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Section E – Written questions lodged on 22 April 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-12166 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive when the First Minister will meet the chief executives of the UK’s main supermarket chains; where the meeting will take place, and who will be present.

S3W-12167 Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11844 by John Swinney on 18 April 2008, when it expects the list of artworks in government buildings to be completed; how the list will be publicised, and what the mechanism will be for members of the public to request to view selected works of art.

S3W-12168 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the population count is for each NHS board.

S3W-12169 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are registered with a GP in each NHS board area.

S3W-12170 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to support bus passengers in Fife, in light of the recent announcement by Stagecoach in Fife to raise bus fares.

S3W-12171 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it would, in principle, support a subsea cable along the west coast of Scotland for the transmission of electricity.

S3W-12172 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it would support a proposal from the National Grid for a subsea cable along the west coast of Scotland for the transmission of electricity.

S3W-12173 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that a proposal from the National Grid for a subsea cable along the west coast of Scotland should be taken into consideration before any final decision is taken on the Beauly to Denny electricity transmission power line.

S3W-12174 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how much correspondence has been received by the Minister for Environment since May 2007 in respect of snaring.

S3W-12175 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have contacted the Minister for Environment by letter, postcard or email since May 2007 to express the view that snaring should be banned outright in Scotland.

S3W-12176 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value of sport shooting is to the economy.

S3W-12177 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value of wildlife-watching tourism is to the economy.

S3W-12178 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what subsidies were granted to shooting estates from 2005 to 2007 and for what purposes.

S3W-12179 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive, in view of the policy that a landowner or manager convicted of a wildlife crime may be subject to a reduction in agricultural subsidy grant, whether the illegal snaring of protected species such as otter or mountain hare would attract that penalty.

S3W-12180 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the announcement by the Minister for Communities and Sport on 21 April 2008, how many installations under the central heating programme were completed in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2006-07 in each postcode area.

S3W-12181 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the New Southern Hospital in Glasgow will be procured using the Scottish Futures Trust.

S3W-12182 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to expand the eligibility criteria for NHS vouchers to allow more people to access help with the costs of glasses and, if so, what those plans are.

S3W-12183 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to help people who do not qualify for the NHS voucher scheme to help with the cost of glasses and, if so, what those plans are.

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