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Section E – Written questions lodged on 11 March 2010

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-32302 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authorities are involved in the national housing trust initiative.

S3W-32303 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how the national housing trust initiative will be funded.

S3W-32304 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive how tenants will be involved in the national housing trust initiative.

S3W-32305 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the national housing trust initiative will have cost implications for local authority housing revenue accounts.

S3W-32306 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the national housing trust initiative proposes offering tenants a short assured tenancy.

S3W-32307 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding job reductions at the Student Loans Company in Glasgow.

S3W-32308 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what interactions it has had with the Student Loans Company regarding the job reductions announced in January 2010.

S3W-32309 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under 16 have been held in prison establishments and young offenders’ institutions under section 44 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 in each year since 1999.

S3W-32310 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards are supporting bibliotherapy programmes.

S3W-32311 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding has been allocated from Choose Life to bibliotherapy programmes.

S3W-32312 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent on bibliotherapy programmes in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-32313 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what evaluation has been made of the success of bibliotherapy programmes in supporting people with mental health problems.

S3W-32314 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Water Industry Commission for Scotland has spent on travelling expenses since 2007 and how much was incurred by the (a) Chief Executive and (b) Chairman.

S3W-32315 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Water Industry Commission for Scotland has spent on hospitality expenses since 2007.

S3W-32316 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Water Industry Commission for Scotland has spent on decorating expenses for office accommodation since 2007.

S3W-32317 David Whitton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any of the decorating contracts for the Water Industry Commission for Scotland’s office were put out to tender and, if so, when and how many companies bid for the work.

S3W-32318 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding was spent on the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s building and facilities at Strathpeffer Road in Dingwall in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-32319 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s workforce by (a) local authority area and (b) function.

S3W-32320 John Farquhar Munro: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a breakdown of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s workforce by (a) local authority area and (b) full-time equivalents at each pay grade.

S3W-32321 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients in NHS Lothian received gastric lavage treatment for alcohol misuse in each of the last five years.

S3W-32322 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients in NHS Lothian received gastric lavage treatment for drug misuse in each of the last five years.

S3W-32323 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of gastric lavage treatment.

S3W-32324 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fixed penalty notices issued in the Lothian and Borders police force area in relation to antisocial behaviour offences in the last three years were to (a) first time and (b) repeat offenders.

S3W-32325 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether householders who are unable to sell their home over a period of one year as a result of, in the opinion of a recognised estate agent or surveyor, the proximity of the property to the proposed Forth Replacement Crossing and allied works will be considered for help by the Scottish Executive using its powers under Part 23 of the Forth Crossing Bill to purchase the property.

S3W-32326 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the national guidelines are regarding the transfer of social work services for children with additional support needs between local authorities.

S3W-32327 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason a re-assessment of someone with additional support needs who moves from one local authority area to another is necessary when they have already been assessed by a professional in their previous local authority.

S3W-32328 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum waiting time is for someone with additional support needs who has moved from one local authority area to another to be assessed by their new local authority.

S3W-32329 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for someone with additional support needs who has moved from one local authority area to another to be assessed by their new local authority.

S3W-32330 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were used by Scottish Screen when considering the application for script development assistance for b4 films’ Between Weathers production.

S3W-32331 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs in the haulage industry there were in each year since 1999.

S3W-32332 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people escaped from adult medium secure units in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

S3W-32333 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-31753 by John Swinney on 8 March 2010, what the reasons were for ministers using the Government Car Service rather than public transport.

S3W-32334 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-31753 by John Swinney on 8 March 2010, whether account is taken of the effect on global warming when ministers decide to use the Government Car Service rather than public transport.

S3W-32335 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change will consider giving advice to other ministers on the use of public transport in place of the Government Car Service when carrying out ministerial duties.

S3W-32336 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking regarding language skills following the publication of the EU green paper, Promoting the learning mobility of young people.

S3W-32337 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging and promoting a higher uptake of the (a) Comenius and (b) Erasmus programmes.

S3W-32338 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers from Scottish schools took part in the Comenius programme in each of the last four years.

S3W-32339 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many students from Scottish institutions took part in the Erasmus programme in each of the last four years.

S3W-32340 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in the last year for which information is available.

S3W-32341 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many men were in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in the last year for which information is available.

S3W-32342 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-32343 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) men in full-time employment, (b) women in full-time employment and (c) women in part-time employment in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-32344 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) men in full-time employment, (b) women in full-time employment and (c) women in part-time employment in the public sector in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-32345 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the median hourly rates of pay were for (a) men in full-time employment, (b) women in full-time employment and (c) women in part-time employment in the private sector in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-32346 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what makes and models of car were available for use by Government Car Service drivers on 16 May 2007.

S3W-32347 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what makes and models of car were available for use by Government Car Service drivers on 11 March 2007.

S3W-32348 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in addition to trialling new fair trade goods in its catering services, wherever possible it will consider replacing current products with fair trade equivalents.

S3W-32349 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will commit to increasing the proportion of its catering budget spent on fair trade produce in 2010-11.

S3W-32350 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-31932 by John Swinney on 3 March 2010, what its fair trade spending in 2008-09 was as a percentage of its catering budget.

S3W-32351 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what body has responsibility for the regulation of railways in Scotland.

S3W-32352 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients died in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 from preventable hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism.

S3W-32353 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken to ensure that every patient is assessed for risk of venous thromboembolism on admission to hospital, as proposed in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.

S3W-32354 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of patients assessed as being at medium or high risk of venous thromboembolism it estimates receive either mechanical or pharmacological prophylaxis.

S3W-32355 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what role the National Qualifications Steering Group has in the development of the Curriculum for Excellence and the new national qualifications.

S3W-32356 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the National Qualifications Steering Group last met.

S3W-32357 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the National Qualifications Steering Group last reported to the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board.

S3W-32358 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations the National Qualifications Steering Group has made to the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board regarding the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence and the relevant timeframe.

S3W-32359 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning last met the National Qualifications Steering Group.

S3W-32360 Margaret Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning last received advice from the National Qualifications Steering Group regarding the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence and the relevant timeframe.

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