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Section E – Written questions lodged on 6 February 2009

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-20661 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-20048 by John Swinney on 30 January 2009, what procedures it has put in place to ensure that its accelerated undisputed-invoice payment target of 10 working days is met by non-departmental public bodies.

S3W-20662 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-20048 by John Swinney on 30 January 2009, what timescale it has set for the implementation of its accelerated undisputed-invoice payment target of 10 working days by non-departmental public bodies.

S3W-20663Δ Shirley-Anne Somerville: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to lay before the Parliament the amendment order that will grant permitted development rights for microgeneration on domestic buildings.

S3W-20664Δ Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans there are for the establishment of a new marine management organisation in Scotland.

S3W-20665Δ Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what revenue and capital funds are being made available to NHS boards and Special Health Boards for 2009-10.

S3W-20666 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) design and (b) contractual capacity is for each prison.

S3W-20667 Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest figures are on smoking prevalence, broken down by (a) age group and (b) NHS board.

S3W-20668 Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest figures are on smoking prevalence for people under 16, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) NHS board.

S3W-20669 Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest figures are on underage drinking, broken down by (a) age group and (b) local authority.

S3W-20670 Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under 16 have accessed smoking cessation services since 1999.

S3W-20671 Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under 16 have successfully completed smoking cessation services since 1999.

S3W-20672 Tom McCabe: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under 16 can be classified as regular drug-users, broken down by (a) age and (b) local authority.

S3W-20673 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths per 1,000 of population were attributable to (a) alcohol and (b) other substance misuse in the last 12 months, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-20674 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of deaths was attributable to (a) alcohol and (b) other substance misuse in the last 12 months, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-20675 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, of the deaths caused by substance misuse in NHS (a) Grampian and (b) Tayside hospitals in 2007, what substances were identified as the cause of death.

S3W-20676 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-10012 by Shona Robison on 29 February 2008, how many deaths in NHS (a) Grampian and (b) Tayside hospitals in 2007 were drug-related and, of these, how many were of people aged (i) under 18, (ii) 18 to 29, (iii) 30 to 55 and (iv) over 55.

S3W-20677 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-10011 by Shona Robison on 29 February 2008, how many deaths in NHS (a) Grampian and (b) Tayside hospitals in 2007 were alcohol-related and, of these, how many were of people aged (i) under 18, (ii) 18 to 29, (iii) 30 to 55 and (iv) over 55.

S3W-20678 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people suffered an injury as a result of (a) alcohol and (b) other substance abuse in NHS (i) Grampian and (ii) Tayside hospitals in the 12 months.

S3W-20679 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many breaches to bail orders were recorded by Grampian Police in 2006-07.

S3W-20680 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it spent on bail supervision in 2007-08 and how much it has budgeted for 2008-09 and 2009-10.

S3W-20681 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much bail supervision costs per person per day.

S3W-20682 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were subject to bail supervision orders in 2006-07.

S3W-20683 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were subject to bail supervision orders in 2007-08.

S3W-20684 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were held on remand in 2006-07, broken down by police board area.

S3W-20685 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were held on remand in 2007-08, broken down by police board area.

S3W-20686 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it costs per day to hold a person on remand.

S3W-20687 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote the policy and practice guidance for service commissioners for people on the autistic spectrum that was produced in April 2008.

S3W-20688 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Reference Group having ended its tenure, what plans it has to consult, involve and meet the needs of people on the autistic spectrum.

S3W-20689 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19933 by Adam Ingram on 30 January 2009, what actions it will take to ensure that children’s and adults’ services in local authorities work effectively together to share information and plan services for young people with autism who are approaching adulthood.

S3W-20690 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it intends to ensure that local authorities and community health partnerships plan appropriate and effective services to ensure that adults with autism do not fall into any gap between mental health and learning disabilities services.

S3W-20691 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that children with autism and their parents are fully involved in the planning and provision of appropriate education and support.

S3W-20692 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times between the age of 15 months and five years a child’s weight is recorded by an NHS professional.

S3W-20693 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of primary seven children has had body mass index (BMI) measured on a three yearly basis, as recommended in Health for All Children 4: Guidance on Implementation in Scotland.

S3W-20694 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive which budget line will be changed in 2010-11 to pay for the £60 million Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

S3W-20695 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when details of its planned 2010-11 budget changes to pay for the £60 million Town Centre Regeneration Fund will be available.

S3W-20696 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when details of the Town Centre Regeneration Fund, including its method of implementation, will be available.

S3W-20697 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive when the roll-out across Scotland of the £60 million Town Centre Regeneration Fund will (a) begin and (b) be completed.

S3W-20698 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail how the Town Centre Regeneration Fund will be rolled out across Scotland, including (a) funding stream, (b) method of allocation and (c) prioritisation.

S3W-20699 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it will give, and to whom, on the utilisation of resources under the Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

S3W-20700 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Town Centre Regeneration Fund will be available to all towns and local authorities.

S3W-20701 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how towns and local authorities across Scotland will receive funding under the Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

S3W-20702 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding will be required for 7,800 extra modern apprenticeships and from where this funding will be found.

S3W-20703 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether 7,800 extra modern apprenticeships will be paid for through the accelerated capital expenditure programme.

S3W-20704 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether future budgets will have to be changed to pay for 7,800 extra modern apprenticeships and, if so, which budget lines will be changed and in which years.

S3W-20705 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the commitment by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth to "work with relevant partners to arrange the roll-out" of the Town Centre Regeneration Fund (Official Report c. 14406), which partners will be involved.

S3W-20706 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with relevant partners concerning the roll-out of the town centre regeneration fund; which partners were involved, and when these discussions took place.

S3W-20707 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been any change in its support for the UK-wide modern ports policy.

S3W-20708 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive, given its previous support for the modern ports policy and the incremental growth of existing port facilities, what evidence it took into account when favouring the development of a new port facility rather than the expansion of existing ports.

S3W-20709 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were used to inform its decision that there is a need for a new port to supplement the existing container capacity.

S3W-20710 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive, prior to designating Port Babcock in Rosyth as a national development in the National Planning Framework for Scotland 2, what methodology was used to assess the size of the increase needed in container capacity.

S3W-20711 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive when research to assess the size of the increase needed in container capacity used to justify the proposal for a new port was undertaken and by whom.

S3W-20712 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what projected size of increase in container capacity was used to justify the proposal for a new port.

S3W-20713 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive on what evidence it disregarded the advice of the UK Government’s Ports Policy Division recommending that Rosyth should not become a national development

S3W-20714 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what alternative locations were considered for additional container capacity to meet the perceived shortfall and what criteria were used to select the specific location of the proposed Port Babcock in Rosyth.

S3W-20715 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive why alternative locations for additional container capacity were not identified in the National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 Strategic Environmental Assessment.

S3W-20716 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive what alternative locations for additional container capacity were considered in formulating the National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 Strategic Environmental Assessment.

S3W-20717 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons the expansion of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, was not explored thoroughly before the designation of a new port in Rosyth.

S3W-20718 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will prioritise the infrastructure projects required to enable the national developments, in particular the upgrading of road and rail connections serving Grangemouth and Rosyth, as proposed in the Strategic Transport Projects Review.

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