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Section E – Written questions lodged on 6 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-30379 Mr Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive what increases are planned for the mental health specific grant funding in 2007-08 and subsequent years.

S2W-30380 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive what it estimates the total costs will be of the consultation on the establishment of a coastal and marine national park and whether it will provide a breakdown of these costs, also showing the time that (a) civil servants and (b) others have spent, or will spend, on the consultation process.

S2W-30381 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the method of calculating the cost of civil service time spent on the consultation on the establishment of a coastal and marine national park is the same as that for calculating the cost of answering parliamentary questions and, if not, whether it will explain the methodological differences.

S2W-30382 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether charges are made for planning applications in respect of wind turbines for domestic dwellings in Scotland, but not in England and Wales and, if so, what these charges are and whether the same level of charges applies in each local authority area.

S2W-30383 Fergus Ewing: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will reform the law relating to the requirement for wind turbines for domestic dwellings to have planning permission and, in particular, whether it will introduce a provision to have the same effect as Planning Policy Statement 22 on renewable energy policies. 

S2W-30384 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what the latest position is in respect of the future of HM Prison Low Moss.

S2W-30385 Bill Aitken: To ask the Scottish Executive what communications it has had with the staff of HM Prison Low Moss and their representatives in respect of the future of the prison.

S2W-30386 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of weekly catering costs per patient was spent on (a) food and (b) catering staff wages in 2005-06, broken down by hospital.

S2W-30387 Linda Fabiani: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of total hospital cleaning costs per square metre was spent on cleaning staff wages in 2005-06, broken down by hospital.

S2W-30388 Shona Robison: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs have been created in the (a) private and (b) public sector since 1999.

S2W-30389 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many attacks on nursing staff working in the community have been recorded in each NHS board area in the last three years.

S2W-30390 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the occupational health cost of violence against healthcare staff has been in each NHS board in the last three years.

S2W-30391 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive what initiatives it has undertaken to improve the safety and security of NHS staff working in the community.

S2W-30392 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions have commenced under section 5(1) of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005.

S2W-30393 Euan Robson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions commenced under section 5(1) of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 have been for incidents that occurred in a community setting.

S2W-30394 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what additional revenues it will receive from HM Treasury in each of the next five years as a result of the announcements made in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s pre-Budget report on 6 December 2006.

S2W-30395 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimate is of Scotland’s income per head of population.

S2W-30396 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its capital investment in education (a) has been in each of the last 10 years and (b) is estimated to be in each of the next five years.

S2W-30397 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its capital investment in transport (a) has been in each of the last 10 years and (b) is estimated to be in each of the next five years.

S2W-30398 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its capital investment in housing (a) has been in each of the last 10 years and (b) is estimated to be in each of the next five years

S2W-30399 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its forecast is of economic growth in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

S2W-30400 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many families have benefited from its shared equity scheme in each year since its introduction and how many families it estimates will benefit from the scheme in each of the next five years.

S2W-30401 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many apprentices it will help to fund in each of the next five years.

S2W-30402 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it intends to spend in each of the next three years in assisting local authorities to encourage community ownership of assets.

S2W-30403 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is for encouraging new homes to be carbon-neutral.

S2W-30404 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what its policy is for encouraging existing homes to be carbon-neutral.

S2W-30405 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the increase in air passenger duty from £5 to £10 in February 2007 will have on Scotland.

S2W-30406 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the inflation rise in fuel duty from midnight on 6 December 2006 will have on Scotland.

S2W-30407 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households have benefited from free insulation or free central heating in each of the last three years and how many households it estimates will benefit in each of the next three years.

S2W-30408 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how much land owned by it or its agencies is (a) vacant or (b) derelict.

S2W-30409 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) serious accidents and (b) fatalities have there been on the stretch of the A77/M77 between (i) Glasgow and Kilmarnock, (ii) Kilmarnock and Ayr, (iii) Ayr and Maybole and (iv) Maybole and Stranraer in each year since 1999.

S2W-30410 Alex Neil: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider bringing the post of Police Complaints Commissioner within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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