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Section E – Written questions lodged on 7 December 2007

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

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S3W-7586 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when the consultation document on the funding of registered social landlords, as referred to in Firm Foundations: The Future of Housing in Scotland, will be made available.

S3W-7587 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to pilot the model of a single regional registered social landlord developer referred to in Firm Foundations: The Future of Housing in Scotland.

S3W-7588 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether consideration will be given to retaining ring-fencing of all funding streams identified within the strategic spending review until strategic outcome agreements are finalised.

S3W-7589 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with housing organisations regarding Firm Foundations: The Future of Housing in Scotland and the strategic spending review.

S3W-7590 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with housing organisations regarding Firm Foundations: The Future of Housing in Scotland and the strategic spending review.

S3W-7591 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with organisations representing women regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7592 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with organisations representing women regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7593 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with organisations representing people with disabilities regarding the removal of ring-fencing from the Supporting People Grant.

S3W-7594 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with organisations representing people with disabilities regarding the removal of ring-fencing from the Supporting People Grant.

S3W-7595 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with organisations representing people with disabilities regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7596 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with organisations representing people with disabilities regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7597 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with organisations representing elderly people regarding the removal of ring-fencing from the Supporting People Grant.

S3W-7598 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with organisations representing elderly people regarding the removal of ring-fencing from the Supporting People Grant.

S3W-7599 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with organisations representing elderly people regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7600 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with organisations representing elderly people regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7601 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with community-based organisations regarding the removal of ring-fencing from antisocial behaviour funding.

S3W-7602 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with community-based organisations regarding the removal of ring-fencing from antisocial behaviour funding.

S3W-7603 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings have been held with community-based organisations regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7604 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what meetings are planned with community-based organisations regarding the process of establishing single outcome agreements.

S3W-7605 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what the costings and timescales are for each flood prevention scheme that councils have indicated that they wish to pursue which is not yet under construction or ready for construction.

S3W-7606 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what residential properties and commercial premises are at risk of (a) river and (b) coastal flooding, broken down by local authority area.

S3W-7607 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is from GP referral to formal assessment for children at the Centre for Child Health in Dundee.

S3W-7608 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what follow-up system there is for children following assessment at the Centre for Child Health in Dundee.

S3W-7609 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what the waiting list priorities are at the Centre for Child Health in Dundee.

S3W-7610 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether age is taken into consideration in prioritising appointments at the Centre for Child Health in Dundee.

S3W-7611 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what medical assistance is available in Angus and Dundee for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

S3W-7612 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what educational assistance is available in Angus and Dundee for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

S3W-7613 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive how many educational psychologists are employed in Dundee and Angus.

S3W-7614 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average waiting time is for a child to be assessed by an educational psychologist following referral from the Centre for Child Health in Dundee.

S3W-7615 Andrew Welsh: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance is available to children in Angus and Dundee suffering from dyslexia.

S3W-7616 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive, in light of its statement that "local government will deliver year-on-year progress in reducing class sizes in primary 1 to primary 3 to a maximum of 18 pupils" (Official Report, c. 4067), when it expects the reduction to be complete.

S3W-7617 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive what actions it will take other than class size reductions to raise the educational attainment of children living in poverty and deprivation.

S3W-7618 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people are expected to begin teacher training courses in each of the next four years.

S3W-7619 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many student teachers are expected to successfully complete teacher training courses in each of the next four years.

S3W-7620 Mary Mulligan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers are expected to retire in each of the next four years.

S3W-7621 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to pursue a disease control levy on farmers.

S3W-7622 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive how many real time voluntary closures of fisheries have been initiated since the inception of the scheme; how long each closure was in place; how many times any commercial impact zone has had two or more closures, and what quantities of fish were discarded before any such closures were implemented.

S3W-7623 John Scott: To ask the Scottish Executive what quantities of fish have been discarded annually since 2003 by the small mesh nephrops trawl fishery in the Clyde area and of what species the bulk of these discards were composed.

S3W-7624 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation took place with Caledonian MacBrayne prior to the awarding of the contract for building the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry for the route serving Islay.

S3W-7625 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive which company has obtained the contract for building the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry for the route serving Islay and where it will be built.

S3W-7626 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive which Scottish boat builders were considered when the contract for building the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry for the route serving Islay was awarded.

S3W-7627 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it took to encourage Scottish shipbuilders to tender for the contract for building the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry for the route serving Islay.

S3W-7628 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what role Scottish Enterprise played in encouraging Scottish shipbuilders to tender for the contract for building the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry for the route serving Islay.

S3W-7629 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost was of the tendering process for the contract for building the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry for the route serving Islay.

S3W-7630 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take to support Scottish shipbuilders.

S3W-7631 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any ministers have visited Scottish shipyards since May 2007 and, if so, whether it will provide details of each visit.

S3W-7632 George Foulkes: To ask the Scottish Executive whether any ministers plan to visit Scottish shipyards in the near future.

S3W-7633 Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Executive how many houses in each local assessor area have been rebanded for council tax following a material increase in value and subsequent sale in each year since 1997.

S3W-7634 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to meet the EU targets on diversion of domestic waste from landfill.

S3W-7635 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what money has been allocated from the Strategic Waste Fund in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority and scheme.

S3W-7636 Sarah Boyack: To ask the Scottish Executive what schemes are being developed by local authorities for funding through the Strategic Waste Fund; what technology those schemes will utilise, and what contribution they will make to meeting the Scottish Government’s targets on diversion of waste from landfill and promotion of recycling.

S3W-7637 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what standard indicators it uses to monitor and evaluate PFI/PPP contracts.

S3W-7638 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what alternatives are available to local authorities, NHS boards and government agencies that do not wish to use PFI/PPP contracts for infrastructure development.

S3W-7639 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Scottish companies that have entered into PFI/PPP contracts with (a) local authorities, (b) NHS boards and (c) government agencies have subsequently been acquired by companies based outside Scotland since 1999.

S3W-7640 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) local authority, (b) NHS board and (b) government agency PFI/PPP contracts have increased in scope or complexity from the original proposals since 1999.

S3W-7641 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what the annual passenger throughput has been for each airport operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.

S3W-7642 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive which airports have throughput of less than one million passengers per year.

S3W-7643 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what advice has been received from the European Commission about state aid rules relative to the air Route Development Fund in airports (a) operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd and (b) throughout the rest of Scotland.

S3W-7644 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to expand Inverness Airport.

S3W-7647 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation took place with business water users before the establishment of Scottish Water Business Stream.

S3W-7648 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive which department is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the work of Scottish Water Business Stream.

S3W-7649 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what ministerial or parliamentary approval was given prior to the establishment of Scottish Water Business Stream.

S3W-7650 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what costs were involved in the establishment and launch of Scottish Water Business Stream.

S3W-7651 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the projected running costs are for Scottish Water Business Stream in each financial year to 2010-11.

S3W-7652 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how much financial profit Scottish Water Business Stream is projected to make in each financial year to 2010-11.

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