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Section E – Written questions lodged on 18 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-11093Δ Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its response to Ron Gould’s inquiry into the Scottish elections of May 2007.

S3W-11094 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been registered in relation to NHS 24 in each year since its inception, also broken down by NHS board area.

S3W-11095 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to measure satisfaction rates of NHS 24 users.

S3W-11096 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the number of cases in which NHS 24 has been found guilty of clinical negligence in each year since 1999, providing details of compensation paid out in each year, and also breaking the figures down by NHS board area.

S3W-11097 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been registered against the NHS each year since 1997, also broken down by NHS board.

S3W-11098 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to measure satisfaction rates of NHS users.

S3W-11099 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the number of cases in which the NHS has been guilty of clinical negligence in each year since 1997, providing details of compensation paid out in each year both nationally and by NHS board.

S3W-11100 Jackson Carlaw: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to monitor the effectiveness of the complaints system in the NHS.

S3W-11101 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it plans to offer voluntary organisations such as Depression Alliance Scotland whose Inverness group faces possible closure at the end of March 2008 due to a lack of available funding.

S3W-11102 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive through which government bodies the additional money for wheelchair and seating services announced in the spending review will be distributed and what allocations these government bodies will receive.

S3W-11103 Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Taser weapons are defined as firearms.

S3W-11104 Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the deployment of Taser weapons is an operational matter for Chief Constables and, if so, what (a) legislation or guidelines define such deployment as an operational matter and (b) the scope is of the term "operational matter".

S3W-11105 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its response to the submissions received to its consultation on the proposed Scottish Futures Trust.

S3W-11106 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether proposals are to hand anent the inclusion of NHS wheelchair and seating services in the waiting times initiative.

S3W-11107 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a decision has been taken recently to implement a year-on-year increase in NHS wheelchair and seating services under the provisions of the spending review.

S3W-11108 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have taken place with NHS boards anent the ring-fencing of boards’ contributions to wheelchair centres.

S3W-11109 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether proposals are to hand anent the review of the previous administration’s decision that each NHS board should retain responsibility for wheelchair and seating services in preference to a nationally administered and financed service.

S3W-11110 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether proposals are to hand to modify the eligibility criteria for powered wheelchairs in order to include individuals who require attendant-controlled powered wheelchairs.

S3W-11111 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive how many military veterans have been given manual or powered NHS wheelchairs in the last three years and whether funds were provided by the Ministry of Defence for this equipment.

S3W-11112 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to address the deteriorating state of the A87 between Morriston Bridge and Kyle of Lochalsh.

S3W-11113 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to review the traffic regulation order process in order to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

S3W-11114 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents involved police vehicles in each of the last five years and how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries resulted from such accidents.

S3W-11115Δ Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what its performance was in answering ministerial correspondence in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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