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Section E – Written questions lodged on 25 June 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-25257 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the duration of protection against cancer is following the administration to young women of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.

S3W-25258 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how long the clinical trials were of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.

S3W-25259 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are taken to establish whether young women already have the human papilloma virus (HPV) prior to the administration of the vaccine.

S3W-25260 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what age the women involved in the clinical trials of the papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine were.

S3W-25261 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist NHS staff trained in delivering smoking cessation services there have been in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board and type of service.

S3W-25262 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to use additional residential care beds to meet the demand for drug and alcohol treatment and recovery within prescribed timescales.

S3W-25263 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how the evaluation of eHealth projects through to implementation is carried out.

S3W-25264 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to integrate existing IT and eHealth infrastructures and systems in relation to the communication and updating of patient records.

S3W-25265 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it determines which eHealth projects should be evaluated.

S3W-25266 Elizabeth Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people were classified as not being in employment, education or training (NEET) in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-25267 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24828 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, how many offender development hours were delivered in each of the last three years, broken down by institution.

S3W-25268 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average annual prison population was in each of the last three financial years, broken down by institution.

S3W-25269 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24818 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, when it expects the Scottish Prison Service to (a) complete and (b) roll-out the new Sex Offender Treatment Programme.

S3W-25270 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24818 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, whether it plans to increase the number of places on the Sex Offender Treatment Programme for those deemed eligible.

S3W-25271 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24824 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, which quotes the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service statement that "there are a number of prisoners who do not work in many of Scotland’s Prisons", what its position is and what action it will take.

S3W-25272 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive,further to the answer to question S3W-24824 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, what the level is of (a) work provision and (b) demand for work in each prison.

S3W-25273 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24824 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, whether it considers that there is sufficient provision of work in prisons and, if not, what action it will take.

S3W-25274 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-24826, S3W-24827 and S3W-24828 by Kenny MacAskill on 23 June 2009, whether it will collect this information in future.

S3W-25275 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many letters, under Article 226 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, relating to the transposition of EU legislation in Scotland have been received in each of the last five years, broken down by directive.

S3W-25276 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many reasoned opinions, under Article 226 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, relating to the transposition of EU legislation in Scotland have been received in each of the last five years, broken down by directive.

S3W-25277 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list any fines incurred in relation to non-compliance of transposition of EU directives in each of the last two years, broken down by directive.

S3W-25278 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many letters, under Article 228 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, relating to the transposition of EU legislation in Scotland have been received in each of the last five years, broken down by directive.

S3W-25279 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many reasoned opinions, under Article 228 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, relating to the transposition of EU legislation in Scotland have been received in each of the last five years, broken down by directive.

S3W-25280 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that the forcible injection of a drug to a person detained under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 prior to a tribunal hearing does not constitute a breach of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

S3W-25281 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24780 by Nicola Sturgeon on 22 June 2009, whether the Review of Nursing in the Community pilots will continue until the full evaluation of the project is reported in Autumn 2010.

S3W-25282 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland to review its guidance on pharmacological interventions in Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network guidelines in order to provide national guidance on prescribing to treat the behavioural symptoms for people with dementia, as recommended in the Remember, I’m still me report by the Mental Welfare Commission and the Care Commission.

S3W-25283 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that doctors and pharmacists review all prescriptions for people with dementia for antipsychotic drugs.

S3W-25284 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that doctors and pharmacists work with care homes to ensure that legal documentation is completed and to give appropriate advice on disguising medicines.

S3W-25285 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the circumstances underlying the use of disguised medicines given to patients with dementia in care homes.

S3W-25286 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of rotavirus infections.

S3W-25287 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital admissions resulted from a rotavirus infection in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25288 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many calls were taken by NHS24 in relation to rotavirus infections in the last year for which figures are available.

S3W-25289 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many admissions to accident and emergency departments resulted from a rotavirus infection in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-25290 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP consultations related to a rotavirus infection there were in the last year for which figures are available.

S3W-25291 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is given to early years centres, nurseries and primary schools regarding rotavirus infections.

S3W-25292 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is given to childminders regarding rotavirus infections.

S3W-25293 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment is being made of the impact on the workforce of rotavirus infections in children, including the impact on parents and carers who are required to take time off work to look after children.

S3W-25294 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation regarding the potential benefits of a rotavirus vaccination.

S3W-25295 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the view of the World Health Organization in relation to universal infant rotavirus vaccination.

S3W-25296 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the joint guidelines of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Disease and the European Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition that recommend that a rotavirus vaccination is offered to all healthy infants in Europe.

S3W-25297 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24792 by Fergus Ewing on 22 June 2009, which sheriff court would deal with cases from local authority areas that do not have a sheriff courts, in particular East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Midlothian and North Ayrshire.

S3W-25298 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made an assessment of the costs to NHSScotland of single status pay.

S3W-25299 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much single status pay will cost each NHS board and Special Health Board.

S3W-25300 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the potential application to Scotland’s future energy and power needs of the Stirling engine invented by the Reverend Robert Stirling.

S3W-25301 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the potential use of LED lighting as an alternative to compact fluorescent lights.

S3W-25302 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a person with moderate deuteranomalous trichromacy can meet the standard of eyesight determined by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with section 9 of the Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

S3W-25303 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to the UK Government regarding changes to the jobseekers allowance scheme to assist in the retention of part-time supply teachers awaiting full-time employment by ending the requirement that they reregister their claim every time their average hours exceed 16 per week.

S3W-25304 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to the European Commission seeking continuation of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (MV-BER 1400/2002/EC) or a similar provision designed to maintain an open and competitive after-sales and repair market for motor vehicles in light of the potential impact on jobs in Scotland.

S3W-25305 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to receive advice from the Scottish Law Commission regarding changes to the system of land registration and the processes for registration of a non domino dispositions.

S3W-25306 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive when local authorities will no longer be required to produce biennial reports as required by section 6A of the Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961.

S3W-25307 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what reporting mechanisms local authorities will use under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill and when these will replace the biennial reports required by section 6A of the Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961.

S3W-25308 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list all executive agencies and associated directorates, showing which are certified to a formal quality management standard; what the standard is; how long the standard has been in place, and whether the certification will be maintained.

S3W-25309 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that executive agencies and associated directorates that are not certified to a formal quality management standard promote continuous improvement.

S3W-25310 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance regarding the use of air fresheners it issues to NHS boards and other agencies providing services for people with respiratory problems.

S3W-25311 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the extent to which exposure to volatile organic compounds may result in respiratory effects.

S3W-25312 Aileen Campbell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-3652 by Shona Robison on 13 September 2007, for what reasons the number of prescriptions of Ritalin fell in each year between 2002 and 2007 and whether this number is expected to continue to fall in future years.

S3W-25313 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will advertise contracts with a value of less than £50,000 on the Public Contracts Scotland website.

S3W-25314 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-22027 by John Swinney on 23 March 2009, when it will announce its decision on the implementation of transitional relief for non-domestic rates.

S3W-25315 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it gives to education authorities wishing to avail themselves of the exceptional closures provision in respect of schools.

S3W-25316 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for exceptional closures of schools have been submitted to the Scottish Government by education authorities in the last 12 months.

S3W-25317 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for exceptional closures of schools by education authorities have been rejected in the last 12 months.

S3W-25318 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individual schools have been affected by the rejection of applications for exceptional closure from education authorities.

S3W-25319 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation it expects education authorities to undertake prior to applying for the exceptional closure of a school.

S3W-25320 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a minimum notice period required prior to the granting of an exceptional closure request for a school.

S3W-25321 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive in what circumstances it would reject an application for the exceptional closure of a school.

S3W-25322 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in taking forward its Indian Subcontinent Development Programme.

S3W-25323 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered extending its international development work to include South America.

S3W-25324 Patricia Ferguson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-24096 by Stewart Stevenson on 1 June 2009, whether it continues to pursue an international development policy.

S3W-25325 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all girls born after 1 September 1990 and who have left school have been sent a letter about the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination.

S3W-25326 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive who administers the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to girls born after 1 September 1990 who have left school.

S3W-25327 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a cut-off date after which girls born after 1 September 1990 who are involved in the catch-up human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme will no longer be eligible for the vaccination on the NHS.

S3W-25328 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a cut-off date after which girls born after 1 September 1990 who have commenced a course of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination must complete the course.

S3W-25329 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to ensure that girls born after 1 September 1990 who are eligible for the catch-up human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme and have not responded to invitations from NHS boards are given another opportunity to respond.

S3W-25330 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it has taken to contact girls born after 1 September 1990 who had commenced a course of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination but failed to complete the course.

S3W-25331 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measure it has planned in the event of requiring to undertake an influenza A (H1N1) virus vaccination programme from September 2009.

S3W-25332 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average salary is for (a) primary and (b) secondary school head teachers, broken down by school size range.

S3W-25333 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the reasons are for the reduction in the number of teachers in publicly funded schools from 54,375 in 2007 to 53,416 in 2008 and what effect this has had on class sizes.

S3W-25334 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of printing and publishing the Scottish Funding Council’s Corporate Plan 2009-2012; how many copies were printed, to whom they were circulated, and whether further such plans are envisaged.

S3W-25335 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what ministerial contributions were made to the drafting and publication of Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland 2007-08.

S3W-25336 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken since May 2007 to disperse asylum seekers from Glasgow to other local authority areas. 

S3W-25337 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the stakeholders who will be involved in the consultation on the definition of active farming to be used to focus Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2010 funding on farmers and crofters who are genuinely active.

S3W-25338 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for the consultation with stakeholders on the definition of active farming to be used to focus Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2010 funding on farmers and crofters who are genuinely active.

S3W-25339 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the outcome of the consultation with stakeholders on the definition of active farming to be used to focus Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2010 funding on farmers and crofters who are genuinely active will be the subject of a full public consultation.

S3W-25340 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what definitions of active farming it used to assess the contribution to the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2010 budget of linking LFASS payments to active farming and what its assessment is of the impact of those definitions on the LFASS funding that each area will receive.

S3W-25341 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the new definition of active farming to be used to focus Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2010 funding on farmers and crofters who are genuinely active will include activity aimed at achieving environmental objectives.

S3W-25342 Liam McArthur : To ask the Scottish Executive what calculations backed up the assurances of the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment on 10 June 2009 (Official Report c. 18164) that the announced levels of Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2010 funding were secure despite possible fluctuations in the value of the pound against the euro.

S3W-25343 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what contact it has had with pharmaceutical companies regarding their new quota system, also known as direct-to-pharmacy, that limits the availability of certain medicines to community pharmacies.

S3W-25344 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of the shortage of certain medicines in community pharmacies as a result of the new quota system, also known as direct-to-pharmacy, introduced by pharmaceutical companies.

S3W-25345 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring the impact on patient care of the new quota system, also known as direct-to-pharmacy, introduced by pharmaceutical companies.

S3W-25346 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is an extra cost to the NHS of the new quota system, also known as direct-to-pharmacy, introduced by pharmaceutical companies.

S3W-25347 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps ministers can take to address concerns regarding the new quota system, also known as direct-to-pharmacy, introduced by pharmaceutical companies.

S3W-25348 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reasons Community Food and Health (Scotland) has a policy of not accepting applications for funding by email or fax.

S3W-25349 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the number of childminders per 1,000 children aged 0-14 in each local authority area reflects levels of unemployment or deprivation.

S3W-25350 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents involving children in nursery schools were recorded in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.

S3W-25351 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the summary warrant in Scotland is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

S3W-25352 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages circumstances under which a person found guilty of wilfully killing, injuring, taking or attempting to kill a badger under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 could, as suggested on page 63 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document, have done so without undertaking the activity knowingly, and, if so, what those circumstances are.

S3W-25353 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages circumstances under which a person found guilty of cruelly ill-treating a badger under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 could, as suggested on page 63 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document, have done so without undertaking the activity knowingly and, if so, what those circumstances are.

S3W-25354 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages circumstances under which a person found guilty of the offence of using badger tongs in the course of killing, taking or attempting to kill or take a badger under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 could, as suggested on page 63 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document, have done so without undertaking the activity knowingly and, if so, what those circumstances are.

S3W-25355 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages circumstances under which a person found guilty of the offence of selling or offering to sell a live badger under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 could, as suggested on page 63 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document, have done so without undertaking the activity knowingly and, if so, what those circumstances are.

S3W-25356 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it envisages circumstances under which a person found guilty of attaching a ring, tag or other marking device to a live badger under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 could, as suggested on page 63 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document, have done so without undertaking the activity knowingly and, if so, what those circumstances are.

S3W-25357 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether section 6(c) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 exempts from prosecution a person who accidentally kills a badger as a result of a collision with that person’s vehicle.

S3W-25358 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the circumstances are in which ministers might issue a restoration notice requiring the restoration of damaged sites of special scientific interest (SSSI) natural features, as proposed on page 72 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document as opposed to the seeking of a voluntary agreement by Scottish Natural Heritage or prosecution.

S3W-25359 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether implementation of the proposals on page 72 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document would result in prosecution for intentionally or recklessly damaging a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) only where the person or persons committing the damage had not previously complied with the terms of a restoration notice issued by ministers.

S3W-25360 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the term translocated species used on page 37 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document refers only to species physically transferred by humans outside their natural range or whether it could also include species such as urban gulls which have moved from their original natural habitat to man-made habitats.

S3W-25361 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what non-native species would be included in the provisions of the Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932 if its provisions were extended to mammals established in the wild before 1882.

S3W-25362 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what information and advice ministers take into consideration when setting the close season for (a) male and (b) female deer.

S3W-25363 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what vehicles are included in the existing offence of driving deer with a vehicle for the purpose of culling.

S3W-25364 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its proposals to replace the requirement to obtain an authorisation to drive deer with a vehicle for the purpose of culling with a new offence of driving deer, reckless as to the consequences for their welfare suggested on page 18 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document would include the driving of deer by airborne vehicles such as helicopters.

S3W-25365 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, if (a) the eight existing special protection areas are annulled or (b) section 3 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is repealed as suggested on page 75 of its Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill Consultation Document, other existing legislation will protect wild birds in those areas from damage to habitat through the reintroduction of public access.

S3W-25366 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering a revision to the provisions of the Marine (Scotland) Bill regarding the issuing of activity planning consents for aquaculture.

S3W-25367 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to the inclusion of  representatives from fish conservation groups on inshore  fisheries groups.

S3W-25368 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with UK ministers regarding the designation of the whole of the Solway Firth north and  south of the border with England as a single Marine Planning Area and whether this would be possible under the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill and the Marine (Scotland) Bill.

S3W-25369 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislation would permit ministers to introduce selective landfill bans.

S3W-25370 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what legislation would permit ministers to introduce selective incineration bans.

S3W-25371 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is available to organic farming through the Scotland Rural Development Programme.

S3W-25372 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to increase the contribution that farming can make to reducing the impact of greenhouse gasses on climate change; what relevant strategies it is introducing or supporting, and when it will introduce a coordinated strategy for agriculture with reference to climate change impact reduction.

S3W-25373 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the cost to the Parliament was of the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution.

S3W-25374 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it has projected the cost to the Parliament of being involved in a steering group arising from the recommendations of the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution and, if so, how the costs would be incurred.

S3W-25375 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the £800 million funding announced for the school building programme will be available to spend in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13, (e) 2013-14, (f) 2014-15, (g) 2015-16, (h) 2016-17 and (i) 2017-18.

S3W-25376 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the two-thirds funding for secondary schools and 50% funding for primary schools available to local authorities through the school building programme includes contractual running or maintenance costs or will provide construction capital alone.

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