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Section E – Written questions lodged on 6 December 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-7493 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it has had with North Lanarkshire Council in respect of future school building provision, with reference to the Scottish Futures Trust.

S3W-7540 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Code of Practice on Sewerage Nuisance.

S3W-7541 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether complaints related to sewerage odour nuisance have reduced since the introduction of the Code of Practice on Sewerage Nuisance.

S3W-7542 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the odour ratings of each site at which sewerage odour nuisance has been recorded since the introduction of the Code of Practice on Sewerage Nuisance.

S3W-7543 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints about odour have been made since the introduction of the Code of Practice on Sewerage Nuisance.

S3W-7544 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Scottish Water met all required compliance dates for the Code of Practice on Sewerage Nuisance.

S3W-7545 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why significant numbers of health care professionals are seeking reviews for mismatches between their job plans and national profiles despite Agenda for Change’s appraisal system.

S3W-7546 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the Secretary of State for Justice’s announcement of additional funding of £1.2 billion for the prison estate following the Carter Review, whether additional consequential funding will be provided to the Scottish Government under the Barnett Formula and, if so, what amounts and in what years.

S3W-7547 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women have breast cancer.

S3W-7548 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many men have breast cancer.

S3W-7549 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of financial support is committed by it and other government agencies to the regeneration of the Clydebank riverside.

S3W-7550 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the regeneration of the Clydebank riverside will remain a national priority for the enterprise network.

S3W-7551 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses have achieved a diploma in asthma under Education for Healths education and training programme in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board area.

S3W-7552 Alex Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-5865 by Fiona Hyslop on 14 November 2007, how many companies were invited to tender for the Saltire flags; which companies were invited, and how many Saltires were purchased.

S3W-7553 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the outcome agreements with local authorities as they relate to (a) sports funding, (b) mental health support and services and (c) care for elderly people will be made known.

S3W-7554 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to page 47 of Scottish Budget: Spending Review 2007, how the "increase in the proportion of adults making one or more visits to the outdoors per week" will be monitored.

S3W-7555 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the health portfolio will contribute to the intention to reduce public bodies by 25%.

S3W-7556 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to page 47 of Scottish Budget: Spending Review 2007, how its target to "improve the quality of healthcare experience" will be measured.

S3W-7557 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to page 47 of Scottish Budget: Spending Review 2007, what support, advice and treatment services are in place in each NHS board to meet the target to "reduce the rate of increase in the proportion of children with their Body Mass Index outwith a healthy range by 2018".

S3W-7558 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to reduce undiagnosed HIV infection.

S3W-7559 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to set a target for reduction of the rate of undiagnosed HIV infection.

S3W-7560 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review HIV prevention funding to ensure that it is fit for purpose and reflective of changes in epidemiology.

S3W-7561 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will increase the number of school nurses by 100% to ensure that all young people have access to nursing staff with sexual health knowledge.

S3W-7562 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that all young people have access to chlamydia testing, including people living in remote and rural areas.

S3W-7563 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to review the hepatitis B immunisation policy.

S3W-7564 Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the review of alcohol and drug action teams carried out by Peter Bates, former Chair of NHS Tayside, and commissioned by the previous administration is to be published and, if so, when.

S3W-7565 Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment of alcohol and drug action team activity and audit of outcomes of these teams is proposed by the Executive.

S3W-7566 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many witnesses, claiming intimidation, have refused to give evidence on behalf of the Crown in each of the last five years, broken down by sheriff court in the (a) West of Scotland and (b) Central Scotland parliamentary region.

S3W-7567 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Crown cases have fallen due to the failure of witnesses to appear in court in each of the last five years, broken down by sheriff court in the (a) West of Scotland and (b) Central Scotland parliamentary region.

S3W-7568 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many witnesses have reported physical harassment to the police in each of the last five years, broken down by sheriff court in the (a) West of Scotland and (b) Central Scotland parliamentary region, and what actions have been taken as a result.

S3W-7569 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what each NHS board’s budget for occupational therapy services has been in each of the last five years.

S3W-7570 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to increase the funding available for occupational therapy services.

S3W-7571 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how many occupational therapists there are in each NHS board.

S3W-7572 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that there are sufficient occupational therapists.

S3W-7573 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to implement maximum waiting time targets from GP referral to treatment for people with mental health problems.

S3W-7574 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what services are available for patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-7575 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Water of Leith flood prevention scheme will be funded by the Scottish Government in 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 and, if so, by how much in each year.

S3W-7576 Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on prescription charges and how many prescription prepayment certificates have been issued in each year since May 1999, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

S3W-7577 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to implement the recommendations of the National Resource Allocation Committee in respect of NHS board funding and, if so, when it will do this.

S3W-7578 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to any concerns that the recommendations of the National Resource Allocation Committee do not recognise sufficiently the extra costs of providing health services in remote and rural areas.

S3W-7579 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will ensure that the extra costs of providing health services in remote and rural areas are fully considered in any decisions on the future funding of NHS boards.

S3W-7580 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with the Community Transport Association regarding the decision to remove ring-fenced funding from community transport.

S3W-7581 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with the Community Transport Association regarding the decision to remove ring-fenced funding from community transport.

S3W-7582 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with the Community Transport Association regarding the formulation and implementation of single outcome agreements.

S3W-7583 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with the Community Transport Association regarding the formulation and implementation of single outcome agreements.

S3W-7584 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with the Community Transport Association regarding the formulation and implementation of national indicators and targets.

S3W-7585 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with the Community Transport Association regarding the formulation and implementation of national indicators and targets.

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