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Section E – Written questions lodged on 23 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-17526 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the programme to realign approximately 3km of the A7 at Auchenrivock, south of Langholm, has now been prepared and what the estimated cost is of the realignment.

S2W-17555 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question SW2-17245 by Cathy Jamieson on 22 June 2005, whether there are any weeks in the year where prisoners are not required to work and whether any particular arrangements apply to long-term prisoners.

S2W-17556 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of the costs per unit for telephone calls made by prisoners in each of Scotland’s prisons and what information it has on how these unit costs compare with those in prisons in the rest of the United Kingdom.

S2W-17557 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will make representations to Her Majesty’s Government on the proposal to close the Met Office in Aberdeen.

S2W-17558 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many heart transplant operations have been carried out in the NHS in each of the last four years.

S2W-17559 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what amount Scottish Water billed for non-domestic water and waste water services in (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05 and how much of this money has not yet been collected.

S2W-17560 Mr Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Executive what amount was billed by Scottish Water and its predecessor organisations for non-domestic water and waste water services prior to 2003-04 but not collected prior to 2003-04.

S2W-17561 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any research has been carried out into the extent of any direct benefit to Scotland if London is successful in its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

S2W-17562 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence it has that the “Scottish tourism sector in particular would expect to benefit” from a successful London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, as stated by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport in an Executive news release on 22 June 2005.

S2W-17563 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional growth it expects to accrue to the Scottish economy if London is successful in its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

S2W-17564 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific benefit to Scottish sport it anticipates if London is successful in its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

S2W-17565 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether plans by Her Majesty’s Government to provide lottery funding for the 2012 Olympic Games in London will have a displacement effect on Scottish sport and charitable causes funded by the lottery.

S2W-17566 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its reasons are for backing the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and when it reached the decision to do so.

S2W-17567 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what evaluation it has made of the Cranston project.

S2W-17568 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to replace the Cranston project.

S2W-17569 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive whether all Scottish prisons will be involved in any new initiative to replace the Cranston project.

S2W-17570 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in developing its revised strategy for the relocation of public sector jobs .

S2W-17571 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-17352 by Allan Wilson on 17 June 2005 in which it was admitted that the information that it supplied to members of the public and placed in the Parliament’s Reference Centre is factually incorrect, what plans it has to rectify this.

S2W-17572 Mr Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive , further to the answer to question S2W-16265 by Allan Wilson on 9 May 2005 and in light of the fact that none of the CORGI council members with a Scottish mandate and very few members from the rest of the United Kingdom were consulted prior to the introduction of CORGI’s Gaswork Notification Scheme, whether it is still the Executive’s intention not to intervene on behalf of small business and trades people in Scotland to ensure that the needs of Scotland are fully taken into account by UK-wide quangos.

S2W-17573 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of computer (a) hacking, (b) fraud and (c) theft have been recorded and on how many occasions computer systems (i) within and (ii) outwith the Executive have been illegally accessed by computer hackers in each year since 1999.

S2W-17574 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of fires were caused by accumulations of litter in each year since 1999.

S2W-17575 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the spending per pupil was in the 10 per cent (a) least deprived and (b) most deprived local authority areas in (i) 1999-2000, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05.

S2W-17576 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) consultants and (d) auxiliary staff have been victims of violence in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-17577 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average daily number of general and acute beds open overnight was in each of the last five years in (a) Scotland and (b) each NHS board area and what the bed occupancy rate was.

S2W-17578 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total number of accident and emergency attendances was in each NHS board area in each of the last five years for which figures were available.

S2W-17579 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people attending accident and emergency departments were not registered with a GP in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-17580 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the ratio of the number of GPs to population was in each NHS board area in each of the last five years.

S2W-17581 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has examined the wireless network which provides broadband internet in Estonia.

S2W-17582 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people in Scotland have no access to broadband because of their locations and what action it will take to increase broadband availability in rural areas.

S2W-17583 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it would consider a pilot scheme to set up a wireless network in north-east Scotland to increase access to broadband internet.

S2W-17584 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) maximum and (b) median number of remand prisoners was in the most recent year for which figures are available, broken down by prison.



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