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Section E – Written questions lodged on 30 January 2008

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-9200 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total expenditure on road de-icing by Scotland TranServ using liquid-salt solution has been in each year for which figures are available, also expressed in cost per mile.

S3W-9201 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total cost of road gritting was to it in each of the two years prior to the introduction of road de-icing using liquid-salt solution, also expressed in cost per mile.

S3W-9202 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents have been recorded on gritted roads since the introduction of liquid-salt solution to de-ice roads and how this figure compares with the previous two years on the same roads.

S3W-9203 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive what studies have been carried out into the use of brine to de-ice roads.

S3W-9204 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will meet the Gothenberg target to halt biodiversity loss by 2010.

S3W-9205 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all sites of special scientific interest will be brought into a favourable condition under the terms of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004.

S3W-9206 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what future it envisages for key agri-environment schemes under the Scottish Rural Development Programme.

S3W-9207 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage new entrants to schemes that deliver biodiversity priorities and public benefits.

S3W-9208 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the duty of public bodies to promote biodiversity extends to procurement.

S3W-9209 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what action will be taken to raise awareness of biodiversity in schools.

S3W-9210 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how much can be spent on agri-environment schemes and biodiversity projects under the Scottish Rural Development Programme.

S3W-9211 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be any changes in available funding after the planned common agricultural policy "health check".

S3W-9212 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it anticipates any future changes in the rate of voluntary modulation to help stimulate agri-environment schemes.

S3W-9213 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive when the schemes in the Scottish Rural Development Programme will be implemented.

S3W-9214 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will encourage more secondary schools to become eco-schools.

S3W-9215Δ Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tackle poverty, inequality and deprivation in Scotland.

S3W-9216 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Small Unit Relocation policy will continue.

S3W-9217 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish borders will continue to benefit from the relocation policy.

S3W-9218 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police hours on the beat could be provided between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday by a constable with five years’ experience.

S3W-9219 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police hours on the beat could be provided between 7pm and midnight on a Saturday by a constable with five years’ experience.

S3W-9220 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers were in post on 3 May 2007.

S3W-9221 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding (a) Aberdeen City and (b) Aberdeenshire councils received from the Community Regeneration Fund and other programmes in (i) 2002-03, (ii) 2003-04, (iii) 2004-05, (iv) 2005-06, (v) 2006-07 and (vi) 2007-08.

S3W-9222 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to raise awareness in Grampian of the symptoms and causes of strokes.

S3W-9223 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people admitted to NHS hospitals died from complications related to strokes in (a) 2002, (b) 2003, (c) 2004, (d) 2005, (e) 2006 and (f) 2007.

S3W-9224 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the creation of a bus priority lane on the approach to the Forth Road Bridge.

S3W-9225 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanism is planned to collect water and sewerage charges under a local income tax.

S3W-9226 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what Scottish Water’s average leakage rates were in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2008 to date, expressed in units per day.

S3W-9227 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of Scottish Water’s leakage rates were of all the water that it treated in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08 to date.

S3W-9228 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what sanctions are available to the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland in the event of poor performance by Scottish Water.

S3W-9229 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the powers of the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland.

S3W-9230 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive by what date heavy goods vehicles will no longer be able to use the existing Forth Road Bridge.

S3W-9231 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government on future funding of the new Forth crossing.

S3W-9232 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of contracts awarded by NHS Scotland to voluntary sector organisations in each year since 2003. 

S3W-9233 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of contracts awarded by NHS Scotland to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in each year since 2003, broken down by (a) NHS board, (b) VCS organisation and (c) contract type.

S3W-9234 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated value was of services provided by voluntary sector organisations to NHS Scotland in each year since 2003.

S3W-9235 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of contracts awarded by NHS Scotland to voluntary sector organisations would have been in each year since 2003 if these contracts were awarded on the basis of full cost recovery.

S3W-9236 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value is of services provided by voluntary and community sector organisations to NHS Scotland.

S3W-9237 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to NHS Scotland would be if it needed to run the services currently being run by voluntary and community sector organisations. 

S3W-9238 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to support the introduction of bicycle rental schemes in Scotland’s major cities, similar to the Vélib’ schemes in Lyon and Paris.

S3W-9239 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a list of all schools that have been (a) built and (b) refurbished since 1999, detailing when the work was (i) started and (ii) completed and broken down by funding stream.

S3W-9240 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) criteria require to be met and (b) assessment is made to achieve candidate status for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

S3W-9241 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its role is in the process of supporting a Scottish candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

S3W-9242 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how long the process to achieve candidate status for UNESCO World Heritage Site status takes to be agreed.

S3W-9243 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the First Minister on 30 January 2008, when the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland will cease to operate.

S3W-9244 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the First Minister on 30 January 2008, when the Building Standards Advisory Committee will cease to operate.

S3W-9245 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the First Minister on 30 January 2008, when the Scottish Records Advisory Council will cease to operate.

S3W-9246 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by the First Minister on 30 January 2008, when the Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board will cease to operate.

S3W-9247 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what revenue and capital costs were incurred by the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

S3W-9248 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what revenue and capital costs were incurred by the Building Standards Advisory Committee in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

S3W-9249 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what revenue and capital costs were incurred by the Scottish Records Advisory Council in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

S3W-9250 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what revenue and capital costs were incurred by the Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

S3W-9251 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive who will provide independent strategic advice to Scottish ministers on issues affecting the historic environment after the abolition of the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland.

S3W-9252 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive which body will be responsible for providing advice to Scottish ministers on matters relating to the keeping of public records in Scotland and on issues of importance to the archive community after the abolition of the Scottish Records Advisory Council.

S3W-9253 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive which body will be responsible for providing advice on Regional Selective Assistance grants of over £250,000 after the abolition of the Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board.

S3W-9254 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive which body will be responsible for providing it with advice on the development of building regulations after the abolition of the Buildings Standards Advisory Committee.

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