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Section E – Written questions lodged on 18 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-7964 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children are receiving additional support under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 as a result of bullying.

S3W-7965 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring is being carried out to ensure the effectiveness of support for children with additional needs who are being bullied.

S3W-7966 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in establishing pilot schemes on the appointment of court facilitators to help to increase contact with children in Scottish courts.

S3W-7967 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it has undertaken on establishing pilot schemes for the appointment of court facilitators, as promised as part of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006.

S3W-7968 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure parents seeking contact with children under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 have the appropriate support.

S3W-7969 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has done to establish the number of cases under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 where contact with a parent has been agreed but not implemented.

S3W-7970 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it consulted the insurance industry before changing its policy on the funding of flood and coastal protection.

S3W-7971 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the implications of its changed policy on funding for flood and coastal protection will be for the prospects for insurance of business and domestic properties.

S3W-7972 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to any concerns expressed by the owners of rural businesses, especially livestock farmers, that their interests are not adequately protected in land reform legislation in respect of the right to roam and in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

S3W-7973 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to amend the Scottish Outdoor Access Code so that livestock farmers are given more rights to prevent members of the public accessing their land when the land is occupied by livestock.

S3W-7974 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish a consultation paper on the draft Climate Change Bill.

S3W-7975 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the introduction of the Climate Change Bill to the Parliament.

S3W-7976 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of all telephone calls about the Trump Organization’s planning application for a golf course, hotel and residential development on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire between civil servants, ministers or special advisers and representatives of (a) the Trump Organization and (b) Aberdeenshire Council since May 2007.

S3W-7977 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive in how many cases since May 1999 ministers have called in a planning application after the local authority has rejected it.

S3W-7978 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many written parliamentary questions it has received since 1999 and, of these, how many have been answered stating that the data requested is not held centrally, also broken down by year and subject.

S3W-7979 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-5533 by Jim Mather on 12 November 2007, whether it will list the dates of the meetings and events about the enterprise networks referred to in the answer, also showing all the attendees at each.

S3W-7980 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-6614 by Stewart Stevenson on 3 December 2007, what the timescale is for its review of the compulsory purchase order process.

S3W-7981 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-6614 by Stewart Stevenson on 3 December 2007, which organisations and public bodies it will consult as part of its review of the compulsory purchase order process.

S3W-7982 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times since May 2007 it has intervened to prevent a school closure.

S3W-7983 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the schools where it has intervened to prevent closure since May 2007, also showing the reason for the intervention.

S3W-7984 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-6763 by Maureen Watt on 5 December 2007, how much of the (a) £3 billion for investment in infrastructure and (b) £115 million to be invested in schools has been allocated to East Ayrshire Council.

S3W-7985 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-6763 by Maureen Watt on 5 December 2007, how much of the (a) £3 billion for investment in infrastructure and (b) £115 million to be invested in schools has been allocated to South Ayrshire Council.

S3W-7986 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to distribute its share of any funds that it receives from the UK unclaimed assets scheme.

S3W-7987 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has received from the UK unclaimed assets scheme.

S3W-7988 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how funding received from the UK unclaimed assets scheme will be made available to local communities.

S3W-7989 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy priorities are in respect of the distribution of its share of funding from the UK unclaimed assets scheme.

S3W-7990 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-7306 by Kenny MacAskill on 12 December 2007, how it defines communities hardest hit by crime.

S3W-7991 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-7306 by Kenny MacAskill on 12 December 2007, with which organisations it is working to draw up proposals to reinvest the proceeds of crime.

S3W-7992 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-7310 by Kenny MacAskill on 12 December 2007, how much funding has been allocated to each local authority under section 27(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

S3W-7993 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-7041 by Kenny MacAskill on 5 December 2007, how much funding has been set aside to be drawn down by local authorities on a case-by-case basis to cover the cost of providing support to victims of human trafficking.

S3W-7994 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-7041 by Kenny MacAskill on 5 December 2007, how much funding has been drawn down by each local authority to cover the cost of providing support to victims of human trafficking.

S3W-7995 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commission a STAG appraisal on improving public transport links and addressing traffic problems on the A76 through Mauchline.

S3W-7996 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-5526 by Jim Mather on 12 November 2007, what progress has been made in the discussions with Scottish Power and Scottish and Southern Energy on a feasibility study for carbon capture and storage.

S3W-7997 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-5526 by Jim Mather on 12 November 2007, what further events will be organised or supported by Scottish Enterprise to promote the case for clean coal.

S3W-7998 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-5488 by Shona Robison on 12 November 2007, what proportion of the £10 million fund for drug and alcohol teams is made available specifically to support young people.

S3W-7999 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-6763 by Maureen Watt on 5 December 2007, what other sources of funding are available in order to allow local authorities to maximise their capital investment in schools.

S3W-8000 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the review of the operation and management of the juror pool will be completed.

S3W-8001 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will clarify the scope and delivery mechanisms for the replacement for the Crofting Community Development Scheme announced by the Minister for Environment on 7 September 2007.

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