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Section E – Written questions lodged on 30 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-13701 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce a national accreditation scheme for property managers.

S3W-13702 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is now in a position to put out to tender the contract to build the second fisheries protection vessel, given that Hirta is now fully operational.

S3W-13703 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities charge for the provision of services for disabled children.

S3W-13704 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can confirm that the number of mental health nurse training places will drop from 550 to 340 in autumn 2008.

S3W-13705 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it proposes to meet its targets of a zero increase in antidepressant prescribing by 2009-10 and a 10% reduction in future years.

S3W-13706 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was undertaken with GPs before the introduction of the New Ways waiting times system.

S3W-13707 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 20,931 outpatients and the 2,452 inpatients that were removed from the New Ways waiting list in the first quarter of 2008 were previously on the Availability Status Codes waiting list.

S3W-13708 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 20,931 outpatients and the 2,452 inpatients that were removed from the New Ways waiting list in the first quarter of 2008 were removed for each of the reasons under WT28 codes 20, 21, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 and 43.

S3W-13709 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the 8,301 outpatients and the 2,914 inpatients that were removed from the New Ways waiting list in the first quarter of 2008 were transferred to another (a) speciality and (b) NHS board.

S3W-13710 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what codes are applied to a patient being removed from waiting lists where the referral is not from a GP.

S3W-13711 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients appealed against the decision to remove them from waiting lists for reasons listed in WT28 codes 37, 38, 40 and 41.

S3W-13712 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been received by patients about the operation of the New Ways waiting times system.

S3W-13713 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether patients who did not attend for a scheduled appointment but reported subsequently, after presenting reasonable grounds for original non-attendance, have had their waiting time clock stopped, reset to zero or were removed from the list completely and sent back to the GP for a new referral.

S3W-13714 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were not added to waiting lists by virtue of being deemed medically unfit and having no clear end date to the condition which would have allowed the referral to proceed; who is responsible for reaching such a conclusion, and whether the patient, appropriate care giver or GP is contacted before removal from waiting lists.

S3W-13715 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a patient, in responding to the offer of an appointment under New Ways waiting times system and stating a "social reason" for unavailability, is able to have the clock stopped up to a date defined by that patient.

S3W-13716 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the first supplementary to question S3O-2738 by Nicola Sturgeon on 20 March 2008 (Official Report c. 7216), what steps have been taken by itself or individual NHS boards to monitor and evaluate the patient experience of the New Ways waiting times system.

S3W-13717 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the detailed breakdown was of the 12,868 outpatients and 8,130 inpatients deleted from waiting lists on the grounds of "treatment no longer required".

S3W-13718 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive who made the decision to classify the 12,868 outpatients and the 8,130 inpatient deleted from the waiting lists as "treatment no longer required".

S3W-13719 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006, in particular subsection (8)(11B) of section 70, in order to not apply or limit the obligations under this section in so far as they pertain to common ridings.

S3W-13720 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-10766 by Richard Lochhead on 12 March 2008, when the draft regulations requiring puppy and kitten dealers to be licensed by local authorities will be laid before the Parliament.

S3W-13721 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how the Minister for Communities and Sport was in a position to state on 15 May 2008 that the abolition of the Graduate Endowment Fee will benefit those on low incomes (Official Report c. 8608) when the evidence will not be available until April 2009.

S3W-13722 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had since 14 May 2008 with the Department for Work and Pensions concerning the public inquiry into the Stockline disaster.

S3W-13723 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what correspondence it has entered into since 14 May 2008 with the Department for Work and Pensions concerning the public inquiry into the Stockline disaster.

S3W-13724 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates since 14 May 2008 it has (a) discussed and (b) corresponded on the issue of the Stockline disaster with the Department for Work and Pensions.

S3W-13725 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive which stakeholders are members of its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy, as referred to by the First Minister on 29 May 2008 (Official Report c. 9157).

S3W-13726 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what legal advice is being taken by its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy.

S3W-13727 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy has consulted, or plans to consult, the UK Government.

S3W-13728 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy has consulted, or plans to consult, the European Commission.

S3W-13729 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy has consulted, or plans to consult, the North Atlantic Seafood Forum.

S3W-13730 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy to report to the Scottish Fisheries Council.

S3W-13731 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish any reports made by its expert panel on alternatives to the common fisheries policy.

S3W-13732 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the anticipated completion dates are for the five-yearly reviews of Scotland’s national parks.

S3W-13733 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the scope of the five-yearly reviews of Scotland’s national parks will be and whether the reviews will include an evaluation of the impact of the national parks in relation to their objectives as set out in the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000.

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