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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 March 2005

Questions marked with a triangle ( Δ ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S2W-15051 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of chartered teachers who have qualified were seconded to undertake the Chartered Teachers programme.

S2W-15052 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it holds a record of the annual number of complaints received by each local authority regarding the injurious weeds listed in the Weeds Act 1959 and, if not, how these figures can be obtained.

S2W-15053 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of men of working age is in work or looking for employment.

S2W-15054 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of women of working age is in work or looking for employment.

S2W-15055 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of people of working age is in work or looking for employment.

S2W-15056 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of men aged between 55 and 64 years of age is in work or looking for employment.

S2W-15057 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of women between 55 and 64 years of age is in work or looking for employment.

S2W-15058 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of people aged between 55 and 64 years of age is in work or looking for employment.

S2W-15059 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following the completion of the consultation in April 2004 on protecting vulnerable adults, it has any plans to introduce a Vulnerable Adults Bill in this session.

S2W-15060 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has considered the costs of any measures to be introduced in relation to bathing water; what estimate it has made of the total costs which may be required to introduce such measures, and whether it will provide a breakdown of these costs.

S2W-15061 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive who would be responsible for independent monitoring of whether more than 200 people use a beach for bathing; how much this would cost; what purpose this expenditure would serve, and whether such expenditure would be justified.

S2W-15062 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to promote the use of deer whistles to prevent accidents and whether it will invite the Deer Commission for Scotland to study the findings of the project funded through the Californian Office of Traffic Safety in the County of Modoc, California, which showed that, in a period of about two years when 1,648 air actuated and electronic deer whistles were distributed free to drivers, there was a 99.6% level of confidence that deer whistles were responsible for the reduction in the number of collisions with deer involving vehicles fitted with these whistles.

S2W-15063 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will issue a toll revocation order for the purpose of deregulating the A87 Skye Bridge crossing.

S2W-15064 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-14362 by Peter Peacock on 4 March 2005, what monitoring is in place to ensure that management of student placements is undertaken equitably across Scotland to the benefit of students, pupils and qualified staff .

S2W-15065 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to ensure that those undertaking training as primary teachers are provided with teaching resources whilst on placement in order to plan and teach.

S2W-15066 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place between its Education Department and Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department to ensure that appropriate planning is in place for 2005-06 and beyond to plan placements for those undertaking teacher training in good time.

S2W-15067 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop clinical guidelines for adults with autistic spectrum disorders.

S2W-15068 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will roll out the one-stop shops for adults with autistic spectrum disorders.

S2W-15069 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the same definition of fistula in the treatment of patients on peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis applies across Scotland.

S2W-15070 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the follow-up report to the Scottish Needs Assessment Programme Report on Huntington’s Disease, Acquired Brain Injury and Early Onset Dementia.

S2W-15071 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether patients receiving ongoing peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis are charged for any prescriptions for medication relating to their condition.

S2W-15072 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-29715 by Mr Jim Wallace on 2 October 2002, whether it now collates cases of elder abuse centrally and what the reasons are for its position on the matter.

S2W-15073 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what extra-parliamentary representations it has received regarding progress on a Vulnerable Adults Bill.

S2W-15074 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive what data collection procedures it has in place to track the number of assaults on vulnerable adults.

S2W-15075 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S1W-30485 by Mrs Mary Mulligan on 29 October 2002, whether it now has information on how many vulnerable adults are currently awaiting referral to a social worker, broken down by local authority.

S2W-15076 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-30484 by Mr Jim Wallace on 28 October 2002, how many guardianships have been (a) applied for and (b) awarded under vulnerable adults’ procedures in each year since 2002-03, broken down by local authority.

S2W-15077 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) primary school teachers were on permanent contracts and (b) unfilled primary schoolteacher vacancies there were in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority.

S2W-15078 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) personal and (b) company bankruptcies there were in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-15079 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths have occurred on motorways in (a) total and (b) each local authority area in each year since 1997.

S2W-15080 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of career was for teachers retiring from the profession and what percentage of teachers retired in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-15081 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-9744 by Malcolm Chisholm on 16 August 2004, how many out-patients were waiting for (a) less than nine weeks, (b) less than 13 weeks, (c) less than 26 weeks, (d) more than 26 weeks and (e) more than 52 weeks for an NHS appointment, broken down by individual speciality and NHS board, in the most recent quarter for which figures are available.

S2W-15082 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many out-patients were waiting for (a) less than nine weeks, (b) less than 13 weeks, (c) less than 26 weeks, (d) more than 26 weeks and (e) more than 52 weeks for an NHS appointment in June 1999, broken down by individual speciality and NHS board.

S2W-15083 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many in-patients were waiting for (a) less than three months, (b) less than six months, (c) less than nine months, (d) less than 12 months and (e) more than 12 months for an NHS appointment in June 1999, broken down by individual speciality and NHS board.

S2W-15084 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many in-patients were waiting for (a) less than three months, (b) less than six months, (c) less than nine months, (d) less than 12 months and (e) more than 12 months for an NHS appointment, broken down by individual speciality and NHS board, in the most recent quarter for which figures are available.



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