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Section E – Written questions lodged on 15 September 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-19235 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the review of NHS prescription charges to be completed.

S2W-19236 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance will be given to sufferers of chronic illnesses who are not eligible for free prescriptions to help meet the costs of their prescriptions and essential treatments until the review of NHS prescription charges is completed.

S2W-19237 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average wage levels have been in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

S2W-19238 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial input has been made by each local authority to ensure that the requirement under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 to provide access to independent advocacy for every person with a mental disorder is met.

S2W-19239 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what financial input has been made by each NHS board to ensure that the requirement under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 to provide access to independent advocacy for every person with a mental disorder is met.

S2W-19240 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how it has assessed the capacity of independent advocacy services to meet the needs of people with mental health problems in light of the requirements in respect of advocacy in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

S2W-19241 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to monitor the uptake and impact of independent advocacy services in light of the requirements in respect of advocacy in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

S2W-19242 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take if demand for independent advocacy services exceeds supply in the next three years.

S2W-19243 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-18506 by Cathy Jamieson on 14 September 2005, whether it will provide a breakdown by division of the annual figures for the number of officers eligible to retire.

S2W-19244 Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-17298 by Tavish Scott on 23 June 2005, whether it will now announce its decision on the relocation of sportscotland.

S2W-19245 Phil Gallie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has examined the report of the study carried out by the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health in Finland which states that the mortality rate for women asociated with abortions is three times the rate for women associated with childbirth and what comparative figures it has for Scotland.

S2W-19246 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has made any estimate of how long the oil industry can be expected to continue providing employment in Scotland.

S2W-19247 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive which body enforces law and order on oil installations in the North Sea.

S2W-19248 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what the annual budget for the provision of the Parliament’s outreach services has been in each financial year since 1999-2000.

S2W-19249 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will list the activities organised by the Parliament’s outreach services and where these took place in each year since 1999.

S2W-19250 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many (a) members of the public and (b) representatives of organisations participated in activities organised by the Parliament’s outreach services in each year since 1999.

S2W-19251 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-15237 by Mr Tom McCabe on 13 April 2005, how many enquiries have now been received by the Relocation Advisory Service, broken down by country of residence and month of enquiry.

S2W-19252 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many enquiries to the Relocation Advisory Service have resulted in relocations to Scotland.

S2W-19253 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times it has been in breach of the National Statistics Code of Practice in respect of the production of statistics in each year since 1999.

S2W-19254 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive who holds editorial responsibility for the production of Government Expenditure and Revenues in Scotland (GERS) reports and whether there are any plans to change this arrangement.

S2W-19255 Shiona Baird: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to introduce targets for renewable heat generation analogous to the targets for renewable electricity generation.

S2W-19256 Margaret Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S2W-18805 by Johann Lamont on 13 September 2005, how many of the applications called in were subsequently approved in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

S2W-19257 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average cost is of educating a primary schoolchild in (a) Scotland and (b) the Scottish Borders local authority area.

S2W-19258 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive how much additional support Scottish Borders Council receives as a result of the number of rural primary schools in its area and, if small rural schools are closed, whether that level of support will be reduced accordingly.

S2W-19259 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions have followed a breach of the existing bye-laws covering the use of Loch Lomond in each year since 1999.

S2W-19260 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases of breach of the existing bye-laws covering Loch Lomond have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and not proceeded with in each year since 1999.

S2W-19261 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any registered watercraft users of Loch Lomond have had their registration removed in each year since 1999 and, if so, for what reason.

S2W-19262 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive why local authority-run care homes for elderly people receive higher levels of funding for each placement than independent care homes.

S2W-19263 Margo MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Executive how many competitions or awards for architecture and design it has funded or part-funded in each of the last five years, giving the name and size of each award.

S2W-19264 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive when phase 2 of the review of NHS prescription charges will begin and what its duration will be.

S2W-19265 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide a comprehensive list of participants in the phase 2 consultation process on the review of NHS prescription charges.

S2W-19266 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will update Professor Gavin McCrone’s 1974 paper on the Scottish economy.

S2W-19267 Donald Gorrie: To ask the Scottish Executive, whether it is satisfied, as a partner in the Management Plan of Edinburgh World Heritage, that the plan is delivering the objective "to maintain archives and collections relating to the World Heritage in the best possible condition", one of the objectives "of primary importance" referred to in chapter 6.

S2W-19268 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish the research report of Professor Jane Aldgate on kinship care.

S2W-19269 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it is making in improving services and support to grandparents and relative carers.

S2W-19270 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive by what criteria ScotXed will assign a level of fluency in English to school pupils.

S2W-19271 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements have been made with ScotXed to assess the fluency level in English of every school pupil.

S2W-19272 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance has been produced for assessing fluency levels of, and assigning fluency levels to, bilingual pupils.

S2W-19273 Ms Rosemary Byrne: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact assignment to level 5 fluency by ScotXed will have on the provision of English as an Additional Language (EAL) support to bilingual pupils.

S2W-19274 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether COSLA has agreed that all the five-year development plans proposed in the White Paper, Modernising the Planning System, are deliverable.

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