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Section E – Written questions lodged from 24 December 2004 to 7 January 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-13213 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive which major transport projects were completed from 1987-88 to 1996-97 in the (a) Glasgow, (b) west of Scotland and (c) Lothians European parliamentary constituency areas and how much each such project cost.

S2W-13214 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive which major transport projects have been, or will be, completed between 1997-98 and 2006-07 in the former (a) Glasgow, (b) west of Scotland and (c) Lothians European parliamentary constituency areas and how much each such project has, or is projected to, cost.

S2W-13215 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive which major transport projects it plans to complete between 2007-08 and 2020 in the former (a) Glasgow, (b) west of Scotland and (c) Lothians European parliamentary constituency areas and how much it estimates each such project will cost.

S2W-13216 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting times are at each specialist obesity clinic.

S2W-13217 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients are waiting to be seen at each specialist obesity clinic.

S2W-13218 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, patients are required to wait for six months or longer at each specialist obesity clinic.

S2W-13219 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage tourists from Japan to visit Scotland.

S2W-13220 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to encourage trade between Japan and Scotland.

S2W-13221 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to recognise the importance of Thomas Blake Glover in the development of Japanese industry.

S2W-13222 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it gives to the Grampian Japan trust which looks after Thomas Blake Glover’s house in Aberdeen.

S2W-13223 David McLetchie: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-12721 by Tom McCabe on 15 December 2004, whether the taxable status of the severance payments referred to is a reserved matter for determination in accordance with the provisions of the Income and Corporation Taxes Acts and what advice has been sought from (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Inland Revenue in respect of the likely tax treatment of such payments with a view to informing the deliberations of the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee.

S2W-13224 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish all correspondence between the office of the First Minister and Wark Clements.

S2W-13225 Scott Barrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to deal with the sewage which is currently incinerated at Longannet Power Station but will no longer be disposed of in this way as a consequence of the ruling by the Court of Session on waste-derived fuel on 22 December 2004.

S2W-13226 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-12962 by Malcolm Chisholm on 23 December 2004, which interested parties were invited to discuss the relevant issues on affordable housing; which interested parties participated in such discussions, and what form these discussions took.

S2W-13227 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-12922 by Euan Robson on 22 December 2004, which measures within the retention strategy for recruitment for children’s panels have been implemented following advice by the Publicity Working Group.

S2W-13228 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will introduce a policy of continuously monitoring morale among members of children’s panels to ensure that retention levels do not fall below current levels.

S2W-13229 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many speed cameras were installed on (a) trunk roads, (b) urban roads other than trunk roads and (c) other roads in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13230 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions were obtained by speed cameras in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13231 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many accidents, broken down by category, it estimates have been avoided by the installation of speed cameras in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13232 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what contribution to the reduction in greenhouse gases and other atmospheric pollution is made by the installation of speed cameras.

S2W-13233 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average speed of drivers convicted for speeding was in areas where the legal maximum speed was (a) 20mph, (b) 30mph, (c) 40mph, (d) 50mph, (e) 60mph, (f) 70mph and (g) any other speed in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13234 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many questions have been lodged for the randomised computer selection for each Scottish Executive Question Time under each theme for each week since 11 March 2004.

S2W-13235 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many blood donors have been (a) lost and (b) recruited by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service since the statement on variant CJD by the Minister for Health and Community Care on 17 March 2004.

S2W-13236 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has regarding the number of CCTV cameras that were installed during each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13237 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what capacity there will be for sentences to contain an element of community reparation in 2005.

S2W-13238 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that sentences containing an element of community reparation will be given in 2005.

S2W-13239 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tertiary level students received financial support from public funds in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13240 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tertiary level students who have received financial support from public funds have suspended or terminated their studies, without gaining the qualification studied for, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13241 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers it expects to be employed in 2014-15.

S2W-13242 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers it expects to be employed in 2014-15.

S2W-13243 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many general medical practitioners it expects to be employed in 2014-15.

S2W-13244 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil servants it expects to employ in 2014-15.

S2W-13245 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses it expects to be employed in 2014-15.

S2W-13246 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many school students it expects there to be in 2014-15.

S2W-13247 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on how many businesses are expected to be registered for VAT in Scotland in 2014-15 (a) assuming nil inflation and unchanged rules or (b) otherwise.

S2W-13248 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many companies it expects to be registered in Scotland in 2014-15.

S2W-13249 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many students it expects will be studying for tertiary level qualifications in 2014-15.

S2W-13250 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many lecturers it expects to be employed in Scotland in 2014-15 in (a) universities, (b) colleges of further education and (c) other institutions offering tertiary level qualifications.

S2W-13251 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road miles were covered in each of the last five years for which figures are available by (a) private vehicles, (b) commercial vehicles and (c) other powered vehicles.

S2W-13252 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many road miles it expects to be covered in 2014-15 by (a) private vehicles, (b) commercial vehicles and (c) other powered vehicles.

S2W-13253 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) private vehicles, (b) commercial vehicles and (c) other powered vehicles it expects to be registered in 2014-15.

S2W-13254 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many operational passenger railway stations there are at present in Scotland and how many it expects there to be in 2014-15.

S2W-13255 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passenger journeys were undertaken in Scotland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

S2W-13256 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many bus passenger journeys it expects will be undertaken in Scotland in 2014-15.

S2W-13257 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many citizens it expects will require residential care in Scotland in 2014-15.

S2W-13258Δ Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made in relocating public sector jobs to Scotland’s more rural and remote areas.



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