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Section E – Written questions lodged on 4 December 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-30296 Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received any representations from, or on behalf of, police forces regarding the level of freedom of information requests received and the costs incurred.

S2W-30297 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many, and what percentage of, 16 to 24-year-olds moved from each Highlands and Islands parliamentary constituency in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-30298 Rob Gibson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many university and college graduates from each Highlands and Islands parliamentary constituency returned to work in the Highlands and Islands in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-30299 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects the development and implementation throughout the NHS of standards of care for people affected by neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, which were approved on 2 February 2006, to be completed.

S2W-30300 Carolyn Leckie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to provide additional funds to employ multiple sclerosis nurses, given that NHS Lanarkshire provides 1 nurse for 1,100 patients and the unequal access to such nurses across Scotland.

S2W-30301 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive what funding has been allocated to Fife Council from the Strategic Waste Fund in each of the last three financial years and for future years.

S2W-30302 Iain Smith: To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to make a decision on the Strategic Waste Fund Phase 2 Assessment Processes: Fife Strategic Options Review Group strategic outline case, submitted to Scottish Ministers by Fife Council in May 2006.

S2W-30303 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive how many responses were received to the consultation on Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) 6 and when the finalised document will be published.

S2W-30304 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of respondents to the consultation on Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) 6 supported a 20% or greater target for on-site renewable energy generation in new developments.

S2W-30305 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what definition of rural has been used in planning for the 2007-13 European Structural Fund programme.

S2W-30306 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive which departments were involved in determining the structure and location of intermediary delivery bodies prior to the publication on 24 October 2006 of the draft operational programme for the delivery of structural funds in Lowlands and Uplands Scotland.

S2W-30307 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of the population lives in a rural area, broken down by local authority area and parliamentary constituency.

S2W-30308 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many allegations have been made against foster carers since 1999.

S2W-30309 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many investigations into allegations against foster carers were completed in under (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months since 1999.

S2W-30310 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider introducing statutory timescales for investigations into allegations against foster carers.

S2W-30311 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive how many foster carers under investigation have had their payments stopped since 1999.

S2W-30312 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive when its consultation document on a national fostering strategy will be completed.

S2W-30313 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider a national protocol in its national fostering strategy, as recommended in the Adoption Policy Review Group report, Adoption: Better Choices for Our Children.

S2W-30314 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider independent support in its national fostering strategy, as recommended in the Adoption Policy Review Group report, Adoption: Better Choices for Our Children.

S2W-30315 Brian Adam: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider an independent appeals process in its national fostering strategy, as recommended in the Adoption Policy Review Group report, Adoption: Better Choices for Our Children.

S2W-30316 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest estimate is of the number of people who commute one kilometre or less to work by car or van.

S2W-30317 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the claimant count number and claimant count unemployment rate have been in each ward of Angus Council in the most recent month for which figures are available.

S2W-30318 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the claimant count number and claimant count unemployment rate have been in each ward of Aberdeenshire Council in the most recent month for which figures are available.

S2W-30319 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many full-time university students in the (a) Dundee City, (b) Angus and (c) Aberdeenshire local authority area have been in receipt of bursaries in each of the last three years.

S2W-30320 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how many passenger rail journeys have been made on the (a) Dundee to Aberdeen, (b) Dundee to Arbroath and (c) Dundee to Montrose routes in each of the last three years for which data are available.

S2W-30321 Mike Rumbles: To ask the Scottish Executive how much the graduate endowment fund has disbursed in the last three academic years.

S2W-30322 Dr Elaine Murray: To ask the Scottish Executive whether consideration is being given to the supply of "shelter safe care" stoma flanges (UF7000) by NHS prescription, as was agreed in England on 1 August 2006, and, if so, when a decision is likely to be made.

S2W-30323 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much expenditure has been allocated to the (a) Dundee City, (b) Angus and (c) Aberdeenshire council to develop and promote the planning system through online access.

S2W-30324 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on what percentage of adults in (a) Dundee, (b) Angus and (c) Aberdeenshire have had a full driving licence in each of the last three years.

S2W-30325 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed people in Dundee travelled to work (a) by car, (b) on foot and (c) by bus in each of the last three years.

S2W-30326 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed people in Angus travelled to work (a) by car, (b) on foot and (c) by bus in each of the last three years.

S2W-30327 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed people in Aberdeenshire travelled to work (a) by car, (b) on foot and (c) by bus in each of the last three years.

S2W-30328 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of pupils travelled to school in Dundee (a) by car, (b) by bus, (c) on foot and (d) by bicycle in each of the last three years.

S2W-30329 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of pupils travelled to school in Angus (a) by car, (b) by bus, (c) on foot and (d) by bicycle in each of the last three years.

S2W-30330 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of pupils travelled to school in Aberdeenshire (a) by car, (b) by bus, (c) on foot and (d) by bicycle in each of the last three years.

S2W-30331 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking, and will take, to address a 5% rise in domestic abuse over the last year.

S2W-30332 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive how it will ensure that women in domestic abuse situations have access to civil legal aid, in light of reported "advice deserts" emerging throughout the country.

S2W-30333 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to change the method by which solicitors who undertake civil legal aid cases, such as domestic abuse cases, are paid.

S2W-30334 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for the review of the legal aid system.

S2W-30335 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an overview of the project to simplify civil legal aid assistance for solicitors.

S2W-30336 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide an update on plans for publicly employed solicitors to be employed in areas where there is a shortfall of legal services.

S2W-30337 Ms Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Executive what steps are being taken with regard to the findings published in Advice For All: Publicly Funded Legal Assistance in Scotland? The Way Forward: Analysis of Written Consultation Responses in March 2006.

S2W-30338 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed adults in Dundee worked from home in each of the last three years.

S2W-30339 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed adults in Angus worked from home in each of the last three years.

S2W-30340 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of employed adults in Aberdeenshire worked from home in each of the last three years.

S2W-30341 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of households in Dundee had (a) no car, (b) one car and (c) two cars available for private travel in each of the last three years.

S2W-30342 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of households in Angus had (a) no car, (b) one car and (c) two cars available for private travel in each of the last three years.

S2W-30343 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of households in Aberdeenshire had (a) no car, (b) one car and (c) two cars available for private travel in each of the last three years.

S2W-30344 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether people remaining in Scotland through the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland visa scheme are eligible for employment in the civil service.

S2W-30345 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has reviewed the nationality criteria for employment within the Executive at any time since 1999 and whether it has any plans to conduct such a review in the future.

S2W-30346 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will include people remaining in Scotland under the Fresh Talent initiative among those eligible for employment within the Executive.

S2W-30347 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive on what basis it excludes people from employment in the civil service who are not from the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area or who are not Commonwealth citizens, British protected persons or citizens of British dependent territories.

S2W-30348 Jim Mather: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the exclusion of people from employment in the civil service who are not from the United Kingdom or the European Economic Area or who are not Commonwealth citizens, British protected persons or citizens of British dependent territories complies with the Executive’s obligations under European human rights law, as well as under equal opportunities and discrimination legislation.

S2W-30349 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to collect figures on Crohn’s disease by NHS board and, if so, when such plans will be implemented and, if not, whether it will consider introducing such plans in order that accurate figures can be collected about Crohn’s disease sufferers.

S2W-30350 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on the treatment of Crohn’s disease and colitis in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-30351 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how many specialist colitis and Crohn’s disease nursing posts there have been in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-30352 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent on training nurses to specialise in treating colitis and Crohn’s disease since 1999.

S2W-30353 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what the total number of days spent in temporary accommodation by families with children under the age of 16 evicted from their home has been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

S2W-30354 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of time spent in temporary accommodation by families with children under the age of 16 evicted from their home has been in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority.

S2W-30355 Ms Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been spent by each local authority on the temporary housing of families with children under the age of 16 evicted from their home in each year since 1999.

S2W-30356 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much of the funding earmarked for implementation of Changing Lives: Report of the 21st Century Social Work Review has been allocated; which local authorities have been allocated funding; how much each has been allocated, and for what purpose.

S2W-30357 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has received representations from any of the local authorities that have been allocated funding under the National and Regional Sports Facilities Strategy for additional financial support to ensure that the facility is developed and, if so, which local authorities have requested additional funding, and how much they have requested.

S2W-30358 Chris Ballance: To ask the Scottish Executive what input and involvement the voluntary arts sector has in the Cultural Planning and Entitlements Working Group.

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