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Section E – Written questions lodged on 4 March 2011

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-40253 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding the decision to withdraw funding for the (a) UKRC and (b) Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

S3W-40254 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will support the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology and its work on tackling occupational segregation.

S3W-40255 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how it is taking forward its commitment to tackling occupational segregation.

S3W-40256 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in increasing childcare provision.

S3W-40257 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many childcare places have been available in each of the last three years for which information is available.

S3W-40258 Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS prescription pre-payment certificates have been purchased in each year since 2007-08, broken down by NHS board area.

S3W-40259 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it has chosen to organise free events on rights for parents and carers under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009 in Glasgow and Aberdeen only.

S3W-40260 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is providing to parents and carers outwith Glasgow and Aberdeen on their rights under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009.

S3W-40261 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities, voluntary organisations or parents and carers in the south and east are expected to fund information events on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009 themselves.

S3W-40262 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive which local authorities operate a decriminalised parking enforcement regime.

S3W-40263 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with local authorities wishing to decriminalise parking enforcement.

S3W-40264 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of the EU Council decision not to take forward plans to label meat from animals that are slaughtered without stunning in different ways from meat that is slaughtered after stunning, what further measures can be taken in Scotland to deliver clear labelling on this issue.

S3W-40265 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive what total funding has been received in the Borders from the £11 million targeted at school-age children under the Healthy Eating, Active Living programme and by what organisations.

S3W-40266 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason the Fit4Fun programme, which has been tackling childhood obesity in the Borders, is having its funding reduced.

S3W-40267 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of (a) private and (b) public sector jobs have been lost in each local authority area in the last 18 months.

S3W-40268 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of people who have lost their jobs in the last 18 months is (a) male, (b) female, (c) under 25, (d) disabled and (e) from black and minority ethnic communities.

S3W-40269 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made since 2007 on delivering equal pay for women in (a) each local authority, (b) the Scottish Government and (c) the private sector.

S3W-40270 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in Scotland since 2007 under each of the articles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.

S3W-40271 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish its report to the UK Government for its progress report under the Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination against Women, which is due in May 2011.

S3W-40272 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in each year since 1999.

S3W-40273 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it spent on anti-sectarianism programmes in schools in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

S3W-40274 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average number of full-time equivalent staff working specifically on anti-sectarianism projects has been in each year since 2005.

S3W-40275 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many football banning orders have been applied for in respect of (a) sectarianism, (b) racism and (c) other forms of disorder since 2006, broken down by police force.

S3W-40276 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many anti-sectarianism events were attended by the First Minister in the 2003 to 2007 parliamentary session and have been attended in the current parliamentary session, broken down by (a) date and (b) event.

S3W-40277 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there were under section 74 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

S3W-40278 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much (a) it saved between 1 December 2008 and 31 December 2009 and (b) extra it will spend between 5 January and 31 December 2011 due to changes to the rate of VAT, broken down by (i) directorate and (ii) public body.

S3W-40279 Dr Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-38040, S3W-38041, S3W-38607 and S3W-39444 by Keith Brown on 15 and 16 December 2010, 3 February and 3 March 2011 respectively, at what point the part of the iterative process for defining the timeline of the transport plan for the 2014 Ryder Cup that will involve infrastructure work at either Gleneagles or Blackford stations and associated roadworks will be (a) available for public comment, (b) concluded and (c) published.

S3W-40280 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to curling rinks to help ensure their availability.

S3W-40281 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the location is of each rink available for curling.

S3W-40282 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to offer support to young curlers who have to travel long distances to rinks.

S3W-40283 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in measuring fine particulate emissions arising from thermal combustion.

S3W-40284 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what conditions on emissions it expects intended waste-to-heat developments to meet.

S3W-40285 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incinerator applications are pending in March 2011.

S3W-40286 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incinerator applications have received planning approval in each year since 1999.

S3W-40287 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what review it has undertaken on recommendation 11 of The Mackie Report: Access to specialist neuromuscular care and social care in Scotland by the Cross Party Group on Muscular Dystrophy.

S3W-40288 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the service pupil premium proposed by the UK Government will apply in Scotland.

S3W-40289 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be Barnett consequentials arising from the service pupil premium proposed by the UK Government and, if so, how much.

S3W-40290 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action NHS Tayside is taking in relation to the outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection.

S3W-40291 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection there have been in each year since 2007.

S3W-40292 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many incidents of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection there have been in 2010-11, broken down by (a) NHS board and (b) hospital.

S3W-40293 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive who will decide what the criteria are for accessing the Innovation and Investment Fund.

S3W-40294 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there will be non-financial criteria for accessing the Innovation and Investment Fund and, if so, what criteria.

S3W-40295Δ Joe FitzPatrick: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on preparations to enable the Parliament to invoke the power to use the Scottish variable rate.

S3W-40296 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether its contracts with milk suppliers require that all supplies must be provided at above the cost of production.

S3W-40297 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, further to the answer to question S3W-39203 by Alex Johnstone on 9 February 2011, whether any of the assured farms that supplied it with milk and dairy products in 2010 were paid below (a) 24.36 pence per litre or (b) their production cost.

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