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Section E – Written questions lodged on 31 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-13963 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive, with reference to the Local Government and Transport Committee on 19 January 2005, what the reason is for the discrepancy between the number of Network Rail employees provided by Network Rail and the number of employees provided by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union; whether the figures can be reconciled and, if so, how that reconciliation can be achieved.

S2W-13966 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost to consumers has been of the renewables obligation buy-out in each year since April 2002.

S2W-13967 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what effect its 18% renewable energy target by 2010 will have on the renewables obligation buy-out and whether it will disadvantage the consumer or Scottish-based generating companies, given the target of 10% set by the UK Government.

S2W-13968 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what the declared net capacity is of the hydroelectric stations at (a) Kinlochleven, (b) St Fillans, (c) Mossford, (d) Shin, (e) Quoich, (f) Finlarig, (g) Grudie Bridge and (h) Culligran.

S2W-13969 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive what applications are being considered to increase declared net capacity of the hydroelectric stations at (a) Kinlochleven, (b) St Fillans, (c) Mossford, (d) Shin, (e) Quich, (f) Finlarig, (g) Grudie Bridge and (h) Culligran.

S2W-13970 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people there are with multiple sclerosis, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-13971 Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has approached the organisers of London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games about the possibility of Scotland hosting Olympic mountain biking events if the bid is successful.

S2W-13972 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Sewel motions since 1999 have resulted in increased (a) powers to the Parliament, (b) powers to Scottish ministers and (b) responsibilities for Scottish ministers.

S2W-13973 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether recruitment, training and retention of children’s panel members is sufficient to meet panel commitments and what progress is being made with the review of the Children’s Hearing System.

S2W-13974 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how the statement by Mr Tom McCabe at c 14063 in the Official Report on 27 January 2005 on the use of £100 figures for Executive accruals in its Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill is consistent with (a) Annex C of HM Treasury’s guide regarding departmental resource accounts that relate to Parliamentary supply, the "Yellow Book", which defines accruals accounting as "A method of recording expenditure as it is incurred, and income as it is earned, during an accounting period, rather than when cash is spent or received", (b) the Inland Revenue treatment of accruals as adopted within FRS17 and carried forward to FRS18 that "Required revenue and costs to be accrued, that is recognised as they were earned or incurred, not as money is received or paid, and matched with one another in so far as their relationship can be established or justifiably assumed. They were to be dealt with in the profit and loss account of the period to which they related; provided that where the accruals concept was inconsistent with the prudence concept the latter prevailed", (c) the UK Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and (d) any other generally-accepted use of accruals during a budgeting process that attempts to predict and direct outcomes.

S2W-13975 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken by staff working on behalf of the NHS to ensure that any person brought to their attention for treatment, who is under physical restraint, is lawfully restrained.

S2W-13976 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any staff within its areas of responsibility have authority to restrain asylum seekers (a) inside and (b) outwith Dungavel House immigration removal centre.

S2W-13977 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive who has statutory authority to apply physical restraint to persons undergoing treatment by NHS staff.

S2W-13978 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been issued by Scottish ministers to NHS staff regarding verification that application of physical restraint to persons undergoing treatment is lawful and whether it will place a copy of this guidance in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre.

S2W-13979 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any plans to ensure that fishing quotas are only allocated to active fishermen.

S2W-13980 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Scottish Water regarding the provision of appropriate water and sewage infrastructure for new-build housing.

S2W-13981 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will announce Scottish Water’s investment programme for 2006 to 2014.

S2W-13982 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the provision of appropriate water and sewage infrastructure to service new housing developments is an Executive priority.

S2W-13983 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it consulted housing developers when deciding Scottish Water’s investment programme for 2006 to 2014.

S2W-13984 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive how many affordable homes for rent or ownership, for which approval has been granted, are unable to be built due to a lack of appropriate water and sewage infrastructure, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-13985 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps were taken to secure for Scotland the headquarters of the recently-established United Kingdom Energy Research Centre.

S2W-13986 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for funding for hospital-acquired infection related research have been received in each of the last five years.

S2W-13987 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for funding for hospital-acquired infection related research have been approved in each of the last five years.

S2W-13988 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tied houses there are in each local authority area; what percentage of housing stock this represents, and how many families have not had security of tenure in each such area in each of the last five years.

S2W-13989 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have been held in the last year regarding the possibility of buying out the PFI at Inverness Airport and what plans it has in respect of the enhancement of services around the airport, in particular the provision of transport links to Inverness.

S2W-13990 Mrs Margaret Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many proposals for wind farm developments are currently being considered by ministers, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-13991Δ Maureen Macmillan: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consult on the changes planned to the Crofting Counties Agricultural Grant Scheme.

S2W-13992 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many listed buildings there are within its care, broken down by local authority area and Executive department.

S2W-13993 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many of the listed buildings within its care would be likely to be served with listed buildings repairs notices if they were privately owned.

S2W-13994 Mr Mark Ruskell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether guidance issued to Scottish Water or its predecessor organisations on sustainable development was made available to the Water Industry Commissioner between 1999 and 2004.

S2W-13995 Campbell Martin: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-13283 by Nicol Stephen on 24 January 2005, why West Kilbride was omitted from all directional informatory signage on the A78 Three Towns Bypass, other than that referred to in the answer and what action it will now take to ensure that West Kilbride is added to all appropriate signs along the length of the bypass.

S2W-13996 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the business case for the establishment of the intermediary technology institutes by Scottish Enterprise.

S2W-13997 Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish the targets it has set in respect of outputs for the intermediary technology institutes.

S2W-13998 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will seek assurances from Her Majesty’s Government that projects funded by the new Big Lottery Fund out of the United Kingdom (UK) share of the fund will be of benefit to the whole of the UK.

S2W-13999 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether community and voluntary organisations in Scotland will receive the same level of funding from the Big Lottery Fund as they received from the New Opportunities Fund and Community Fund combined.



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