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Section E – Written questions lodged on 31 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-31538 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people subscribed to each issue of Scotland-Now since March 2006 and what the cost is of producing this e-magazine.

S2W-31539 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether the temperature in the Parliament building reached higher than normal levels on 30 January 2007 and, if so, what the reasons were for the increase.

S2W-31540 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether any special measures in respect of the Parliament’s environment, other than any taken for the Microsoft Government Leaders’ Forum, were taken for the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of York on 30 January 2007.

S2W-31541 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether any special measures in respect of the Parliament’s environment were taken for the Microsoft Government Leaders’ Forum.

S2W-31542 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage the recruitment of secondary school teachers in Caithness.

S2W-31543 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding is available to assist individuals to establish new businesses.

S2W-31544 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive why an upper age limit is set for some of the grants available to establish new businesses.

S2W-31545 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners were housed in open prisons in each year since 2000, broken down by (a) category recommended for each prisoner at the start of their sentence and (b) length of sentence (i) originally handed down and (ii) remaining when transferred to open prison.

S2W-31546 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners housed in open prisons in each year since 2000 were originally convicted of (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) robbery, (d) culpable homicide, (e) sexual assault, (f) assault with a knife or bladed instrument, (g) possession with intent to supply drugs, (h) simple possession of drugs, (i) grievous bodily harm, (j) actual bodily harm and (k) assault.

S2W-31547 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hit and run incidents there were where the driver was subsequently identified as having been (a) under the influence of (i) alcohol and (ii) drugs, (b) uninsured and (c) unlicensed in each of the last five years.

S2W-31548 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-19640 by Peter Peacock on 28 October 2005, whether the details were provided by the relevant organisations to allow a single point of contact for each organisation to be published on the Executive’s website; when the details were placed on the website; what the current status is of the point of contact, and how many people have used the service.

S2W-31549 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-15682 and S2W-19637 by Peter Peacock on 26 April and 28 October 2005 respectively, whether the helpline is still operated over the same hours; how it continues to be advertised, and how many people have contacted the helpline since it was set up.

S2W-31550 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group has met since its first meeting in September 2005 and whether it has had any meetings since 17 March 2006 and, if so, whether it will publish the minutes of such meetings on the Executive’s website.

S2W-31551 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the membership of the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group has changed since its formation and, if so, who the current members are and which organisations they represent.

S2W-31552 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the appointment criteria and mechanisms were for members of the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group; what process applies to organisations that wish to apply for membership; whether any organisation has had an application for membership rejected and, if so, on what grounds.

S2W-31553 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the role is of the lead professionals on the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group.

S2W-31554 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full members of the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group are (a) full-time Executive staff or (b) employed, or have previously been employed, by the Executive on a consultancy basis.

S2W-31555 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what the anticipated lifespan is of the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group.

S2W-31556 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what administration and expenses budget was allocated to the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group and what has been spent under this budget since the group was formed.

S2W-31557 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources have been budgeted for projects arising from recommendations from the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group since its formation; what resources have been allocated and how much has been spent, broken down by project are.

S2W-31558 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been (a) allocated or (b) spent from the £2 million Survivors’ Fund resulting from the report by the Scottish Executive Short-Life Working Group on the care needs of people who have survived childhood sexual abuse, Services for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

S2W-31559 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what bids have been received for demonstration projects under the £2 million Survivors’ Fund resulting from the report by the Scottish Executive Short-Life Working Group on the care needs of people who have survived childhood sexual abuse, Services for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and which bids have been successful.

S2W-31560 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an organisation requires to be a registered charity to be eligible for funding from the £2 million Survivors’ Fund resulting from the report by the Scottish Executive Short-Life Working Group on the care needs of people who have survived childhood sexual abuse, Services for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

S2W-31561 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a review of the booklet, A Can of Worms, was considered to be necessary, as referred to in the minute of the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group’s meeting on 17 March 2006 and, if so, when the review was carried out and what the result was.

S2W-31562 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the website that the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group agreed at its meeting on 17 March 2006 should be set up has been set up.

S2W-31563 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the network of survivors, practitioners and researchers that the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group agreed at its meeting on 17 March 2006 should be set up has been set up.

S2W-31564 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the remit of the Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group covers all forms of abuse of children and not only sexual abuse.

S2W-31565 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31076 by Cathy Jamieson on 25 January 2007, how many of the prosecutions under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each year related to illegal dogs, broken down by breed or type of dog.

S2W-31566 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive how the average salary of emergency workers compares with that of employees in the private sector with similar skills and experience.

S2W-31567Δ Bristow Muldoon: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds are being made available to NHS boards for 2007-08.

S2W-31568 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in meeting its commitment to provide free dental check-ups by 2007 and what impact a shortage of NHS dentists is having on this commitment.

S2W-31569 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign nationals are currently housed in each prison.

S2W-31570 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money will be spent on the Warm Deal programme in (a) Renfrewshire and (b) Inverclyde in 2007-08 and, of this, how much will be allocated to (i) Renfrewshire Council, (ii) Inverclyde Council and (iii) housing associations in these areas.

S2W-31571 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates have been made anent the number of households that are eligible for installations under the Warm Deal programme in (a) Renfrewshire and (b) Inverclyde in 2007-08.

S2W-31572 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has anent the number of households in (a) Renfrewshire and (b) Inverclyde that have benefited from the Warm Deal programme since its inception.

S2W-31573 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have taken place with the UK Government anent the impact of the dismantling and disposal of redundant offshore oil and gas structures where such work takes place in Scottish waterways.

S2W-31574 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has anent the number of Scottish companies involved in the disposal of decommissioned, or redundant, offshore oil and gas structures and what estimate has been made of the number of people employed in such work.

S2W-31575 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish ministers take part in discussions concerning the disposal of redundant offshore oil and gas installations with (a) the companies that own such structures, (b) UK ministers, (c) commercial fishermen’s organisations and (d) other interested parties.

S2W-31576 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has anent the number of occasions in each of the last seven years on which the Erskine Bridge was closed to all types of vehicles because of severe weather conditions.

S2W-31578 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30903 by Mr Andy Kerr on 22 January 2007, what recent information was given to the partnership board by the Ministry of Defence (MOD Defence Medical Services) anent the number of discharged Scottish servicemen and servicewomen who have been (a) directed to Scottish NHS hospitals for the treatment of physical injuries and therapeutic care and (b) referred for psychiatric treatment and care to Scottish NHS hospitals in each of the last seven years.

S2W-31579 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish NHS hospitals and psychiatric clinics have the right to seek financial contributions from the Ministry of Defence (MOD Defence Medical Services) in order to help meet the cost of the medical treatment of discharged Scottish servicemen and servicewomen.

S2W-31580 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it requires regional transport partnerships to produce transport strategies which work towards road traffic stabilisation.

S2W-31581 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will accept any regional transport strategy which plans to increase road traffic growth.

S2W-31582 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what the longest time was for an ambulance to attend an incident following a 999 call in each year since 2000, broken down by Scottish Ambulance Service division.

S2W-31583 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive after how many 999 calls for an ambulance it took more than an hour for a crew to attend in each year since 2000, broken down by Scottish Ambulance Service division and also expressed as a proportion of 999 calls for an ambulance over the same period.

S2W-31584 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of 999 calls for an ambulance where it took more than an hour for a crew to attend subsequently resulted in the patient dying (a) on the way to hospital and (b) within five hours of arrival at hospital in each year since 2000, broken down by Scottish Ambulance Service division.

S2W-31585 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many qualified ambulance personnel there were in each year since 2000, broken down by Scottish Ambulance Service division.

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