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Section E – Written questions lodged on 6 May 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-12716 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what contingency plans are in place in the event of industrial action by nurses at the State Hospital, Carstairs.

S3W-12717 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what incentives are given to GP practices to run clinics to address child and adult obesity.

S3W-12718 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it has allocated to Historic Scotland in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09 for the restoration of active churches.

S3W-12719 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of demand for funding through Historic Scotland for the restoration of active churches was in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

S3W-12720 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to review and simplify the process for applying for funding for the restoration of active churches.

S3W-12721 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what projects benefited in 2007-08 from the seizure of assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

S3W-12722 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to encourage all NHS boards to publish details of dispensing opticians to ensure that people have access to this information.

S3W-12723 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £25 million incentive scheme for building council houses will be evenly spread over three years.

S3W-12724 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local councils will be asked to bid for a share of the £25 million incentive scheme for building council houses.

S3W-12725 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what the criteria will be for deciding which councils receive a share of the £25 million scheme for building council houses.

S3W-12726 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many council houses will be built each year with the £25 million incentive scheme for building council houses.

S3W-12727 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the £25 million incentive schemes for building council houses will go to local authorities where tenants voted against stock transfer.

S3W-12728 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games bid document, whether it has budgeted to fund the full costs of upgrading of the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

S3W-12729 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases were brought before Edinburgh Sheriff Court in the week beginning 21 April 2008 on the basis of bail undertakings and, of these, how many cases were (a) not called and (b) not proceeded with on the basis of a not guilty plea being accepted, and whether it will provide a breakdown of these cases according to charge type.

S3W-12730 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases were brought before Glasgow District Court on a custody basis and, of these, how many were (a) not called and (b) not proceeded with.

S3W-12731 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidelines have been given by the Crown Office to district procurators fiscal on the diversion of cases from summary courts.

S3W-12732 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether funded research is taking place into the reasons for the significant losses of honey bees suffered by Scottish beekeepers, particularly in the last 12 months.

S3W-12733 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it provides to credit unions.

S3W-12734 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to replace or extend the Scottish Credit Union SGEI (Service of General Economic Interest) Fund.

S3W-12735 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to replace or extend the Scottish Credit Union Assistance Fund.

S3W-12736 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what bye-laws have been put in place by each local authority to prevent begging in public places.

S3W-12737 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what powers in respect of bye-laws to prevent begging in public places have been given to or removed from local authorities.

S3W-12738 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to local authorities to prevent begging in public places.

S3W-12739 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop a national strategy to prevent begging in public places.

S3W-12740 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it supports to develop managed clinical networks for autism.

S3W-12741 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend the range of initiatives it supports to develop managed clinical networks for autism.

S3W-12742 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what groups providing services for autism it funds.

S3W-12743 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to make available pump-priming funding for clinical networks for autism.

S3W-12744 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to encourage local partners to develop bids for pump-priming funding for clinical networks for autism.

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