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Section E – Written questions lodged on 15 April 2010

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-33177 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason ownership of the recommendations of the Scotland Together: A Study examining fire deaths and injuries in Scotland report was given to the Chief Fire Officers Association.

S3W-33178 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the independent review of Scotland’s water rescue capability by Paddy Tomkins and when the recommendations will be implemented.

S3W-33179 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment has been made of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Circular issued by the Local Government and Firefighters’ Pensions Division.

S3W-33180 James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service report examining minimum response times.

S3W-33181 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to work with local authorities to provide free swimming for people aged 60 and over.

S3W-33182 Jim Hume: To ask the Scottish Executive what work it is carrying out in conjunction with local authorities to provide free swimming for people aged 60 and over.

S3W-33183 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduate nurses took up employment with NHS Grampian in band 5 nursing posts in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

S3W-33184 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduate nurses have taken up band 5 nursing posts with NHS Grampian in 2010-11.

S3W-33185 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduate nurses took up posts with NHS Grampian as auxiliary members of nursing staff in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

S3W-33186 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many graduate nurses have taken up posts with NHS Grampian as auxiliary members of nursing staff in 2010-11.

S3W-33187 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people graduated with a BA or BA (Hons) in nursing from the Robert Gordon University in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

S3W-33188 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS Grampian regarding the decision to end the Staff Nurse Development Programme.

S3W-33189 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with NHS Grampian regarding savings in revenue budgets.

S3W-33190 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what the capital budget is for NHS Grampian for 2010-11.

S3W-33191 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what the capital plans are for NHS Grampian for 2011-12.

S3W-33192 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget reduction is proposed for surgery by NHS Grampian.

S3W-33193 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget reduction is proposed for dental services by NHS Grampian.

S3W-33194 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget reduction is proposed for mental health services by NHS Grampian.

S3W-33195 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what budget reduction is proposed for care of older people by NHS Grampian.

S3W-33196 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what total savings are being made by NHS Grampian from its revenue budget in 2010-11.

S3W-33197 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to ensure that older people receiving care in their own homes receive meals of high nutritional value.

S3W-33198 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to ensure that older people receiving care in their own homes are assessed for risk of malnutrition.

S3W-33199 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive on what 20 roads the highest number of (a) accidents and (b) fatalities have been recorded in each of the last five years.

S3W-33200 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn in 2014.

S3W-33201 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken to ensure that the repeated large-scale release of pheasants and red-legged partridges into the countryside poses no harm to local flora and fauna and what consultations have taken place with the European Commission regarding these practices, as required by Article 11 of the 2009 EU Directive on the conservation of wild birds.

S3W-33202 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures were issued for (a) assault and (b) assault to injury in January 2010, broken down by sheriff court.

S3W-33203 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures were issued for (a) assault and (b) assault to injury in February 2010, broken down by sheriff court.

S3W-33204 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many direct measures were issued for (a) assault and (b) assault to injury in March 2010, broken down by sheriff court.

S3W-33205 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any volcanic ash settling on Scottish soil as a result of the eruption at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier in Iceland would have implications for food production.

S3W-33206 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there would be any danger to livestock consuming volcanic ash from the eruption at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier in Iceland.

S3W-33207 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any volcanic ash settling on Scottish soil as a result of the eruption at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier in Iceland would affect or contaminate crop production.

S3W-33208 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many deaths by suicide were associated with the use of charcoal in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

S3W-33209 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what funds were included in the allocation to local authorities for Choose Life programmes in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

S3W-33210 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment of the cost savings, the logistics and possible timing for introduction it has made in switching from paper-based to electronic prescriptions.

S3W-33211 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the likely reduction in the number of errors resulting from switching from paper-based to electronic prescriptions.

S3W-33212 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff are likely to be made redundant in the (a) prescription pricing and (b) NHS fraud division as a result of (i) the ending of prescription charges and (ii) changing to electronic prescriptions.

S3W-33213 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether prescribing by pharmacists in the management of long-term conditions will be electronic only or a mixture of paper-based and electronic prescribing.

S3W-33214 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to UK ministers regarding the possible reduction in the alcohol limit for drink-driving offences.

S3W-33215 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road accidents were associated with drivers smoking in each of the last five years.

S3W-33216 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the effects on the health of children of passive smoking in cars.

S3W-33217 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-15370 and S3W-29664 by Kenny MacAskill on 15 August 2008 and 14 December 2009 respectively and in light of English prison service instructions and the latest HM Inspectorate of Prisons report on Perth Prison, whether the Scottish Prison Service has reviewed its previous decision not to use body online security scanner chairs to increase the detection of mobile phones to further control the supply of drugs into prisons.

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