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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 February 2005

Questions marked with a triangle ( Δ ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S2W-14198 David Mundell: To ask the Scottish Executive what role it plays in appointments to the office of Lord Lieutenant.

S2W-14199 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-10883 by Mr Andy Kerr on 12 October 2004, when the letter promised on the availability of Scottish information from the World Health Organisation’s European health for all database will be written.

S2W-14200 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has spent on (a) indoor bought plants, (b) indoor hired plants, (c) outdoor bought plants and (d) outdoor hired plants in each year since 1999.

S2W-14201 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what its total spending on Private Finance Initiative (PFI) consultants was in each year since 1999; how many full-time equivalent PFI consultants were employed over this period; what the implied average cost of each PFI consultant was, and how many PFI consultancy firms it has used over this period.

S2W-14202 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents took place in bus lanes in each year since 1999.

S2W-14203 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-13372 by Tavish Scott on 26 January 2005, what the suicide rate was in (a) 1999-2000, (b) 2000-01, (c) 2001-02, (d) 2002-03 and (e) 2003-04, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-14204 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether prescription charges are made to renal patients who require dialysis access devices.

S2W-14205 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether patients on peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis continue to be exempt from prescription charges.

S2W-14206 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive what updates to guidance on prescription charges have been made in the last 12 months.

S2W-14207 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times have been for (a) residential and (b) non-residential alcohol detoxification services in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-14208 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with the UK Government regarding measures in the draft Children (Contact) and Adoption Bill.

S2W-14209 Jeremy Purvis: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is considering legislative steps to improve contact arrangements for children and their parents in Scotland.

S2W-14210 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS hospitals use Patientline to supplement their provision of entertainment systems for patients.

S2W-14211 Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take action to improve the rate of early diagnosis of secondary cancer in breast cancer patients.

S2W-14212 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it recognises the condition of lymphoedema.

S2W-14213 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive what services are provided by NHS boards for sufferers of lymphoedema.

S2W-14214 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that current services for sufferers of lymphoedema are adequately resourced to meet their needs.

S2W-14215 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances it would consider that restraint of any asylum seeker should be investigated to ascertain whether an offence had been committed, where an asylum seeker was restrained (a) inside and (b) outwith Dungavel House immigration removal centre.

S2W-14216 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the audit and monitoring procedures for the European Regional Development Fund in the Highlands and Islands have changed since the Parliament was established.

S2W-14217 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which 14 projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the Highlands and Islands between 1994 and 1999 failed the recent first stage European Commission audit.

S2W-14218 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what objections were made by the EC auditor to the management of 14 projects in the Highlands and Islands funded by the European Regional Development Fund between 1994 and 1999.

S2W-14219 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive what conditions were set by the European Commission for the funding of the upgrade of the Nigg Bay dry dock.

S2W-14220 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the audit and monitoring procedures of projects in the Highlands and Islands differ from those procedures applied in other parts of Scotland.

S2W-14221 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive which transport projects were funded through European structural funds from (a) 1994 to 1999 and (b) 2000 to 2005, broken down by (a) type, (b) location and (c) cost.

S2W-14222 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there have been for the supply of alcohol to underage customers in each of the last five years, broken down by police board area and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-14223 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under 18 have been identified as regularly consuming alcohol.

S2W-14224 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many licences to sell alcohol have been withdrawn as a result of a breach of the licence in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-14225 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has produced for licensees on the responsible promotion of alcohol.

S2W-14226 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) sports centres, (b) libraries, (c) community centres and (d) playing fields there have been in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area and showing year-on-year percentage changes.

S2W-14227 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to develop rail links between Ayrshire and Edinburgh.

S2W-14228 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what importance it places on improving transport links between major cities and rural areas.

S2W-14229 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the Glasgow Crossrail project.

S2W-14230 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration is given to improving the internal transport infrastructure when allocating funding through the Route Development Fund to attract more foreign visitors to Scotland.

S2W-14231 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what auditing takes place of the prescribing of tranquilisers to elderly people in residential and nursing homes.

S2W-14232 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Care Commission has responsibility for auditing prescribing practices in residential and nursing homes.

S2W-14233 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers have either received training in Enterprise in Education or received business placements in each year since 2002-03.

S2W-14234 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how many partnerships between local businesses and schools have been set up in each year since 2002-03, giving also the average per school cluster.



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