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Section E – Written questions lodged on 13 September 2007

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-4287 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the acquisition of Alba Biosciences by Quotient BioResearch.

S3W-4293 Hugh O’Donnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will develop its proposals in relation to individual health plans for school pupils, as referred to in Better Health, Better Care: A Discussion Document and, in particular, how the plans will impact upon the nursing profession.

S3W-4294 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to be a health priority.

S3W-4295 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to implement the recommendations relating to the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease set out in the Audit Scotland report, Managing long-term conditions.

S3W-4296 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to introduce clinical standards for the care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in tandem with the establishment of airways disease managed clinical networks in every NHS board area to implement such standards.

S3W-4297 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it recognises inequalities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease care across Scotland and what plans it has to address such inequalities.

S3W-4298 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether implementing clinical standards and co-ordinating care through managed clinical networks would ensure that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would have better, local and faster access to healthcare services.

S3W-4299 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to consult patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their carers on the design and delivery of the care that they receive.

S3W-4300 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking under its duty under the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 to promote information and awareness about donation for transplantation.

S3W-4301 Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific targets it has in place to increase the number of people aged (a) 12 and under and (b) over 12 on the organ donation register.

S3W-4302 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how Disclosure Scotland rules apply to migrant workers from (a) outside and (b) inside EU states to guarantee that checks are safe and thorough.

S3W-4303 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to paragraph 14 of the consultation document on the abolition of the graduate endowment fee in respect of the forgoing of £15 million per annum in income, what the current budget is in the education department to meet in-year pressures.

S3W-4304 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what ongoing funding is available for the Youth Work Facilities Improvement Fund.

S3W-4305 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the part privatisation of blood testing products for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service through the sale of Alba Biosciences.

S3W-4306 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-32287 by Des McNulty on 8 March 2007, whether it has taken a view on whether local NHS boards should be statutory consultees for planning applications concerning large housing developments to enable the impact of such developments on local housing services or facilities to be taken into account.

S3W-4307 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Scottish Broadcasting Commission will review the proposed consolidation of regional news services offered by ITV and the impact such a move will have on Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

S3W-4308 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive when the due diligence review of the Borders Railway by Transport Scotland is expected to be completed; to whom it will report, and whether the report will be published in full.

S3W-4309 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will outline the measurements of deprivation used in rural areas and islands where the population is spatially dispersed.

S3W-4310 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many psychiatric hospital readmissions there have been as a result of substance misuse in each year since 1999.

S3W-4311 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive which detoxification and rehabilitation units also diagnose and treat underlying mental health conditions and which mental health issues are treated at each unit.

S3W-4312 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that all substance use services and mental health agencies have assessment processes which identify co-morbidity in order to match care to level of need.

S3W-4313 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS boards and partner agencies adequately train staff to identify and address co-occurring substance misuse and mental health problems.

S3W-4314 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is developing an integrated care plan involving a single point of contact for people with mental health and substance misuse problems.

S3W-4315 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how access to NHS dental services will be improved, given recent research from the University of Dundee that concluded that 3% of dental graduates are committed to work wholly in the NHS.

S3W-4316 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public funding (a) the National Theatre of Scotland, (b) Scottish Opera and (c) the Royal Scottish National Orchestra received last year.

S3W-4317 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how much public funding (a) the National Theatre of Scotland, (b) Scottish Opera and (c) the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will receive this year.

S3W-4318 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to extend funding for smoke-free enforcement beyond March 2008.

S3W-4319 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether new legislation increasing the smoking age to 18 will be accompanied by a commitment to continue the funding of smoke-free enforcement.

S3W-4320 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total expenditure is estimated to be on the (a) Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine, (b) Waverley and (c) Airdrie to Bathgate rail lines.

S3W-4321 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of whether agencies operating park-and-ride sites actively monitor how heavily these sites are used.

S3W-4322 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many railway stations are designated as park-and-ride sites and where these stations are located.

S3W-4323 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers the role of park-and-ride facilities to be.

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