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Section E – Written questions lodged on 28 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-12365 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive who will be responsible for collecting a nationally set local income tax from Scottish residents working in England whose pay and tax are administered in England.

S3W-12366 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether legal powers exist to force the collection of a nationally set local income tax from Scottish residents working in England whose pay and tax are administered in England.

S3W-12367 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive who is legally responsible for ensuring (a) payment and (b) collection of a nationally set local income tax from Scottish residents working in England whose pay and tax are administered in England.

S3W-12368 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average sea level along the (a) North Sea, (b) Atlantic, (c) Irish Sea coast has been in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-12369 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average surface temperature in Scotland has been in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-12370 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average atmospheric temperature above Scotland has been in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-12371 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children suffering from alcohol-related problems were admitted to hospital accident and emergency departments in each of the last five years for which information is available, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) NHS board area.

S3W-12372 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding it is making available to Dumfries and Galloway Council in each year of the spending review for the payment of kinship carers and on what basis this funding was calculated.

S3W-12373 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive which child contact centres ministers have visited.

S3W-12374 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many child contact centres there are; where they are, and how they are funded.

S3W-12375 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions ministers have had with sheriffs about how to address the breaching of contact orders.

S3W-12376Δ Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the review of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency’s Fleet Renewal Programme will be published.

S3W-12377 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of delivering services for (a) children and (b) adults with (i) high-functioning and (ii) low-functioning autistic spectrum disorder in each year since 1980.

S3W-12378 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of the average lifetime cost of delivering services to an individual with (i) high-functioning and (ii) low-functioning autistic spectrum disorder.

S3W-12379 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals have been identified as having (a) high-functioning and (b) low-functioning autistic spectrum disorder in each year since 1980.

S3W-12380 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the estimated number of undiagnosed cases of autistic spectrum disorder.

S3W-12381 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many adults with (a) high-functioning and (b) low-functioning autistic spectrum disorder are living in (i) private households, (ii) residential care or (iii) hospital.

S3W-12382 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a Scottish equivalent of the Welsh Assembly Government’s The Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategic Action Plan for Wales.

S3W-12383 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what audit procedures there are for services delivered to individuals with autistic spectrum disorder.

S3W-12384 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the draft single outcome agreement from Perth and Kinross Council specifies how many P1 to P3 classes in Perth and Kinross will be reduced to 18 in each of the next three years and, if so, what the details are in the agreement.

S3W-12385 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the draft single outcome agreement from Stirling Council specifies how many P1 to P3 classes in Stirling will be reduced to 18 in each of the next three years and, if so, what the details are in the agreement.

S3W-12386 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the draft single outcome agreement from Clackmannanshire Council specifies how many P1 to P3 classes in Clackmannanshire will be reduced to 18 in each of the next three years and, if so, what the details are in the agreement.

S3W-12387 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will place a copy in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre of the terms of its referral to the Scots Law Commission on corroboration in sexual offences.

S3W-12388 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-10805 by Shona Robison on 25 March 2008, on what basis it concluded that mitochondrial disorder is an extremely rare genetic metabolic condition.

S3W-12389 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-10806, S3W-10807 and S3W-10808 by Shona Robison on 25 March 2008 and in light of the judgment by the US Attorney General on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services which found that combined multiple vaccinations received by a child significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder predisposing her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism and manifested as a regressive enecphalopathy with features of autism, what its view is of the research paper, Oxidative Phosphorylation (OXPHOS) Defects in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders [IN1-1.004] by John Shoffner et al, presented at the American Academy of Neurology on 13 April 2008, revealing that 56% of the assessed children with autistic spectrum disorders had mitochondrial disorder.

S3W-12390 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive,  further to the answer to question S3W-10809 by Shona Robison on 25 March 2008, how much research has been conducted by the Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office into the role that has been established of combined multiple vaccinations significantly aggravating an underlying mitochondrial disorder, predisposing a child to deficits in cellular energy metabolism and manifesting as a regressive encephalopathy with features of autism.

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