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Section E – Written questions lodged on 3 November 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-37226 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36709 by Alex Neil on 25 October 2010, how much funding has been distributed to each of the five local authority hubs under the Housing Options programme.

S3W-37227 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36635 by Alex Neil on 26 October 2010, how many families received support from the Energy Assistance Package in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

S3W-37228 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36698 by Alex Neil on 4 October 2010, when the advisory group on housing benefit will report.

S3W-37229 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36115 by John Swinney on 21 September 2010, when it expects to provide the information requested.

S3W-37230 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-36351 by John Swinney on 29 September 2010, when it expects the Scottish Futures Trust to provide the information requested.

S3W-37231 Cathie Craigie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there has been a rise in hospital appointment cancellations as a result of recent changes to the criteria for use of the patient transport service.

S3W-37232 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many written representations have been made to (a) the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, (b) the Minister for Public Health and (c) other ministers regarding out-of-hours healthcare provision.

S3W-37233 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many written complaints have been made to (a) the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, (b) the Minister for Public Health and (c) other ministers regarding out-of-hours healthcare provision.

S3W-37234 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what audit it is undertaking of local authorities’ spending on playgroups.

S3W-37235 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what communication it has had with local authorities on the funding of playgroups.

S3W-37236 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of playgroups on childhood development.

S3W-37237 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for Educational Maintenance Allowance were refused in (a) East and (b) South Ayrshire for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.

S3W-37238 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of changing the qualification criteria for Educational Maintenance Allowance on pupils in the former coalfield areas.

S3W-37239 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to change how (a) local authorities and (b) NHS boards are permitted to use capital receipts from the sale of buildings.

S3W-37240 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to change the way in which (a) local authorities and (b) NHS boards are able to dispose of buildings.

S3W-37241 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the needs of former industrial and coalfield areas in drawing up its budget.

S3W-37242 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the statement on an SNP website, what its position is on how an independent Scotland would "easily support any financial rescue".

S3W-37243 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on how an independent Scotland would use collateral in the remaining North Sea oil and gas reserves to support its banks.

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