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Section E – Written questions lodged on 10 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-20768 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-20202 and S3W-20203 by Stewart Stevenson on 9 February 2009, what plans it has to improve safety on the A1 trunk road between Edinburgh and the border with England.

S3W-20769 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the potential benefits are of dualling the single carriageway sections of the A1 trunk road in East Lothian.

S3W-20770 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to dualling the single carriageway sections of the A1 trunk road in East Lothian.

S3W-20771 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many debtor-led petitions for bankruptcy there were in the last quarter for which information is available and how this compares with the same quarter in the previous year.

S3W-20772 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many creditor-led petitions for bankruptcy there were in the last quarter for which information is available and how this compares with the same quarter in the previous year.

S3W-20773 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Accountant in Bankruptcy no longer reports statistics on creditor-led petitions for bankruptcy.

S3W-20774 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what creditor-led petitions for bankruptcy were lodged in the last quarter for which information is available, broken down by creditor.

S3W-20775 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19949 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, what options are being considered for the development of the cultural site at Granton.

S3W-20776 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19953 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, what steps it is taking to ensure that the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments will retain charitable status following any rationalisation.

S3W-20777 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19950 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, what advice or comment has been sought or received from external sources or stakeholders, other than external consultants, on the best way to deliver the services currently provided by the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments.

S3W-20778 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19951 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, whether it will provide details of the stakeholders from whom it has received correspondence on its review of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments and whether it will publish the representations that it has received.

S3W-20779 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19951 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, whether it has considered conducting a formal consultation on the future of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments.

S3W-20780 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19952 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, for what reasons the budget for the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments has been reduced in 2010-11.

S3W-20781 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19952 by Linda Fabiani on 2 February 2009, what areas of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments budget it expects to reduce as a result of the reduction to the 2010-11 budget.

S3W-20782 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19958 by Nicola Sturgeon on 2 February 2009, on how many occasions in 2009 death certificates issued in 2008 by the (a) Western Infirmary in Glasgow and (b) Gartnavel General Hospital were amended to show Clostridium difficile as a contributory factor.

S3W-20783 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19955 by Shona Robison on 2 February 2009 and in light of the Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill, how much financial support will be provided to healthy living centres in 2009-10.

S3W-20784 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what policy and guidance exists to ensure adequate standards of services for inflammatory bowel disease across NHS boards.

S3W-20785 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what community-based services exist to support individuals with inflammatory bowel disease.

S3W-20786 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease.

S3W-20787 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the adequacy of inflammatory bowel disease services.

S3W-20788 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will open up access to careers in creative media industries to a wider cross-section of the community.

S3W-20790 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made in ensuring that the broadcasting industry has access to a highly skilled and flexible workforce.

S3W-20791 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that creative media industries engage with schools and that media literacy is an integral part of the school curriculum.

S3W-20792 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides to golf clubs, broken down by (a) award and (b) funding stream.

S3W-20793 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding sportscotland provides to golf clubs, broken down by award.

S3W-20794 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding it provides to Glasgow museums, broken down by award.

S3W-20795 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times it has met the Scottish Centre for Financial Education Advisory Group to discuss the promotion of money management in schools and on what dates.

S3W-20796 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times it has met Citizens Advice Scotland to discuss the promotion of money management in schools since 17 May 2007 and on what dates.

S3W-20797 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times it has met the Association of British Credit Unions Ltd to discuss the promotion of money management in schools since 17 May 2007 and on what dates.

S3W-20798 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that GPs are prescribing antibiotics appropriately and how prescribing is monitored.

S3W-20799 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level is of community-acquired healthcare associated infections (HAI), in particular Clostridium difficile, and what the level was in each quarter since May 2007.

S3W-20800 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is issued to GPs about prescribing antibiotics, in particular to treat healthcare associated infections (HAI).

S3W-20801 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost is of the National Debtline and what its period of operation is expected to be.

S3W-20802 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many calls were received by the National Debtline and how many were signposted to other organisations.

S3W-20803 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what outcomes have been achieved by the National Debtline.

S3W-20804 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will carry out an independent evaluation of the National Debtline and publish the results.

S3W-20805 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to address the list of 7,256 people waiting for registration with an NHS dentist in the Wick and Thurso area.

S3W-20806 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are waiting to register with an NHS dentist in the Wick and Thurso area.

S3W-20807 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) adult and (b) child patients use insulin pumps, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-20808 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) adult and (b) child patients were allocated insulin pumps in the last 12 months, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-20809 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) adult and (b) child patients are waiting to be supplied with an insulin pump, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-20810 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the revised guidance on insulin pumps from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will have on the provision of insulin pumps in (a) Scotland and (b) each NHS board in each of the next five years.

S3W-20811 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS boards have adjusted their business plans for diabetes service provision in light of the revised guidance on insulin pumps from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

S3W-20812 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide a substantive answer to question S3W-17141, which received a holding reply on 17 November 2008. 

S3W-20813 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what training judges and sheriffs were given in the last two years regarding the psychological impact of sexual offences on victims.

S3W-20814 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what training judges and sheriffs were given in the last two years on the needs of vulnerable witnesses and on measures in place to address those needs.

S3W-20815 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that antisocial behaviour orders are being used effectively to prevent gang members from associating with each other.

S3W-20816 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders prohibited offenders from associating with gang members in each of the last two years.

S3W-20817 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders prohibited offenders from entering a gang territory in each of the last two years.

S3W-20818 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders prohibited offenders from wearing clothing associated with a gang in each of the last two years.

S3W-20819 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the judiciary is provided with sufficient information to allow the identification of offenders who are gang members where there is reason to believe that such membership may contribute to a pattern of offending.

S3W-20820 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the judiciary is provided with sufficient information to allow the use of antisocial behaviour orders to disrupt gang activity where there is reason to believe that such activity may contribute to a pattern of offending.

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