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Section E – Written questions lodged on 27 January 2009

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-20195 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive how long it will take to implement fully the recommendations of the Expert Advisory Group on Infertility Services in Scotland.

S3W-20196 Angela Constance: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are variations in the number of cycles of IVF and ICSI treatment provided by each NHS board.

S3W-20197 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive when the short-life working group of the feasibility on the national collection of tissue as outlined in Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan will report to the Scottish Government and what action may follow this report.

S3W-20198 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive how many NHS boards have not provided a bowel screening programme and whether the national programme will be rolled out across Scotland by the end of 2009.

S3W-20199 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what the percentage of patient uptake is of the national bowel screening programme.

S3W-20200 Johann Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive when its working group on clothing grants will report. 

S3W-20202 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what consideration it has given to dualling the single carriageway sections of the A1 trunk road between Dunbar and the border with England.

S3W-20203 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the potential benefits are of dualling the single carriageway sections of the A1 trunk road between Dunbar and the border with England.

S3W-20204 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average accident rate is, expressed in accidents per 100 million vehicle kilometres, for (a) the A1 trunk road, (b) dualled sections of the A1 trunk road and (c) single carriageway sections of the A1 trunk road in East Lothian.

S3W-20205 Iain Gray: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average accident rate is, expressed in accidents per 100 million vehicle kilometres, for (a) the A1 trunk road, (b) dualled sections of the A1 trunk road and (c) single carriageway sections of the A1 trunk road between Dunbar and the border with England.

S3W-20206 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost would be of transferring 100 prisoners from HMP Kilmarnock to other parts of the prison estate.

S3W-20207 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive what the cost would be of transferring a convicted offender who would otherwise have been remanded in custody or served a sentence at HMP Kilmarnock to another part of the prison estate in an attempt to reduce the population at HMP Kilmarnock.

S3W-20208 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive whether there are plans to reduce the number of prisoners in HMP Kilmarnock.

S3W-20209 Margaret Mitchell: To ask the Scottish Executive how many convictions there have been under the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 in each of the last two years, broken down by category of (a) offence and (b) emergency worker.

S3W-20210 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive whether consistent standards are applied in specifying criteria under which gritting and procedures for gritting should take place across the range of organisations carrying out winter maintenance work on trunk and non-trunk roads.

S3W-20211 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring it has carried out to ensure a consistent approach to the gritting of trunk and non-trunk roads.

S3W-20212 David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions S3W-19151 and S3W-19152 by Michael Russell on 15 January 2009, what the terms of reference are for the legislation, regulation and guidance sub-group of the Partnership Against Wildlife Crime Scotland and when it is expected to produce recommendations about legislation relating to snaring.

S3W-20213 Jamie Stone: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-18862 by Stewart Stevenson on 11 December 2008, what consideration is being given to the introduction of free travel on trains for concessionary travel pass holders.

S3W-20214 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals have been extradited from Scotland to the United States of America under the terms of the Extradition Act 2003.

S3W-20215 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many individuals who were extradited from Scotland to the United States of America under the terms of the Extradition Act 2003 have been exonerated of the charges for which they were extradited.

S3W-20216 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times the extradition of American citizens to Scotland has been sought under the terms of the extradition treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States of America and for what crimes extradition was sought in each case.

S3W-20217 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive how many times requests for the extradition of American citizens to Scotland have been refused and for what crimes extradition was sought in each case.

S3W-20218 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what evidence Scottish law officers must present to US authorities before a warrant for extradition to Scotland from the United States of America can be requested or issued.

S3W-20219 Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the respondents who were reported, in the analysis and summary of responses prepared by its Social Housing Division, as having given neutral/not stated responses to proposals in its 2008 Housing Association Grant consultation paper on (a) the annual rate of increase in rents, (b) freezing management, maintenance and major repairs allowances and (c) inflation assumptions.

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