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Section E – Written questions lodged on 9 May 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-16341 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of ambulance calls originates from NHS 24 in each NHS board area.

S2W-16342 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many speech and language therapists were recruited in Aberdeenshire in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003 and (e) 2004; how many it anticipates will be recruited in 2005, and what the (i) retention and (ii) average vacancy rate has been in each of these years.

S2W-16343 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times automatic speed cameras detected vehicles breaking the speed limit by (a) any amount, (b) over 10% and (c) over 30% in each of the last five years.

S2W-16344 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many occasions when automatic speed cameras detected vehicles breaking the speed limit by any amount resulted in (a) no action being taken in respect of a UK registered vehicle, (b) no action being taken in respect of a non-UK registered vehicle other than a diplomatic plate vehicle, (c) no action being taken in respect of a diplomatic plate vehicle, (d) a warning of any kind being issued, (e) a fixed penalty notice being issued and (f) other court action being taken in each of the last five years.

S2W-16345 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16158 by Cathy Jamieson on 5 May 2005, whether there are any rules or guidelines which cover the holding of media conferences by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and, if so, what they are, who drew them up, whether they cover attendance or invitation protocols and how often they are reviewed.

S2W-16346 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16219 by Cathy Jamieson on 5 May 2005, why HM Chief Inspector of Prisons no longer produces this annexe to the inspection report on HM Prison Kilmarnock.

S2W-16347 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-16219 by Cathy Jamieson on 5 May 2005, whether its Justice Department will now produce updated information on that contained in this annexe to the inspection report on HM Prison Kilmarnock.

S2W-16348 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to promote employment opportunities in Scotland and the Fresh Talent initiative at events around the world, broken down by country and type of activity.

S2W-16349 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive which countries are considered to be likely to provide the most applicants to the Fresh Talent initiative and which countries it is targeting in relation to the initiative.

S2W-16350 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-15849 by Mr Tom McCabe on 5 May 2005, how many enquiries regarding the Fresh Talent initiative have been received from Poland and how many applications from Poland are expected in 2005.

S2W-16351 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-15846 by Mr Tom McCabe on 5 May 2005, how many enquiries regarding the Fresh Talent initiative have been received from the United States of America (USA) and how many applications from the USA are expected in 2005.

S2W-16352 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-15849 by Mr Tom McCabe on 5 May 2005, why Poland was selected for promotion of the Fresh Talent initiative; whether there are plans to conduct similar promotional activities in other European countries and, if so, in which countries and when the promotional activities will take place.

S2W-16353 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to the Secretary of State for Productivity, Energy and Industry seeking the transfer of energy-related civil service jobs from London to Aberdeen.

S2W-16354 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the Aberdeen Crossrail project to be completed.

S2W-16355 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reopen suburban railway stations in Aberdeen.

S2W-16356 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to construct new suburban railway stations in Aberdeen.

S2W-16357 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to advertise the dangers of mini moto motorbikes or to highlight that their use in public places is illegal.

S2W-16358 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how much VisitScotland has spent on marketing Scotland abroad in the last three years, broken down by country.

S2W-16359Δ Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will report on the outcome of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council held in Luxembourg on 26 April 2005.

S2W-16360Δ Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on its progress in implementing the Water Framework Directive.

S2W-16361Δ Nora Radcliffe: To ask the Scottish Executive what the status is of the application under the terms of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 to dispose of the low-level waste from the UK Atomic Energy Site at Dounreay to Drigg in Cumbria.



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