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Section E – Written questions lodged on 30 March 2009

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-22420 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many days of continuing professional development courses and other training on dyslexia are provided to teachers per year.

S3W-22428 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to allocate resources from the Migration Impact Fund.

S3W-22429 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18761 by Michael Russell on 27 March 2009, how much it has paid Sandi Thom directly or through an agent for attending or performing at Scottish Government-supported events since November 2008, broken down by individual payment and including expenses.

S3W-22430 Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what Forestry Commission Scotland’s policy is with regard to the control of fox numbers in the national forest estate.

S3W-22431 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16622 by Maureen Watt on 24 October 2008, how many secondary schools did not have a permanent head teacher in post at the start of the 2008-09 school year, broken down by local authority.

S3W-22432 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16621 by Maureen Watt on 29 September 2008, how many primary schools did not have a permanent head teacher in post at the start of the 2008-09 school year, broken down by local authority.

S3W-22433 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has issued guidance to NHS boards on avoiding abuse of hospital car parks since the removal of parking charges.

S3W-22434 Ross Finnie: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures have been put in place to prevent abuse of NHS hospital car parks since the removal of parking charges.

S3W-22435 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to create the right to request to allow NHS staff to establish a social enterprise to deliver primary and community care.

S3W-22436 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last had discussions with the UK Department of Health about the right to request.

S3W-22437 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that individuals and communities are key stakeholders in public health.

S3W-22438 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it uses to assess the public health benefits of social enterprises and how it intends to support and progress the role of social enterprises in the delivery of health care.

S3W-22439 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19797 by Kenny MacAskill on 27 January 2009, what assessment it has made of the success of the knife-crime text hotline run by Crimestoppers UK in England and Wales.

S3W-22440 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19797 by Kenny MacAskill on 27 January 2009, what assessment it has made of the suitability for Scotland of the knife-crime text hotline run by Crimestoppers UK in England and Wales.

S3W-22441 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19798 by Kenny MacAskill on 28 January 2009, whether it plans to introduce a knife-crime text hotline in Scotland.

S3W-22442 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is a moratorium on the erection of bilingual road signs and, if so, how long this will last.

S3W-22443 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to question S3W-9066 by Michael Russell on 25 February 2008 and question S3W-19266 by Roseanna Cunningham on 20 February 2009, whether the matters of process raised with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) by the Minister for Environment were the same as those raised with SEPA by an official from the Rural Directorate on 30 November 2007 and, if not, what matters of process were raised by the Minister for Environment.

S3W-22445 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how much per hour each local authority charges for after-school care.

S3W-22446 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children participated in after-school care in 2008, broken down by local authority.

S3W-22447 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children will benefit from the extended entitlement to free school meals for pupils whose parents or carers are in receipt of the maximum child and working tax credit.

S3W-22448 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities supply breakfast clubs in schools.

S3W-22449 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many pupils use breakfast clubs in schools, broken down by local authority.

S3W-22450 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive in which local authorities tenants in social rented housing experienced a rent increase of 5% or more in 2008.

S3W-22451 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many local authority employees earn less than £7 per hour, broken down by local authority.

S3W-22452 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what action is taken against prisoners who test positive for drug use.

S3W-22453 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the cost of the amendments to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill.

S3W-22454 Pauline McNeill: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail the estimated cost of Scottish Government amendments to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill.

S3W-22455 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how many boats are operated by independent fishermen who are not members of a fishing association.

S3W-22456 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how many fishermen each fishing association represents and whether such membership was a factor in deciding membership of inshore fisheries groups.

S3W-22457 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the arrangements for representation of independent fishermen on inshore fisheries groups are sufficient.

S3W-22458 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is keeping the representational structure of inshore fisheries groups under review.

S3W-22459 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether inshore fisheries groups will have the right to exclude boats from outwith their areas.

S3W-22460 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to monitor the impact of the closure of Loch Torridon to certain fishing interests.

S3W-22461 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the closure of Loch Torridon to certain fishing interests has proved to be beneficial; what the principal benefits are, and what evidence supports its conclusion.

S3W-22462 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any monitoring of the effects of closing Loch Torridon to certain fishing interests takes account of any displaced pressure on other fisheries and what it considers the impact of that displaced pressure to be.

S3W-22463 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the arrangements for the closure of Loch Torridon to certain fishing interests.

S3W-22464 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors prawn landings from the Minch.

S3W-22465 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the health of prawn stocks and whether changes are proposed to such monitoring arrangements.

S3W-22466 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is agreement between the Scottish Government and the European Union on the best means of monitoring the health of prawn stocks.

S3W-22467 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) volume and (b) weight of prawn catches in Loch Torridon was in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-22468 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has concerns about the volume and weight of prawn catches in Loch Torridon or any trends in such catches.

S3W-22469 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of changes in the number of creels used in Loch Torridon and the Minch.

S3W-22470 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the number of creels being used in inshore fisheries.

S3W-22471 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that prawn stocks will be adversely affected by a significant increase in the number of active creels in the Minch generally and in Loch Torridon in particular.

S3W-22472 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the recommendations from the Health for All Children 4: Guidance on Implementation in Scotland report have been implemented in all NHS board areas.

S3W-22473 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive which NHS board areas have an orthoptist pre-school screening programme in place.

S3W-22474 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to have an orthoptist pre-school screening programme in every NHS board area.

S3W-22475 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the running costs of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator have been in each year since 2005.

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