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Section E – Written questions lodged on 25 May 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-16891 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive what the General Medical Services budget will be in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-16892 Mike Pringle: To ask the Scottish Executive when it intends to issue advice to NHS boards in respect of their General Medical Services budgets.

S2W-16893 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the final phase of the Strategic Funding Review will be completed.

S2W-16894 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive why trade unions and Community Care Providers Scotland were not equal partners in determining the phases which make up the Strategic Funding Review.

S2W-16895 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it has paid in subsidies for student loans sold in 1998 and 1999 in each year since 1998.

S2W-16896 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps have been taken to encourage business start-ups in the renewable energy sector.

S2W-16897 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, companies engaged in renewable energy are (a) partly and (b) wholly Scottish-owned.

S2W-16898 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive what the current level of employment is in the renewable energy sector.

S2W-16899 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive how many companies are engaged in the renewable energy sector.

S2W-16900 Richard Lochhead: To ask the Scottish Executive to what extent the impact of renewable energy on the Scottish economy has been measured.

S2W-16901 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish a route improvement study on the A9 between Perth and Blair Atholl.

S2W-16902 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive what companies domiciled in Scotland have successfully tendered to provide services in connection with the G8 summit at Gleneagles.

S2W-16903 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil service jobs have been relocated to Perth and Kinross in each year since 2000.

S2W-16904 Mr John Swinney: To ask the Scottish Executive how many civil service jobs have been relocated to Angus in each year since 2000.

S2W-16905 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to develop a parkway station at Musselburgh and what information it has regarding possible passenger use and cost.

S2W-16906 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what fuel costs were incurred by (a) each police force, (b) the Scottish Ambulance Service, (c) each fire board, (d) its car pool and (e) each NHS board in each year since 1999.

S2W-16907 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken, and what discussions it has had, regarding the introduction of direct flights between Edinburgh and Munich.

S2W-16908 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the number of people bound for (a) Scotland and (b) Edinburgh arriving in the United Kingdom by Eurostar in each year since 1999.

S2W-16909 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the volume of travellers between Scotland and the EU accession states; what action it has taken to promote new direct flights to these states, and what strategy it has for obtaining information on movements between these destinations and for providing direct flights.

S2W-16910 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the all clear signal, as announced on 19 May 2005, for infectious salmon anaemia in Loch Sheilavaig means that no further movement controls will be necessary.

S2W-16911 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any evaluation has been, or is being, made of the environmental impact of measures taken to control the suspected case of infectious salmon anaemia in Loch Sheilavaig.

S2W-16912 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is confident that infectious salmon anaemia has been eradicated from Loch Sheilavaig.

S2W-16913 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures were taken to control the suspected outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia in Loch Sheilavaig.

S2W-16914 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any compensation will be payable by it to Marine Harvest in respect of measures taken to control the suspected case of infectious salmon anaemia in Loch Sheilavaig.

S2W-16915 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it has taken to trace the origins of the suspected incidence of infectious salmon anaemia in Loch Sheilavaig.

S2W-16916 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what penalties are incurred by fish farms from which fish escape.

S2W-16917 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to prevent escapes of fish from fish farms.

S2W-16918 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to assess the impact of escaped farmed fish on native fish populations.

S2W-16919 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many farmed fish are known to have escaped into Scottish waters in each year since 1999.

S2W-16920 Eleanor Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring regime will be implemented at Loch Sheilavaig to ensure that infectious salmon anaemia has been eradicated.

S2W-16921 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure the recruitment and retention of suitably qualified staff in Thurso High School.

S2W-16922 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-13635 by Mr Andy Kerr on 31 January 2005 and following the publication of Health in Scotland 2004 in March 2005 which states that there is an HAI surveillance project to monitor catheter-associated urinary tract infections, whether it is now possible to provide an answer to the question in respect of the number of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections and the rate of infection in each NHS board.

S2W-16923 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people of ethnic minority origin are involved in delivering the Business Gateway.

S2W-16924 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive by what means people who have been wrongfully convicted can claim compensation; how many applications for compensation there are at each stage of the application process, and how long on average applicants have been waiting for their applications to be processed.

S2W-16925 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to monitor the uptake of calcium and vitamin D supplementation, particularly among women living in residential care, in light of the recommendation of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 71 - Management of Osteoporosis: A National Clinical Guideline that frail elderly housebound women should be offered calcium and vitamin D supplementation.

S2W-16926 Bill Butler: To ask the Scottish Executive how many uniformed police officers in Strathclyde were available to respond to calls from the public during the week ending on Sunday 24 April 2005.

S2W-16927 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the number of visitors to Scotland who arrive via a port in north-east England.

S2W-16928 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive why on-time delivery of prisoners to court fell from 98% in July 2004 to 85% in December 2004 and what action it intends to take to address this.

S2W-16929 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-7812 by Cathy Jamieson on 19 May 2004, what the final total delegated budget has been for each prison and young offenders’ institution in each of the last three financial years and the present financial year to date and what the expenditure out-turn has been in each case.