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Section E – Written questions lodged on 27 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-17615 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what research it has completed in the last four years to examine why the fertility rate is 35% below the replacement level.

S2W-17616 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional measures it will take in respect of its Fresh Talent initiative, in light of Robert Wright’s statement in the Scotecon research report, Population Ageing and Immigration Policy, that "the number of net migrants such a policy is likely to generate falls well below what is required to have a significant impact on population ageing".

S2W-17617 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what its forecasts are for net inward migration to Scotland in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008, (e) 2009, (f) 2010, (g) 2011 and (h) 2012.

S2W-17618 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what its forecasts are for net outward migration from Scotland in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008, (e) 2009, (f) 2010, (g) 2011 and (h) 2012.

S2W-17619 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the availability of human gametes for donation in Scotland since the introduction of the new donor anonymity arrangements on 1 April 2005.

S2W-17620 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it estimates that there has been any change in the availability of donor human gametes in Scotland since the introduction of the new donor anonymity arrangements on 1 April 2005.

S2W-17621 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the future availability of donor gametes in Scotland.

S2W-17622 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to increase awareness of the possibility of donating gametes amongst the general public.

S2W-17623 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with infertility treatment centres regarding the any shortage of donor gametes.

S2W-17624 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with patient user groups in the last two years regarding the availability of donor gametes.

S2W-17625 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with health departments in the rest of the United Kingdom regarding any shortage of donor gametes.

S2W-17626 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will encourage the relevant UK authorities to review the existing donor anonymity arrangements, in light of any current donor gametes shortages.

S2W-17627 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will take steps to establish whether there is an adequate number of centres with the facility to recruit gametes donors and whether these cover a reasonable geographical spread across Scotland.

S2W-17628 Christine Grahame: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, further to the answer to question S2W-17182 by Robert Brown on 21 June 2005, whether it will provide a breakdown of the cost of £370 for providing two retrieved emails and a copy of an existing report anent the alleged telephone interception of my Galashiels office and Parliament Headquarters.



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