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Section E – Written questions lodged on 1 September 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-15884 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it can provide short-term emergency funding for community warden services in circumstances where local authorities are unable to continue funding but the need for such a service is well recognised and documented.

S3W-15885 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether emergency grant aid exists for community warden services in circumstances where local authorities are unable to continue funding but the need for such a service is well recognised and documented.

S3W-15886 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £34 million allocated to it by HM Treasury for disabled children and their families has been spent on disabled children and their families.

S3W-15887 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people committed suicide in (a) Edinburgh and (b) Scotland in each of the last five years.

S3W-15888 Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug-related deaths there were in (a) Edinburgh and (b) Scotland in each of the last five years.

S3W-15889 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what lead it has given to Scottish Water and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to work together on upstream flood management.

S3W-15890 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many farmers are supported financially in providing flood management.

S3W-15891 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total spending is on support for farmers engaged in flood management.

S3W-15892 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to increase the number of farmers involved in flood management schemes.

S3W-15893 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with the Registrar General for Scotland regarding the replacement of the Census with an identity register.

S3W-15894 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to replace the Census with an alternative method of gathering information and, if so, what alternatives it has considered.

S3W-15895 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to reverse the ban on the docking of tails of working dogs.

S3W-15896 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive by how much it estimates that the raven population has increased in the last 10 years.

S3W-15897 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of raven predation on (a) other bird species and (b) lambs.

S3W-15898 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is for handling letters addressed to Scottish ministers on reserved matters.

S3W-15899 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many letters on reserved matters have been received by Scottish ministers in each year since 1999.

S3W-15900 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many letters on reserved matters received by Scottish ministers in each year since 1999 have requested the views of ministers.

S3W-15901 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many extra members of staff are expected to deal with correspondence regarding reserved matters arising from recent changes to procedure.

S3W-15902 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the expected cost is of dealing with correspondence regarding reserved matters.

S3W-15903 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the democratic process is for formulating its view on reserved matters.

S3W-15904 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis its decision to take a policy position on reserved matters is competent within the scope of the Scotland Act 1998.

S3W-15905 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether discussion has taken place with UK ministers regarding its decision to respond directly to reserved matters.

S3W-15906 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions Scottish ministers have referred correspondence relating to reserved matters to UK ministers in each year since 1999.

S3W-15907 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its press spokespersons will be asked to deal with issues relating to reserved matters and what the expected cost is of this change.

S3W-15908 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its staff will have their job descriptions amended to include responsibility for dealing with correspondence on reserved matters.

S3W-15909 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage has been of accounts due that have not been paid within 30 days of invoices being properly submitted to each directorate and agency for which it is responsible, at the end of each month since May 2007.

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