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Section E – Written questions lodged on 9 February 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-20719Δ Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the independent review team (IRT) into the Clostridium difficile related deaths at the Vale of Leven Hospital has now completed its follow-up review of the progress made by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in implementing the seven recommendations contained in the IRT’s original report from August 2008 and what the outcome was.

S3W-20720 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients were prescribed antidepressant drugs in the last 12 months.

S3W-20721 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive what information it has on the proportion of patients prescribed antidepressant drugs in Scotland compared with the rest of the United Kingdom.

S3W-20722 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the treatment of depression and other mental health illnesses should, in the first instance, focus on lifestyle changes rather than medication.

S3W-20723 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the treatment of depression and other mental health illnesses should, in the first instance, be treated by methods other than prescribed drugs.

S3W-20724 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that lifestyle advisors should be more involved in the treatment of depression.

S3W-20725 John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has a strategy to tackle depression.

S3W-20726 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many people under 18 have been detained in police cells for (a) one and (b) more than one night in each of the last three years, broken down by (i) police force and (ii) age.

S3W-20727 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the longest period of detention was while awaiting a place in (a) secure accommodation and (b) an adult prison or young offenders institution in each of the last three years.

S3W-20728 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many children under 16 have been detained in a young offenders institution or adult prison in each of the last 24 months.

S3W-20729 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers the National Performance Framework to be a qualifying plan, programme or strategy for the purposes of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

S3W-20730 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that there is an immediate threat to the operation of fire and rescue services in the Highlands and Islands following the vote in the European Parliament to end the opt-out to the working time directive.

S3W-20731 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to work with Her Majesty’s Government to ensure that there is no threat to fire and rescue services in the Highlands and Islands following the vote in the European Parliament to end the opt-out to the working time directive.

S3W-20732 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that the provision of fire and rescue services in the Highlands and Islands through a network of fire stations staffed by predominantly retained firefighters is a sensible, practical and relatively cost effective way to deliver such services to remote and scattered populations.

S3W-20733 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive what practical policies Forestry Commission Scotland has put in place to optimise the use of the national forest estate for carbon sequestration and mitigation and what policies it expects to continue.

S3W-20734 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how much measured carbon saving has been made by renewable energy schemes operating under the Renewable Obligations scheme since 2002.

S3W-20735 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs it estimates will be required to operate and manage the Siadar wave energy project after its construction.

S3W-20736 Peter Peacock: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-19892 by Michael Russell on 2 February 2009, whether it has powers to require potential private lessees of parts of the forest estate to assist their customers in meeting the challenges arising from the economic downturn.

S3W-20737 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs may be secured through the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20738 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs may be created through the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20739 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the economic impact on the microgeneration industry of the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20740 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment is likely to have on the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative.

S3W-20741 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment is likely to have on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.

S3W-20742 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what criteria will be established to evaluate the success of a permitted development rights scheme for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20743 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many households are projected to benefit from the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20744 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what the likely impact will be of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment on reducing any burden on local planning authorities.

S3W-20745 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions have taken place with local authorities and representatives of local planning officers on the interpretation and implementation of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20746 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what the carbon-reducing impact will be of the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20747 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many tonnes of CO2 are likely to be reduced through the introduction of the proposed permitted development rights for domestic microgeneration equipment.

S3W-20748 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many grants the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative is expected to provide under the 2008-09 budget.

S3W-20749 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive what technologies were supported by each grant awarded under the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative in each year since its introduction.

S3W-20750 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications for grants there have been under the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative in 2008-09 and for what technologies the applications were made.

S3W-20751 Liam McArthur: To ask the Scottish Executive when its carbon emissions reduction target strategy will be published.

S3W-20752 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive how much in Housing Association Grant was awarded to each registered social landlord in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus in 2007-08 and has been awarded in 2008-09 and what the value is of these amounts taking inflation into account.

S3W-20753 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the average rent has been in the registered social landlord sector in (a) Dundee and (b) Angus in the last two years for which information is available.

S3W-20754 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive what the approved establishment numbers were for each police authority in each of the last eight quarters.

S3W-20755 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers were in post in each of the last eight quarters, broken down by police authority.

S3W-20756 Robert Brown: To ask the Scottish Executive how many police officers have been recruited in each of the last eight quarters, broken down by police authority.

S3W-20757 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the minimum fostering allowance is in each local authority area.

S3W-20758 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the breakdown is between (a) construction, (b) maintenance and (c) other costs in the contract to build the M80 upgrade between Stepps and Haggs.

S3W-20759 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what the contract completion date is for the M80 upgrade between Stepps and Haggs.

S3W-20760 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to ensure that adults with autism are counted by their local authority or community health partnership.

S3W-20761 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to ensure that every local authority has a named individual or team with responsibility for coordinating services for adults with autism.

S3W-20762 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to utilise the opportunity provided by the 2011 Census to count disabilities such as autism in order to provide accurate figures to plan and commission services.

S3W-20763 Trish Godman: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to promote and ensure the implementation of the policy and practice guidance for commissioning services for people on the autistic spectrum.

S3W-20764 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue allocations to NHS Tayside (a) were in each financial year since 2004-05 and (b) will be in 2009-10 and what the value is of these amounts taking inflation into account.

S3W-20765 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what NHS Tayside’s percentage share is of the general allocation to territorial NHS boards in 2009-10.

S3W-20766 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the initial revenue allocation to NHS Tayside will be in 2009-10 according to the NHS Scotland Resource Allocation Committee’s (NRAC) target initial allocation.

S3W-20767 Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the capital allocations have been to NHS Tayside in each year since 2005-06.

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