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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 November 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-17633 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bulls for hire were sent to (a) crofters, (b) grazings committees and (c) crofting communities in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

S3W-17634 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive which (a) crofters, (b) grazings committees and (c) crofting communities hired a bull in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

S3W-17657 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether crofters in receipt of a bull at less than market price from the Crofters Commission will receive assistance to replace that bull.

S3W-17658 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are being put in place to give financial assistance to crofters who on more than one occasion in any year require to hire a bull as a result of an other bull not performing adequately.

S3W-17659 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an independent report or assessment has been made of the Bull Hire Scheme operated by the Crofters Commission since 2003.

S3W-17660 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement by Michael Russell on 1 October 2008 (Official Report c. 11309), what funds will be made available for building wintering facilities for bulls purchased by crofters and whether those funds will be guaranteed for bulls purchased by a croft enterprise or grazings committee.

S3W-17661 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the ability to maintain quality bloodlines in bulls available to crofters following the disposal of the Crofters Commission stud farm.

S3W-17662 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the last date will be on which bulls can be hired from the Crofters Commission.

S3W-17663 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the effectiveness in Scotland of the UK Fireworks Act 2003 and the Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

S3W-17667 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider legislation to entitle children’s panel members to have paid time off to participate in hearings.

S3W-17668 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to ensure that disposals arrived at by children’s panels are properly resourced.

S3W-17669 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been provided for the children’s hearing system for each year from 2003-04 to the end of the current spending review period.

S3W-17670 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the use of vinyl gloves by healthcare staff and hospital visitors to reduce healthcare-acquired infections.

S3W-17671 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will pilot the use of sterile clothing as a means of reducing the incidence of healthcare-acquired infections.

S3W-17672 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all hospitals use biocidal rinses to clean clothing and bedding associated with healthcare-acquired infections.

S3W-17673 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a staff uniform policy in relation to the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections and, if so, what the main principles are.

S3W-17674 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a staff uniform policy in relations to the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections and, if so, how this is monitored.

S3W-17675 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS Scotland insists that sterile scrubs are used by all clinical staff in hospital wards.

S3W-17676 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is appropriate for healthcare workers to travel to and from work wearing their uniforms.

S3W-17677 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce the status of the new scrutiny bodies announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth on 6 November 2008 (Official Report c. 12077).

S3W-17678 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that the status of the new scrutiny bodies announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth on 6 November 2008 (Official Report c. 12077) reflects the need for the bodies to be independent of ministers and free from political interference.

S3W-17679 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions it will take to ensure that cases of Clostridium difficile are accurately diagnosed.

S3W-17680 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will use double testing in suspected cases of Clostridium difficile, as recommended by a recent independent study, to ensure accurate diagnoses.

S3W-17681 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what process is used in the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile by each NHS board.

S3W-17682 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what tests were used to diagnose the cases of Clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital and how this compares with other hospitals.

S3W-17683 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-17299 and S3W-17300 by Stewart Maxwell on 6 November 2008, when the statutory guidance and regulations for local councils will be placed before the Parliament.

S3W-17684 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what participation rates among P1 to P3 pupils receiving free school meals from August 2010 were assumed in the local government finance settlement for the period up to 2011.

S3W-17685 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of P1 pupils was classified as (a) overweight, (b) obese and (c) severely obese in the last year for which information is available.

S3W-17686 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17687 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many doctors were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17688 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many qualified nurses were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17689 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nursing staff were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17690 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many ancillary staff were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17691 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many administrative and clerical staff were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17692 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many engineers, electricians and other skilled tradespeople were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17693 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many engineers, electricians and other skilled tradespeople were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17694 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many student nurses were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17695 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many trainee doctors were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17696 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) registrars and (b) consultants were employed in the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17697 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many consultants employed in the NHS in each year since 1997 also opted to work in the private sector, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17698 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GPs were in practice in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17699 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new health centres opened in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17700 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new (a) hospitals and (b) other NHS facilities opened in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17701 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new NHS facilities opened in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17702 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new (a) health centres, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS facilities it intends to build between May 2007 and April 2011, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17703 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will fund any new (a) health centres, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS facilities it intends to build between May 2007 and April 2011, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17704 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) health centres, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS facilities are under construction and when construction started, broken down by NHS board and showing how they were procured.

S3W-17705 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) health centres, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS facilities have been constructed by the NHS in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board and showing whether they were procured by the Scottish Executive or the NHS board.

S3W-17706 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) health centres, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS facilities it intends to have constructed by the NHS within the current spending review period using the Scottish Futures Trust as the preferred method of procurement, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17707 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) health centres, (b) hospitals and (c) other NHS facilities it intends to have constructed by the NHS within the current spending review period using PPP or PFI as the preferred method of procurement, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-17708 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to produce medical guidelines on dealing with tick-borne diseases.

S3W-17709 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how reliable diagnostic tests are for Lyme’s disease and what can be done to improve their efficiency.

S3W-17710 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what information is currently available to GPs to assist them in diagnosing tick-borne diseases in general and Lyme’s disease in particular.

S3W-17711 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what medical research is being carried out in the United Kingdom or Europe to address the problems of tick-borne diseases and how they affect humans.

S3W-17712 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it regards the regular dipping of sheep flocks on hills and uplands to be a desirable and effective method of tick control.

S3W-17713 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what animal husbandry techniques are available and recommended by it to keep the tick population under control on the hills and uplands.

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