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Section E – Written questions lodged on 13 June 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-14182 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects that all means enquiry courts will again be fully operational.

S3W-14187 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made by the Sustainable Development Education Liaison Group and when its next meeting will take place.

S3W-14188 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that sustainable development education is mainstreamed in schools.

S3W-14189 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what resources are available to train teachers in sustainable development education.

S3W-14190 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to encourage global citizenship in schools.

S3W-14191 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of pupils left secondary school with a Higher level qualification in a second language in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-14192 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to improve opportunities for asylum seekers and their families in Scotland.

S3W-14193 Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive whether failed asylum seekers are able to access NHS treatment while they remain in Scotland.

S3W-14194 Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in each local authority area since 1999.

S3W-14195 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to invest in healthcare on the Isle of Arran and replace the Arran War Memorial Hospital.

S3W-14196 Margaret Curran: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to invest in dental services for residents on the Isle of Cumbrae.

S3W-14197 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was paid to jurors as "other unusual expenses" under the Jurors’ Allowance scheme in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.

S3W-14198 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13230 by Fiona Hyslop on 3 June 2008, whether the two hours of quality PE per week will be delivered by specialist PE teachers.

S3W-14199 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to fund its share of the Waverley railway project.

S3W-14200 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will fund a grade-separated junction at Sheriffhall in Edinburgh.

S3W-14201 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps NHS boards are taking to assist with the costs incurred by Scottish Motor Neurone Association care teams.

S3W-14202 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on finding a way in which NHS boards and their planning partners can work with organisations such as the Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association to ensure that innovations introduced in the voluntary sector become part of mainstream provision.

S3W-14203 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what responses have been received to the Minister for Public Health’s letter of 27 July 2007 to NHS boards regarding the arrangements for formalising the relationship with the voluntary sector in respect of services for people with motor neurone disease.

S3W-14204 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the recommendations in the Crerar Review, The Report of the Independent Review of Regulation, Audit, Inspection and Complaints Handling of Public Services in Scotland, are being accepted; will be implemented, and on what dates.

S3W-14205 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the findings of Professor James Fraser’s review into procedures for keeping DNA samples.

S3W-14206 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a limit to the number of community service orders that can be given to an individual before a prison sentence is imposed.

S3W-14207 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce will report its findings.

S3W-14208 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13128 by Jim Mather on 3 June 2008, what the value of Scottish Enterprise’s investment in each regeneration project (a) is in 2008-09 and (b) will be for the following three years.

S3W-14209 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13128 by Jim Mather on 3 June 2008, what the value of each regeneration project (a) is in 2008-09 and (b) will be for the following three years.

S3W-14210 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13128 by Jim Mather on 3 June 2008, whether each regeneration project will be managed and delivered by Scottish Enterprise.

S3W-14211 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13128 by Jim Mather on 3 June 2008, whether the funding allocated to each regeneration project will be transferred to the relevant local authority in the event that the project cannot be delivered as planned.

S3W-14212 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13128 by Jim Mather on 3 June 2008, whether the funding allocated to each regeneration project will be transferred to the relevant local authority in the event that the project cannot be completed in the next three years.

S3W-14213 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how much food waste was generated in Scotland in each of the last five years.

S3W-14214 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the new flood defence scheme on the Clyde, Irvine and Kelvin rivers.

S3W-14215 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how many flood defence schemes or amendments are proposed under the Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961 for the next five years and how many have been approved by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

S3W-14216 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it plans to hold a further public consultation on sustainable flood management and the way it will be implemented.

S3W-14217 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to introduce the Flood Prevention (Scotland) Bill.

S3W-14218 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to make applications for the Scottish Rural Development Programme Apple Mac-compatible and, if so, how much it estimates this would cost. R

S3W-14219 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing was first informed about the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-14220 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when NHS Scotland was first informed about the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-14221 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates NHS Scotland held discussions with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde about the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-14222 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing held discussions with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde about the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-14223 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the procedure is for dealing with the outbreak of infection in hospitals.

S3W-14224 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps should be taken and in what timescale for (a) notifying and (b) controlling the outbreak of infection in hospitals.

S3W-14225 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive why there was a delay in reviewing cases of clostridium difficile during the outbreak in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-14226 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that all cases of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital from December 2007 to June 2008 have now been identified.

S3W-14227 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will establish an independent inquiry into the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital, with the report of the inquiry being made public.

S3W-14228 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what incidences of clostridium difficile there have been in each hospital in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, broken down by (a) numbers infected and (b) subsequent fatalities caused in whole or part by clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital in each month in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.

S3W-14229 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is concerned about the percentage mortality rate in relation to the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-14230 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being put in place to tackle clostridium difficile in hospitals.

S3W-14231 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what procedures were followed by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in relation to the outbreak of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital and when

S3W-14232 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the incidences of clostridium difficile in the Vale of Leven Hospital occurred in patients transferred from other hospitals and, if so, how many patients were involved and from which hospitals.

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