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Section E – Written questions lodged on 12 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-30993 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it takes to record and publish the number of methadone-related deaths.

S2W-30994 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many methadone-related deaths there were in each year from 1999 to 2006, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-30995 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what form of recording replaced the National Confidential Enquiry into Methadone Related Deaths reports and where such information can be accessed.

S2W-30996 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has produced specific advice for GPs, based on the drug misuse and dependence guidelines, in relation to the prescribing of methadone.

S2W-30997 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are in place to ensure that GPs follow the drug misuse and dependence guidelines when prescribing methadone.

S2W-30998 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it can take if the drug misuse and dependence guidelines are not followed in relation to the prescribing of methadone.

S2W-30999 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been undertaken to ascertain the level of compliance with the drug misuse and dependence guidelines in relation to the prescribing of methadone.

S2W-31000 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2O-11655 by Des McNulty on 11 January 2007 (Official Report c. 30992), why it does not believe that there was any breach of EC competition law in the Glasgow stock transfer in respect of the commercial properties referred to in European Parliament petition 0863/2005.

S2W-31001 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive when it (a) received and (b) replied to the administrative inquiry from the European Commission regarding European Parliament petition 0863/2005 in respect of the commercial properties acquired by Glasgow Housing Association.

S2W-31002 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a copy of the administrative inquiry from the European Commission regarding European Parliament petition 0863/2005 in respect of the commercial properties acquired by Glasgow Housing Association.

S2W-31003 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a copy of its reply and any other documents that it submitted to the European Commission relating to the administrative inquiry from the Commission regarding European Parliament petition 0863/2005 in respect of the commercial properties acquired by Glasgow Housing Association.

S2W-31004 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it received the administrative inquiry directly from the European Commission regarding European Parliament petition 0863/2005 in respect of the commercial properties acquired by Glasgow Housing Association or whether this request was forwarded from another UK body and, if so, from which body.

S2W-31005 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of all correspondence it has had with the European Parliament in respect of Glasgow Housing Association, broken down by year and subject matter.

S2W-31006 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of all correspondence it has had with the UK Government in respect of Glasgow Housing Association, broken down by year and subject matter.

S2W-31007 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30476 by Mr Andy Kerr on 19 December 2006, whether it has had any discussions with the NHS with a view to deploying a clinical nurse specialist in neuroscience/neurology in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

S2W-31008 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum wait for an angioplasty should be for a patient following an angiogram that identifies a need for the procedure.

S2W-31009 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it issues to NHS boards in relation to sharing information about patients who require to transfer to another NHS board area for further treatment.

S2W-31010 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what the most recent average waiting times for angioplasty were in (a) NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and (b) NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

S2W-31011 Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total (a) recurring and (b) non-recurring allocation of funding was to NHS Orkney in each year since 1996-97.

S2W-31012 Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total funding allocated for primary medical services was in Orkney in each year since 1996-97.

S2W-31013 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-21076 and S2W-21077 by Rhona Brankin on 6 December 2006, what steps have been taken to reduce the time taken to assess, plan and build new defences against coastal erosion and storm damage.

S2W-31014 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-21076 and S2W-21077 by Rhona Brankin on 6 December 2006, what specific funding has been allocated to tackle storm and coastal erosion in the Western Isles in respect of the storm of January 2005.

S2W-31015 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-21076 and S2W-21077 by Rhona Brankin on 6 December 2006, whether it will explain the procedure and time required to authorise applications made by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to undertake remedial action following storm damage and coastal erosion caused by the January 2005 storm.

S2W-31016 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-21076 and S2W-21077 by Rhona Brankin on 6 December 2006, whether it will list the applications made by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for grant aid to tackle storm damage and coastal erosion due to the January 2005 storm, including the dates of receipt and disposal and the decisions arrived at on each application.

S2W-31017 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2F-2643 by Mr Jack McConnell on 11 January 2007 (Official Report c. 31005), on what dates requests for aid were received from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar following the storm damage of January 2005; when decisions were made on each request, and what aid was offered.

S2W-31018 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to S2F-2643 by Mr Jack McConnell on 11 January 2007 (Official Report c. 31005), what resources were offered to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to progress its bids for storm mitigation schemes.

S2W-31019 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to S2F-2643 by Mr Jack McConnell on 11 January 2007 (Official Report c. 31005) whether there is any review in progress to assess the efficiency of Executive responses to storm and coastal erosion.

S2W-31020 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many PPP contracts where land has been disposed of by local authorities that land has been transferred to the developer for disposal of surplus.

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