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Section E – Written questions lodged on 4 March 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-10663 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how, in the context of paragraphs 6.7 to 6.12 of the Scottish Ministerial Code, the Minister for Community Safety differentiated between the interests of two competing developers in Aviemore.

S3W-10664 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers take into account whether developers have donated money to their campaign or political party when choosing to publicly support a planning application.

S3W-10665 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministers are debarred from taking an active part in supporting a live planning application to the potential exclusion of another developer when the former has donated money to their campaign or political party.

S3W-10666 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a minister meeting one developer to the exclusion of another in the minister’s constituency and then supporting that planning application to the detriment of the other developer constitutes a breach of paragraph 6.11 of the Scottish Ministerial Code.

S3W-10667 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a minister attending a meeting to consider a live planning application with the planning authority in the company of the convener of another planning authority about to call-in that application, if that minister did not also seek to meet other developers or objectors with an interest in the decision, constitutes a breach of paragraphs 6.11 and 6.12 of the Scottish Ministerial Code.

S3W-10668 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a minister seeking to accelerate or facilitate a live planning application without a satisfactory flood risk assessment and without speaking to objectors to that application constitutes a breach of the paragraph 6.11 and 6.12 of the Scottish Ministerial Code.

S3W-10669 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the subordinate debt borrowed by consortia in PFI/PPP schemes, also showing the projected repayment cost of each such debt over the life of each contract.

S3W-10670 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many complaints, other than those concerning constituent representation, the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner has dealt with since responsibility for complaints about constituent representation was transferred to the Presiding Officer.

S3W-10671 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many hits there were on Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner’s website in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

S3W-10672 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what activities fit the definition of sport as that which "involves physical skill and exertion", as defined in the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

S3W-10673 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether activities such as bowling and judo promote the "advancement of public participation" in determining whether they qualify as charitable sports under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

S3W-10674 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any PFI/PPP consortia responsible for projects in Scotland have transferred ownership of the projects to companies based outside the United Kingdom.

S3W-10675 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive where the registered offices are based for all PFI/PPP consortia for projects commissioned by (a) the Scottish Government, (b) local authorities and (c) NHS boards.

S3W-10676 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive how much tax has been paid by PFI/PPP consortia responsible for projects in Scotland in each year since 1999.

S3W-10677 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes were built by (a) housing associations and (b) the private sector in the Lothians parliamentary region in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-10678 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many planning applications for the building of affordable housing in the Lothians were made by (a) housing associations and (b) the private sector in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area

S3W-10679 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many planning applications for the building of affordable housing in the Lothians by (a) housing associations and (b) the private sector were rejected in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-10680 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many laptops have been issued to staff in its departments since May 2007.

S3W-10681 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many laptops have been issued to staff in its agencies since May 2007.

S3W-10682 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many laptops have been lost or stolen from its departments since May 2007.

S3W-10683 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many laptops have been lost or stolen from its agencies since May 2007.

S3W-10684 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive which of its departments have lost laptops since May 2007.

S3W-10685 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many laptops lost or stolen from its departments or agencies since May 2007 contained encrypted information.

S3W-10686 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any information held in laptops lost or stolen from its departments or agencies since May 2007 posed a threat to public safety or national security.

S3W-10687 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures are in place for tracing and retrieving lost data from the computers of its departments or agencies.

S3W-10688 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures its departments and agencies have in place for the storage and use of data.

S3W-10689 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what disciplinary action it would take against any person or department responsible for losing its data.

S3W-10690 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to prevent any future loss of data from its departments or agencies.

S3W-10691 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-9289 by Stewart Stevenson on 21 February 2008, what the reasons are for the continuing delay to the completion of the West Edinburgh Planning Framework.

S3W-10692 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households were waiting for (a) less and (b) more than three months in each postcode area in Scotland for installations under the central heating and warm deal programmes at 28 February 2008.

S3W-10693 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households were waiting for (a) less and (b) more than three months in each postcode area in Scotland for installations under the central heating and warm deal programmes at 28 February 2007.

S3W-10694 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households were waiting for (a) less and (b) more than three months in each postcode area in Scotland for installations under the central heating and warm deal programmes at 28 February 2006.

S3W-10695 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households were waiting for (a) less and (b) more than three months in each postcode area in Scotland for installations under the central heating and warm deal programmes at 28 February 2005.

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