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Section E – Written questions lodged on 8 January 2007

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

S2W-30795 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many retired police officers have been re-employed on a contract or other basis by each police force in each of the last two years and what level of remuneration is paid to such returning officers.

S2W-30796 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions in the last five years the publication dates of statistics that it produces have been changed and, in each case, what the subject matter was, what the original and final date of publication were, what the reasons were for the delay in publication and who took the decision to delay.

S2W-30797 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent estimate is of the number of prisoners who continue to use illegal drugs after release.

S2W-30798 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of female prisoners are mothers.

S2W-30799 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of male prisoners are fathers.

S2W-30800 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of prisoners have a child under 18 years old.

S2W-30801 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent estimate is of the average cost per year of keeping an offender in (a) an adult prison and (b) a young offenders’ institution, broken down by main budget heading.

S2W-30802 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners were housed (a) with one other person in a cell designated for one and (b) with two other persons in a cell designated for two in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-30803 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many suicides there were in prisons classified as overcrowded in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-30804 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment have been released in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-30805 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners were convicted for drug offences in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-30806 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of the Scottish Prison Service budget was spent on education in 2005-06.

S2W-30807 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners were prosecuted for offences committed in prison involving (a) violence, (b) drugs and (c) threatening or abusive behaviour and how many offences were committed involving two or more of these categories in each year since 1997-98.

S2W-30808 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dental practitioners have offered NHS dental services in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-30809 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many adults have been registered with an NHS dentist in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-30810 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children have been registered with an NHS dentist in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-30811 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many adult NHS dental patients have been deregistered in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-30812 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many child NHS dental patients have been deregistered in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-30813 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to improve road access to Aberdeen from the south.

S2W-30814 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to upgrade the current road infrastructure at the Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen.

S2W-30815 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to local authorities for delivering the access provisions set out in the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003; how much of that money has been spent on delivering access, and how much has been diverted to other functions, broken down by local authority.

S2W-30816 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued any indicative figures for Aggregate External Finance to local authorities for 2008-09 and 2009-10 and, if so, what these figures are for each local authority.

S2W-30817 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, under the proposed UK Statistics and Registration Services Bill, what the position of the Chief Statistician for Scotland will be in relation to (a) Scottish ministers, (b) the National Statistician and (c) the proposed statistics board and to which organisation or individual the Chief Statistician for Scotland will be responsible.

S2W-30818 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any additional policing costs were incurred by Strathclyde Police in relation to policing and security in and around Oban from 24 to 26 November 2006 and, if so, what those costs were.

S2W-30819 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it or the UK Government will compensate Strathclyde Police for any additional policing costs incurred in relation to policing and security in and around Oban from 24 to 26 November 2006 and, if so, who will pay such compensation.

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