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Section E – Written questions lodged on 15 June 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-17280 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans Disclosure Scotland has to upgrade its database to enable the information provided on enhanced disclosure certificates to be processed under applicants’ names, as well as those of relevant organisations.

S2W-17329 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-17017 by Cathy Jamieson on 13 June 2005, how many offences involving air guns there were in each of the last four years, broken down into those committed by persons (a) under 16 and (b) 16 and over, in each police force area.

S2W-17330 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will contact Inveresk PLC and the trade union representative of the 150 workers at Carrongrove paper mill, Denny, to offer all possible assistance to the workers, in light of the proposed closure of the mill.

S2W-17331 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether any of the G8 leaders and supporting delegations will be visiting the Parliament and, if so, whether they will be required to produce any identification such as a utility bill in order to gain access to the Parliament building, in light of the recent announcement on the security arrangements during the G8 summit.

S2W-17332 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to assign secondary healthcare budgets to community health partnerships.

S2W-17333 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive and with First Scotrail regarding improving the car parking facilities at the Milliken Park Railway Station in Renfrewshire.

S2W-17334 Mr Bruce McFee: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive and First Scotrail about the timetable for the Ayr line to encourage a greater use of Howwood and Lochwinnoch train stations.

S2W-17335 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether information is collected centrally in respect of the number of fatalities occurring from road traffic accidents where the fatality is not reported in the STATS 19 returns but subsequently noted by the General Register Office.

S2W-17336 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16219 by Cathy Jamieson on 5 May 2005, if data on mandatory drug test refusals was not collected prior to 2003-04, why it was available in annex 15 to HM Chief Inspector of Prison’s follow up inspection report of HM Prison Kilmarnock in March 2002.

S2W-17337 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether targets for urgent referral for treatment for cancer patients are being met across Scotland.

S2W-17338 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-16268 and S2W-16451 by Mr Tom McCabe on 11 and 26 May 2005, whether it was aware of a specific launch date for The Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland scheme on 11 and 26 May; if it was aware, why the information was not provided at these times, and when it was made aware by the Home Office, or when it expects to be informed, of a specific launch date.

S2W-17339 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many active school clusters have been established to date.

S2W-17340 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to double the average daily intake of fruit and vegetables to more than 400 grams per day by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17341 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to increase the average daily intake of bread by 45% by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17342 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to increase the average daily intake of breakfast cereals to 34 grams by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17343 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to reduce the average daily intake of total fat to 35% of food energy by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17344 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to reduce the average daily intake of saturated fat to 11% of food energy by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17345 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to reduce the average daily intake of salt to 100mmol by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17346 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to ensure that the average intake of non-milk extrinsic sugars in adults did not increase by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17347 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to ensure that the average intake of non-milk extrinsic sugars in children reduces by half by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17348 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target for 2005 to ensure that white fish consumption remained stable has been met.

S2W-17349 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to ensure that oily fish consumption doubles to 88 grams per week by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17350 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Dietary Target to increase the average non-sugar carbohydrate consumption by 25% by 2005 has been met.

S2W-17351 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of providing alcohol-based handrubs at every frontline hospital bedside in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-17352 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16264 by Allan Wilson on 9 May 2005 and in light of the statements from SNIPEF and other CORGI Council members that there was no consultation on the introduction of the Complete Safety Initiative scheme, who informed the Executive that SNIPEF, as a member of the CORGI Council, was consulted, as stated in the Executive’s response to representations made to it on the introduction of the scheme.

S2W-17353 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16954 by Cathy Jamieson on 9 June 2005 and given that the only statistics on prisoner movements in Scotland in 2004 on the Scottish Prison Service website are those showing movements by Reliance Secure Task Management Ltd whose contract was not fully rolled out in 2004, why it did not provide an answer to the question on how many prisoner movements there were from (a) police custody to court, (b) prisons to court, (c) hospital to court and (d) court to court and how many other prisoner movements there were in each month of 2004 in total and whether it will now do so.

S2W-17354 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16511 by Cathy Jamieson on 23 May 2005, whether its agreement with Reliance Secure Task Management Ltd regarding the monthly performance summary of the contract for the provision of prisoner escort and court custody services is available in writing and, if so, whether it will provide the full written terms of that agreement and why it did not provide this information in the answer to question S2W-16511.

S2W-17355 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-16495, S2W-16933 and S2W-16934 by Cathy Jamieson and Colin Boyd on 23 May, 8 June and 9 June 2005, how it reconciles its assertion in the answer to question S2W-16495, that the matters contained in the draft Framework Decision on the retention of data processed and stored in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or data on public communications networks for the purpose of prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of crime and criminal offences including terrorism are reserved to the UK Government, with statements in its answer to question S2W-16934 that criminal investigation and procedure, including procedures for obtaining warrants, are devolved and, in answer to question S2W-16933, that the implementation of instruments dealing with judicial co-operation which relate to devolved matters of criminal law and procedure will fall within devolved competence.

S2W-17356 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the legislative responsibility for the implementation of the draft Framework Decision on the retention of data processed and stored in connection with the provision of publicly available electronic communications services or data on public communications networks for the purpose of prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of crime and criminal offences including terrorism would fall on the Scottish Parliament if it were to be implemented as it stands.

S2W-17357 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total value of illegal drugs seized by police authorities was in each of the last five years, broken down by type of drug.

S2W-17358 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-16168 by Mr Jim Wallace on 18 June 2001, how many robberies involving (a) firearms and (b) handguns were committed in (a) 2000-01, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2002-03, (d) 2003-04 and (e) 2004-05, broken down by police force area.

S2W-17359 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-15656 by Mr Jim Wallace on 8 May 2001, how many police officers from ethnic minority communities there currently are in each police force and what the latest figures are for the recruitment, retention and promotion of such officers.

S2W-17360 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2O-7034 by Allan Wilson on 9 June 2005, whether it will provide a breakdown of the status of the 35,000 16 to 19-year-olds not in education, training or employment by (a) local enterprise company area and (b) local authority area.

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