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Section E – Written questions lodged on 8 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-12770 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive in which financial years expenditure on the New Southern General Hospital will be made and whether it will provide an annual breakdown of such expenditure by (a) it and (b) NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

S3W-12771 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to establish high-performance sports centres to train Scottish sportsmen and women.

S3W-12772 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive for which sports it plans to establish high-performance sports centres to train Scottish sportsmen and women.

S3W-12773 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage Scottish, UK and international sportsmen and women to locate and train in Scotland.

S3W-12774 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11824 by Stewart Stevenson on 23 April 2008, how many planning applications have been publicly supported by ministers since May 2007; what those planning applications consisted of, and what support was provided.

S3W-12775 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what planning developments are currently under consideration by ministers.

S3W-12776 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what Barnett consequentials arise from the £4.65 million funding announced by the UK Government for school pupil visits to Auschwitz.

S3W-12777 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) drivers and other staff and (b) passengers have been attacked on Lothian Buses in each year since 1999.

S3W-12778 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive who has responsibility for administering the Marine Energy Collaboration Fund; what its purpose is, and what criteria have been set for applications to the fund.

S3W-12779 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what efforts have been made to raise awareness in the marine renewables sector and elsewhere of the existence of the Marine Energy Collaboration Fund.

S3W-12780 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what the overall budget for the Marine Energy Collaboration Fund is and how much money has been spent under the fund in each year since establishment.

S3W-12781 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive which projects have received funding from the Marine Energy Collaboration Fund and for what purpose.

S3W-12782 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Marine Energy Collaboration Fund and whether it is considering a review of the fund and, if so, what form such a review will take.

S3W-12783 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether external consultants have been appointed to examine drama funding at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and, if so, when the appointment was made and what remit the consultants have been given.

S3W-12784 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what communications or discussions have taken place since May 2007 between it and the Scottish Funding Council on the funding of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

S3W-12785 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive how many public sector restructuring schemes have led to employees being made compulsorily redundant in each year since 1999, broken down by sector, organisation and number of employees affected.

S3W-12786 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of teaching staff in higher education are employed on term-time only contracts.

S3W-12787 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what ministerial involvement there has been since May 2007 in the discussions and decisions taken on the future of the Crichton Campus in Dumfries.

S3W-12788 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many places each local authority has been asked to provide for newly qualified teachers entering the Teaching Induction Scheme in 2008, broken down by (a) primary and (b) secondary sector.

S3W-12789 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many places each local authority has agreed to make available for newly qualified teachers entering the Teaching Induction Scheme in 2008, broken down by (a) primary and (b) secondary sector.

S3W-12790 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the Teaching Induction Scheme places in August 2008 will require to be funded by Scottish Ministers, showing how these compare with the number and percentage of fully funded places in 2007.

S3W-12791 Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider reintroducing the tuberculosis screening and immunisation programme.

S3W-12792 Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are taken to identify those at a higher risk of contracting tuberculosis.

S3W-12793 Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been vaccinated against tuberculosis in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-12794 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to tackle underage drinking in the Lothians parliamentary region.

S3W-12795 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12231 by Stewart Stevenson on 7 May 2008, whether this answer indicates that it still intends to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route using the PPP/NPD funding method.

S3W-12796 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12320 by Adam Ingram on 6 May 2008, what mechanisms are in place to monitor the usage of the specialist information service for kinship carers, given that information on the number of individuals who contacted the service is not held centrally.

S3W-12797 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12319 by Adam Ingram on 6 May 2008, what estimates it made of the likely take-up of kinship care allowances when calculating funding allocations for local authorities to administer the payments broken down by local authority area.

S3W-12798 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12318 by Adam Ingram on 6 May 2008, what mechanisms are in place to monitor the effectiveness of the new kinship care allowance, given that information regarding the number receiving payments on 30 November 2007 is not held centrally.

S3W-12799 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how construction of the dynamic loop on the Kilmarnock to Glasgow rail line will be financed.

S3W-12800 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of the dynamic loop will have on the frequency of rail services between Stranraer and Glasgow, via Ayr and Paisley.

S3W-12801 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of the dynamic loop will have on rail journey times between Stranraer and Glasgow.

S3W-12802 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average rail journey times have been between Stranraer and Glasgow via (a) Kilmarnock and (b) Paisley in each of the last five years.

S3W-12803 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with Transport Scotland regarding the future timetabling of rail services between Stranraer and Glasgow.

S3W-12804 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with Transport Scotland regarding future timetabling of rail services between Carlisle and Glasgow.

S3W-12805 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with Transport Scotland regarding future timetabling of rail services between Ayr and Glasgow.

S3W-12806 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many PPP/PFI projects since 3 May 2007 have (a) been submitted to the Scottish Government for approval, and (b) received approval.

S3W-12807 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, when in December 2007 government planning officials learned that the Laurel Grant Ltd application was to be considered by the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

S3W-12808 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, which government planning officials knew of the Laurel Grant Ltd application, scheduled to be heard by the Cairngorms National Park Authority on the 11 January 2008, as part of their territorial liaison responsibilities.

S3W-12809 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, what advice or information was received by government planning officials, as part of their territorial liaison responsibilities, from the Cairngorms National Park Authority in relation to their handling of the Laurel Grant Ltd application and it’s integration within the Aviemore Highland Resort and when they received it.

S3W-12810 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, what advice or information government planning officials imparted to the Cairngorms National Park Authority on learning of the Laurel Grant Ltd application and its prospective integration within the Aviemore Highland Resort.

S3W-12811 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, what advice or information government planning officials imparted to ministers on first learning of the Laurel Grant Ltd application, as part of their territorial planning responsibilities.

S3W-12812 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, what advice or information was given to ministers by government planning officials, as part of their territorial planning responsibilities on receipt of Laurel Grant Ltd’s letter to ministers on 5 February 2008.

S3W-12813 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11249 by Michael Russell on 22 April 2008, on what occasions ministers discussed the Laurel Grant Ltd planning application.

S3W-12814 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all members of the new regional consultative boards for Scottish Enterprise will be subject to scrutiny and regulation by the Standards Commission for Scotland.

S3W-12815 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will mark International Day Against Homophobia on 17 May 2008 by flying a rainbow flag from the Parliament building.

S3W-12816 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many householders received help from the Mortgage to Rent scheme in 2007-08.

S3W-12817 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many home repossessions there were in 2007-08.

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