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Section E – Written questions lodged on 17 May 2007

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

S3W-25 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on promotional material and items as part of the campaign to raise awareness of the elections on 3 May 2007.

S3W-26 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what promotional items were distributed as part of the campaign to raise awareness of the elections on 3 May 2007; how many of each item were (a) purchased and (b) distributed, and what the total cost was of (i) purchase and (ii) distribution of each item.

S3W-27 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the delivery of the Edinburgh trams scheme; when a decision will be made on the scheme, and how it intends the Parliament to be involved in arriving at that decision.

S3W-28 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive which executive agencies and quangos it intends to abolish or otherwise change in this session of the Parliament.

S3W-29 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many special advisers will be appointed; what their specific responsibilities will be, and what the total annual cost of the posts will be.

S3W-30 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what savings have been identified in the (a) civil service and (b) ministerial team as a consequence of the changes made to departmental structures and to what extent these savings are real or notional.

S3W-31 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to support people who will lose their jobs as a result of the closure of Bath Press Ltd in Blantyre and to encourage other businesses into the area so that new, local employment opportunities can be created.

S3W-32 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-30969 by Ross Finnie on 19 January 2007, what progress has been made in respect of regulations on the transportation of puppies pursuant to the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

S3W-33 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a timetable has been set for reversal of the decisions to downgrade accident and emergency provision at (a) Monklands Hospital and (b) Ayr Hospital and, if so, what the timetable is.

S3W-34 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether every patient will be given a legally binding waiting time guarantee to see a (a) psychologist and (b) psychiatrist.

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