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Section E – Written questions lodged on 5 November 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-6041 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it measures effectiveness in tackling child poverty.

S3W-6042 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the £40 million capital funding for reducing class sizes in primary 1 to primary 3 has been paid to schools in areas of multiple deprivation.

S3W-6043 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation has taken place on the introduction of a young offenders institution at HM Prison Gateside in Greenock and with whom and when such consultation took place.

S3W-6044 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated (a) set-up and (b) annual running costs are of a young offenders institution at HM Prison Gateside in Greenock.

S3W-6045 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive why the Housing Supply Task Force does not include representatives from disability organisations.

S3W-6046 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are for the Housing Supply Task Force to meet representatives from disability organisations.

S3W-6047 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what research is being undertaken by the Housing Supply Task Force on the housing concerns of disability organisations.

S3W-6048 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the strategic spending review will take into account that planned expenditure on the Supporting People programme for 2006-07 was £387 million.

S3W-6049 Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to use the National Planning Framework to ensure that local authorities comply with Scottish planning policies in identifying areas of search for mineral extraction to ensure an adequate and steady supply to support economic development.

S3W-6050 Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place regarding the continuation of the Planning Development Programme.

S3W-6051 Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of delays in securing post-planning approval receipt of agreements such as section 75 agreements and, if so, what plans it has for addressing such delays.

S3W-6052 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the first supplementary to question S3O-905 by Stewart Maxwell on 25 October 2007 (Official Report c. 2740), whether he has yet met Scottish Power.

S3W-6053 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the first supplementary to question S3O-905 by Stewart Maxwell on 25 October 2007 (Official Report c. 2740), what representations have been made to Scottish Power on ending the backcharging of prepayment meter customers.

S3W-6054 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to procure sufficient stocks of bluetongue vaccine.

S3W-6055 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive when the GDP figures that the First Minister quoted on 28 October 2007 will be published.

S3W-6056 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the First Minister used the GDP figures that he quoted on 28 October 2007 for party political purposes.

S3W-6057 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether briefing on unpublished GDP figures by its special advisers to a Sunday newspaper was for party political purposes.

S3W-6058 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether civil servants compiled the table of GDP figures that was distributed to journalists on 28 October 2007.

S3W-6059 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether special advisers compiled the table of GDP figures that was distributed to journalists on 28 October 2007.

S3W-6060 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the First Minister’s special advisers compiled the table of GDP figures that was distributed to journalists on Sunday 28 October 2007 for party political purposes.

S3W-6061 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what sources the First Minister’s special advisers drew on to compile the table of GDP figures that was distributed to journalists on 28 October 2007.

S3W-6062 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the source was of the GDP figures that the First Minister quoted on 28 October 2007.

S3W-6063 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive how the GDP figures that the First Minister quoted on 28 October 2007 were derived.

S3W-6064 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the "ongoing government work" is for which the GDP figures that the First Minister quoted on 28 October 2007 were created.

S3W-6065 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the basis was for the calculation that created the GDP figures quoted by the First Minister on 28 October 2007.

S3W-6066 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what action the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth is taking to fulfil his responsibilities under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

S3W-6067 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish its code of practice for the publication of official statistics.

S3W-6068 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any guidance to civil servants on the publication of ad hoc statistics.

S3W-6069 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any guidance to civil servants on the use of official statistics for party political purposes.

S3W-6070 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any guidance to civil servants on the use of ad hoc official statistics for party political purposes.

S3W-6071 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any guidance to civil servants on the publication and presentation of official statistics.

S3W-6072 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any guidance to civil servants on the publication and presentation of ad hoc official statistics.

S3W-6073Δ Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislative consent motions it will lodge in the Parliament in connection with the legislative programme of the UK Government that will be announced in the Queen’s Speech on 6 November 2007.

S3W-6074 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the families of all patients with inherited heart conditions are routinely screened for similar conditions.

S3W-6075 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to screen the families of patients with premature coronary heart disease in respect of their risk of developing this disease.

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