers and local authorities.

S2W-16849 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the International Development Fund budget has already been spent; how much has already been earmarked for expenditure, and whether it will give a breakdown of these amounts.



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