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Section E – Written questions lodged on 3 October 2008

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-16774 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16453 by Nicola Sturgeon on 30 September 2008, when detailed discussions between the relevant NHS boards and their PFI providers regarding the costs of removing car park charges from those three car parks provided through PFI contracts will be completed.

S3W-16775 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of five to 15-year-olds is considered to be severely obese.

S3W-16776 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children aged between five and 15 are currently receiving support from weight management services.

S3W-16777 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-13979 by Kenny MacAskill on 16 June 2008, how many retailers had their licences to sell alcohol (a) suspended or (b) revoked in 2007, broken down by local authority.

S3W-16778 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish estimated set up and running costs to business of its proposed local income tax.

S3W-16779 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive when it will publish an analysis of the (a) cost to small businesses without payroll departments of administering a local income tax and (b) number of small businesses it estimates to be without payroll departments, including unincorporated small businesses.

S3W-16780 Ms Wendy Alexander: To ask the Scottish Executive whether HM Revenue and Customs has agreed to collect the proposed local income tax.

S3W-16781 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it is satisfied that any outstanding parliamentary and legal issues relating to the charitable status of further education institutions will have been completed by 31 July 2009.

S3W-16782 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what consultation was undertaken with stakeholders when drafting the forthcoming supplementary order relating to the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2008 to ensure that college assets, when disposed of, are used for charitable purposes.

S3W-16783 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive when the draft order to ensure that college assets when disposed of are used for charitable purposes will be laid before the Parliament.

S3W-16784 Karen Whitefield: To ask the Scottish Executive what level of additional funding will be provided to North Lanarkshire Council for the provision of free school meals to all P1 to P3 pupils.

S3W-16785 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what estimate it has made of the cost to Aberdeen City Council of providing free school meals for all P1 to P3 pupils.

S3W-16786 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Aberdeen City Council regarding revenue and capital costs associated with the introduction of free school meals for all P1 to P3 pupils.

S3W-16787 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether a revenue allocation has been made to Aberdeen City Council for 2010-11 for the provision of free school meals to all P1 to P3 pupils.

S3W-16788 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether an allocation has been made for 2009-10 or 2010-11 for the capital to meet the costs of providing free school meals to all P1 to P3 pupils and, if so, how much has been allocated.

S3W-16789 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish its estimate of the revenue and capital costs to Aberdeen City Council of providing free school meals for all P1 to P3 pupils.

S3W-16790 Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16452 by Stewart Maxwell on 26 September 2008, by what date it expects to have allocated the funding being brought forward in the Affordable Housing Investment Programme from 2010-11.

S3W-16791 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what changes there have been in relation to the concessionary travel pass since 2006.

S3W-16792 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact assessment was undertaken prior to changes being made to the concessionary travel pass.

S3W-16793 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have been held with disability groups about the concessionary travel pass.

S3W-16794 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding a high speed rail link between London and Scottish train stations.

S3W-16795 John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with the UK Government regarding rail links between London and the Euro Central container base in North Lanarkshire.

S3W-16796 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many teachers were employed in North Lanarkshire in each of the last 10 years, broken down into those teaching in (a) secondary, (b) primary, (c) special and (d) nursery education.

S3W-16797 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what specific additional funds for educational purposes were allocated to North Lanarkshire Council in each year from 2001-02 to 2007-08, broken down by fund and, of these, which are now included in the general local government settlement as a result of the concordat with local government and which remain as specific national funds.

S3W-16798 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many newly-qualified teachers who have not yet secured employment reside in North Lanarkshire, broken down by Scottish parliamentary constituency.

S3W-16799 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with North Lanarkshire Council about education spending and, in particular, the issue of teacher employment since May 2007 and what actions have followed from those discussions.

S3W-16800 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Leave to Remain visas have been requested in each year since the launch of the Fresh Talent initiative.

S3W-16801 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many Leave to Remain visas have been requested in each year since the launch of the Fresh Talent initiative.

S3W-16802 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what evaluation has taken place of the Leave to Remain scheme and the Relocation Advisory Service.

S3W-16803 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements there are for overseas students graduating in Scotland to provide them with opportunities to remain in Scotland for an extended period following graduation and how these compare with arrangements elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

S3W-16804 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive how often Scottish ministers met UK ministers between May 2007 and September 2008 to discuss the new UK immigration policy.

S3W-16805 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether written representations were made to the UK Government by Scottish ministers in advance of the launch of the new UK Government immigration policy and what representations were made between May 2007 and September 2008.

S3W-16806 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been, or will be, made by Scottish ministers to UK ministers to allow trainee doctors to complete their training using the provisions of the Fresh Talent initiative.

S3W-16807 Jack McConnell: To ask the Scottish Executive what representations have been made by Scottish ministers to UK ministers to allow financial services trainees to complete their training and remain in Scotland beyond the two years of the Leave to Remain scheme under the Fresh Talent initiative and what decisions have been implemented as a result.

S3W-16808 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive which voluntary organisations have been allocated monies from the current third sector funding package and how much they have received in each case.

S3W-16809 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16025 by Fergus Ewing on 2 October 2008, on what date the First Minister’s approval in principle of the funding for IslamFest was minuted under normal procedures.

S3W-16810 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16025 by Fergus Ewing on 2 October 2008, whether it will release the minute that confirms the First Minister’s approval in principle of the funding of the IslamFest.

S3W-16811 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when the last time was that an (a) on-sales and (b) off-sales premises had its licence removed as a result of a test purchase of alcohol.

S3W-16812 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) on-sales and (b) off-sales premises have had their licences removed as a result of a test purchase of alcohol in the last year, broken down by police force area.

S3W-16813 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive when the last time was that an (a) on-sales and (b) off-sales premises had its licence removed having been found selling alcohol to people under the age of 18, broken down by police force area.

S3W-16814 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many test purchases of alcohol have been carried out in each of the last two years in (a) on-sales and (b) off-sales premises, broken down by police force area.

S3W-16815 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) reported incidents, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions have been recorded in each local authority in each year since 2000 for offences under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 relating to sales of alcohol to those under the age of 18.

S3W-16816 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) on-sales and (b) off-sales premises have had their licences suspended for (i) three months, (ii) six months and (iii) nine months in each local authority in the last year.

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