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Section E – Written questions lodged on 27 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-14744 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive which wards have been closed as a result of clostridium difficile, broken down by (a) hospital and (b) month since January 2008.

S3W-14745 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive which hospitals have registered cases of clostridium difficile above predicted numbers in each month since January 2008.

S3W-14746 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the new scales for dental charges in England and Wales introduced on 1 April 2008 whereby an individual pays a standard fee of £16.20, £44.60 or £198 for three levels of treatment, it will review the maximum charge of 80% of up to £348 (£278.40) in Scotland.

S3W-14747 Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to amend Schedules 1A and A1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended, and when it expects to consult on any proposals for amendment.

S3W-14748 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have died as a result of a fire, where alcohol consumption was a contributory factor, in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

S3W-14749 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing took after being made aware of cases of clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital on Wednesday 21 May 2008.

S3W-14750 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing has taken to ensure that there is a robust surveillance and monitoring system in place for the reporting of hospital-acquired infections, including clostridium difficile.

S3W-14751 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing took after being made aware of multiple deaths of clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital on Friday 6 June 2008.

S3W-14752 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will bring forward a real time system of surveillance and monitoring for hospital-inquired infection, including clostridium difficile.

S3W-14753 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive which communities in Tayside will not be broadband-enabled by the end of 2008.

S3W-14754 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to reach a decision on the Beauly to Denny power line application.

S3W-14755 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits it expects that the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will bring to Tayside.

S3W-14756 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to put pressure on the G8 leaders to keep their promises made at the G8 summit in Gleneagles on 8 July 2008.

S3W-14757 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each parliamentary question costs, on average, to answer.

S3W-14758 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the number of instances since May 2007 where an MSP has failed to receive for more than nine months a response from a minister to a letter, broken down by minister.

S3W-14759 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13078 by Jim Mather on 27 May 2008, what the estimated economic benefit is to Scotland of (a) wildlife tourism, (b) tourism dependent on wild places and unspoilt landscapes and (c) tourism based on the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland.

S3W-14760 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13078 by Jim Mather on 27 May 2008, when the research being carried out by VisitScotland on the total value of golf tourism to Scotland will be published.

S3W-14761 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13078 by Jim Mather on 27 May 2008, how many new golf courses are required to maintain the benefits of golf tourism and whether any new golf courses are necessary to achieve the benefits from the Ryder Cup, referred to in the answer.

S3W-14762 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive when changes to the system of vetting and barring adults working with children and vulnerable groups will be introduced.

S3W-14763 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the announcement by the Minister for Children and Early Years regarding new plans for vetting and barring adults working with children and vulnerable groups, what changes there will be to the system proposed in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

S3W-14764 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether secondary legislation to implement the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 will remove the need for people to make multiple applications to Disclosure Scotland.

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