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Section E – Written questions lodged on 5 March 2007

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

S2W-32210 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a local authority is able to deduct alleged community charge arrears from housing benefit payments without recourse to the individual concerned and, if so, what legislation applies in such circumstances.

S2W-32211 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is monitoring the progress of public transport quality partnerships and quality contracts and whether it is aware of any problems arising from difficulties in creating quality contracts between bus companies and local authorities.

S2W-32212 Robin Harper: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that forestry should be covered by the provisions of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 and what representations it will make to Her Majesty’s Government on the matter.

S2W-32213 Miss Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Executive how many cases heard in Scottish courts in each of the last eight years were due to alleged breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.

S2W-32214 Fiona Hyslop: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the economic impact of the decision by HM Revenue and Customs to transfer all the functions and 200 jobs from its National Compliance Risk offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh to England.

S2W-32215 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) households and (b) children lived in overcrowded housing in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-32216 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive which courts have been (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 1997.

S2W-32217 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much was spent per capita on students with learning difficulties in each of the last five years.

S2W-32218 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many vacancies there were for head teachers in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.

S2W-32219 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of women non-urgently referred by their GP with a suspected breast condition were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer in the latest period for which figures are available.

S2W-32220 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what proportion of patients urgently referred by their GP with suspected cancer were subsequently diagnosed with cancer in the latest period for which figures are available.

S2W-32221 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each local authority spent on (a) residential care homes and (b) nursing homes for elderly people in each of the last five years.

S2W-32222 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting times were for care assessments by each local authority in each of the last five years.

S2W-32223 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many dentists have exhausted their 2006-07 NHS budgets.

S2W-32224 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting times were for treatment in (i) ear, nose and throat, (ii) general surgery, (iii) gynaecology, (iv) orthopaedic, (v) rheumatology, (vi) urology and (vii) pain relief specialities in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-32225 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many prosecutions there were for assaults on serving police officers in each of the last three years, broken down by police force.

S2W-32226 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) successful prosecutions for incitement to racial hatred there were in each of the last five years, broken down by police force.

S2W-32227 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive which organisations have been employed to provide external consultancy advice on rebranding its departments since 1999 and what the costs have been of such advice.

S2W-32228 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have broken the terms of their bail conditions in each of the last five years, broken down by police force area.

S2W-32229 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of state-educated people with learning difficulties served prison sentences in each of the last 10 years.

S2W-32230 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive in which NHS board areas (a) macugen, (b) lucentis or (c) avistin is prescribed to treat the early stages of wet age-related macular degeneration.

S2W-32231 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are registered blind as a consequence of wet age-related macular degeneration, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-32232 Mr Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are undergoing treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration, broken down by NHS board.

S2W-32233 Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children committed suicide in each of the last 10 years, broken down by NHS board area.

S2W-32234 Mr Jim Wallace: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GP practices had not concluded negotiations for a Section 17C Primary Medical Services contract at 1 March 2007, broken down by NHS board.

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