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Section E – Written questions lodged on 12 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-12875 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP consultations in NHS Tayside were directly connected with alcohol-related conditions in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-12876 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS Tayside were directly connected with alcohol-related conditions in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-12877 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of an acute occupied bed day.

S3W-12878 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attendances there were at accident and emergency units in NHS Tayside in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-12879 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of an attendance at an accident and emergency unit.

S3W-12880 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many outpatient attendances, excluding psychiatric, obstetric and learning disability categories, there were in NHS Tayside in each of the last two years for which information is available.

S3W-12881 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many ambulance incidents there were in NHS Tayside in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-12882 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of an ambulance incident.

S3W-12883 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of drunkenness or drink driving were recorded by police in Tayside in each of the last three years for which information is available, also expressed as a percentage of all recorded crime in Tayside.

S3W-12884 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many laboratory tests directly connected with alcohol misuse were carried out in NHS Tayside in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-12885 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve public transport infrastructure in rural areas across Grampian.

S3W-12886 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what dialogue it has had with Aberdeen City Council over its school closure programme.

S3W-12887 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to improve the amenities, overall condition and appearance of Dundee railway station.

S3W-12888 Christopher Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on research into tinnitus and whether any specific research plans, other than specialism in selected hospitals, have been put forward.

S3W-12889 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11976 by Jim Mather on 1 May 2008, when it will be in a position to indicate which local rural communities will benefit from the European Regional Development Fund Programme funding allocated to VisitScotland.

S3W-12890 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11976 by Jim Mather on 1 May 2008, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the European Regional Development Fund Programme funding allocated to VisitScotland will be spent effectively.

S3W-12891 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12321 by Stewart Stevenson on 2 May 2008, whether the current Freight Facilities Grant scheme would have adequate resources to provide the funding required to meet a renewed application to site a railhead at Barrhill.

S3W-12892 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12321 by Stewart Stevenson on 2 May 2008, on what date JST Services withdrew its application for Freight Facilities Grant.

S3W-12893 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much finance will be made available to Dundee City Council from 2008 to 2011 to build council houses.

S3W-12894 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, with respect to the development of the injury dataset under the National Clinical Dataset Development Programme, what plans there are to instruct accident and emergency (A&E) departments to start collecting this information via the nationally procured A&E Emergency Department Information System and when the first data will become available.

S3W-12895 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of people were registered with an NHS dentist in each local authority area in the Lothians in each of the last five years, broken down by age group.

S3W-12896 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions have been recorded in each local authority area in the Lothians in each year since 2000-01 for offences under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 relating to sales of alcohol to those under the age of 18 and how many prosecutions for such offences are presently pending.

S3W-12897 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was invested in affordable housing for rent in the Angus Council area and how many such homes were made available in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08.

S3W-12898 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much will be invested in affordable housing for rent in the Angus Council area and how many such homes will be made available in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

S3W-12899 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding will be allocated to Angus Council to build council houses in each year from 2008 to 2011.

S3W-12900 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign nationals were released from Scottish prisons in each of the last five years.

S3W-12901 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign nationals were sentenced to imprisonment in Scotland in each of the last five years.

S3W-12902 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign nationals were sentenced to imprisonment of 12 months or more in Scotland in each of the last five years.

S3W-12903 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign nationals were recommended for deportation by sentencing judges or sheriffs in each of the last five years.

S3W-12904 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foreign national prisoners were transferred from Scotland to serve their sentences in their home countries in the last year for which information is available.

S3W-12905 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12118 by John Swinney on 30 April 2008, whether that answer indicates that it has carried out an impact assessment into the local income tax and its effect on students.

S3W-12906 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12119 by John Swinney on 30 April 2008, whether that answer indicates that it has carried out an evaluation of the proposed local income tax and its effect on students.

S3W-12907 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-12123 by John Swinney on 30 April 2008, what its current estimate is of how much the student population in Scotland as a whole would pay under the proposed local income tax.

S3W-12908 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to support mixing work with sport and exercise.

S3W-12909 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with (a) trade union leaders and (b) representatives of industry on how employees can be involved in high-level sport through their work and, if so, when such discussions took place.

S3W-12910 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any circumstances in which a person under 16 years old would have to pay for a prescription.

S3W-12911 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether prescriptions required for foreign travel are covered by current guidance on prescription charge exemptions.

S3W-12912 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on whether young people travelling abroad on educational trips should be liable for prescription charges incurred in association with such trips.

S3W-12913 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what its understanding is of the difference between an independent Scotland and a Scotland separate from the rest of the United Kingdom.

S3W-12914 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average age of (a) policemen and (b) policewomen is in each force.

S3W-12915 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers retired in each force in (a) January, (b) February, (c) March and (d) April 2008.

S3W-12916 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers were recruited in each force in (a) January, (b) February, (c) March and (d) April 2008.

S3W-12917 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional money it has allocated to the Scottish Police College in the current financial year.

S3W-12918 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it has allocated to the target hardening of railway stations in 2008-09 and how that compares to each of the preceding four financial years.

S3W-12919 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has had with the police, including the British Transport Police, regarding the target hardening of public transport in Scotland.

S3W-12920 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money each police force has allocated for anti-terrorist measures in 2008-09 and how that compares to each of the preceding four financial years.

S3W-12921 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money the British Transport Police in Scotland has allocated for anti-terrorist measures in 2008-09 and how that compares with each of the preceding four years.

S3W-12922 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11896 by Jim Mather on 30 April 2008, whether it has held any discussions with the Infringement Unit of the European Commission with regard to the Gordonbush planning application and, if so, what the nature was of such discussions; when the discussions took place; what opinion or advice was offered by Commission officials on the application, and whether it will release any notes or minutes of the discussions.

S3W-12923 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11976 by Jim Mather on 1 May 2008, when details will be available on how the European Regional Development Fund Programme funding allocated to VisitScotland will be spent.

S3W-12924 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-11976 by Jim Mather on 1 May 2008, whether it will provide details of the recent application for European Regional Development Fund Programme funding submitted by VisitScotland.

S3W-12925 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3M-10424 by John Swinney on 11 March 2008, what plans the First Minister has to use public transport more frequently.

S3W-12926 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3M-10419 by John Swinney on 11 March 2008, what plans the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing has to use public transport more frequently.

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