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Section E – Written questions lodged on 5 June 2006

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Executive in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

S2W-26521 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when the evaluation of the pilot Arrest Referral schemes will be completed.

S2W-26522 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make a decision on the future funding of Arrest Referral schemes.

S2W-26523 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been (a) charged and (b) successfully prosecuted under the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002.

S2W-26524 John Swinburne: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to ensure that local authorities provide free personal care to senior citizens who have been assessed as having personal care needs, as required by the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002.

S2W-26525 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there have been for rape in each of the last 20 years.

S2W-26526 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what the findings have been of any investigations, undertaken by it, the police or any Executive agency or supported agency, or in which these bodies have co-operated, into the process known as extraordinary rendition.

S2W-26527 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring it  undertakes of the impact on response times of undisturbed meal breaks in the Scottish Ambulance Service.

S2W-26528 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of  any occasions on which human life has been threatened by lengthy response times when the nearest ambulance crew has been booked off duty on an undisturbed meal break.

S2W-26529 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied with the operation of the undisturbed meal break policy in the Scottish Ambulance Service and whether it has any plans to revise the policy.

S2W-26530 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the McCrone agreement should be reviewed in light of concerns raised by teachers in respect of increased workload.

S2W-26531 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government in relation to the absence of a digital television signal in areas such as Ballater in Aberdeenshire.

S2W-26532 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has about when areas which do not receive a digital television signal in Scotland will do so.

S2W-26533 Mr David Davidson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has the power to give grant support to those who require to update equipment in order to receive digital television signals after the switch-off of the analogue signal and, if so, whether it will do so.

S2W-26534 Derek Brownlee: To ask the Scottish Executive how many copies of its response to the Care 21 Report, The Future of Unpaid Care in Scotland, were printed; to whom the copies were distributed, and what the total cost was of (a) design, (b) printing and (c) postage and distribution.

S2W-26535 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a systematic procedure for assessing whether its legislation or action plans will have an impact on children and young people; if so, what this procedure is and why it has not been formalised and made public, and, if not, what action it is taking to ensure that a procedure is developed and implemented.

S2W-26536 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many higher education institutions offered (a) mathematics, (b) physics, (c) biology, (d) chemistry, (e) computing and electronics and (f) engineering-related degrees and how many enrolments there were in each of these subjects in each year since 1994-95.

S2W-26537 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many educational maintenance allowances are being paid in each local education authority area; what percentage of the relevant age cohort these figures represent; and what estimate it has made of the take-up rate in each area.

S2W-26538 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospital negligence cases have been (a) filed and (b) upheld in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital.

S2W-26539 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many nurses working in the NHS (a) retired and (b) left for other reasons in each year since 1999 and how many are forecast to (i) retire and (ii) leave for other reasons in 2006-07.

S2W-26540 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children have been treated for (a) cocaine addiction and (b) cocaine-related illnesses in each of the last five years.

S2W-26541 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients underwent the wrong procedures due to medical errors in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-26542 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many under 18-year-olds were convicted of illegally carrying (a) knives and (b) other weapons in each year since 1990.

S2W-26543 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many arrests were made by police officers and what the average number of arrests was per police officer in each year since 1997.

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