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Section E – Written questions lodged on 12 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-31726 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister’s visit to London during the week beginning 5 February 2007 was in his official capacity and, if so, whether it will provide a breakdown of the costs of the visit, also showing the (a) people he met and (b) subject areas covered at each meeting.

S2W-31730 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS QIS has made any recommendation about the use of Sutent as a treatment for renal cancer and, if so, what recommendation it has made.

S2W-31731 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what increase in demand for maternity services in Glasgow is predicted as a result of centralisation of services and the downgrading of consultant units in outlying areas to midwife-led units.

S2W-31732 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the increase in migrants from Poland and elsewhere in Eastern Europe was taken into account when deciding that two maternity units were needed in Glasgow.

S2W-31733 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the decision to decrease the capacity of Glasgow’s maternity services, given that the decision was based on declining population predictions whereas current figures show an increase in population.

S2W-31734 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many births there were in Glasgow in each year since 1999.

S2W-31735 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what its predictions are for population growth and subsequent numbers of births in Glasgow.

S2W-31736 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what the optimal working capacity for maternity hospitals is considered to be.

S2W-31737 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31369 by Mr Tom McCabe on 9 February 2007 and in light of the reference in the draft paper, EU Business: Reviews of Engagement with Europe and of EU Office, to "unfortunate examples are where there is no seat for the Minister in the council room during the meeting so they have to follow discussions from the salle d’écoute alongside officials", on which occasions other than in 2006 ministers have had to follow discussions from the salle d’écoute; at which council meetings, and which ministers were involved in each year since 1999.

S2W-31738 Bruce Crawford: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-31369 by Mr Tom McCabe on 9 February 2007, why the answer related only to 2006 when no timescale was specified in the question.

S2W-31739 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32426 by Ross Finnie on 16 December 2002, whether it will provide subsequent test results for the listed groundwater monitoring sites within Aberdeenshire and Banffshire and the dates on which they were tested.

S2W-31740 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken, or intends to undertake, into the possible detrimental effects on children’s health and educational attainment of schools built under PPP contracts.

S2W-31741 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Archictecture and Design Scotland has in schools built under PPP contracts.

S2W-31742 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has undertaken, or intends to undertake, into whether schools built under PPP contracts offer value for money.

S2W-31743 Tommy Sheridan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents involving airguns were recorded from 1999 to 2006 in each police force area.

S2W-31744 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many clerks to the district court spend a sufficient percentage of their time on district court work to entitle them to transfer to employment with the Scottish Court Service under the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) regulations.

S2W-31745 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many clerks to the district court spend an insufficient percentage of their time on district court work to entitle them to transfer to employment with the Scottish Court Service under the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) regulations.

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