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Section E – Written questions lodged on 29 June 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-1760 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many renewables obligation certificates have been issued during each of the last three years for each of the 61 hydro stations constructed before 1990 and now accredited for qualification under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme.

S3W-1761 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent since 2000 on refurbishing each of the 61 hydro stations constructed before 1990 and accredited under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme in return for funding for refurbishment.

S3W-1762 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) increase or (b) decrease in installed capacity has been since 2000 in each of the 61 hydro stations constructed before 1990 and accredited under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme as a result of the refurbishment programme carried out by the owners.

S3W-1763 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it was agreed, when 61 hydro stations constructed before 1990 were being considered for accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme, that some stations with an installed capacity above the 20MW qualifying limit would be refurbished to reduce capacity to below the limit to qualify for accredition under the scheme.

S3W-1764 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 61 hydro stations constructed before 1990 which have obtained accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) scheme since 2000 had already been refurbished between 1990 and 2000.

S3W-1765 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value has been of the price cap placed by Ofgem on renewables obligation certificates in each of the last three years.

S3W-1766 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when the Scottish Commission for Human Rights is likely to become operational.

S3W-1767 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance will be given to local authorities to implement the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1768 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what information is required to determine who is a suitable landlord for registration under the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1769 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether information relating to spent convictions has been taken into account in approving registered landlords under the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1770 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what information the police are required to give, and in what circumstances, in relation to the suitability of landlords applying to register under National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1771 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities are required to apply to Disclosure Scotland for checks on people who apply for registration under the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords and, if so, whether local authorities are required to pay the Disclosure Scotland fee in these circumstances.

S3W-1772 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for the delay in processing and approving applications to the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1773 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the 70,000 backlog of applications for the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords to be processed and approved.

S3W-1774 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for fertility treatment in each NHS board area.

S3W-1775 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in response to the findings of A Report of the Review of Infertility Services in Scotland, published in March 2007.

S3W-1776 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the administrative and technical costs have been of implementing the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1777 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff it has allocated to support and advise local authorities on the implementation of the National Registration Scheme for Private Landlords.

S3W-1778 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £30 million allocated to funding new dental premises was given to (a) NHS dentists on independent contracts and (b) private dental practitioners.

S3W-1779 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum number of patients is who can be treated by dental students in outreach centres.

S3W-1780 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether suitably qualified and trained academic dentists are available to fill all teaching and research posts required for the proposed dental school in Aberdeen.

S3W-1781 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all patients presenting with depression to a GP will be given a formal assessment and matched therapy in accordance with the commitments given in Delivering for Mental Health.

S3W-1782 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has increased the availability of evidence-based psychological therapies for all age groups in a range of settings and through a range of providers in line with the commitments given in Delivering for Mental Health.

S3W-1783 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to improve mental health services for children and young people.

S3W-1784 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to reduce the number of admissions of children and young patients to adult beds.

S3W-1785 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to develop eating disorder services.

S3W-1786 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will offer single vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella as an alternative to the MMR triple vaccine for those currently opting not to have their children vaccinated.

S3W-1787 Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent a policy of presumed consent would help to improve Scotland’s rate of organ donation.

S3W-1788 Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budget for organ donation advertising has been in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S3W-1789 Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the organ donor rate per million population has been in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S3W-1790 Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current status is of the Scottish Organ Retrieval Team (SORT) and what progress SORT has made.

S3W-1791 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-684 by Stewart Maxwell on 18 June 2007, whether it has considered how it could set up a new lottery distribution body for sports funding, given that this is a matter reserved to the UK Parliament.

S3W-1792 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-684 by Stewart Maxwell on 18 June 2007, whether the setting up of a new, separate lottery distribution body for sport would fulfil its aim of de-cluttering the public sector landscape.

S3W-1793 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-684 by Stewart Maxwell on 18 June 2007, whether it considers that having a new independent organisation distributing lottery funding for sport and a different organisation investing in the priorities of Reaching Higher: Building on the Success of Sport 21 is the best way of investing in Scottish sport.

S3W-1794 Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether each diabetes managed clinical network has produced an insulin strategy for its area and whether these strategies include plans for the use of insulin pumps.

S3W-1795 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that people with asthma have access to Xolair, in light of draft guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to recommend Xolair for the treatment of severe allergic asthma.

S3W-1796 Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, when determining questions of property deprivation for the purposes of calculating the cost of personal care, it will disregard property in cases where a home has been made over to a family member who has to live in a tied house due to their employment conditions and who has no other home in the event of their employment terminating.

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