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Section E – Written questions lodged on 19 November 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-17966 Stuart McMillan: To ask the Scottish Executive how many GPs are practising in the East Dunbartonshire local authority area, broken down by ward.

S3W-17968 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Scottish Futures Trust has had with Aberdeen City Council regarding underwriting funds committed to the Aberdeen 3Rs school project.

S3W-17969 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with Aberdeen City Council regarding the underwriting of the Aberdeen 3Rs school project.

S3W-17970 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will underwrite the Aberdeen 3Rs school project.

S3W-17971 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has underwritten any of the costs associated with the Aberdeen 3Rs school project and, if so, to what extent.

S3W-17972 Lewis Macdonald: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will underwrite funds already committed by Aberdeen City Council to the Aberdeen 3Rs school project.

S3W-17973 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17139 by Stewart Maxwell on 17 November 2008, whether there are plans to collect data on the number of accessible houses built.

S3W-17974 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17139 by Stewart Maxwell on 17 November 2008, what it is doing to meet its obligations under the disability equality duty with regard to accessible housing.

S3W-17975 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, following comments from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice published in The Scotsman on 3 November 2008, what action it will take in relation to the promoters of mass pub crawls.

S3W-17976 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to comments from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice published in The Scotsman on 30 October 2008 and in light of the terms of motion S3M-2746: Success as Edinburgh’s Nightclubs "Unight" to Tackle Violent Crime, what action it will take to support the roll-out of schemes such as Unight.

S3W-17977Δ Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the UK Government’s proposed right to request time off to train will apply to employees in Scotland.

S3W-17978 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what resources it has so far committed to the Calman Commission.

S3W-17979 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body from what budget the resources it has committed to the Calman Commission are funded.

S3W-17980 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what additional calls on its budget it anticipates from the Calman Commission.

S3W-17981 Christina McKelvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how it ensures best value from its resources used by the Calman Commission.

S3W-17982 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how much each local authority charges tenants of temporary accommodation for homeless people.

S3W-17983 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16946 by Shona Robison on 5 November 2008, given that many countries across the world and many private laboratories in the United Kingdom routinely test for insulin levels as an indicator of pre-diabetes, whether it will review its position on testing for insulin levels.

S3W-17984 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-16946 by Shona Robison on 5 November 2008, whether it accepts that people who develop type 2 diabetes have insulin resistance and that, rather than as stated in the answer, this is defined by high insulin levels in the presence of initially normal glucose levels.

S3W-17985 Jamie McGrigor: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it accepts that people who develop type 2 diabetes are likely to have demonstrated raised insulin levels for some years before they demonstrate raised glucose levels.

S3W-17986 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it agrees with the Mindroom survey published on 12 November 2008, which suggests that one schoolchild in every six may be affected by a recognised learning difficulty.

S3W-17987 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it will take in response to the findings of the Mindroom survey published on 12 November 2008.

S3W-17988 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what support is offered to those suffering from Asperger’s syndrome or autism to help them find employment.

S3W-17989 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what systems are in place to ensure children with learning difficulties are identified and supported.

S3W-17990 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive how it plans to address a shortage in early intervention and specialist support offered to children with dyslexia as described in a recent report by HM Inspectorate of Education.

S3W-17991 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further invest in medical and statistical research into learning difficulties.

S3W-17992 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to further invest in direct research on (a) attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, (b) dyspraxia, (c) Tourette’s syndrome and (d) deficit in attention, motor control and perception.

S3W-17993 Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Executive what training is in place for teachers and support staff to ensure that they are familiar with autistic children’s needs and can support them effectively.

S3W-17994 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes have been built since January 2008, broken down by sector.

S3W-17995 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes it expects to have been built in 2008, broken down by sector.

S3W-17996 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive how many homes it projects will be built in 2009, broken down by sector.

S3W-17997 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17380 by Kenny MacAskill on 13 November 2008, how many of the 1,180 off-sales premises received repeat test-purchase visits.

S3W-17998 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17380 by Kenny MacAskill on 13 November 2008, what sanctions were applied to those off-sales premises that received (a) two, (b) three and (c) more than three test-purchase visits.

S3W-17999 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-17380 by Kenny MacAskill on 13 November 2008, how many (a) test-purchase visits and (b) off-sales licences there were in each local authority area.

S3W-18000 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many under-18s have received fines under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 for buying or attempting to buy alcohol in each of the last five years and what the level of fine was in each case.

S3W-18001 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many licence holders or employees have received fines under section 76 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 for supplying alcoholic liquor to a drunken person in licensed premises in each of the last five years and what the level of fine was in each case.

S3W-18002 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-15628 by Kenny MacAskill on 9 September 2008, what its reasons are for it not divulging the legal advice it has received regarding minimum pricing per unit of alcohol.

S3W-18003 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the events to which the major events strategy, within the responsibilities of the Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture, applies.

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