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Section E – Written questions lodged on 2 June 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-17062 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why NHS Western Isles, with 11 inhabited islands, receives £691 per capita funding per annum more than NHS Argyll and Clyde, with 26 inhabited islands.

S2W-17063 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when the report of the review of the Advocacy Safeguards Agency will be published and where it will be made available.

S2W-17064 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage achievement of quality indicators for GP surgeries in the Quality and Outcomes Framework is considered acceptable for patient safety.

S2W-17065 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many DEXA scanners there are in each NHS board area.

S2W-17066 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage change in air passenger numbers using Kirkwall and Stornoway has been since the introduction of Sunday air services.

S2W-17067 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new air services from Scottish airports were initially subject to support from the Route Development Fund.

S2W-17068 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many air services from Scottish airports initiated under the Route Development Fund scheme are still operating.

S2W-17069 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive how many services subject to support from the Route Development Fund have been withdrawn or otherwise ceased and what these services cost the Executive.

S2W-17070 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive which consultant assisted it in assessing the routes and airlines for Route Development Fund assistance.

S2W-17071 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive which consultant has been assisting it with its review of the HITRANS proposals and whether it has employed any other aviation consultants on similar reviews.

S2W-17072 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive which permanent senior staff of the consultant assisting it with its review of the HITRANS proposals have worked with major international airlines as airline route planners, airline economics specialists or in similar capacities and for how long.

S2W-17073 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding would be required by each local authority to address the backlog of road repairs.

S2W-17074 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how much funding would be required by each local authority to address the backlog of pavement and footway repairs.

S2W-17075 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money was spent (a) in total and (b) by each local authority on roads maintenance in each of the last five years.

S2W-17076 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how much money was spent (a) in total and (b) by each local authority on pavement and footway maintenance in each of the last five years.

S2W-17077 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what the grant aided expenditure was for roads maintenance (a) in total and (b) for each local authority in each of the last five years.

S2W-17078 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive what the grant aided expenditure was for pavement and footway maintenance (a) in total and (b) for each local authority in each of the last five years.

S2W-17079 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what notifications it has given, pursuant to paragraph 29.2 of Minute of Agreement between the Secretary of State for Scotland and Kilmarnock Prison Services Limited for the Design, Construction, Management and Financing of a Prison at Kilmarnock, to allow “any other person” reasonable access to HM Prison Kilmarnock, showing the (a) dates of notification, (b) names of the individuals concerned and (c) purpose of each visit.

S2W-17080 Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what its response will be to any concerns by patients over new arrangements for the supply of stoma appliances.

S2W-17081 Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to address any welfare concerns expressed by stoma patients.

S2W-17082 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any discussions with the National Playing Fields Association Scotland in the last 12 months and, if so, what the outcome of these discussions was.

S2W-17083 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the minimum maintenance requirements are for school playing fields.

S2W-17084 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what strategy it has to encourage greater community use of school sporting facilities.

S2W-17085 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to support higher levels of physical activity in schools.

S2W-17086 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many school playing fields have been sold to private developers, excluding public private partnerships, in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-17087 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many school playing fields have been sold by public private partnerships, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-17088 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has had any dialogue with public private partnerships in relation to pricing policies for the use of school sports facilities.

S2W-17089 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answers to questions S2W-15791 and S2W-16581 by Cathy Jamieson on 10 and 31 May 2005, whether it will instigate a review or audit of figures produced by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in light of any discrepancy in the figures produced by the Inspectorate and directly by Grampian Police on numbers of racist incidents in 2003-04 and 2004.

S2W-17090 Dr Sylvia Jackson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of the EU hygiene package on 1 January 2006 will have on low-throughput abattoirs currently benefiting from lower hygiene and inspection costs following implementation of the Maclean Group recommendations.

S2W-17091 Christine May: To ask the Scottish Executive what recent measures have been introduced to widen access to higher education.

S2W-17092 Mrs Nanette Milne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Minister for Health and Community Care has met the Patients Industry Professional Forum to discuss future arrangements for the supply of stoma devices and, if not, whether he will arrange a meeting.



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