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Section E – Written questions lodged on 25 October 2007

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

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S3W-5691 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what contact it has had with the Crown Estate since 1999.

S3W-5692 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costs were of organising the local government elections in (a) 1999, (b) 2003 and (c) 2007.

S3W-5693 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of gross domestic product was generated by agriculture in (a) 1940, (b) 1950, (c) 1960, (d) 1970, (e) 1980, (f) 1990 and (g) 2000.

S3W-5694 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of gross domestic product was generated by the oil and gas industry in (a) 1940, (b) 1950, (c) 1960, (d) 1970, (e) 1980, (f) 1990 and (g) 2000.

S3W-5695 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of gross domestic product was generated by manufacturing in (a) 1940, (b) 1950, (c) 1960, (d) 1970, (e) 1980, (f) 1990 and (g) 2000.

S3W-5696 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of gross domestic product was generated by the retail sector in (a) 1940, (b) 1950, (c) 1960, (d) 1970, (e) 1980, (f) 1990 and (g) 2000.

S3W-5697 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of gross domestic product was generated by the public sector in (a) 1940, (b) 1950, (c) 1960, (d) 1970, (e) 1980, (f) 1990 and (g) 2000.

S3W-5698 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications have been made by people in Fife under the central heating programme since its inception.

S3W-5699 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications made by people in Fife under the central heating programme since its inception are outstanding.

S3W-5700 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for applicants in Fife under the central heating programme.

S3W-5701 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applicants in Fife under the central heating programme will be without central heating or hot water over the next five months.

S3W-5702 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring and evaluation takes place of the delivery of the central heating programme.

S3W-5703 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for applicants under the central heating programme to receive written correspondence regarding their applications.

S3W-5704 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate degree places to study chemistry at Scottish universities were accepted in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-5705 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate degree places to study chemistry at Scottish universities were accepted by students domiciled in Scotland in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-5706 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate degree places to study physics at Scottish universities were accepted in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-5707 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate degree places to study physics at Scottish universities were accepted by students domiciled in Scotland in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-5708 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate degree places to study engineering and technology at Scottish universities were accepted in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-5709 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many undergraduate degree places to study engineering and technology at Scottish universities were accepted by students domiciled in Scotland in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-5710 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government about ensuring that electricity generated by Scottish renewable sources can be delivered to markets in England.

S3W-5711 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate has been made of the cost of any network reinforcement work to ensure that electricity generated by Scottish renewable sources can be delivered to markets in England.

S3W-5712 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to create a state fund to pay immediate court-based compensation awards to victims.

S3W-5713 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend legal aid provisions to provide victims of crime with better access to compensation.

S3W-5714 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend the victim notification scheme.

S3W-5715 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it plans to take to ensure that victims of all crimes are kept informed of legal proceedings.

S3W-5716 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to provide better support to victims of crime.

S3W-5717 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints it has received about Network Rail’s treatment of angling clubs and those who engage in freshwater fishing in lochs in central Scotland; what the nature of the complaints has been, and what action is being taken to deal with such complaints.

S3W-5718 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to revisit the work left outstanding by the Expert Group on Prostitution in relation to (a) off-street prostitution, (b) trafficking and (c) men involved in prostitution.

S3W-5719 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make induction a requirement for new entrants to childminding.

S3W-5720 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to increase entitlement to pre-school education from August 2007.

S3W-5721 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many parents have benefited from an increased entitlement to pre-school education from August 2007.

S3W-5722 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the increased entitlement to pre-school education from August 2007 has led to more hours at nursery for children.

S3W-5723 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many families have benefited from an increased entitlement to pre-school education from August 2007.

S3W-5724 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive when the 50% increase in the provision of free nursery education will be in place.

S3W-5725 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact a 50% increase in free nursery provision will have on the childminding workforce.

S3W-5726 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many parents have been prosecuted, successfully or otherwise, under section 51 of the Criminal Justice Scotland Act 2003.

S3W-5727 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether section 51 of the Criminal Justice Scotland Act 2003 is protecting children.

S3W-5728 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether guidance is provided to local authorities on working children.

S3W-5729 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under the age of 16 work in Scotland.

S3W-5730 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many houses have been sold by each local authority under right to buy legislation in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-5731 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many houses have been built by each local authority in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-5732 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many housing association properties are (a) currently subject to right to buy legislation and (b) due to become subject to right to buy in 2012 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-5733 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff in its justice department will be required to work on 1 January 2008.

S3W-5734 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the levels of personal debt in each local authority area and how this compares with such levels in 1997.

S3W-5735 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding was provided to Highland Council to tackle homelessness in each of the last two financial years.

S3W-5736 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether guidance for local authorities is in place on the use of houses of multiple occupation to tackle homelessness.

S3W-5737 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has plans to review current legislation on the requirements to be met by developers of large-scale houses of multiple occupation, such as bedsits and hostels.

S3W-5738 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it recommends should be in place for people staying in houses of multiple occupation and whether it believes that such accommodation is the most appropriate means of housing people with complex needs.

S3W-5739 Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3O-994 by Fergus Ewing on 25 October 2007, whether the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is sufficiently staffed to enable both the efficient registration of bodies applying for charitable status and the adequate monitoring of those already registered, particularly with regard to those charities whose operations extend outwith Scotland.

S3W-5740 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Permanent Secretary was informed by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change of his personal shareholdings, in particular his shareholding in ScottishPower/Iberdrola.

S3W-5741 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Permanent Secretary was informed by the Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism of his personal shareholdings.

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