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Section E – Written questions lodged on 24 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-17585 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive whether, following Carers Week, it will estimate (a) how many cancer patients receive care at home, (b) how many carers supporting cancer patients remaining at home require support themselves and (c) any additional costs faced by cancer patients as a result of their treatment and care.

S2W-17586 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many new PE teachers have been employed in each year since 1999.

S2W-17587 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the Larkhall to Milngavie rail line to open for public trains.

S2W-17588 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many complaints have been received by NHS 24 from people living in the Clydesdale constituency and how many of these have been upheld.

S2W-17589 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many objections have been received to the Clydesdale wind farm application.

S2W-17590 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to support the provision of education on climate change outside formal education.

S2W-17591 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will issue its new planning guidance on opencast mining.

S2W-17592 Karen Gillon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers have been suspended in each year since 1999 following allegations of abuse by a pupil or pupil representative and how many of these complaints were upheld.

S2W-17593 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what flood prevention schemes it is considering for operation in the Lothians region and when it expects each scheme to begin.

S2W-17594 Mr Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of support it provides, and plans to provide, for flood prevention schemes in the Lothians region.

S2W-17595 Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Executive who will sit on the working group to examine its proposals on mandatory blood testing of suspects and when the working group will first meet.

S2W-17596 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what support it is giving to the maintenance, development and regeneration of allotments.

S2W-17597 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are any provisions in planning law to support and reinforce the maintenance of local provision for allotments.

S2W-17598 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to strengthen provisions in planning law for supporting the development of new allotments in local communities.

S2W-17599 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it monitors the extent of demand for allotment provision across Scotland.

S2W-17600 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to prevent the alienation of allotment ground to developers.

S2W-17601 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government regarding the overpayment of child tax credit to families in Scotland.

S2W-17602 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussion it has had with Her Majesty’s Government in order to ensure that no parent or child will bear any hardship as a result of overpayment of child tax credits in Scotland.

S2W-17603 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government to establish whether any student parents in Scotland have received any overpayment of child tax credits.

S2W-17604 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Her Majesty’s Government to establish how many student parents in Scotland have received any overpayment of child tax credits.

S2W-17605 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it has taken to ensure that children entitled to free school meals and who switched from income support to child tax credit do not lose their entitlement to free school meals as a result of overpayment of child tax credits.

S2W-17606 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households with children and in fuel poverty, as defined in the Scottish House Condition Survey 2002, live in buildings rated (a) poor, (b) moderate and (c) good.

S2W-17607 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households with children and in fuel poverty, as defined in the Scottish House Condition Survey 2002, live in buildings with no central heating systems.

S2W-17608 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households with children and in fuel poverty, as defined in the Scottish House Condition Survey 2002, are in receipt of a disability benefit related to a child.

S2W-17609 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children, as distinct from households with children, live in fuel poverty, as defined in the Scottish House Conditions Survey 2002.

S2W-17610 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it is carrying out to determine the reasons for the number of school leavers leaving school before the age of 16 increasing last year despite financial incentives to stay on.

S2W-17611 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance or other related information it has issued to local authorities to monitor the career or other intentions of school leavers who opt to leave school before the age of 16.

S2W-17612 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how it monitors the destinations of pupils who leave school before 16.

S2W-17613 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how many careers guidance advisers there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area, expressed also as a percentage of the total pupil population in each local authority area.

S2W-17614 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to consult school pupils with regard to the curriculum.



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