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Section E – Written questions lodged on 10 November 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-28837 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will allow flexibility in the placing of a-frame advertising boards on pavements adjacent to trunk roads in order to safeguard free passage while allowing the provision of important information to visitors and residents.

S3W-28838 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost of establishing a new Scottish Policing Board has been to date; how much the associated project team has cost to establish, and from where the funding has come.

S3W-28839 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people convicted of possessing heroin received (a) a custodial sentence, (b) a community sentence order, (c) a probation order, (d) a drug treatment and testing order, (e) a fine or (f) another disposal in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

S3W-28840 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people convicted of possessing cocaine received (a) a custodial sentence, (b) a community sentence order, (c) a probation order, (d) a drug treatment and testing order, (e) a fine or (f) another disposal in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

S3W-28841 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people convicted of possessing ecstasy received (a) a custodial sentence, (b) a community sentence order, (c) a probation order, (d) a drug treatment and testing order, (e) a fine or (f) another disposal in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

S3W-28842 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people convicted of possessing amphetamines received (a) a custodial sentence, (b) a community sentence order, (c) a probation order, (d) a drug treatment and testing order, (e) a fine or (f) another disposal in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

S3W-28843 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people convicted of possessing cannabis received (a) a custodial sentence, (b) a community sentence order, (c) a probation order, (d) a drug treatment and testing order, (e) a fine or (f) another disposal in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

S3W-28844 Robert 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 each of the last 10 years.

S3W-28845 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the maximum fine was for possessing (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) ecstasy, (d) cannabis and (e) amphetamines in each of the last 10 years.

S3W-28846 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many women aged (a) 16 to 20, (b) 21 to 30, (c) 31 to 40, (d) 41 to 50, (e) 51 to 60 and (f) 61 and over were given custodial sentences in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

S3W-28847 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the population of sentenced female prisoners was as of 30 June 2008 and how many of them were incarcerated for (a) non-violent and (b) violent offences.

S3W-28848 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-28176 by Jim Mather on 6 November 2009, what the cost was of the Hay Group job size evaluation report and from which budget this cost was taken.

S3W-28849 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-28176 by Jim Mather on 6 November 2009, on what date the chairs of public bodies were contacted regarding a waiver of bonuses by chief executives.

S3W-28850 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-28176 by Jim Mather on 6 November 2009, what response it has had from the chairs of public bodies contacted regarding a waiver of bonuses by chief executives.

S3W-28851 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-28176 by Jim Mather on 6 November 2009, how much would be saved if all chief executives of public bodies contacted waived their full bonuses.

S3W-28852 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-28176 by Jim Mather on 6 November 2009, how much it expects to save following its request to the chairs of public bodies regarding a waiver of bonuses by chief executives.

S3W-28853 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-28176 by Jim Mather on 6 November 2009, which chief executives of public bodies contacted have agreed to waive their bonuses, showing the proportion of bonus waived and the amount saved.

S3W-28854 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the capital schemes accelerated under the accelerated capital programme.

S3W-28855 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive what factors explain the rise in the prescribing of orlistat at NHS (a) Ayrshire and Arran, (b) Borders, (c) Dumfries and Galloway and (d) Lanarkshire.

S3W-28856 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has cost to prescribe (a) sibutramine and (b) orlisat in the NHS Lothian area in each of the last five years.

S3W-28857 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital emergency admissions were recorded for (a) diabetic ketoacidosis and (b) hypoglycaemic coma in (i) NHS Lothian and (ii) Scotland-wide in each of the last five years, broken down by (A) age and (B) gender.

S3W-28858 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) disorder and (b) NHS board.

S3W-28859 Jim Tolson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S3W-28860 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria were used when consulting on a proposed site for the UHI Millennium Institute in Inverness.

S3W-28861 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was carried out between Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the UHI Millennium Institute (UHI) regarding the desirability of a new UHI site in Inverness and on what grounds the decision was taken.

S3W-28862 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial benefit will accrue to Highlands and Islands Enterprise as a result of the development of the new UHI Millennium Institute site at Beechwood, Inverness.

S3W-28863 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what benefits the development of a new UHI Millennium Institute (UHI) site at Beechwood, Inverness, will have on the wider UHI campus network.

S3W-28864 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the £25 million invested in developing the Beechwood site in Inverness will be matched by similar investments in other UHI Millennium Institute sites across the Highlands and Islands.

S3W-28865 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the diagnostic service provided by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture has been used to confirm the presence of varroa in beehives.

S3W-28866 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the specialist bee adviser at the Scottish Agricultural College has provided training to beekeepers.

S3W-28867 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive how the services provided by the specialist bee adviser at the Scottish Agricultural College are advertised and to whom.

S3W-28868 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date bee inspectors last made an inspection and how many inspections have taken place in each of the last three years.

S3W-28869 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for its bee health strategy.

S3W-28870 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive when it last met bee health stakeholders; what the outcome was, and whether the minutes are available to MSPs.

S3W-28871 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment last met representatives of the Scottish Beekeepers Association and the Bee Farmers’ Association; what the outcome was, and whether the minutes are available to MSPs.

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