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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 February 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-31675 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered introducing clearer and simpler advice and labelling in respect of the number of units of alcohol in any given product or measure.

S2W-31676 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any dissenting comments on heart disease made by members of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) who resigned before the publication of new guidelines on heart disease.

S2W-31677 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what conditions were attached to the traffic regulation order which closed the A7 in Langholm from 15 January 2007.

S2W-31678 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30721 by Nicol Stephen on 21 December 2006, what steps it has taken to allow providers other than BT, such as Tiscali, to provide broadband services to areas such as Galashiels.

S2W-31679 Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the potential for deep geothermal energy production in Scotland.

S2W-31680 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has passed a copy of the Official Report of the parliamentary debate on the Stone of Destiny on 13 December 2006 to the commissioners of the regalia.

S2W-31681 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received a response from the commissioners of the regalia following the parliamentary debate on the Stone of Destiny on 13 December 2006 and, if so, what their response was.

S2W-31682 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the relocation of the Stone of Destiny to Scone.

S2W-31683 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what forestry grants have been paid to Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in each year since its inception and, in particular, in respect of its forestry in Rum, and what grants SNH is seeking for its future operations in Rum.

S2W-31684 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Forestry Commission Scotland will approve grant applications from Scottish Natural Heritage which contain no provision for fencing.

S2W-31685 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated annual population of deer on Rum was in each year since the herd was introduced and, of these, how many were culled annually.

S2W-31686 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S2W-31212 and S2W-31358 by Cathy Jamieson on 5 February 2007, what specific resources were deployed by Lothian and Borders Police to cover the Microsoft Government Leaders’ Forum (GLF) Europe and how these compare with the standard daily deployment of resources to the Parliament.

S2W-31687 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31515 by Mr Andy Kerr on 6 February 2007, what the timetable is for full implementation of the recommendations contained in the Audit Scotland report, Planning ward nursing - legacy or design?.

S2W-31688 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive which hospitals impose parking charges, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-31689 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive which hospitals offer dispensations from parking charges to patients suffering from conditions that require regular hospital treatment, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) nature of dispensation.

S2W-31690 Mr Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines it has issued to hospitals in relation to parking charges for patients who require regular treatment, such as cancer sufferers.

S2W-31691 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive why no prosecutions resulted from the pilot scheme carried out by Fife Constabulary in connection with the test purchasing of alcohol.

S2W-31692 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the duties of Highland Regional Council as the Secretary of State’s agent for the A87 Skye crossing scheme included ensuring compliance with statutory requirements placed on the Secretary of State by primary legislation.

S2W-31693 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive why over £60 million has been paid to Skye Bridge Ltd when the agreed costs to be collected by the commissionaire as announced on the statutory identification statement were to be "£23.64 million at July 1990 prices".

S2W-31694 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive who has been responsible since May 1999 for addressing any financial discrepancies discovered since the 23 May 1997 National Audit Office report on the Skye Bridge.

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