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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 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-12745 Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug finds there were in each prison in each of the last five years, broken down by type of drug.

S3W-12746 Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive what quantities of drugs were found in each prison in each of the last five years, broken down by type of drug.

S3W-12747 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects bluetongue vaccine to be available to Scottish farmers.

S3W-12748 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its suppliers have agreed to provide necessary stocks of bluetongue vaccine to Scotland.

S3W-12749 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-3192 by John Swinney on 4 September 2007, when it will publish the results of the research project into the potential release of CO2 from peat as a consequence of major construction projects.

S3W-12750 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how it quantifies and communicates the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved as a result of the delivery of renewable energy targets.

S3W-12751 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure the take-up of the vaccination against tuberculosis by those considered to be at high risk.

S3W-12752 Alison McInnes: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the reintroduction of an immunisation programme for tuberculosis.

S3W-12753 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide a detailed account of the process used to select staff to service the Commission on Scottish Devolution, chaired by Sir Kenneth Calman.

S3W-12754 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive how the appointment of the new convenor of the Public Transport Users Committee for Scotland, now Passengers’ View Scotland, was decided.

S3W-12755 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met with representatives of Passenger Focus.

S3W-12756 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish all guidance given to the Scottish appointee member of Passenger Focus.

S3W-12757 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the Public Transport Users Committee for Scotland was expected to play in representing the interests of ferry passengers and whether Passengers’ View Scotland will continue to play a role in that regard.

S3W-12758 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what improvements are required from the Scotrail franchise to benefit disabled people.

S3W-12759 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will decide which of the 28 priced options in the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement will be pursued.

S3W-12760 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive why it considers it necessary to rebrand Scotrail stations and rolling stock as Scottish Rail and why it is committing at least £15 million from public funds for this purpose.

S3W-12761 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive who will pay for any additional rolling stock required as a consequence of the extension of the Scotrail franchise and to whom the rolling stock will belong.

S3W-12762 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation has been undertaken with stakeholders, including passenger bodies, on the Edinburgh Glasgow Smartcard project referred to in the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement.

S3W-12763 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the publication of the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement, whether further consultation with stakeholders will influence amendments to service level commitments and whether it will publish the list of stakeholders with which it will consult.

S3W-12764 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to begin the tendering process for the next Scotrail franchise.

S3W-12765 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the publication of the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement, how decisions will be made regarding the allocation of the Stations Community Regeneration Fund.

S3W-12766 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what options remain for altering the service level commitment in the Scotrail franchise agreement as amended.

S3W-12767 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the publication of the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement, how the simplification of the fares system for rail services will benefit rail passengers.

S3W-12768 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £70 million identified as additional investment in the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement, effectively reduces the public subsidy to rail services.

S3W-12769 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all additional income from increased revenue on rail services, identified in the Scotrail franchise amendment agreement, will be invested in rail services.

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