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Section E – Written questions lodged on 9 September 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-36152 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make a decision on the applications by the Pairc Trust to buy land and an associated lease on the Pairc estate under Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

S3W-36153 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) minimum and (b) maximum average daily flow of vehicles was on the A95 in (i) 2000-01, (ii) 2001-02, (iii) 2002-03, (iv) 2003-04, (v) 2004-05, (vi) 2005-06, (vii) 2006-07, (viii) 2007-08, (ix) 2008-09 and has been in 2010.

S3W-36154 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-33871 by Roseanna Cunningham on 2 June 2010, whether the draft report into the Infectious Salmon Anaemia outbreak in Shetland has been published and, if not, when it will be published.

S3W-36155 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34479 by Richard Lochhead on 28 June 2010, whether it considers that the protected geographical indication regulation on Scottish farmed salmon must be read with and comply with the fundamental regulation, Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, and, if so, whether it will clarify the steps that it is taking to remove the discrepancies between the single document and the specification.

S3W-36156 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34479 by Richard Lochhead on 28 June 2010, whether it considers that, since the qualifying activity for the Scottish farmed salmon protected geographical indication (PGI) is the production of fresh fish, every stage of such PGI salmon production from parent fish to slaughter is required to be done in a designated area as per Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, article 2.1(b).

S3W-36157 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34479 by Richard Lochhead on 28 June 2010, whether it considers the protected geographical indication regulation on Scottish farmed salmon to cover only the seawater phase of salmon production and not the freshwater phase.

S3W-36158 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34479 by Richard Lochhead on 28 June 2010, what its assessment is of the impact on the long-term reputation of Scottish farmed salmon if the whole lifecycle of the salmon is not covered by a protected geographical indication designation that guarantees the provenance of the product.

S3W-36159 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response is to the interim report from the Infertility Network Scotland.

S3W-36160 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the National Infertility Group will next meet.

S3W-36161 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action the National Infertility Group will take on the interim report from the Infertility Network Scotland.

S3W-36162 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost is of one cycle of IVF treatment in each NHS board.

S3W-36163 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-34556 by Shona Robison on 23 June 2010, whether it will define one cycle of treatment of IVF services.

S3W-36164 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether further work has been undertaken on identifying a national tariff for IVF treatment.

S3W-36165 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive (a) how many and (b) what percentage of jobs in Dundee are classified as being in knowledge-intensive services.

S3W-36166 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs in Dundee are classified as (a) medium and (b) high-tech manufacturing and what percentage of all manufacturing jobs in the city this represents.

S3W-36167 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) temporary and (b) permanent jobs have been created in Dundee as a result of Homecoming Scotland 2009 events.

S3W-36168 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated financial benefit to the local economy in Dundee has been from Homecoming Scotland 2009 events.

S3W-36169 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Schedule 1 offenders have been incarcerated in HMP Cornton Vale in each year since 2006, broken down by offence.

S3W-36170 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35045 by Fiona Hyslop on 23 July 2010, when it will publish the recommendations of its working group on future museum strategy.

S3W-36171 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have taken place with representatives of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency anent a reduction in the number of fisheries protection vessels.

S3W-36172 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ministerial approval has been given for a reduction in the number of fisheries protection vessels operated by the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency.

S3W-36173 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions have taken place with representatives of the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency and other interested parties anent the effective surveillance of UK and non-UK-registered fishing vessels in Scottish fishing grounds with a reduced number of fisheries protection vessels.

S3W-36174 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether recent discussions have taken place anent a reduction in the number of fisheries protection vessels and, if so, what the implications are for the replacement of older vessels.

S3W-36175 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been a reduction in the number of Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency vessels and, if so, whether the affected crew members have been given alternative employment.

S3W-36176 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, if the number of Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency vessels were to be reduced, assistance would be requested from the Royal Navy to ensure compliance with the regulations governing the trawling of Scottish fishing grounds.

S3W-36177 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a cost-reduction analysis is underway anent the range of maritime activities and functions that it funds and, if so, what information has been given to the appropriate trade unions.

S3W-36178 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make publicly available all documentation relating to its review of the personal expenses allowance for residents in care homes for older people, as referred to by the Convener of the Public Petitions Committee (Official Report c. 1721).

S3W-36179 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what organisations it consulted as part of its review of the personal expenses allowance for residents in care homes for older people, as referred to by the Convener of the Public Petitions Committee (Official Report c. 1721).

S3W-36180 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it received as part of its review of the personal expenses allowance for residents in care homes for older people, as referred to by the Convener of the Public Petitions Committee (Official Report c. 1721).

S3W-36181 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive over what time period it reviewed the personal expenses allowance for residents in care homes for older people, as referred to by the Convener of the Public Petitions Committee (Official Report c. 1721).

S3W-36182 Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the findings of its review of the personal expenses allowance for residents in care homes for older people, as referred to by the Convener of the Public Petitions Committee (Official Report c. 1721).

S3W-36183 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive what annual fees per pupil are charged to local authorities by each grant-aided special school.

S3W-36184 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made representations to the European Commission to ask for action to be taken to deny Faroese fishermen access to Scottish and other EU ports.

S3W-36185 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the unilateral increase of their mackerel quotas by Iceland and the Faroe Islands, whether it has made representations to the European Commission to prevent those countries carrying out their declared intention to catch these quotas in EU waters.

S3W-36186 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to preserve the rights of Scottish scallop fishermen in the Isle of Man area.

S3W-36187 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, following the reduction of quotas and days at sea, what action it is taking to maintain the viability of the demersal fishing sector and associated downstream industries.

S3W-36188 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-29215 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 December 2009 and in light of Lord Penrose’s statement that the inquiry’s terms of reference did not enable him to consider compensation, whether its position on the matter has changed and, if so, whether it will reconsider the issue once the inquiry has made its final recommendations.

S3W-36189 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the cost of implementing the recommendations on compensation made by Lord Archer’s independent public inquiry on contaminated blood and blood products.

S3W-36190 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider implementing the recommendations on compensation made by Lord Archer’s independent public inquiry on contaminated blood and blood products.

S3W-36191 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to involve patients and carers in the procurement process for the purchasing of clotting factor products.

S3W-36192 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners were estimated to be illiterate in each of the last three years, broken down by prison.

S3W-36193 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-30126 by Alex Neil on 15 January 2010, what further progress there has been in establishing a housing investment bank.

S3W-36194 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to schedule direct talks with the governments of Iceland and the Faroe Islands to discuss the total allowable catch quotas for mackerel set by Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

S3W-36195 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial support it will offer to individuals, businesses or fishing communities affected by the total allowable catch quotas for mackerel set by Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

S3W-36196 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was awarded in funding through the European Fisheries Fund programme in 2008-09.

S3W-36197 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was awarded in funding through the European Fisheries Fund programme in 2009-10.

S3W-36198 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it expects to award in funding through the European Fisheries Fund programme in September 2010.

S3W-36199 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether contingencies are in place to increase the money available to the European Fisheries Fund programme to meet any increase in demand.

S3W-36200 Rhona Brankin: To ask the Scottish Executive what work has been undertaken on the Borders Railway in 2010 and when the line will open to passenger train services.

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