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Section E – Written questions lodged on 8 December 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-18664Δ Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it plans to have with housing associations on investment reform.

S3W-18665 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis the £7.5 million of accelerated capital spend for further and higher education will be distributed and which capital projects will benefit.

S3W-18666 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the use of wooden memorials for graves is permitted.

S3W-18667 Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to address the economic circumstances in the Western Isles following such events as the announcement of the closure of the Lighthouse Caledonia fish processing factory on Lewis and the downturn in the Harris Tweed industry.

S3W-18668 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many CCTV cameras there were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority.

S3W-18669 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how regularly on average a CCTV camera requires to be replaced.

S3W-18670 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it costs to install a new CCTV camera.

S3W-18671 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it routinely translates Scottish Government information into British Sign Language.

S3W-18672 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has awarded a contract to any organisation to translate Scottish Government information into British Sign Language.

S3W-18673 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will adapt its website to enable British Sign Language to be used.

S3W-18674 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether the Parliament routinely translates information into British Sign Language.

S3W-18675 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it has awarded a contract to any organisation to translate parliamentary information into British Sign Language.

S3W-18676 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will adapt the Parliament’s website to enable British Sign Language to be used.

S3W-18677 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timescale is for the transfer of Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) to the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Lifelong Learning and when it expects this to be completed.

S3W-18678 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will undertake a review of the structures and functions of Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) as a result of the transfer of PACE to the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Lifelong Learning and when it expects any such review to be completed

S3W-18679 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will publish the findings of any review of Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE).

S3W-18680 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) will fit with the new infrastructure established by the formation of Skills Development Scotland.

S3W-18681 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to measure the success of Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) teams in helping people into new employment and, if so, what indicators will be used.

S3W-18682 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people will be employed by Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) and how the Scottish Executive will ensure capacity to respond to future employment trends.

S3W-18683 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive how Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) will liaise with administrators brought into companies in administration.

S3W-18684 John Park: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) will have a proactive role in trying to prevent job losses and, if so, how it will fulfil this function.

S3W-18685 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any accidents or injuries were reported on the A87 on Skye on Friday 5 December 2008 and whether the road was adequately gritted that morning.

S3W-18686 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive which organisation is responsible for clearing snow and ice from the pavements in the High Street in Langholm, along the A7 trunk road.

S3W-18687 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place for the winter maintenance of the A701 between Dumfries and Moffat.

S3W-18688 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place for the winter maintenance of the A7 between Gretna and Langholm.

S3W-18689 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place for the winter maintenance of the A76 between Dumfries and Sanquhar.

S3W-18690 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to lease 25% of the publicly-owned forest estate to private foreign timberland investment companies and, if so, whether it has consulted the 21,046 respondents to the Scottish Climate Change Bill consultation or invited them to comment on such plans.

S3W-18691 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive to whom it plans to lease 25% of the publicly-owned forest estate to if it does not plan to lease it to private foreign timberland investment companies.

S3W-18692 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has been approached by or has had discussions with private foreign timberland investment companies wishing to buy or lease the most commercially-viable forested land.

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