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Section E – Written questions lodged on 27 May 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-24295 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what arrangements are in place to ensure that dental patients are fully informed of the maximum charges for NHS treatments.

S3W-24296 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider ensuring that dental practices display information publicly in surgeries detailing the maximum charges that a patient may pay for NHS treatments.

S3W-24297 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring is undertaken to ensure that dentists minimise the charges that patients pay for NHS treatments.

S3W-24298 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider introducing a public information campaign on charges associated with NHS dental treatments.

S3W-24299 Michael Matheson: To ask the Scottish Executive when the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service expects to announce the outcome of the application process for its tender list.

S3W-24300 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to reform the regulations governing placing requests.

S3W-24301 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will review the regulations governing placing requests with a view to helping parents, pupils and local authorities.

S3W-24302 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce legislation setting new limits on class sizes.

S3W-24303 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it can give local authorities such as East Renfrewshire Council, faced with the prospect of rising class sizes.

S3W-24304 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Executive how it considers that local authorities such as East Renfrewshire Council can reduce class sizes below the limits of 30 and 33 in the absence of any further legislation.

S3W-24305Δ Ian McKee: To ask the Scottish Executive what action has been taken as a result of the findings of the Minister for Community Safety’s autumn tour of Scotland during which he met key stakeholders from the drugs field.

S3W-24306 Mary Scanlon: To ask the Scottish Executive what measures are being taken to ensure that residents in care homes for older people are not covertly given antipsychotic drugs without the due process of their rights being followed.

S3W-24307 Bill Wilson: To ask the Scottish Executive how much it will spend on (a) Gaelic, (b) Scots and (c) BSL over the next three years.

S3W-24308 Jamie Hepburn: To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is in respect of the liable relative rule for charging for residential care.

S3W-24309 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage and promote street cleaning initiatives among young people.

S3W-24310 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage schools to be more environmentally conscious.

S3W-24311 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what assistance it is providing to small and medium-sized companies in North Ayrshire during the economic downturn.

S3W-24312 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to encourage and promote healthier food options for young people at school.

S3W-24313 Irene Oldfather: To ask the Scottish Executive what guidance it has issued to primary and secondary school head teachers with regard to smoking in school premises and on school buses.

S3W-24314 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the Minister for Schools and Skills last met officials from Aberdeen City Council and what issues were discussed.

S3W-24315 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning last met officials from Aberdeen City Council and what issues were discussed.

S3W-24316 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning has had with Aberdeen City Council in relation to teacher numbers and reducing class sizes since 26 March 2009.

S3W-24317 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning has met Aberdeen City Council to "question why not every council in Scotland has managed to achieve the teacher numbers that we would all wish" as stated by the First Minister on 26 March 2009 (Official Report c. 16247).

S3W-24318 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it considers that Aberdeen City Council is making adequate year-on-year progress towards lowering class sizes and, if not, what action it intends to take.

S3W-24319 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether Aberdeen City Council has maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary teacher numbers since May 2007.

S3W-24320 Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Executive whether class sizes in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Aberdeen have decreased since May 2007.

S3W-24321 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-20559 by Stewart Stevenson on 2 March 2009, what progress has been made in implementing and promoting the Cycle to Work Scheme for Scottish Government staff.

S3W-24322 Des McNulty: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support moves to reduce the speed limit on single carriageway rural roads from 60mph to 50mph and, if so, when it expects the reduced limit to be introduced.

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