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Section E – Written questions lodged on 8 March 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-40349Δ Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are being made for the amalgamation of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.

S3W-40350Δ Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to recent questions on the subject, whether it is now in a position to make an announcement on Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s funding proposals for the modernisation of the Glasgow subway.

S3W-40351Δ Tricia Marwick: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Forth Replacement Crossing Principal Contract procurement process.

S3W-40352 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hoax calls were made to Lothian and Borders (a) Police and (b) Fire and Rescue Service and at what total cost, in each year since 2007.

S3W-40353 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average fine was for possessing (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) ecstasy, (d) cannabis and (e) amphetamines in the Lothians region in 2009-10, broken down by sheriff court, and what percentage change was from the previous year.

S3W-40354 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS Lothian were directly connected with knife and bladed objects crime-related incidents in 2009-10, also broken down by age of patient.

S3W-40355 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been admitted to a hospital as a result of overdosing on methadone in each year since 2008-09, also broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) hospital.

S3W-40356 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people were convicted of carrying a knife or other bladed weapon in the Lothians region in 2009-10.

S3W-40357 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what disposals were applied to people convicted of carrying a knife or other bladed weapon in the Lothians region in 2009-10.

S3W-40358 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many alcohol-related accident and emergency admissions there have been in NHS Lothian in each year since 2008-09, broken down by hospital.

S3W-40359 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many human rights cases are pending against the Scottish Prison Service from prisoners at HMP Edinburgh, broken down by type of claim.

S3W-40360 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many operations were cancelled by NHS Lothian (a) in 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) from 1 April to 31 December 2010, broken down by reason.

S3W-40361 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was invested in (a) colleges and (b) universities in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) the Lothians region in each of the last five years and what the annual change was expressed in real terms.

S3W-40362 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average level of student debt was among graduates from (a) universities and (b) colleges in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by institution.

S3W-40363 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance is issued to colleges and universities regarding the provision of childcare for postgraduates.

S3W-40364 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding for bursaries has been allocated to (a) colleges and (b) universities in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by institution.

S3W-40365 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the revised targets are for (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 for starting hepatitis C treatment.

S3W-40366 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the prevalence is of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria.

S3W-40367 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are attending the National Services Division-sponsored clinic in Glasgow.

S3W-40368 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether eculizumab is part of the national medication reinsurance scheme in Scotland.

S3W-40369 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the number needed to treat (NNT) value for treatment with eculizumab is one.

S3W-40370 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the patients who contracted Clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital were assessed for discharge and recorded on the delayed discharge database before they were diagnosed with the infection.

S3W-40371 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the patients who contracted Clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital and were assessed for discharge and placed on the delayed discharge database before they were diagnosed with the infection died.

S3W-40372 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what the running costs were for each (a) police authority and (b) joint police board in each of the last two years

S3W-40373 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to improve the junctions on the A1 in Berwickshire.

S3W-40374 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation bus companies are required to undertake before removing a route.

S3W-40375 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation bus companies are required to undertake before altering a route.

S3W-40376 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was carried out with bus users in Moodiesburn prior to the opening of the Moodiesburn bypass.

S3W-40377 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what checks there are to prevent overcrowding on buses.

S3W-40378 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations there are to prevent overcrowding on buses.

S3W-40379 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions there are to ensure that the number of buses in an area meets local demand.

S3W-40380 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that fail to satisfy local demand.

S3W-40381 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that fail to prevent overcrowding.

S3W-40382 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties there are for bus companies that do not meet the terms of their contractual agreements.

S3W-40383 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the need for the regulation of bus services

S3W-40384 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that bus services in the Moodiesburn area would have been better organised if the proposed members’ Bill on the regulation of bus services, which was lodged on 1 December 2009, had been passed.

S3W-40385 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in Moodiesburn in each year since 1999.

S3W-40386 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency in each year since 1999.

S3W-40387 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passengers there have been in each year since 1999.

S3W-40388 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus routes served the Moodiesburn area on 31 January 2010.

S3W-40389 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus routes served the Moodiesburn area on 31 January 2011.

S3W-40390 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus routes served the Moodiesburn area on 21 February 2011.

S3W-40391 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many buses travelled between Moodiesburn and Glasgow on 31 January 2011.

S3W-40392 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many buses travelled between Moodiesburn and Glasgow on 21 February 2011

S3W-40394 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what provisions there are to ensure adequate bus coverage at peak times.

S3W-40395 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it takes to ensure the areas that are not well served by rail links have sufficient bus services.

S3W-40396 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it gives to bus companies regarding routes.

S3W-40397 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses in the Moodiesburn area.

S3W-40398 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Moodiesburn area.

S3W-40399 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Strathclyde area.

S3W-40400 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

S3W-40401 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

S3W-40402 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what surveys have been carried out on passenger satisfaction on buses.

S3W-40403 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what the satisfaction levels are of bus passengers.

S3W-40404 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of adults travel to work by bus, also broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency.

S3W-40405 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many car owners there have been in Coatbridge and Chryston constituency in each year since 1999

S3W-40406 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many car owners there have been in each year since 1999.

S3W-40407 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public money has been spent subsidising bus services in each year since 1999, also broken down by parliamentary constituency.

S3W-40409 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the functions are of Waterwatch Scotland and what organisations will handle them when Waterwatch is closed.

S3W-40410 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations were held with the (a) board and (b) management of Waterwatch Scotland regarding the proposed consumer forum to replace its function of consulting consumers.

S3W-40411 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the independence of collating consumer advice will be ensured if the bodies requested to create the alternative body to Waterwatch Scotland are Scottish Water, the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland and Consumer Focus Scotland.

S3W-40412 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of Waterwatch Scotland as audited was in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 and what the estimated costs are for 2010-11.

S3W-40413 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the budgeted costs are for the functions of Waterwatch Scotland to be dispersed to (a) the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, (b) Consumer Focus Scotland, (c) the proposed new consumer forum and for other functions or duties not yet allocated.

S3W-40414 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction in complaints about Scottish Water and other water companies there has been in each year since the establishment of Waterwatch Scotland.

S3W-40415 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the level of satisfaction of consumers consulting Waterwatch Scotland has been in each year since it was established.

S3W-40416 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what instructions it has issued to the board and management of Waterwatch Scotland regarding reductions in either staff or functions since the coming into force of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

S3W-40417 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs were created in Clackmannanshire by the establishment of Waterwatch Scotland.

S3W-40418 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) civil service, (b) agency or (c) non-departmental public body jobs were (i) relocated to or (ii) agreed to be established in Clackmannanshire district between 1999 and 2005 and for what organisations or bodies.

S3W-40419 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) civil service, (b) agency or (c) non-departmental public body jobs were (i) relocated to or (ii) agreed to be established in each (A) local authority area and (B) parliamentary constituency between (1) 1999 and 2003, (2) 2003 and 2007 and (3) 2007 and 2011.

S3W-40420 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive when the NHS will become a living wage employer.

S3W-40421 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it measures the performance of NHS24.

S3W-40422 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what a (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 category call is as defined by NHS24.

S3W-40423 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it receives all data from NHS24 regarding (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 category calls.

S3W-40424 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum waiting time for a category P3 call to NHS24 has been in 2010-11.

S3W-40425 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many calls have been categorised by NHS24 as (a) P1, (b) P2 and (c) P3 in 2010-11.

S3W-40426 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason data categorised by NHS24 as P3 are not available.

S3W-40427 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have participated in the Life Begins at 40 pilot in 2010-11.

S3W-40428 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the anticipated level of demand for the Life Begins at 40 pilot was for 2010-11.

S3W-40429 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints about the Scottish Ambulance Service there have been in each year since 2007-08.

S3W-40430 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether ambulance staff are expected to be available to attend emergencies while on scheduled breaks.

S3W-40431 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what flexibility there is to enable ambulance staff to attend emergency calls during breaks.

S3W-40432 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are employed by each Special Health Board, broken down by pay scale.

S3W-40433 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants are employed by its health directorate, broken down by pay scale.

S3W-40434 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-37843 and S3W-37844 by Nicola Sturgeon on 6 December 2010, what funding is being provided to the 14 NHS boards to (a) create new chronic pain clinics and (b) improve existing clinics and to what extent boards have been expected to finance improvements from existing budgets.

S3W-40435 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37690 by Nicola Sturgeon on 26 November 2010, what progress has been made in achieving a 25% reduction in senior manager posts in the NHS, expressed as a (a) number and (b) percentage.

S3W-40436 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37314 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, for what reason the National Performance Management Committee has met on average 33% more times in the last three years than the largest NHS board.

S3W-40437 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37312 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, on what basis the chair and members of the National Performance Management Committee are paid.

S3W-40438 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37313 by Nicola Sturgeon on 17 November 2010, whether there is a continuing need for the National Performance Management Committee if there is no performance-related pay for the next two years.

S3W-40439 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37313 by Nicola Sturgeon on 17 November 2010, whether it will suspend the National Performance Management Committee.

S3W-40440 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37317 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010 and given the need to ensure that the principles of diversity and equality policies are followed, for what reason the National Performance Management Committee does not collate information on the sex and ethnicity of the NHS Executive Managers Cohort.

S3W-40441 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-37318 by Nicola Sturgeon on 16 November 2010, when it will provide the distribution of appraisal scores for the NHS Executive Managers Cohort for 2009-10.

S3W-40442 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much NHS24 is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services for the NHS Inform website.

S3W-40443 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason NHS24 uses an external public relations company for the NHS Inform website.

S3W-40444 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason NHS24 does not use its inhouse media team for the NHS Inform website.

S3W-40445 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry is paying the BIG Partnership for public relations services.

S3W-40446 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS boards have used external public relations companies in the last year; who provided these services, and what the cost was of each contract.

S3W-40447 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, when it will reply to the letter from Lord Maclean of 10 December 2010.

S3W-40448 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, whether it has informally indicated to Lord MacLean that a delay in publishing the final report on the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry would be acceptable.

S3W-40449 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39516 by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 March 2011, in light of Lord MacLean not yet being advised that a delay in publishing the report would be acceptable, for what reason further witness evidence sessions of the Vale of Leven Hospital Inquiry have been postponed until after May 2011.

S3W-40450Δ Alasdair Allan: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to take forward the findings of the Speak Up for Rural Scotland consultation.

S3W-40451 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive how many acute occupied bed days in NHS (a) Highland, (b) Western Isles, (c) Orkney and (d) Shetland were taken up by patients with an alcohol-related diagnosis in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010.

S3W-40452 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many objection letters its Energy Consents Unit has received in relation to Forth Energy’s proposals for a biomass power station at Dundee and, of those, how many have been published on the relevant website.

S3W-40453 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has acknowledged receipt of every objection letter that its Energy Consents Unit has received in relation to Forth Energy’s proposals for a biomass power station at Dundee.

S3W-40454 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason an invalid email address was given on the Energy Consents Unit website for objections to be made to Forth Energy’s proposals for a biomass power station at Dundee and what steps it took to rectify this problem.

S3W-40455 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reconsider the consultation process on Forth Energy’s proposals for a biomass power station at Dundee given that many objections have not been acknowledged due to an invalid email address.

S3W-40456 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39218 by Adam Ingram on 16 February 2011, what decisions were reached following the consideration of the short-life working group on school meal and clothing grant provision in the context of the draft budget for 2011-12.

S3W-40457 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what its plans are to ensure that all prisoners undergo structured work, education and training or treatment throughout the normal working day.

S3W-40458 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the development of a play and communication strategy.

S3W-40459 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) revenue and (b) capital allocation is for each NHS board for 2011-12.

S3W-40460 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the capital allocation is for the health budget in 2011-12.

S3W-40461 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what capital projects in health will be supported by the financial allocation for 2011-12, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) amount allocated.

S3W-40462 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what health projects that are (a) legally committed, (b) at final business case stage and (c) at outline business case stage will be funded under the capital allocation for 2011-12.

S3W-40463 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what capital projects in health are (a) legally committed, (b) at final business case stage and (c) at outline business case stage.

S3W-40464 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will maximise receipts for the sale of surplus NHS land and buildings.

S3W-40465 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what its assessment is of the value of surplus NHS land and buildings.

S3W-40466 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will deliver cash savings of at least 20% over the next four years in reducing scrutiny and what impact this will have on health and social care scrutiny bodies.

S3W-40467 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget reduction has been applied to Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland for 2011-12.

S3W-40468 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the options for flexible working practices that reduce costs.

S3W-40469 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many senior managers are employed in each (a) NHS board and (b) Special Health Board.

S3W-40470 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many senior civil servants are employed in its health directorate.

S3W-40471 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women attending accident and emergency departments on each day from 22 January to 4 February 2011 disclosed, as a result of the gender-based violence action plan, that they were abused by a partner and how many indicated that they (a) had or (b) had not reported the abuse to the police, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40472 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women attending accident and emergency departments on each day from 19 February to 4 March 2011 disclosed, as a result of the gender-based violence action plan, that they were abused by a partner and how many indicated that they (a) had or (b) had not reported the abuse to the police, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40473 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of Scottish Enterprise’s role in attracting Amazon’s investment in Scotland as noted by the First Minister (Official Report, c. 33861), whether it will make representations to Amazon regarding reports that it sent temporary staff home in the middle of the night without pay because it had no further work for them.

S3W-40474 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of Scottish Enterprise’s role in attracting Amazon’s investment in Scotland as noted by the First Minister (Official Report, c. 33861), what influence it can bring to bear on Amazon regarding reports that it sent temporary staff home in the middle of the night without pay because it had no further work for them.

S3W-40475 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how much local authority grant support funding has been allocated per capita for (a) Orkney, (b) Shetland and (c) the Western Isles in each year since 1999.

S3W-40476 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how much subsidy has been provided for (a) internal air, (b) external air, (c) internal ferry and (d) external ferry services to each island group in each year since 1999.

S3W-40477 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how many official ministerial visits have been made to (a) Orkney, (b) Shetland and (c) the Western Isles in each year since 2007.

S3W-40478 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated cost to dentists in primary care is of complying with the new measures to decontaminate dental instruments.

S3W-40479 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence exists of dental patients contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from a contaminated dental instrument.

S3W-40480Δ Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the debate on electricity market reform on 13 January 2011 (Official Report, c. 32212), what its response is to the Electricity Market Reform consultation launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on 16 December 2010.

S3W-40481Δ Nigel Don: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to publish its response to Lord Cullen of Whitekirk’s review of Fatal Accident and Sudden Deaths Inquiry legislation.

S3W-40482Δ Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters will be published.

S3W-40483 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-39738 by Alex Neil on 1 March 2011, what the budget for rural home ownership grants will be for (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

S3W-40484 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how many special protection areas are designated wholly or partly with regard to hen harrier interest and whether it will list them.

S3W-40485 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the numbers of hen harriers on special protection areas (SPA) is designated if a hen harrier interest is (a) static, (b) increasing or (c) declining and what the trend is for each such SPA.

S3W-40486 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the estimated breeding success of hen harriers on special protection areas was in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010.

S3W-40487 Charlie Gordon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce secondary legislation before the dissolution of the Parliament to enable civil enforcement of bus lanes.

S3W-40488 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive on what dates the (a) first and (b) last Less Favourable Area Support Scheme payments to farmers and crofters were issued in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010.

S3W-40489 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the Less Favourable Area Support Scheme payments to farmers and crofters for 2011 (a) started, or will start and (b) will stop being issued.

S3W-40490 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there have been on the A9 since September 2006.

S3W-40491Δ Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland.

S3W-40492 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to address concerns regarding the conditions of roads in the Highlands and Islands.

S3W-40493 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on efforts to re-establish a ferry service between Campbeltown and Ballycastle.

S3W-40494 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update of the tender for the Gourock to Dunoon ferry service.

S3W-40495Δ Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive when the land use strategy will be laid before the Parliament.

S3W-40496 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of admissions for general surgery wards was repeat admissions, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.

S3W-40497 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of admissions to the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit was repeat admissions, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.

S3W-40498 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of admissions for heart-related hospital admissions was repeat admissions, broken down by NHS board in each of the last five years.

S3W-40499 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how it supports rural GP practices that raise income from dispensing services to continue to deliver services to communities when a community pharmacy opens in the area.

S3W-40500 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that an increase in community pharmacies will not have a negative impact on the capacity of rural GP practices that raise income from dispensing services to deliver services to communities.

S3W-40501 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the funding arrangements for GPs that raise income from dispensing services will be amended to ensure that rural practices can continue to deliver services to patients.

S3W-40502 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that patients’ views are taken into account when community pharmacy applications are being considered.

S3W-40503 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive how it ensures that rural GPs who have lost income previously raised from dispensing can continue to deliver services to local communities.

S3W-40504 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the Intellectual Asset Centre.

S3W-40505 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Intellectual Asset Centre is encouraged to seek funding from appropriate EU funding programmes.

S3W-40506 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any impediments to the Intellectual Asset Centre securing funding from the European Union.

S3W-40507 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact it considers any reduction in funding from Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprisewill have on the objectives of the Intellectual Asset Centre in relation to its work on food and drink strategic objectives and protected food names.

S3W-40508 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the decision of Scottish Enterprise to ask small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and others to pay 25% towards accessing support by use of their intangible assets will have on its commitment to free support for SMEs and voluntary sector organisations to bid for public sector contracts.

S3W-40509 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will replace the withdrawn programmes run by the Intellectual Assets Centre that ran in conjunction with the local authorities’ Supplier Developer Programme.

S3W-40510 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are participating in clinical trials, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40511 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of eligible patients is participating in clinical trials, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40512 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have been enrolled in clinical trials in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40513 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is monitoring progress towards the implementation of the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the introduction of new medicines into NHSScotland.

S3W-40514 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made toward the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the introduction of new medicines into NHSScotland, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-40515 Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the progress reports of NHS boards that were requested by ministers as part of the process of implementing the CEL 17 (2010) guidance on the introduction of new medicines into NHSScotland.

S3W-40516 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a deadline has been set for resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

S3W-40517 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to monitor progress toward resolving Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists.

S3W-40518 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive when it considers that Agenda for Change cases involving podiatrists will be resolved.

S3W-40519Δ Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has for the operation of the Post Office Diversification Fund in 2011-12.

S3W-40520 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits it expects communities will receive from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40521 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how the community benefits from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 will be administered and which organisations will oversee this.

S3W-40522 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how communities will be consulted on spending priorities arising from benefits received from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40523 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive which communities it expects will benefit from Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40524 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 require safeguarding locally based employment for construction and maintenance work as part of the tendering process.

S3W-40525 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason local communities did not participate in the decision made regarding the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40526 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money it expects to raise from the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40527 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the report commissioned from Atkins Consultants Ltd on the potential for wind farm development on the national estate.

S3W-40528 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive which banks provided assistance in drawing up the contracts for the Forestry Commission Scotland’s renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40529 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimates it has made of the renewables potential of the forestry estate.

S3W-40530 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what options were explored by Forestry Commission Scotland prior to concluding that private companies be awarded the renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40531 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the option of joint investment opportunities to develop the forestry commission estate has been considered.

S3W-40532 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the duration will be of the contracts for the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40533 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the contracts for Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 have review points where increasing payments from companies with access to the commission’s estate might be considered.

S3W-40534 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will delay the eight month limit from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to put forward their own proposals for renewables contracts the Forestry Commission Scotland estate.

S3W-40535 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it proposed the deadline of eight months from the agreement of exclusivity arrangements for communities to propose their own renewables projects on the Forestry Commission Scotland estate.

S3W-40536 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011 give exclusive rights to the whole of the commission’s estate to those companies that won the contracts.

S3W-40537 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it decided to put the whole of the forest estate out to tender at the same time.

S3W-40538 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of community renewables development scheme that have previously been worked up to the appropriate level for consideration under the provisions of the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts out to tender.

S3W-40539 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many community projects were developed as part of the hydro-tendering process by the Forestry Commission Scotland renewables contracts announced by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 22 February 2011.

S3W-40540 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason Highland and Cairngorms local action groups were unsuccessful in their bid for funding from the Broadband Challenge Fund.

S3W-40541Δ Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to extend the duration of the public inquiry into the Clostridium difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven Hospital.

S3W-40542 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of (a) children and (b) adults in the Lothians region has had access to an NHS dentist in each quarter since September 2007.

S3W-40543 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of offenders sentenced to a work placement as part of a community service order in the Lothians region have commenced actual work on the placement within (a) 7, (b) 8 to 14, (c) 15 to 21, (d) 22 to 31, (e) 31 to 62, (f) 63 to 93 or (g) longer than 93 days in each of the last five years.

S3W-40544 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital admissions due to assault by a sharp object there were in 2010 in NHS Lothian, broken down by hospital.

S3W-40545 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prison officers at HMP (a) Edinburgh and (b) Addiewell were assaulted in 2010 and what disposals were applied.

S3W-40546 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the 10 most common offences were for which (a) men and (b) women in Edinburgh have been sent to prison in each year since 2007-08, broken down by (i) age group and (ii) number of offences.

S3W-40547 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been released from prison in the Lothians region under automatic early release in each year since 2006-07, broken down by prison.

S3W-40548 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many crimes have been committed in the Lothians region by people released from prison under automatic early release in each year since 2006-07, broken down by type of crime

S3W-40549 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been diagnosed with alcohol-related dementia in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

S3W-40550 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many banned items were seized from individuals entering prison in the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) item and (b) prison.

S3W-40551 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many drug finds there have been in prisons in the Lothians region in each month since January 2007, broken down by (a) prison and (b) type of drug.

S3W-40552 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been killed in accidents on roads in the Lothians region in each month since May 2007, broken down by road.

S3W-40553 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review or amend guidelines for local authority publicity, in light of recently published guidelines in England.

S3W-40554 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to participate in the UK Public Affairs Council’s scheme for the voluntary registration of lobbyists and with the UK Government in its plan to establish a statutory scheme.

S3W-40555 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Scottish Trauma Audit Group is spending additional money on Cisco 1900 series routers.

S3W-40556 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what regulations govern the number of burials that can be carried out in family graves.

S3W-40557 Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Executive what flexibility exists in determining the number of burials that can be carried out in family graves.

S3W-40558 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it will offer those affected by the proposed job losses at the West Freugh satellite ground station.

S3W-40559 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much Housing Association Grant has been made available to registered social landlords in each year since 2007.

S3W-40560 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it takes to monitor the performance of local authorities in relation to empty homes.

S3W-40561 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what (a) medical and (b) physiological aftercare and support services are available to male victims of domestic violence in the NHS Lanarkshire area.

S3W-40562 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy that it is to halt work on the development of its proposed offshore wind farm at Kintyre, whether it will confirm that no future developer will be able to progress this site.

S3W-40563 Cathy Peattie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff were employed in each (a) college and (b) university in 2009-10, broken down by (i) academic, (ii) non-academic managerial and (iii) other non-academic staff.

S3W-40564 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average bursary award has been for (a) part-time and (b) full-time students at colleges and universities in Edinburgh and the Lothians region in each of the last five years, broken down by institution.

S3W-40565 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the antisocial behaviour framework debate in the Parliament on 16 December 2010 (Official Report, c. 31759), whether it will provide details of how Edinburgh is benefiting from the Community Wellbeing Champions Initiative.

S3W-40566 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what local needs assessments have been carried out regarding alcohol-related brain damage since the publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage.

S3W-40567 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has funded research into alcohol-related brain damage in (a) Scotland or (b) different regions of Scotland since the publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage.

S3W-40568 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made since May 2007 of the incidence and prevalence of alcohol-related brain damage.

S3W-40569 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has made since May 2007 in relation to the incidence and prevalence of alcohol-related brain damage.

S3W-40570 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is evidence of a change in the ratio of men to women with alcohol-related brain damage.

S3W-40571 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since publication of A Fuller Life: Report of the Expert Group on Alcohol Related Brain Damage in ensuring that suitable housing or appropriate residential placements are available to people with alcohol-related brain damage.

S3W-40572 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps the Care Commission has taken to ensure that appropriate care and personal plans are in place for people in care homes, supported accommodation or hostels with alcohol-related brain damage.

S3W-40573 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what outcome measures the Food Standards Agency Scotland applies to its strategic objectives of (a) achieving an improvement in the health of the Scottish population and (b) reducing inequalities.

S3W-40574 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to deliver the recommendations in Eating for Health: A Diet Action Plan for Scotland.

S3W-40575 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on achieving the dietary targets listed in Annex B of Eating for Health - meeting the challenge: Co-ordinated action, improved communication and leadership for Scottish Food and Health policy 2004.

S3W-40576 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what grant schemes are in place for the agriculture and fisheries sectors to promote its dietary targets for Scotland.

S3W-40577 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what change there has been in the shortfall between target consumption and production of (a) fresh fruit, (b) non-citrus fresh fruit and (c) vegetables since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

S3W-40578 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage increase there has been in the production of lean (a) beef, (b) lamb and (c) pork since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

S3W-40579 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what reduction there has been in the salt content of bread since the publication of the report, A Scottish Diet, in 1993.

S3W-40580 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what further reduction in salt the Food Standards Agency Scotland is seeking in (a) bread, (b) biscuits, (c) snacks and (d) processed foods and by what date these targets are to be achieved.

S3W-40581 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing health policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

S3W-40582 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing anti-poverty policies and which representatives of those communities it consults.

S3W-40583 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing justice policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

S3W-40584 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing skills and employment policies and which representatives of those communities it consults.

S3W-40585 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the African and Caribbean communities when developing housing policy and which representatives of those communities it consults.

S3W-40586 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing health policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

S3W-40587 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing justice policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

S3W-40588 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing skills and employment policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

S3W-40589 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing anti-poverty policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

S3W-40590 Anne McLaughlin: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it gives to the needs of the Chinese community when developing housing policy and which representatives of that community it consults.

S3W-40591 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the project for the new Strathclyde Police headquarters in Dalmarnock has been approved and, if not, what stage it is at.

S3W-40592 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected cost of the proposed new Strathclyde Police headquarters is.

S3W-40593 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive when the revised figures showing the estimated costs of moving to a single police force will be published.

S3W-40594 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports proposals by the police boards to reduce the shift allowances of police support staff by up to £6,000 per annum.

S3W-40595 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage pay rises have been awarded to each grade of senior police officer in Strathclyde Police in each of the last three years and whether further pay rises are proposed.

S3W-40596 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive by how much the total pay bill for senior police officers in Strathclyde Police has gone up in each of the last three years.

S3W-40597 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many antisocial behaviour orders have been granted in relation to people (a) under 16, (b) 16-17 and (c) over 18 in each year since 2005, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-40598 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions authorisations for dispersal powers under section 19 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 have been made in each year since 2005, broken down by (a) police force and (b) local authority area.

S3W-40599 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive on how many occasions authorisations for dispersal powers under section 19 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 have been made where the grounds cited include antisocial behaviour by children or young people in each year since 2005, broken down by (a) police force and (b) local authority area.

S3W-40600 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the use by local authorities and police forces of acceptable behaviour contracts in respect of children and young people, particularly in relation to the frequency and circumstances of their use.

S3W-40601 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive, with regard to the invitation to submit notes of interest setting out funding requirements under the 2011-12 Freight Facilities Grant scheme, what the total capital cost of all projects advised by rail and by water is; what the total minimum value of Freight Facilities Grant support indicated as required is; what the total annual value of Mode Shift Revenue Support and Waterborne Freight Grant sought is, and how many projects have submitted notes of interest, broken down by regional transport partnership area.

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