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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 February 2011

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-39435 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many persons received a custodial sentence of one year or less in 2009-10, broken down by main crime or offence as per table 10(c) of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2009-10 statistical bulletin.

S3W-39436Δ Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward regeneration policy.

S3W-39437 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the basis was for the amount included in Highland Council’s budget for the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music.

S3W-39438 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what understanding was reached with or through COSLA regarding increased funding for particular local authorities for national centres of excellence in education being intended for the continuation of such centres.

S3W-39439 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is regarding a local authority no longer providing funding for a national centre of excellence in education for which its annual funding had been specifically increased.

S3W-39440 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met the Healthy Living Alliance.

S3W-39441 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s comments to the Justice Committee on 28 May 2009 that the Scottish Government wants "to ensure that the proceeds of crime go back to agencies so that we have that virtuous circle", that it "will work with ACPOS to try to strike a balance" and that he was "more than happy to keep Parliament abreast of developments" (Official Report, c. 18006), (a) what agencies it considers should receive a share of proceeds of crime funds, (b) how it will strike this balance, (c) what discussions it has had with ACPOS on this issue and (d) what action it has taken since 28 May 2009 to keep the Parliament updated on progress on this issue.

S3W-39442 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s comments to the Justice Committee on 28 May 2009 that the Scottish Government wants "to ensure that the proceeds of crime go back to agencies so that we have that virtuous circle" and that it "will work with ACPOS to try to strike a balance" (Official Report, c. 18006), whether it considers that the majority of the money should be reinvested through CashBack for Communities to invest in communities that have suffered crime and in activities that will reduce crime.

S3W-39443 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals were convicted of carrying a knife or other offensive weapon in 2009-10, broken down by (a) manner of disposal and (b) local authority area.

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